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The two headed challenge

Sunday, May 19, 2013      1 comments

As of today, I am nearing three weeks tobacco free. My weight loss has completely stopped. I knew this would be tough. Two things have surprised me. The first is stopping cigarettes has not been as hard as I thought it would. The cravings someti... Read more

Over the first hurdle

Wednesday, April 17, 2013      3 comments

As of my weigh in this morning I have reached my initial weight loss goal and the first of two hurdles between where I began and the surgery I need through VA. To date I have moved my BMI from 40+ to 34.5, and my weight from 288 to 244. Now ... Read more

Finding the trail off the plateau

Tuesday, April 02, 2013      4 comments

Well. The first thirty or so pounds have come off almost easily. Thanks to Spark People I am rediscovering the value of planning my meals and just using good common sense on portions, food selection and preparation. But now I have been stuck a... Read more

Beginning the journey

Sunday, February 17, 2013      6 comments

About 8 months ago I faced a stark reality. My fledgling attemp to rebuild my economic life was just beginning to bear some fruit. I had found a niche in the construction field that seemed to be recovering and might provide a good living for mys... Read more