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Running progress

Wednesday, March 27, 2013      0 comments

So it has been a few weeks since I started training for my 5K and about two weeks since I got my new shoes. Everything seems to be progressing well. When I first started, my trainer had me running 5 minutes at a time with a 5 minute walk betwe... Read more

Thought I was getting frustrated...

Wednesday, March 20, 2013      2 comments

A few weeks ago I hit a revelation I've been weighing myself weekly (with the odd mid-week scale check). Since the beginning of the year, I haven't lost any weight. I was getting frustrated until my wife pointed out that my jacket wasn't so t... Read more

New Shoes

Monday, March 18, 2013      1 comments

I've started training for my first 5k. I had purchased a pair of all-terrain running shoes from Kohl's. They are great for walking. The first pair I'd bought I wore the tread off I wore them so often. So I bought a second pair. Wrong choice... Read more

Personal Trainer are really torturers in disguise.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013      2 comments

I've been going to the "gym" on and off for the last couple of weeks. I haven't been consistent because I hate getting up so early and would rather spend time with my kids in the evening. But when I go, I felt like I worked out fairly well. I... Read more

My First 5K

Wednesday, January 30, 2013      1 comments

I've been saying for a few years that I wanted to run a 5K. I have finally taken a step toward that. After joining a "fitness center" (they don't want to be called a gym because gyms have "lunks"...) I remembered how much I enjoyed running bef... Read more

On to 2013

Monday, January 07, 2013      1 comments

I ended 2012 with a loss of 42 pounds. It felt great. Just the small changes made all of the difference. Now, it's time to change things up for 2013. After a weekend long sickness that caused me to lose 5 pounds in two days, I am up 2 po... Read more


Monday, October 29, 2012      0 comments

No, that's not a date. That's the number of months since I decided, once and for all, to make a change and the number of pounds I have lost. It has been 16 weeks and I have lost 31 pounds. And I couldn't feel better. I remember when my daugh... Read more

Moving along.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012      1 comments

So life has been interesting since my diabetes diagnosis. My family is changing its eating habits (my wife is starting to get rid of the empty calorie snacks), I'm watching what I eat when I go out, and I'm getting my tubby rear-end outside mor... Read more


Monday, October 08, 2012      1 comments

I finally went and saw the doctor after a week of symptoms. They took my blood sugar and I was at 465. Wow. Because of the late hour my doctor strongly recommended that I go to the ER. He also recommended that my wife drive me since my sugar... Read more

Very interesting

Tuesday, October 02, 2012      3 comments

At least now I know why I'm losing weight. I used to be able to eat three donuts from Casey's just about every day. Right now I'm looking at the other two thinking about how hard it was to eat the first one. It's wierd because my head is sayi... Read more

I found my lack of motivation.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012      2 comments

I figured it out this weekend. It was kind of a "oh $%&*" moment. My wife has been working with a trainer since our twins were two months old (they are five months old tomorrow). In the three months she has been doing this, I can really see a... Read more

Maybe this is why.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012      1 comments

Yesterday I posted my status as "Why can't I find the motivation to exercise". I got a few responses that essentially said "Try!" (Thank you, Jen). Then I got one that kind of rubbed me the wrong way. My aunt started to tell me HOW to exercis... Read more


Tuesday, April 24, 2012      3 comments

I know I've posted on this before, but my biggest problem is my lack of motivation. I cannot make myself get up in the morning to work out. When I get home from work my wife needs all the help she can get with three kids running around and her... Read more

One week down

Monday, April 11, 2011      2 comments

I've made it through the first week. While I don't feel I did exceptional, I did well. I lost six pounds last week. It is over the recommended 2, but I've been eating so far above my BMR that coming down to just my BMR is going to cause my bo... Read more

Body Rehab Day 5

Friday, April 08, 2011      0 comments

It has been a rough week. Getting into the groove always takes me a little while. I forced myself outside for a walk last night. It felt good afterwards. I did not want to do it prior, however. I'm glad I did, though. I slept well last nig... Read more

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