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Jogging my way through 52 degree drop!

Monday, March 26, 2012      5 comments

I jog 4 miles a day. Four days ago we ended a 7 day record heat wave here in NH mountains where daytime highs went from 65 to 82 last Thursday. So Thursday, I jogged 4 miles in a t-shirt and shorts...today I jogged in a snowmobile jacket with ha... Read more

The power of SPARK is you!

Saturday, March 03, 2012      6 comments

Thanks to all the supportive comments I've received, I feel like I have got my mojo back. Your understanding and encouragement has given me a renewed sense of purpose. To paraphrase a classic movie line..."Thanks...isn't a big enough word t... Read more

Lost my mojo

Thursday, March 01, 2012      9 comments

February was a rough month...mostly due to back pain followed by dizziness. I only managed one third of my usual monthly total fitness minutes. After 13 months of steady progress to a 75 lb weight loss, I gained 4 lbs. I'd be lying if I said my ... Read more

Back on track ...sorta

Monday, February 20, 2012      7 comments

After resting my back for last 10 days I walked 2 miles outdoors in 25 degree temps today. It felt pretty good and I am icing my back as I write this blog. I know I put on some weight for the first time in 13 months but I hope to be back to even... Read more

Down but not out!

Friday, February 10, 2012      5 comments

I've been struggling with back pain from a fall I took on ice a week ago. Up to yesterday I managed some cardio most days but now I have to give my cardio workouts up for a while as the pain is worse. It's weird to sit around all day after 13 mo... Read more

Food tracker public or not?

Sunday, January 22, 2012      8 comments

Today I read a SP article about a man who lost 225 lbs. He credits making his food tracker public with helping to keep him on track during his current maintenance. I don't recall seeing any of the spark pages i've visited with this info. I am... Read more

Determining exercise intensity without a trainer

Thursday, January 19, 2012      2 comments

I live in remote area with no real options to hire a trainer. I feel I am ready to really start to push myself more during exercise but I am reluctant for fear of an injury that would prevent me from working out every day. Has anyone ever hir... Read more

Results I can live with!

Friday, January 13, 2012      6 comments

Two weeks ago I had a colonostophy. While in recovery room, my Dr. Told me he removed two polyps and then he told his nurse to make an appt. for me in two weeks to discuss my results. As much as I tried not to worry, I lost a lot of sleep these ... Read more

Bummer, man!

Wednesday, January 04, 2012      6 comments

I have not lost Any weight in last 30 days despite a monthly deficit that should have resulted in at least 3 lbs lost. Even if I allow for some underestimated of consumption. Then I read a spark article about why this might happen. I've decide... Read more

The Ghosts of NYE past and future

Monday, January 02, 2012      4 comments

We met our good friends (2 couples) of 30 years in Portland, Me for a NYE overnight stay and and evening of dinning and dancing at a great nightclub with 2 live bands. (My wife and I retired 6 years ago and moved to our house on the lake about 1... Read more

One year Anniversary

Friday, December 30, 2011      6 comments

12/29/11 was my one year anniversary. I didn't spend it the way I had planned so many times while accumulating 800+ miles walking/jogging and 16,000+ minutes exercising. Instead, I entered the second day of a 40 hour fast, (the last 13 hours wit... Read more

My special Christmas gift to my adult children

Saturday, December 24, 2011      11 comments

All 3 of my grown children struggle with weight and fitness issues. They have seen me struggle as well, all their lives.....until now. My transformation after 1 year of applying the guidance and support of SP to my life has opened them up to to ... Read more

Passed my exercise goal minutes for 2011!

Thursday, December 08, 2011      7 comments

After a few weeks of sparking back in Jan. 2011, I set a goal of 12,000 minutes for the year. Two months later I increased my goal to 15,000. I just completed 15,074 today and should make it past 16,000 for the year. Next year I will set a goal ... Read more

Bum delivery

Wednesday, December 07, 2011      3 comments

Yesterday I received 2 size 46 waist cords in the mail I ordered. They were too tight so I sent them back. I was bummed because I am able to fit comfortably in 2 size 46 jeans the last 3 weeks so I thought I would order the new cords. I know siz... Read more

Loosing vs. Giving away pounds

Thursday, December 01, 2011      7 comments

Happy to report I gave away another 4 pounds this month. In the past, I have always said I "lost" weight...which is why I think somebody always " found" it and returned it to me......lol SP has taught me not to diet, but rather, to transfor... Read more


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