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The one with the fashionista and the wedding advice
7/2/2014 2:13:11 PM,  0 COMMENTS

So I'm in the office of a coworker, and we're talking wedding dresses and diets. What is it with the wedding dress and diet correlation? I mean,...  Read more

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The one where I get halfway back to last year
6/30/2014 10:40:36 AM,  4 COMMENTS

So. It's like, you run and you work out and you eat better. And then you finish a crazy ass race like a spartan sprint, and you get a crazy medal, and...  Read more

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the one where I forget that I haven't worked out in a while
1/21/2014 9:35:02 PM,  2 COMMENTS

You ever get that feeling like you're invincible? Or, that slight, gym-related amnesia that forgets how long it's been since you've really done this?...  Read more

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The one where you resolution and struggle but get back on
1/20/2014 2:41:29 PM,  1 COMMENTS

The gym is packed. "Damn resolutioners" I say, because that is what I say, but you know, I haven't been here in a while, at least not consistent...  Read more

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The one where Rich lays the last few months down...
12/16/2013 9:20:45 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Suffice to say, I'm off the wagon and desperately trying to get back on. But you want more than that, I know. My apologies. Its just... sometimes...  Read more

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The one with a couple more spartan race photos...
9/30/2013 3:08:20 PM,  1 COMMENTS

here are a few of the "official" shots of me suffering :) ...  Read more

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The one where I become a Spartan!
9/30/2013 2:40:18 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I know, the ideal me would look like I was in the film 300. At least, part of me wishes that. Heaven forbid, however, I get that big and people start...  Read more

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The one where I beat my five-kay goal (and photos!)
9/9/2013 3:46:53 PM,  7 COMMENTS

This weekend was the 28th anniversary Mushroom Festival in Kennet Square, PA. So I made a weekend of it. Friday night I rushed home to pack the kids u...  Read more

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The one where sweat, ew.
8/22/2013 9:57:24 AM,  5 COMMENTS

8:05 PM. The sun going down on a small town in Pennsylvania. I'm feeling a little lethargic due to two days of non-ideal eating (pasta twice in a sing...  Read more

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The one where a decade ago returns
8/18/2013 11:55:02 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Friday. Somewhere beyond the hours of traffic on the garden state parkway (which incidentally, was more like a park-way than a high-way), I arrived at...  Read more

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The one where I cry a little
8/15/2013 2:16:00 PM,  8 COMMENTS

I am either going to emotionally eat tonight or not eat at all. Currently, lunch has gone to the latter. My seven year old niece, I have just l...  Read more

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the one about the cape (with photos...)
8/11/2013 10:39:44 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Seven days, lots more eating than was entirely necessary, but it was too full of nostalgia and importance not to. Besides, I felt great. Fl...  Read more

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Getting back at it!
8/5/2013 9:34:14 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Hi to those of you reading my blog, I'm honored. I had a crisis for a year and half that I am realizing my weight loss goals are going to be...  Read more

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The one where I shake-it like I just don't care
7/19/2013 8:37:55 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Woke up this morning. Did my fifty pushups. Went to the scale as I do every morning. (I know, I know, don't weigh yourself every day. But I'm a Quan...  Read more

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The one with the kids comments and my peepers getting weepy
7/17/2013 10:10:58 PM,  2 COMMENTS

"Daddy. you're sweaty" my middle daughter says while giggling her little tushy off watching me do kettlebells in the basement. "You're all drippy and...  Read more

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The one where I find myself at a random birthday party
7/14/2013 10:57:45 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I moved into my neighborhood in PA in March after changing jobs. It was a big move, from VA to PA, from the corporate consulting lifestyle to the corp...  Read more

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The one where I eat a steak and don't worry about it
7/13/2013 9:59:22 AM,  4 COMMENTS

INDULGENCE. So today, I joyfully embark on an adventure where I will, without being angry at myself, eat what I want fully and completely withou...  Read more

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The one where the ninjas try to sabotage me but I survive
7/10/2013 9:17:26 PM,  2 COMMENTS

So. I'm in training. (please, make it stop. I dislike training that feels too simple to be spending four full days on...) I'm convinced that they...  Read more

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The one where I notice that I don't hate the way I look naked.
7/8/2013 8:59:33 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Mornings. They suck. No matter how much I wake in the morning, my circadian rhythm is such that I want to be up when it is dark and cool and asle...  Read more

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The one where I make a healthy barbeque to show my family how it's done
7/7/2013 3:33:01 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Dilemma: Parents (sicilian) coming with brother (heavy duty athlete, can eat anything due to that) to have a barbeque at our house, all kids included...  Read more

