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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Looking at old photos....
Tuesday, July 24, 2012      455 comments

I am posting these even though I still have a long way to go. They remind me that I have come so far. There was a time that I prayed that these photos would NEVER see the light of day. They were stashed on the computer and quickly forgotten. He... Read more
From Mailboxes To Miles. My Journey To 26.2 Part 3
Monday, July 23, 2012      37 comments

That wet and miserable first race on Thanksgiving day 2009, was the race that started it all.  By December, my road running was all done, unless I felt like dashing through the snow.  Being poorly equipped, I wasn't in the position to try cold w... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts I am moving forward to 70.3
Monday, July 16, 2012      251 comments

Thank you so much for the support on my last blog, I really appreciate all of the feedback, sparkmails and goodies.  Mentally I guess I just had a meltdown of frustration.  What my problem is, is basically two fold.  #1) I got away from the... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Reaching out to my Sparkfriends....
Tuesday, July 10, 2012      226 comments

I guess the point of this blog is two fold. One is to set the example in that all of us need help from time to time no matter how well we have done and two, I need to hear not only from my Spark friends but also from those who have made it all t... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts From Mailboxes To Miles,  My Journey To 26.2. Part 2
Tuesday, July 03, 2012      285 comments

Why the marathon? From the day that I tackled my first run, each new mailbox representing a new personal record, there has been more and more affirmation with each mile I successfully finished.  I strongly believe that my running has gone h... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts UP Northwoods Triathlon.. my first race...AWESOME :)
Monday, July 02, 2012      307 comments

I finished my first triathlon today and I finished strong. I did far better that I thought I would in spite of irregular training and just stuff getting in the way. My biggest fear was swimming since I have not really been a swimmer in my life. ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Leaving for my first triathlon..
Saturday, June 30, 2012      123 comments

update for my Sparkfriends. I have finally packed everything, gone over my lists and done the Santa thing and checked them twice. I look at all the race numbers I have up on my wall and realize that one thing never changes... race day anxiety f... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts From Mailboxes To Miles, My Journey To 26.2. Part 1
Thursday, June 28, 2012      286 comments

Beginnings.... 6th grade physical fitness test in gym class. My once a year dose of public humiliation whether I needed it or not. I had to make it 4 times around the cones  at opposite ends of the gym. My goal, the 50 yard dash. My heart w... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Open Water Triathlon Swim Clinic...My First Group Swim...
Saturday, June 23, 2012      89 comments

** MY NEW TRI-SUIT I went to a sponsored open water swim clinic where an experienced triathlete takes you on the swim course and passes on some hard earned lessons. What a... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Updates for my Sparkbuds....
Thursday, June 21, 2012      175 comments

Now that my blog series is over, I need to catch up a little. I made it a point to not blog about anything for the duration of the series to preserve continuity. In short, I have been through the grinder. Without too much detail, there have bee... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts The Path To The Holy Grail - Response-ability....the series conclusion.
Sunday, June 17, 2012      82 comments

Mastery of response-ability Any guide, no matter how good they are, can only take you as far as they have been themselves. I started my journey in 2008 at 385 pounds. To date I have lost and kept off 116 pounds. I have survived many battles... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts The Path To The Holy Grail- Drying Out From Food Addiction.
Thursday, June 07, 2012      238 comments

Hi, my name is Robert. I am a recovering food addict.  No, I am not talking about broccoli addiction or my cravings for a fruit fix. I have never lurked in a dark alley trying to hook up with someone to help me mainline a chicken breast. My push... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts The Path To The Holy Grail-Reprogramming The Reward Center.
Monday, June 04, 2012      151 comments

The human heart needs sense of purpose and accomplishment. The energizing why behind the what. Obesity is a destroyer of lives, not only physically, but emotionally as well. When I was 385 pounds, my entire existence was defined by what I can't ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts The Path To The Holy Grail- Regaining Emotional Balance Part 5- Independence And Passion.
Thursday, May 31, 2012      122 comments

Independence is a stabilizing force. Early in my journey, I found it necessary to take off the training wheels so to speak. To me it was becoming more important to develop an at home routine than to go to a class. Social support is really impor... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts The Path To The Holy Grail- Regaining Emotional Balance Part 4 of 5 - Realistic Weightloss Goals
Friday, May 25, 2012      159 comments

Thanks for coming along on this rather long blog series. In case you are just tuning in, in short, I have been trying to organize and communicate the reasons I feel why I have been successful. This is not as if I had researched all of this and u... Read more

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