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Grand Canyon Hike Remembered

Saturday, November 10, 2012      12 comments

As the 5% Fall Challenge makes a "virtual" trip to the Grand Canyon, I remember back to a hike I made in March of 1984 with my 10-year old son. It was a trip I'll never forget. We were to hike down the South Kaibab trail, walk along the r... Read more

Sometimes the Doctors are Wrong...

Tuesday, October 30, 2012      11 comments

I had a freakish accident about 8 years ago and broke both of the bones in my lower right leg (freakish meaning I broke my leg jumping for beads at Mardi Gras... ). Although the doctors put it all back together with plates and screws, my tendon... Read more

Does Exercise and Better Nutrition Really Help?

Saturday, October 27, 2012      13 comments

I'm not perfect. While I exercise regularly now, I still have my challenges with the calories. But overall, I am eating much better than I was 4 months ago when I finally decided to get healthy again. So ... did it work? In June, I weig... Read more

Starting Over

Friday, October 05, 2012      6 comments

I've tried to clean up my SparkTeams by deleting ones I haven't been active in. Unfortunately, this inadvertantly deleted my "streaks" associated with them. Yesterday was also an extremely busy day and I only got 9,500 steps in - stopping my 1... Read more

Having A Bad Day?

Wednesday, September 26, 2012      2 comments

All of us have bad days. For example: You're so busy you revert to old habits. Those food tempations are just too great. You feel tired, so you quit your program for a day or two. Something happens in your life ma... Read more

Overcoming Adversity

Sunday, September 23, 2012      6 comments

I had my first real setback this week when I just couldn't seem to keep my calories under control. Eating out 3 times, visiting Costco (with all the samples), and "grazing" at night just did me in. Instead of letting it get to me, though, I bu... Read more

Walking to Become Fit

Monday, September 10, 2012      6 comments

About 2 months ago, I began using a pedometer again and found that I had a hard time getting 10,000 steps a day. When I worked, I walked all around a large building (with steps), meeting with people instead of talking with them on the phone. ... Read more

Motivation to Get Healthy

Tuesday, September 04, 2012      3 comments

I used to be very active until my wife got seriously ill and couldn't do any of our favorite activities any more. It finally "hit home" how out of shape I was when we visited some friends (a couple) in Virginia. The wife in Virginia was a for... Read more

Motivation to Exercise

Sunday, August 26, 2012      3 comments

I have to keep the goal in mind - lose weight and get in shape so I can do the long tough hikes I used to do. I also want to look better - and see my belt again! It won't be easy some days, but I have to remember the progress I've made so far ... Read more


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