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Working Smarter, Not Harder

Thursday, June 30, 2011      2 comments

Just like there are smarter ways to approach healthy eating than simply eating less, it seems that I'm learning that workout intensity matters. I tend to run too fast every time I go out. That leads to running too hard (and sometimes le... Read more

Summer Challenge

Tuesday, June 01, 2010      6 comments

After losing a bit of motivation and eating a less healthy diet, then getting sick, I have been exhausted. My motivation has been poor. I know I have to get back on track, and since it's a new month and the start of the summer challenge, now i... Read more

Last Day of Busy Season

Thursday, April 15, 2010      4 comments

My simple goal now is to take all of the energy I have been using for work and spend it in a healthy way. I'll divide it between family time, workout time, focusing on healthy eating habits, and some time for peaceful contemplation. ... Read more

My Motivation

Tuesday, March 02, 2010      4 comments

My main motivation is that I have a role to play in my family for my wife and daughter. I can't really fulfill my obligations when I'm not living a healthy lifestyle. Weight gain is a symptom that I'm not on the "wellness track" but it is not... Read more

What is 10,000,000 Pounds?

Thursday, February 11, 2010      7 comments

Spark People, as a group, have now lost 10,000,000 pounds (disclaimer - I'm no expert, so the following conversions could be off - please let me know!). If I am understanding my conversions correctly , then a pound of fat is equal in volu... Read more

Unexpected Benefit: Staying Positive

Wednesday, February 03, 2010      5 comments

I spent the past week suffering from a stomach bug. Now that that one is almost over, a cold seems to be starting up. It's a bad way to start 11 weeks of overtime at work. I had already been dreading it before I got sick. But I am managi... Read more

Five Gallons of Water

Monday, January 25, 2010      9 comments

I picked up a five gallon water bottle to put it on one of those coolers in the office today. They weigh about 40 pounds. For the first time I had a sense of what the 38 pounds that I have lost felt like. It was very motivating. It was also ... Read more

Things I Can't Change

Monday, January 18, 2010      9 comments

I need to learn to worry much less about things I can't change. I spend too much energy worrying about, for example, things I don't like about my job or my employer, or government policies that I can't stand. One of my life goals is to get... Read more

Life on Hold for 87 Days

Sunday, January 17, 2010      3 comments

Tomorrow starts 87 days until April 15th. As a tax CPA, that means soon I'll be working six days a week. Last year I averaged 65 hours a week during this time. I gained 42 pounds from the year before. The worst part is that life goes mostly ... Read more

The Danger of Change

Friday, January 15, 2010      2 comments

I suppose this is a "hazard" of making changes in your life: I'm thinking about having more time and energy for things that matter the most to me. Time for family. Time and energy to think clearly. Not just earning enough money to support th... Read more

Changing Motivation

Thursday, December 10, 2009      4 comments

Here's an interesting thing (to me, anyway) about changing motivation. So I am going on this cruise in a couple of days. In the past, I have always let nutrition, diet, and everything else go before vacations, holidays, or any other excuse. T... Read more

Cruise

Monday, December 07, 2009      5 comments

For my Christmas present, I'll be going on a seven-day cruise - my first ever, with my wife and daughter. I've always wanted to go on a cruise and I'm super excited to see Belize, Grand Cayman, and the Caribbean. I'm looking forward to time of... Read more

Strength Training

Friday, December 04, 2009      4 comments

I started very easy strength training on Tuesday, and worked a little harder yesterday. Ouch! What a wake up call. For about 11-12 years fitness for me (if anything at all) equaled going out and running. If I could run easily I was in shape,... Read more

Week 1 - Biggest Loser Team Challenge

Wednesday, December 02, 2009      4 comments

Thank you to the biggest loser team challenge and my Purple teammates! I had a major motivation lull in the days (or weeks) leading up to the holiday weekend. This challenge came along at just the right time to get me back on track. I find i... Read more

Running in Races

Tuesday, December 01, 2009      4 comments

I managed to run two Thanksgiving 10K races around Sacramento, one on Saturday and one on Thanksgiving. I was proud of myself for managing to run that far for the first time in several years. My times were slow, but I definitely got the most o... Read more


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