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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts It could have been you...
Thursday, May 19, 2011      92 comments

Back last July when I began this process a few of my friends were also beginning weight loss programs. Along the way several have joined the journey as well but here we are ten months later and I'm down 64.3 pounds and they are still flounderin... Read more
Increased Exercise - Decreased Weight Loss
Wednesday, May 18, 2011      23 comments

Three weeks ago I decided to greatly up my exercise. I not only more than doubled my cardio minutes (elliptical and exercise bike) but I went from sitting at a computer nearly all day to actively gardening, digging, mowing, spring cleaning my h... Read more
Press On!
Tuesday, May 17, 2011      19 comments

Someone asked me the other day what my "secret" was. Of course I could have said, eat less, exercise more, etc. but in all reality. It's in my sign off. PRESS ON The secret is you never give up. If you stumble, you get back up an... Read more
HOPE is what carries me through.
Sunday, May 15, 2011      21 comments

Hope is the "belief" in a positive outcome in a given circumstance. It is more than "good thoughts", "positive thinking", or "wishing" for something. The key word is BELIEF. I "BELIEVE" in the positive outcome of my journey. I know tha... Read more
Don't look for an excuse...
Friday, May 13, 2011      26 comments

Part of the route on this journey to "Health & Fitness" involves our "mental game". While there are times when unforeseen circumstances will slow our progress often our own decisions are the real obstacles to forward progress. We make choi... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts A GIFT for you... Open quickly!
Thursday, May 12, 2011      55 comments

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Slogging through...
Wednesday, May 11, 2011      15 comments

I am about to reach the 10th month of my "true start" here at Sparkpeople. I have lost 63.8 pounds. I will be honest and tell you that the pace slows after those first months. If I was comparing this to a marathon I guess I'm halfway. ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Discovering the "WHY" is critical to success!
Saturday, May 07, 2011      45 comments

People often ask me how I have had the motivation to continue this for 9-1/2 months without cheating, slacking, etc. I have said over and over that the question one needs to answer for themselves is "WHY" do I want to lose weight? I know y... Read more
Down 63 pounds - Progress PIX
Thursday, May 05, 2011      55 comments

Well I have two pictures here. One is after I lost 24 pounds and one was made today after 63 pounds. I have a long way yet to go but I think I'm making progress and it shows! I am definitely losing my "gut" and trimming my bustline, waist, an... Read more
Ten months later...
Monday, May 02, 2011      20 comments

It's been almost ten months since I logged in and got serious about losing weight and getting fit. I've never stuck to any plan or regimen like I have this one. Always before I would lose 10 or 20 pounds then, feeling deprived, start nibblin... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts There are no "FREE" days.
Thursday, April 28, 2011      45 comments

I have often seen teammates say they "slack off" on the day after they weigh-in because they have a whole week to "make up". I would like to encourage you that there are no free days. Let me show you why. 1 day a week = 52 days a year. T... Read more
The 60 minute challenge
Thursday, April 28, 2011      17 comments

I have always read that as one loses weight they must increase the intensity and/or length of their exercise in order to keep losing. I've had a steady 1.6 pound average over the past 9 months and mainly just to keep that pace going forward I h... Read more
Pushing through barriers...
Tuesday, April 26, 2011      23 comments

When I got my elliptical machine a few weeks ago it just about wiped me out to go 5 minutes at a slow pace. Earlier this week a friend suggested I play "mental games" with the digital display to get more workout time. She said if you reach... Read more
Take time to smell the roses... Picture
Monday, April 25, 2011      19 comments

I live on a small pond (actually a water hazard for the golf course). We do get the odd ball in our yard (and 3 through our siding) but the benefit from this location has to be my water fowl. I have a pair of canada geese and some mallards tha... Read more
Be like a child again... Pictures
Saturday, April 23, 2011      23 comments

I recently scanned some 35 mm slides into my computer. These were from the late 50's and 60's. I was a toddler in the oldest of these slides and a junior in high school in the latest. To look at these pictures one would never guess the same ... Read more

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