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Lost 93 pounds so far.. the journey continues....
Wednesday, July 07, 2010      22 comments

Today, after a long plateau, I have finally seen some movement. I am thankful that the concepts promoted on Sparkpeople encourage the big picture, not just the number on the scale. Without that and the encouragement I get from my friends here, I... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Before and After Photos 385 lbs to 295 lbs
Monday, May 10, 2010      327 comments

Not very many “before” photos of me simply because I hid from cameras, didnt like the story they ... Read more
5K Race Pictures- Woo Hoo! 13:13 mile.
Saturday, May 08, 2010      23 comments

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12 mile run today, Hydration and Electrolytes made a difference.
Saturday, May 01, 2010      4 comments

Thanks for all the great advice on longer runs. thanks to liberal hydration and electrolyte blocks, I beat my 10 miler by 2 miles. my time is down but that is because of lo... Read more
My First 10 Mile Run :)
Saturday, May 01, 2010      13 comments

I finally pulled off my first 10 mile run. What is even more incredible is that I did it under the worst possible conditions as far as rest and work schedules are concerned. Without whining or going into alot of elaboration, I was swinging from ... Read more
Here is an update.. signed up for my first Half Marathon and more..
Friday, April 23, 2010      1 comments

Short and sweet, this is what is going on…. 1) Getting ready- FINALLY- to close on a home. the whole process has been a real roller coaster but it is going to be worth it. 2) Got a race coming up on May 8th in Eagle River WI - really e... Read more
What has helped me so far.....
Friday, April 09, 2010      10 comments

This is just a simple list without tons of detail to try to keep it brief. Email me if you want any elaboration, I dont want to frustrate anyone with a long blog. 1) Honesty is #1. If you cannot be 100% honest, you will never succeed 2... Read more
Getting Close To Train The Trainer Time.....
Saturday, March 13, 2010      5 comments

I am getting close to one of my (mini) goal weights and my trainer reminded me that it is getting close to our agreed "train the trainer" time. Our agreement was that is that when i get to my mini goal, that she would allow me to train her which... Read more
Interesting article on MSNBC.COM...
Sunday, March 07, 2010      3 comments

I had to share this because there are alot of really good points in it. Usually I dont put much stock in anything weight loss related from major news outlets simply because they seem to promote some fad-diet related “eat-this-and-get-skinny” nov... Read more
Really Great News - Made My day!!!!
Saturday, March 06, 2010      5 comments

Two pieces of news really made my day. 1) It’s one thing to know that you are making progress, it’s quite another for your journey to have inspired confidence in others to the point that they would ask you to be a guest speaker. I was appr... Read more
I was a 52 now I am a 42!!!
Wednesday, February 24, 2010      8 comments

My trainer took a picture at the gym of me holding up my old pants. It is a real reminder of where I was and how far I have come….and where I NEVER want to be again. I was 385 ... Read more
So Close To My Goal...
Saturday, February 20, 2010      3 comments

Just a quick blog, I am so close to my goal of a 100 lb weight loss. This is what I perceive to be the “Holy Grail” of weight loss, having lost more than 100 lbs. The funny part of it is that it doesnt even seem real to me sometimes. I put on so... Read more
Food For thought......
Friday, January 29, 2010      3 comments

I always seem to do my deepest thinking when I am at the gym, not sure why, but I do. Here are a few of those thoughts I have had in the last couple days. 1) The gym is not a place for perfect people to show off how perfect they are, a rea... Read more
82 lbs down.....60 more to go.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010      5 comments

My accomplishments so far..... 1) I have lost 82 lbs over a period of 20 months averaging 4 lbs per month. that is including a 20 lb weight gain when i got laid off GRRRRRRRRR!!! :( 2) I have managed to drop 5 pants sizes from a 52 to a 42... Read more
Down 70 lbs today
Wednesday, December 16, 2009      4 comments

Just a short note, I am now officially 70 lbs down and I have dropped yet another pants size! It just helps me to focus even more and go even farther! I also plan on doing a half marathon next year, preferrably in the fall.... Read more

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