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Glad to be running

Saturday, June 30, 2012      1 comments

I'm enjoying running, except for sometimes when I'm getting ready to run. Running is one of those tasks in life that would be easy for me to delay each time, but I'm always glad when I've done it.... Read more

Are you ABLE?

Tuesday, April 05, 2011      1 comments

It's great to be ABLE to do the things that I either need to (for work) or want to (for work and family). Taking care of my body is important to me this one reason, as well as others.... Read more

St. George Marathon

Saturday, April 02, 2011      2 comments

I signed up for the 2011 St. George Marathon yesterday. The race isn't until October, but I think I want to use all that time for slow steady training. I ran my first half marathon this past February and it went fine. My primary goal for this... Read more

Late Dinner

Friday, April 01, 2011      1 comments

We had a miscommunication, but that was no excuse. I thought we would be eating dinner at a normal time, but as it turned out we didn't eat until 7:30. I ate some snacks in the 5-6 range to ward of imminent starvation, however they were unfulf... Read more

Down with breadsticks!

Monday, March 28, 2011      0 comments

Today I went to Olive Garden with the family and managed to endure through the whole meal without eating any of the breadsticks. They're delicious, but definitely not worth the calories. I have no regrets tonight.... Read more

Holiday Eating

Friday, December 10, 2010      0 comments

The Bible teaches us to occupy our thoughts with the appropriate things (Philippians 4:8) and even gives us a list. While food is not a "wrong thing" to meditate on, it is a distracting thing for me. Currently, I am focusing on retraining my b... Read more

Next Phase of Life

Thursday, August 27, 2009      2 comments

I dropped B. off at the airport to head off for college today. Am I really that old?... Read more

No Regrets

Sunday, August 23, 2009      0 comments

I have no regrets on the new eating and exercise lifestyle. The longer term benefits greatly outweigh the immediate cost.... Read more

Things Taste So Much Sweeter

Wednesday, November 12, 2008      0 comments

My lifestyle change has included a massive reduction in the amount of sweets I consume. Because of my personality (actually my lack of discipline!), I do much better with "all or nothing" as opposed to "moderation" when it comes to sweets. Eat... Read more

Just to See If I Can

Wednesday, July 23, 2008      0 comments

There are some things I like to try just to see if I can do them. I still like to see if I can jump across the creek without getting wet, just to see if I can. I don't make it a lot of the time but tomorrow I'll probably try again just to see ... Read more

A Goal for April

Thursday, April 03, 2008      0 comments

I'm determined to be running at least one mile at least three times a week by the end of April. I've discovered that running on a treadmill is much easier (because of consistent pace and grade), but it isn't as interesting as running to the end... Read more

Demonstrating Discipline

Sunday, March 30, 2008      0 comments

Losing weight and controlling it is a great way for me to demonstrate how the Lord helps me in the area of personal discipline. Christ is a merciful and faithful high priest because he became a man, calling us brethren, and suffered death (Heb... Read more

Income and Expense

Friday, March 28, 2008      0 comments

They say you need to expend about 3500 more calories than you intake in order to lose one pound. Therefore, losing weight is about the only pastime in life where it's actually good for your expenses to be greater than your income.... Read more

Trying new things

Friday, March 28, 2008      0 comments

Somewhere along the line I quit eating breakfast - about 30 years ago! Man that makes me feel old. I don't remember any particular reason for stopping and never really missed it. Now that I'm trying to be a more healthy eater (is that good gr... Read more