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  • Back at the helm

    2/15/2017 8:40:41 AM, by IVANHOE64

    Vacation is over, and I am back at the parish! It's great to take vacation during the cool weather months, and I'm grateful that I had the oppor... Read more

  • No fish!

    2/11/2017 8:25:53 AM, by IVANHOE64

    I'm a little more than halfway through my vacation,and I have yet to catch a fish! (There's a reason that they call it "fishing", and not "catc... Read more

  • Vacation!

    2/6/2017 11:22:25 AM, by IVANHOE64

    It's a quiet time of year, so it's a perfect time to knock off for a week of vacation! The next week will find me fishing, birdwatching, beach c... Read more

  • Many Positive Changes

    1/28/2017 10:32:37 PM, by IVANHOE64

    My time on SparkPeople has produced many positive changes. First and foremost, of course, is that I've lost forty-five pounds. I'm wearing clot... Read more

  • Yes he did!

    1/25/2017 7:38:27 AM, by NSAL78

    He died for you. The least you can do is live for him... Read more

  • New Years' Resolutions?

    1/2/2017 7:59:47 AM, by IVANHOE64

    As I write this, it is the second day of January, 2017, and I have not made any New Years' resolutions. That's not to say that I won't - I just ... Read more

  • Back at the parish

    12/28/2016 11:19:47 PM, by IVANHOE64

    I took two days off and went to visit family in San Antonio. I managed to visit with my mother, all four of my brothers, my sister, and even a c... Read more

  • Slow down. Calm down. Just BE.

    12/27/2016 11:55:07 AM, by SAFIRE82

    So read over my last couple blog posts from back in November. The passage of time has been a total blur lately in many ways. In other ways I real... Read more

  • Feeling better, looking younger

    12/27/2016 7:02:23 AM, by IVANHOE64

    Yesterday I had the great joy of seeing a cousin whom I'd not seen in at least five years. She didn't ask ask if I'd lost weight; she said I loo... Read more

  • A new challenge!

    12/26/2016 11:16:19 AM, by IVANHOE64

    SP has a good article about fifteen free apps that can help with the pursuit of a healthier life. I didn't download all fifteen - you need to pi... Read more

  • Happy Holidays?

    12/25/2016 7:54:45 AM, by IVANHOE64

    I've learned not to get too worked up when people say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Merry Christmas". Why? Well, the word "holiday" comes from "... Read more

  • A nice, simple supper before the festivities begin

    12/24/2016 8:04:49 PM, by IVANHOE64

    One of my parishioners brought me a good-sized salad and some home-made lentil soup for supper this evening. What a great gift, since I need to ... Read more

  • Bell Peppers

    12/24/2016 2:56:18 PM, by IVANHOE64

    The local grocery store had bell peppers marked down for quick sale a few days ago, so I stocked up. Right now - in the quiet before my Christma... Read more

  • Blue Christmas

    12/22/2016 6:15:23 AM, by IVANHOE64

    All over South Texas, pie makers and pastry chefs are looking at pictures of the old me and singing, "Blue Christmas".... Read more

  • Restaurant websites

    12/21/2016 7:28:45 AM, by IVANHOE64

    It's great to have access to the websites of restaurants when you know that you're going out to eat. Many of them have nutritional information p... Read more

  • It's so good to be home

    12/20/2016 7:26:33 AM, by IVANHOE64

    It's great to be back in Onederland! I was walking on air all day yesterday - partly, no doubt, because I wasn't weighed down with that excess f... Read more

  • I made it!

    12/19/2016 8:38:23 AM, by IVANHOE64

    Good morning, denizens of Onederland. After twenty-five years away, I'm back! Let's have a healthy Christmas together, OK?... Read more

  • Definitely back on track

    12/18/2016 7:53:35 AM, by IVANHOE64

    Good Sunday morning! I am back on track for sure! Onederland: in sight. Target: acquired.... Read more

  • Game on!

    12/17/2016 7:16:54 AM, by IVANHOE64

    This morning, as I continue my return to normalcy (see last blog entry), I decided to take an unofficial weigh-in (the more official one will be ... Read more

  • Delays

    12/16/2016 8:54:05 PM, by IVANHOE64

    I was delayed from taking the exit ramp to Onederland by a sudden and unexpected allergic reaction, that left me not able to do much beyond the m... Read more

  • Next Exit?

