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Before- In Progress Photo - old drivers license
Tuesday, February 22, 2011      65 comments

I have heard someone say "I hope I dont look like my drivers license". I was going through some of my old files on my computer. For a while I was OCD about scanning all of my important documents, photos etc... basically a computer based archive.... Read more
Ok, its over... time to ROCK!
Wednesday, February 16, 2011      34 comments

**READY TO GO!! Woo Hoo!! ** Thank you for all of the encouragement and the kind words you shared with me. I was really having a down moment but... Im back and in a big w... Read more
Gonna Spark My Way To A Better Day....
Tuesday, February 15, 2011      36 comments

I am going to lay it all out there for the world to see. This is probably the most non-judgemental place I can air my feelings so here it goes. Simply put, I am disgusted with myself. I am sick and tired of being an overweight,waddling schm... Read more
To A Very Special Valentine..
Saturday, February 12, 2011      53 comments

As many of you know, I am a miner. I work in some pretty harsh conditions and mix that up with rotating shifts and it takes alot out of a guy. I am always tired, sore, come home sick of being frozen to the bone in the winter, fried in the summer... Read more
8.1 miles on the treadmill - Woo Hoo!!
Wednesday, February 09, 2011      33 comments

I really needed that. This is my first long run of the year. After all of the issues with my IT band, issues is a softer word for agony, and the bouts of Asthmatic Bronchitus, I finally feel like i am really back in the saddle. I pounded out a f... Read more
My Marathon Goal...
Friday, February 04, 2011      40 comments

I made up my mind... It was a toss up between Chicago IL or Rochester NY . Rochester won.
m/ I feel the need to bring the fight to my hometown. I haven't seen my family since my mom passed awa... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts My 100 lb weight loss journey (video blog)
Sunday, January 30, 2011      768 comments

This is a slideshow presentation of my journey so far and how I got started running. I hope you like it. I started my journey May of 2008. After losing 50 lbs on my own, I was laid off. Over a course of 4 months, I regained 20 lbs. After g... Read more
A fine line...
Friday, January 28, 2011      29 comments

There is a fine line between dedication to a goal and being too stubborn to quit. I took a hard look at where I am at with training for this upcoming Spring Marathon and i am not ready at all. The biggest hinderance is the weather where I am at.... Read more
no time for a run...time to improvise...
Saturday, January 22, 2011      37 comments

Time constraints, didnt meet my weekly goal but I did lose 2 lbs which is more important right now. I have to leave for work really quick, i am afternoon shift so.... i have to come up with something intense and will strengthen my legs for a mor... Read more
meal suggestion....
Friday, January 21, 2011      38 comments

MEAL EXAMPLE COST $2.07 at walmart 3.5 g fat 18 g Protein Cholesterol 25 mg Sodium 380mg Fiber 8g Total Calories 450 CHEAP WHOPPER..... ... Read more
Goal for the week - 1st run...
Thursday, January 20, 2011      13 comments

Last weeks goal was 4 5K runs - Goal met this week 2 5K's and a 10K - notes - there is a reason why pre-run eating is important and what you eat especially. ha... Read more
I just passed my Certified Personal Trainer Exam - Woo Hoo!!
Wednesday, January 19, 2011      88 comments

Just a quick note... I just passed my test.... on my way to go work out now... now Im motivated!! That is a woo hoo for me!!... Read more
Last 5K of the week
Sunday, January 16, 2011      24 comments

This last run was my last run for last week, I just didnt get to post it until now, been working alot. I did meet my 4 5K's a week goal for this week. it was an excellent s... Read more
Getting my Mojo back...
Wednesday, January 12, 2011      34 comments

YESTERDAYS RUN ****TODAYS RUN**** Something happened. My medication finally did its job. I can b... Read more
second 5K of the week...
Tuesday, January 11, 2011      19 comments

just a quick note to post accountability. Did a second 5K treadmill run for the week. as you can see from the chart, I have been struggling. Breathing is still a privilege ... Read more

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