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When your WANT is more than your WILL!

Thursday, July 12, 2012      19 comments

We all "know" what we need to do to reach "Health & Fitness". We must eat nutrient dense foods in our caloric range and get cardio and strength training. We must drink our water and get our sleep. We must carefully weigh and measure our porti... Read more

Don't make a Drive-Thru Disaster!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012      43 comments

I was once a drive-through consumer myself. I would be out on a shopping trip and even though it wasn't meal time I would swing through and get a regular burger, small fries and diet soda (I guess I thought that made up for the rest). Sometime... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Changing Failure to Success

Tuesday, July 10, 2012      119 comments

Have you ever worked one of those word change puzzles? You are given two words of the same length and by changing only one letter at a time you go from one to the other like: cold bold bolt belt beat heat You can change FAIL... Read more

Facing Down Monday

Sunday, July 08, 2012      32 comments

Mondays often represent beginnings. Some of you have been dreaming of taking this journey and may have set tomorrow (Monday) as your day of departure. Some of you may have been in a detour over the weekend (or longer) and have also set your si... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts That Bitter Pill

Saturday, July 07, 2012      116 comments

I'm sure just about everyone reading this blog has been very ill at some point in their life and seen a physician for a "cure". Many of you were probably given a prescription to help you overcome your particular sickness. When you were small ... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Failure to Launch

Friday, July 06, 2012      266 comments

How many times have we said "I'm going to start eating right." or "I'm going to start exercising". Maybe you have said "Tomorrow, I begin tracking my food." Perhaps you have even uttered, "I'm going to lose X number of pounds." Every journey ... Read more

Chart your course.

Thursday, July 05, 2012      10 comments

Back in the day before the internet when we planned a road trip we called up our local auto club and they prepared a nice set of maps. They charted our journey from start to finish and even highlighted some of the problem areas we would encount... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Longing to be free...

Wednesday, July 04, 2012      123 comments

I have many freedoms for which I am grateful including the freedom to express my thoughts in this blog. By documenting my own journey I hope to make the way easier for someone traveling the road with me. To that end I would like to share these... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Being Realistic!

Monday, July 02, 2012      33 comments

We have all seen those reality tv shows where people drop massive amounts of weight and transform their body in mere months. It's taken me almost 2 years to lose 76+ pounds. I am HAPPY when I have a one pound weight loss in a given week as man... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Don't SLEEP in the detours!

Saturday, June 30, 2012      30 comments

This journey is far too long to spend the night in a detour. If you do, you may have trouble getting out of it in the morning. Then one day becomes two... two can become three.. well you know how it goes. So let's say you blew off the gym... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Start at the very beginning... ABC

Friday, June 29, 2012      94 comments

We aren't born reading. We aren't even born knowing our letters. Somewhere around three to four years of age we learn our letters from blocks, toys, public TV or a loving parent or grandparent. Soon we learn to group those letters into short w... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts They always ask "is that on your diet?"

Thursday, June 28, 2012      159 comments

I'm sure you have been asked that burning question by a family member, co-worker or friend. "Is that on your diet?" I am on a life journey. On this journey I have to carefully plan my caloric intake and exercise to maintain momentum. W... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts The destination is NOT optional.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012      197 comments

I have often compared our journey on Sparkpeople to a cross-country road trip to our destination of "Health & Fitness". It's a good comparison for many reasons. 1) Our points of origin vary a great deal (some have 150 to lose some have 2... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Learning to Love Sweat

Tuesday, June 26, 2012      250 comments

I was an Olympic Class COUCH POTATO before I found Sparkpeople. I medaled in all the top events: Remote Control Relay Television Marathon Sofa Cushion Diving (for the lost remote) Lift & Stand (to get off the sofa) Crew (Honey can ... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Why it matters! - Photos

Monday, June 25, 2012      216 comments

I've spent years at the "diet mall". I've counted calories, points, dealt cards, bought pre-packaged meals, made cabbage soup, drank grapefruit juice before meals, tried both extremes on carbs/fats. I've read dozens of books, participated in s... Read more


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