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1st 5 K
Saturday, October 13, 2012      6 comments

I finished. I was dead last out of 12 participants - including after my 70 year old mother who had to walk the whole way due to a bum ankle. But I won my age division. ... Read more
1 year later & 50 pounds lighter
Sunday, August 26, 2012      9 comments

About a year ago I was able to start consistently losing weight - because my gallbladder was going bad. After it was gone I had lost the habit of curling up in my refrigerator after work and kept losing. I also started the move to a vegan life... Read more
The Cheese Problem
Saturday, July 07, 2012      6 comments

My greatest challenge in the transition to a vegan lifestyle has been cheese. I even came across information about the new blood type diet program and for B types dairy is a passion. I've never been fond of milks. My yogurt went peacefully. ... Read more
Another vegan step - the favorites list
Saturday, June 30, 2012      1 comments

Continuing to transition to a vegan lifestyle and it is getting more complicated to avoid mega giant agribusiness. Now I'm on the look out for those sneaky GMOs, too. But for today I finally cleaned out my SP food favorites list of anyth... Read more
Coming back
Thursday, June 28, 2012      2 comments

I was able to start exercising again today. Just 30 minutes. It will take some time coming back. Before my cardiac problems I had lost 49 pounds. After having to give up exercise for awhile with diagnosis and surgery - along with associated ... Read more
Heart surgery
Friday, June 15, 2012      3 comments

After a 911 call the ER doctor found the problem. My pacemaker is no longer functioning correctly. The company technician tried to program around it without success. The only solution is surgery - or living with the really lousy cardiac sympt... Read more
Heart Problems?
Saturday, June 09, 2012      2 comments

I've been having dizzy spells. And a little over a week ago I was exercising hard and added chest discomfort to the list. So my doctor is referring me to my cardiologist. Can't be anything too serious since they are waiting until the 20th to ... Read more
Service Opportunity
Thursday, May 31, 2012      1 comments

About three months ago I discovered real unconditional overwhelming love. And it needs an outlet. My job provides some service opportunities. But not the one I have been drawn too - homelessness. At the suggestion of my psychiatrist I read "... Read more
My happiness - you can't have it
Friday, May 18, 2012      5 comments

I went through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy about two years ago in the hospital (3rd of 4 trips). I think I finally got it. I started the day feeling great - very happy - smiling. Enough to make me worry that I might be going manic. But ... Read more
Getting close to halfway - need to pick a reward. Ideas?
Sunday, May 13, 2012      5 comments

When I started this journey I needed to lose 100 pounds and change. So I'm basically working on 100 pounds and will let the remainder deal with itself with my new good habits. Well I'm down 46 pounds. That means in 4 pounds I get to reward my... Read more
Ouch - my knee
Wednesday, May 09, 2012      4 comments

I have injured my knee. At first it was hurting a little when hiking uphill. I ignored and exercised a couple more days anyway. Then it was hurting all the time and swollen. So now I am trying to be nice to it meaning - NO EXERCISE. I am re... Read more
In a funk
Friday, May 04, 2012      3 comments

This week has not been good. I haven't exercised as much as I should. And I've been binge eating. My spouse has me upset on a couple of topics. I have started to get back into my routine today - instead of drowning my sorrows in a cheesecak... Read more
Car wreck
Friday, April 20, 2012      1 comments

About a week and a half ago I pulled out in front of an oncoming vehicle. My car was totaled. If the other driver had not swerved his BIG pick-up truck would have landed in my lap. But when all was said and done there were no injuries. Fast ... Read more
Happy Birthday Mom
Sunday, April 08, 2012      2 comments

Tomorrow is my Mother';s 70th birthday. I'll be working so we celebrated today. A 2 mile hike in perfect weather. Then we had ice cream cones. She is particularly fond of coffee flavor. Ice cream isn't exactly on the plan. But your mother ... Read more
5K - part one
Wednesday, April 04, 2012      1 comments

Monday afternoon it finally occurred to me that there is now enough daylight after work to take the dog for a walk. Then it rained. And rained again. So we finally got out today. So how did I do after a winter of indoors workouts on the exer... Read more

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