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Buns a Burnin'!
Thursday, January 07, 2010      3 comments

Just goes to show that even though you may be good at one type of exercise, you can still find things to challenge you! If there was an athletic event for the elliptical machine, I think I might be a medal contender. This afternoon, I'm wo... Read more
Skiing Goal Back on Track!
Wednesday, January 06, 2010      5 comments

Hurray! This morning I got a hold of the ski club secretary and was able to get enrolled for ski lessons starting this Saturday! She apologized for the registration troubles, said I can send the payment by mail with no late fees, and to consid... Read more
Success Advice for New Spark Members
Tuesday, January 05, 2010      3 comments

It's a harsh reality that I had to come to terms with before I could successfully lose weight and keep it off. When I was overweight, I made excuses. "I'm still the same wonderful person inside, it shouldn't matter what I look like on the outs... Read more
New Years Goal Setback!
Sunday, January 03, 2010      4 comments

Agggggh!! Day 3 of the new year, and I already have a setback on one of my goals! After commando crawling down Snoqualmie after a skiing mishap, it's clear to me that I need more skiing lessons. So one of my 2010 Health Goals is to get sk... Read more
2010 Health Goals
Saturday, January 02, 2010      3 comments

Call 'em a "New Year's Resolution" if you like. Some people love 'em. Some hate 'em. I'm a person that does very well if I have goals written down. I slack off and gravitate towards laziness without them. One of the rules of goal writin... Read more
Merry Christmas Everybody!
Friday, December 25, 2009      0 comments

From every Brits favorite Christmas rock tune! ;) www.youtube.com/watch?v=
0A8KT365wlA ... Read more
Body Fat: Where I Started, Where I Am Now
Thursday, December 24, 2009      2 comments

Calculating my body fat percentage this morning disappointed me. It was not where I wanted nor expected to be. I still have a lot of work left to do. I will probably not make my goal weight with the body fat percentage that I expected. T... Read more
Disappointing Body Fat Measurements
Thursday, December 24, 2009      2 comments

While I've come a long way, I'm reminded that I still have a long way to go. My overall measurements are down, which is great news! However, my body fat calculations are still far, far from where I want to be. ... Read more
Conquering the Stairmaster
Wednesday, December 23, 2009      4 comments

I am the elliptical master. I'm rather proud that at my gym, I'm working out on the highest incline, with near highest resistance. Meanwhile, people 10 years younger than me are working with much lower resistance while reading a gossip magazi... Read more
Resisting the Xmas Cookie
Tuesday, December 22, 2009      3 comments

I was trying to avoid eating any more Christmas cookies, but this pretty much sums up what happened next: ... Read more
In the Beginning, It Was Impossible
Monday, December 21, 2009      3 comments

(Reposted from a message board post, and edited for blog entry) I once had 40 pounds to lose. Now I have 10. If you have a lot to lose, this is just your starting point. Every end has a beginning. Start today, and just keep improving. Focus... Read more
HFCS Makes You Gain Weight, Increases Risk of Diabetes and Heart Disease
Monday, December 21, 2009      0 comments

A University of California study on the effects of HFCS seems to confirm what food activists have been warning: HFCS has special properties that make you gain weight, and may be a contributor to diabetes and heart disease. "Fructose, a swee... Read more
Another Sunday Brunch
Sunday, December 20, 2009      3 comments

Just another example to show that 'dieting' and 'breakfast' doesn't have to be breakfast bars or giving up your favorite Sunday brunch. Last week, I explained how I made a basic bacon and eggs with hashbrown breakfast in about 30-45 minutes. T... Read more
Remaking the Egg McMuffin
Saturday, December 19, 2009      5 comments

Earlier this week, I was in a rush and stopped at McDonald's for an Egg McMuffin with no cheese. (I don't like processed American cheese. Gimme some real cheddar instead.) That's probably the healthiest breakfast option they had. About 250 c... Read more
A Different Perspective of Food Than My Friends
Friday, December 18, 2009      3 comments

As I have lost weight and improved my health, I've diverged from my friends in several ways. My values really have shifted. I don't eat oversized portions. I try very hard to have balanced meals. I skip the dessert tray. When we were i... Read more

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