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The one where you fall off the wagon
7/5/2013 6:34:05 AM,  7 COMMENTS

July Fourth is a holiday that screams for falling off the wagon. I didn't disappoint the screamers. Although I kept it to only bouncing over...  Read more

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the one about exercise and diet making a difference...
7/2/2013 11:56:52 AM,  3 COMMENTS

I mentioned that I track everything, right? like more than is tracked here. I track what I read and my commute time -- a total quantified self. W...  Read more

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Another first week feeling...
6/24/2013 9:31:37 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I get bored easily. It's a known fact. If you can keep me interested, I'll happily be loyal. But if I get too bored, I start crashing around looking f...  Read more

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Pounding the Kettlebell
6/22/2013 3:07:44 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Let's talk about a heart-beating, badass workout. I cranked through my first kettlebell class at the gym this morning and my body is screaming out in...  Read more

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The Memory of a Hero
6/21/2013 11:04:09 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Today is the anniversary of the death of my cousin, SFC Jared C. Monti. Jared was killed in combat in Afghanistan while going above and beyond t...  Read more

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Keeping it interesting...
6/20/2013 10:03:11 AM,  0 COMMENTS

I'll admit it. I get bored easily. Life is so amazing and there are so many new and interesting things out there that I have a hard time keeping...  Read more

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Piglet and Pooh
6/19/2013 10:26:28 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I bumped into a blog that had an A. A. Milne quote at the top. I've always been a bit of a book guy, and children's books are no exception to this. It...  Read more

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Waxing Philosophical
6/17/2013 3:16:45 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Some days I wake up and my brain has been in operation at a meta-layer I'm not ready for. It turns on some sort of quote engine and the waves it sends...  Read more

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Dedication Frustration
6/14/2013 9:40:05 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Yeah, intensity. Right? Well, as I continue to drive through this fitness thing with a vengeance, I am becoming increasingly frustrated with the...  Read more

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The plague of intensity
6/12/2013 9:01:35 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Clarity seems to come in strange moments for me. Today it comes as I'm about to carve out an important meeting presentation -- craft it into something...  Read more

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On reading and weekends...
6/9/2013 10:26:57 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Reading is one of the things I most like to do. I've been actively (obsessively) tracking it in the same way that we track calories here at Sparkpeopl...  Read more

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Top 10 Complaint's from Wives and Mothers
5/13/2013 7:30:17 AM,  6 COMMENTS

TOP TEN COMPLAINTS FROM BIBLICAL MOTHERS OR WIVES By Grant MacDonald 10. Eve to Adam: "You never take me anywhere different to eat!" 9...  Read more

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Exercise Accountability #3
3/30/2013 10:10:59 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I completed 4 workouts this week. I'm very proud of myself. I also tracked my food for the majority of the week. I didn't do so well yesterday and...  Read more

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Exercise Accountability # 2
3/28/2013 8:24:50 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I thought I was a goner for a minute. I was seriously doubting myself last night because I thought that I wouldn't be able to pull it together to do...  Read more

LEXI24

Exercise Accountability #1
3/25/2013 10:15:08 AM,  0 COMMENTS

I needed to start being real about what I am putting into my mouth and the lack of exercise I have been doing. Because of this I decided to try and p...  Read more

LEXI24

Living in the Truth
3/19/2013 9:33:05 AM,  7 COMMENTS

Today was hard. I owned my current weight and I changed my tracker to reflect the truth. It sounds so silly as I hear the words I am typing in my he...  Read more

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Food Diary 2/24/2013
2/26/2013 4:57:39 AM,  1 COMMENTS

baked potato noodles wheat berries greek yogurt with blueberries, total cereal, wheat berries apple muffin...  Read more

MYHUBBYISMYHERO

12 Weeks From Now Will I Have Accomplished These?
1/21/2013 6:29:31 AM,  2 COMMENTS

We were challenged by our Shamrock leaders to do a fitness test and record the results. Crunches: 10 (these make me dizzy) Jumping Jacks: 40 Pla...  Read more

MYHUBBYISMYHERO

Drastic Times Call For Drastic Measures
12/8/2012 4:56:03 AM,  6 COMMENTS

The Christmas season holds many pleasant memories for me. One is not so pleasant and I am going to change that this year. I, along with many other peo...  Read more

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What Works For Me - May Also Work For You
11/13/2012 7:39:53 PM,  6 COMMENTS

All my adult life my weight has been a yo-yo. I don't have to explain it, most of you also have/had this problem. For the first time in my adult life,...  Read more

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