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Mind over matter!
Wednesday, November 30, 2011      3 comments

I recently completed 700 miles walking so far in 2011. About 3 months ago I began to jog a small portion of my daily 3 miles, found it wasn't for me so I returned to just walking at appx. 3.5mph. In the last several days I happened to read a few... Read more
Taking time to heal
Sunday, November 20, 2011      6 comments

This week I took three days off from exercise to recover from a chest cold. Not only did I recover quicker, but I also felt renewed when I resumed my normal program of daily 3 mile walks. This is a different experience than ever before SP. I ... Read more
Knowledge is power!
Monday, November 14, 2011      4 comments

Today I had to do my three mile walk in three segments. Before SP, I would have skipped walking altogether because I didn't have enough time to do the whole walk at one time. So now I burned 438 cals. Instead of none. Knowledge is power....SP ... Read more
Bad news flax
Friday, November 11, 2011      7 comments

A SP article convinced me to try flax supplements. It turns out my digestive system couldn't handle it. After two days off, everything is back to normal. While I was at my doctor, he cut my diabetes med in half. He told me I could be off all... Read more
I can see clearly now!
Tuesday, November 08, 2011      6 comments

I've was blessed with 20/15 eyesight up until 5 or 6 years ago. After loosing 68 lbs and having my type 2 diabetes under control, my exam yesterday was 20/15 again! Amazing!... Read more
Finally in the 2's!!!!!!!!
Tuesday, November 01, 2011      8 comments

Today's weigh in put me below 300 for the first time in 20 years...298!!!! I've gone from a 56 waist to a 46 waist in 10 months. While I am not as far along as I had planned to be, I am very happy where I am. I hope to end my first year in SP at... Read more
Sugarland Concert
Friday, October 14, 2011      4 comments

My wife and I went to see Sugarland last night and they were AWESOME! The bonus was fitting into the seat...WOOHOO! and although we left our house at 4:00pm and returned after midnight, I was able to find food that put me at the bottom of my fo... Read more
Fruits of my labor
Sunday, October 09, 2011      10 comments

One of my top 3 goals in pursuing fitness and good health was to be able to fully enjoy my grandchildren. I just spent the last two days with my kids and my four amazing grandkids. We did all the traditional New England fall things; corn maze, a... Read more
Small victories
Wednesday, September 28, 2011      5 comments

At Disney this week with kids/grandkids I have been able to do everything, walking 3-5miles/day, fit on all rides easily and fully enjoy family time...all thanks to 60 lb weight-loss over last 9 months with SP. ... Read more
Goal met 3 weeks ahead of plan!! Woohooo!
Tuesday, September 13, 2011      9 comments

The size 48 jeans I ordered arrived today. I wanted to have them on hand to try on when Oct 1st arrives. The date I had set for my quarterly goals. I decided to try them on just to see how close I was. Turns out they are even a little loose! Tha... Read more
Pesky abductor muscles
Sunday, September 11, 2011      5 comments

So I started experiencing pain in my upper inner thighs some weeks ago and thought it would go away after a while(I walk 3 miles every day). then I started jogging about 50% of the time and it got worse. Turns out since I do all my walking on un... Read more
Link to avoid pity party
Thursday, September 01, 2011      5 comments

If I ever feel like throwing myself a pity party, I will click on this link. Read more
How to avoid Pity Parties forever!
Wednesday, August 31, 2011      2 comments

From time to time I let my decades long "battle of the bulge" get me down. I intend to view this link if that ever happens again.
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Passed 500 miles YTD walking!
Monday, August 29, 2011      4 comments

My morning walk of 3 miles put me at 502.75 miles for 2011. I have a goal of 850 miles for the year and will begin strength training when I return from vacation Oct 1. I normally walk 7 days a week unless "life" gets in the way or my body says... Read more

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