The Cost of Not Joining Spark People
Just a note to follow up on IndyGirl's latest email blast.
I can offer you the male perspective of her story as of this writing I'm down 252lbs. based on the benchmark we established when I went to visit my orthopedic surgeon... Read more
Resilience, and Why We Just Can't Quit
Well, you know it wasn't to long ago that I started this journey and decided that I was going to do what ever it takes to change my life. I decided that SparkPeople was the best tool to use to get my eating problems under control and getting ser... Read more
I must be doing something right, the newspaper just interviewed me!
I guess when you do something that is noticeable, some people think everyone should hear about it.
I got a call from a reporter from the local newspaper and he asked if I would do an interview about my journey. I agreed to it provided tha... Read more
It's all about GOALS and attaining them, what do you think?
A couple of my SparkBuddies wrote to me about my accomplishments, so I wrote back to them and told them how I did it. I thought I would share it with everyone.
What can I say, Life is good.
I had surgery on May 1 followed by emergency ... Read more
Today I'm Thankful For...
Today I'm thankful for a successful operation.
Here's the update on my recent surgery. Everything went as the doctor predicted it would with the exception of the infection, which thank goodness has not happened. Things couldn't be better. ... Read more
My Note to Danny
I just saw your Video Blog, way to go.
I've been a member of SparkPeople since January 2011. I can understand how you feel as I have had the same kind of challenges that you have all of my life. The difference is that I'm 5... Read more
It's All About Preparation
Hey there Gang, I'm happy to report that I'm home from the hospital and everything seems to have gone well. I donated just under 10 kg of tissue and skin to the Burn Ward.
I can tell you without a doubt, that the last year of preparation pa... Read more
The NEW PLAN
I got a note from one of the groups I belong to that was discussing the latest and greatest new DIET Plan being touted. Here was my response.
That's it, I've had it, everybody keeps telling me I should document my journey and tell everyone ... Read more
The Eater's Agreement
I subscribe to Marc David's Site and just read this and thought I should share it with all of you. You can find more of Marc's writing and ideas at:
I think we all need to read and re-read this, and re... Read more
I think Benjamin Franklin was Right!
I was reading my Sunday paper and came across an article referring to Benjamin Franklin's 13 Virtues. I figured that this was a great time to revisit them.
Benjamin Franklinís 13 Virt... Read more
A New Years Message that is for those of you who are not on my email list
Well Christmas and Hanukkah are now behind us and we are now looking at the New Year, either with cautious optimism or anticipation.
For myself it is a little bit of both. As I reflect on the past year it has been quite a... Read more
Let's Start the New Year Right With 16 ROCK SOLID Tips
I subscribed to a new lifestyle, Sparkpeople and along the way I subscribed to a whole bunch of newsletters on fitness and well being. I just got one from David Grisafi, where he outlines his 16 best tips, and I just had to share these with you.... Read more
OK, so it's the holiday season, do we quit living?
I just got this from Ben Pakulski, who is probably Canada's number 1 body builder and coach. I just had to share it with all of you. Please read and enjoy. Ben can walk the talk and talk the walk.
Alright boys and girls, the Holiday Season ... Read more
How To Squeeze A Little More Exercise Into Your Day
I was just going over a claim with my Group Insurer, Great West Life. I clicked on a link to a site that they have that provides health info and when I came across the following, I just had to share it.
It's not new, just like most things,... Read more
Somebody Asked Me For Some Advice, It Might Have Been A Mistake
Somebody asked me for advice on how to lose weight, I couldn't believe my ears, I thought they were talking to someone behind me, but there was nobody else in the room.
I listened to her story, and I told her that when think about the chall... Read more
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