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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts This could be you...

Wednesday, July 18, 2012      70 comments

I just weighed in for the final time in BLC19 - a 12 week team based challenge. I set my goal at 10 pounds for the 12 weeks and I lost 11.4 for 4.32 % of my body weight. Having a close knit team of 26 to encourage, challenge and hold me accoun... Read more

The truth about those scales

Monday, July 16, 2012      30 comments

I was thinking today about how I ever managed to get past 300 pounds. At the time I had two sets of scales - both topped out at 300. Now I KNEW that but I figured as long as they weren't saying I was 300 I was "ok" (how I could think 290's was... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Grab your pen... Photos

Monday, July 16, 2012      95 comments

Today I'm sharing a page from my journey. I've been on this trek since July 22nd 2010 (almost two years). Over the 24 months I HAVE had my share of detours. As I look back I find TWO factors that always accompanied those detours. One was dec... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Have you ever...

Friday, July 13, 2012      159 comments

Have you ever started a diet/fitness regimen with a friend of family member but after a few weeks given up while they forged on ahead? Months later you look at their success and think to yourself.. "that could be me" or "I shouldn't have given ... Read more

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


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