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RUSSELL1960
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Starting the Plateau Busting Program
Monday, January 14, 2013      5 comments

I completed the 90 day Spark Coach program today. Its been good. I've learned a lot and I've lost 26 pounds during this three month stretch and I feel really good about that. However, this past week has been frustrating. The scale doesn't se... Read more
Hmmm... Balsamic Vinegar
Tuesday, January 08, 2013      4 comments

What do you do when you have a great tossed salad but discover that there is no salad dressing to be found in the house? That was my predicament recently. Not wanting to go to the store, I decided on a whim to try using balsamic vinegar as my... Read more
I'm in ONEderland - Wahoo!
Thursday, January 03, 2013      6 comments

I had to weigh myself at least a dozen times last night and this morning because I couldn't believe it. Not only did I NOT gain weight over Christmas and New Year's Day, I lost weight, and not just one pound but three!!! Even more exciting, th... Read more
Contemplating a Cheese Curl
Tuesday, January 01, 2013      3 comments

My son brought a bag of cheese curls to the table and I considered munching on them but first I picked up the bag to consider the cost. One serving is thirty curls and it contains 150 calories - not too bad I thought. Then my son did the math ... Read more
Time to Stop
Saturday, December 29, 2012      5 comments

I have faced the ultimate temptation, walking as I have been these past two days in the midst of tens of thousands of calories just begging to be consumed at two back to back family reunions: nuts, various chocolates, cakes, pies, sweetened dri... Read more
Twas the Day After Christmas
Wednesday, December 26, 2012      3 comments

It was nice to hear family commenting on my weight loss when I arrived at my parents' home yesterday. My wife has been a wonderful support as I've worked at my weight loss. For Christmas, she got me new sweat pants (size medium - nice change f... Read more
Ouch - Reality Check: Obese to Overweight
Monday, December 17, 2012      8 comments

I was feeling pretty proud of myself for losing 20 pounds and I still do. My long term goal was to lose 30 pounds. I still intend to meet that goal. Nine more pounds to go! But today I'm facing the fact that losing 30 isn't enough. I went o... Read more
Visualizing Weight Lost in Iron
Friday, December 14, 2012      5 comments

The visualization exericse this morning invited me to imagine looking at myself in the mirror once I reach my weight goal. I decided to take this a step further. I went to the cupboard and took out a five pound bag of sugar and a five pound ba... Read more
I'm Losing My Insulation
Tuesday, December 11, 2012      2 comments

It occurred to me one cold blustery day that it might be unnatural to lose weight in the winter. Bears after all fatten up for the winter hibernation season. So why aren't we following their example? While bears are gaining their winter insu... Read more
My Third End of the Year Goal
Monday, December 03, 2012      3 comments

I am really surprised. I set a short term weight loss goal that I had trouble believing I could accomplish. I had been feeling deeply discouraged with my weight and failure to make progress toward greater health. The discouragement made it ha... Read more
Why I Am I Finally Experiencing Success?
Wednesday, November 28, 2012      4 comments

My short term goal was to get down to 210 by the end of 2012. Just a week ago I was so discouraged I thought I would never make it. However, today, Nov. 27, I weighed in at 210. I have lost 13 pounds so far and not only that, I met the goal a ... Read more
This is a good path to be on
Monday, November 12, 2012      1 comments

I had a cool moment yesterday. All of a sudden I realized that I feel good. My body just seemed happy and content. I've lost 12 pounds and although I've still got at least 18 more to lose I am already feeling much more comfortable. That old... Read more
One Step Back Two Steps Forward
Monday, November 05, 2012      1 comments

I like this advice from Coach Nicole, so I am copying it here to keep for future reference. Today's Program from Your Coach - How to Get Back on Track Hi, I'm Nicole, your personal fitness coach with SparkPeople. ''Two steps forward,... Read more
Visualizing Myself as an Athlete? Ha!
Wednesday, October 17, 2012      5 comments

The Spark Coach video this morning encouraged me to visualize a professional athlete who trains daily to be physically fit for upcoming competitions. This is to inspire me to stick with the "training" I am now undertaking to lose weight and be ... Read more
New Start
Thursday, May 31, 2012      2 comments

I am restarting my effort today by breaking my longer term goal into smaller steps. Today I am starting a five week effort to lose 10 pounds. I am still searching for an accountability partner to help keep me motivated.... Read more

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