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New Goal = No Scale

Monday, January 16, 2012      4 comments

I have over 100 pounds to loseóI know this. This is not a mystery. Ever since I dropped dead last year, Iíve been nervous about working out. In turn, Iím now the heaviest Iíve ever beenóand Iím not happy. You can read my other blogs, where I... Read more

Kinecting in a World of Duty

Sunday, November 06, 2011      5 comments

Iíve always been a fan of video games and technology. Anything that would marry the two would be icing on the cake. Starting out on the NES, I would hook up every accessory available, from Broderbundís U-Force controller to the Miracle Piano T... Read more

Decisions Ė Kinect Group & More

Wednesday, October 12, 2011      6 comments

Iím looking at my SparkPeople life and thinking that I need to improve a few things. I would like to join more groups so that my blogs and updates have more exposure. More exposure is always a good thing. That means Iíll get more support and ... Read more

What weighs 9,000 pounds and can walk 3,000 miles?

Tuesday, September 13, 2011      2 comments

Catchy title, right? You'll have to go to my blog to find out the answer. (sorry) bit.ly/p2hUeK ... Read more

Time to lose this weight - and a contest or two.

Saturday, September 03, 2011      6 comments

I'm starting to use blogger to blog...it just seems easier to blog there and add pictures, links, make it purdy and all. I'll endeavor to keep posting links here and giving you all a special 'exclusive' preview of what to find in the blog... Read more

Thoughts About Life, After Dying Twice

Sunday, July 24, 2011      6 comments

Some of you may tire of me talking about it, but this is something that I live with everyday. My thought pattern has changed, whether I like it or not. Many wonder, "why am I here?" or "what is my destiny?" I can say that these questions h... Read more

A Champion Returns

Sunday, June 26, 2011      7 comments

Last year I felt I was reaching my stride. With the help of SparkPeople.com, I was able to lose 40 pounds, exercise without tiring, and even ran my first 5k in nearly 20 years. On February 19, 2011, I was to start a new trend. Since then I hav... Read more

Last Week - Meeting the Heroes

Friday, April 22, 2011      5 comments

Last week was pretty amazing. The American Heart Association set up a ceremony to honor the heroes that saved my life. My parents drove back in from Ohio to be there and meet them as well. They were there when I died, so it was a nice closure... Read more

Feeling pretty good, considering

Thursday, March 24, 2011      9 comments

Last month, about this time, I was waking up from a coma and feeling like a train hit me. Today, Iím back at work and took a nice walk during lunch. I would consider this remarkable progress. The best part, I donít think this would be possibl... Read more

So I died, now what?

Tuesday, March 22, 2011      28 comments

February 19, 2011 will be marked as the day that changed my life. That is the day I had a Sudden Cardiac Arrest. Usually on Saturday afternoons, I am home alone watching the kids while my wife is at work. If that was the case, I would be dead... Read more

Turkey Day Weight Loss

Friday, November 26, 2010      4 comments

Somehow I managed to get a weight loss between Wednesday and today. Did I eat a lot yesterday? Yes! So, how did I do it? Well, for starters, I kept up with my usual morning routine of working out. I do this at home, via the Xbox, and makes ... Read more

Phase II Ė Starting Fresh

Wednesday, November 24, 2010      2 comments

Remember that excitement you had when you first started this program? You felt like you could conquer anything and do anything? That was me, when I was on my third start with Spark People. Wow, I was burning those calories, online all the tim... Read more

Slowing It Down

Tuesday, November 23, 2010      4 comments

Hi Everyone! As we get near the holidays, I hope everyone has something they are looking forward to. Maybe some time with family or friends. Maybe a special trip. Maybe just some time to relax and be cozy. For those that have been fo... Read more

First 5k in Nearly 20 Years

Wednesday, November 17, 2010      9 comments

First off, sorry for for the delay in posting this. I was waiting to get a picture of me gracefully running, with a smile on my face and wind blowing in my hair. What I ended up getting was a picture of me, looking like I was straining and two... Read more

Iím Not Perfect, But That Might Be A Good Thing

Friday, November 05, 2010      7 comments

Ok, so today I weight myself and Iím up a bit. The Wii Fit has all kinds of helpful pokes as me. First, it asks why I gained. Then, it says I might be eating more because it is cold out. HmmmmÖcould be that Iím surrounded by chocolate and I ... Read more


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