    12/10/2016 11:03:31 AM, by IVANHOE64

    I'm still proceeding along the road back to Onederland, and I'm pretty sure that the sign I just passed read: "Onederland - Next Exit".... Read more

  • A healthier tomorrow

    12/4/2016 7:32:58 AM, by IVANHOE64

    Yesterday I had occasion to see several people whom I had not seen in years - in some cases, ten or fifteen years - and almost every one of them ... Read more

  • Approaching Onederland

    12/1/2016 9:00:57 AM, by IVANHOE64

    Up ahead . . . is that the skyline of Onederland that I see? Yes, I think it is. I'm almost there!... Read more

  • Thirty-five

    11/30/2016 7:33:11 AM, by IVANHOE64

    At weigh-in this morning, I was down thirty-five pounds from my starting weight. I'm drawing closer to Onederland, and I should be there soon!... Read more

  • On habits.

    11/29/2016 12:33:33 PM, by SAFIRE82

    Today as I go into day 2 of being back I have had many urges to grab certain foods and drinks. Dr. Pepper was there, I thought oh yum and was lik... Read more

  • 5K Challenge - DONE!

    11/28/2016 7:20:52 PM, by IVANHOE64

    Today I completed the "5k Your Way Walk/Jog Challenge". Actually, I'm kind of surprised that I did it at all. Five weeks ago, I could jog my me... Read more

  • Today and time to move on.

    11/28/2016 7:15:18 PM, by SAFIRE82

    Had one soda today, well, really it was more like 2 or 3 because of the size of the cup they gave me at the restaurant! Anyway. I wasn't happy I ... Read more

  • Just a baby step back into things today.

    11/27/2016 7:34:24 PM, by SAFIRE82

    Baby steps, today I simply focused on water intake and made sure my snacks were healthy. Fruit, veggies for snacks. My meals were eh. Not that gr... Read more

  • Day 21, afternoon, thoughts on balance.

    11/27/2016 3:39:45 PM, by SAFIRE82

    I have been learning, and still am learning and growing, in the area of finding BALANCE in all things. I know there are times for things to be a ... Read more

  • 7 week hiatus

    11/27/2016 1:28:04 AM, by SAFIRE82

    So I was away from SP for about 7 weeks. The last update I posted says "day 20". Well, I don't feel like these past 7 weeks I was focused on losi... Read more

  • Starting Again

    11/16/2016 10:22:46 AM, by DSAUCEDO54

    So I'm starting again, on my journey ,that I have never left. Still trying to get to goal. A recent surgery and thus down time, helped me gain tw... Read more

  • People are Noticing

    11/13/2016 2:59:27 PM, by IVANHOE64

    Weekend Masses are over and plenty of people offered me compliments on my weight loss. One parishioner said: "I'm seeing less and less of you." ... Read more

  • Thirty-three down!

    11/11/2016 7:47:44 AM, by IVANHOE64

    At my weigh-in this morning, I was down thirty-three pounds. I continue to draw closer to Onederland; in fact, I'm beginning to recognize some o... Read more

  • New Clothing

    11/4/2016 8:06:05 AM, by IVANHOE64

    I've worn a 17.5 collar for many years, and there were times when even that was tight. Two days ago, I went out and bought a new shirt with a 16... Read more

  • Thirty Below

    10/28/2016 8:09:48 AM, by IVANHOE64

    As of this morning, it's thirty below here - that is to say, my weight is now thirty pounds below what it was when I started in late June! My jo... Read more

  • Little off track

    10/26/2016 12:37:54 PM, by LMFLORES1393

    Woke up with a bad headache so I didn't get up and exercise like I wanted. But I packed healthy food for the day and hopefully when I get home I'... Read more

  • First day

    10/24/2016 10:07:15 AM, by LMFLORES1393

    Today is the first day in what I'm calling my lifestyle change, I don't like saying diet because diets are temporary. I want a good change in my ... Read more

  • This Week's Challenges

    10/24/2016 7:22:50 AM, by IVANHOE64

    Last week, after beginning the 5K Challenge, I had to put it on hold (for a few different reasons that aren't terribly interesting - even to me).... Read more

  • 5K Challenge

    10/17/2016 9:24:45 PM, by IVANHOE64

    Yesterday I was inspired when I read the story of a fellow Sparker who had dropped a bunch of weight and then competed in a 5K. My main exercise... Read more

  • Squash Seeds

    10/16/2016 8:14:23 AM, by IVANHOE64

    A couple of nights ago, I made the Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash for supper. (Look it up in SparkRecipes - easy, tasty, and very healthy.) After r... Read more

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