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  • 8/5/15

    8/5/2015 11:10:18 PM, by RHOOK20047

    I need to thank all my friends out there for your support. I feel better today. Not toward the job, but towards life in general. We had anothe... Read more

  • The morning run experiment - can you support me?

    8/5/2015 3:16:38 AM, by HAKAPES

    I reflected what worked for me in the past, and what I could use from that in my new environment (see my previous blog post about Brussels). In a... Read more

  • 8/4/15

    8/4/2015 11:27:55 PM, by RHOOK20047

    A friend of mine told me to find something positive about this job to focus on to let go of the things that bug me so much about it, and I guess ... Read more

  • 8/3/15

    8/3/2015 8:54:34 PM, by RHOOK20047

    Nothing much to report on today. I am still dragging. Although I got some things done this weekend, I still have too much on my plate. I am go... Read more

  • Tech Revolt Continues!

    8/3/2015 1:45:00 PM, by PLMITCH

    I was really hoping the tech revolt that started in July was going to be a one month thing, but alas, not the case! So far this month: - ... Read more

  • 8/2/15

    8/2/2015 10:14:46 PM, by RHOOK20047

    I think I need to start listening to my body more. I had big plans for the weekend, and most didn't get done. I ran into a snag on the digital ... Read more

  • Day 9.... Countdown to surgery....

    8/2/2015 9:14:13 PM, by ON2VICTORY

    Day 9 The countdown continues... From my highest weight when I entered the program, I am now down 21 lbs. 14 of which has been from the last... Read more

  • 8/1/15

    8/1/2015 9:33:08 PM, by RHOOK20047

    Well, I am a little disappointed in myself. I didn't get anything done that I planned to do today. My furbabies are used to Mom feeding them be... Read more

  • What a workout!

    8/1/2015 7:53:43 PM, by PORTHOS75

    I helped a friend move today. He and his family were moving out of a 4 bedroom apartment to a 5 bedroom house. As you can imagine, there was... Read more

  • Tech Revolt!

    7/31/2015 10:03:03 PM, by PLMITCH

    So let me think of all the devices that revolted this week: work laptop, my wife's laptop, my running watch, my Fitbit! Let's hope next week tha... Read more

  • 7/31/15

    7/31/2015 9:14:35 PM, by RHOOK20047

    Well this weekend I am baching it since Margaret went to Kansas City to see the kids, and my older son has gone up to Chicago for the weekend. I... Read more

  • 7/30/15

    7/30/2015 10:45:01 PM, by RHOOK20047

    Well I got good news and bad news on the job front today. I don't have to work Sunday, as it was a volunteer shift on 2nd on Sunday and they did... Read more

  • Pretty decent start

    7/30/2015 10:07:50 AM, by PORTHOS75

    I'm now down about 12 pounds from when I started. A couple weeks ago I started tracking my food again. Saturday I started going to the ... Read more

  • 7/29/15

    7/29/2015 10:51:07 PM, by RHOOK20047

    Boy another hot one today. Didn't do too much today, short of some house cleaning before work, and I grilled some meat for the rest of the week,... Read more

  • Day 13... countdown to surgery

    7/29/2015 9:22:34 PM, by ON2VICTORY

    Day 13 This begins my countdown to surgery, my big day. I want to document the days leading up to and the days post op. So much really isn't... Read more

  • FitBit

    7/29/2015 3:24:37 PM, by PORTHOS75

    I picked up a FitBit HR Charge on Monday. I really enjoy the "live" tracking of Resting Metabolic Rate, steps, and calories burned vs. calor... Read more

  • A little update

    7/29/2015 3:21:20 PM, by JEREMYM

    i still like to blog but I have bloggers block. Here... Read more

  • 7/28/15

    7/28/2015 11:05:31 PM, by RHOOK20047

    Well this has been a long hot day. I got up at 7:30 when my friend who was changing my windshield got to my house. He wanted to do it before it... Read more

  • Almost there...

    7/28/2015 9:42:58 PM, by PLMITCH

    My start date back to work is tomorrow -- Wednesday, July 29. 182 days from when I got my notice. Thankfully that was not my last day -- that w... Read more

  • Her Eyes Have Seen the Glory...

    7/28/2015 7:58:43 AM, by BOSS61

    The things we take for granted with respect to our health... today's example is vision. So my Mom goes and finally has long-awaited and long... Read more

  • 7/27/15

    7/27/2015 9:14:23 PM, by RHOOK20047

    Boy was it hot today. 98 degrees with a 90% humidity. My windshield picked up two rocks last week and now my windshield has three cracks going... Read more

  • Migraines really stink

    7/27/2015 11:22:42 AM, by PORTHOS75

    Obvious title is obvious. I doubt anyone will disagree with this premise. Woke up yesterday with a "mild" migraine - mild in that instead of... Read more

  • Quote for Today 7/27/2015

    7/27/2015 9:42:03 AM, by 1DAY-ATA-TIME

    "A man can be as great as he wants to be. If you believe in yourself and have the courage, the determination, the dedication, the competitive dri... Read more

  • 7/26/15

    7/26/2015 7:48:59 PM, by RHOOK20047

    Not much to report today. Went to church and cantered for the first time in 5 months, since I got this present job. Seems like the songs select... Read more

  • July 26, 2015

    7/26/2015 8:46:41 AM, by DAVIDTHEHARP

    Ran 7.2 miles this a.m. with my daughter. She is training for a Fall marathon in Richmond. So proud of her. I am still on blood pressure meds ... Read more

  • Deja Vu

    7/25/2015 11:15:35 PM, by PORTHOS75

    I've been a bit depressed after reading my oldest available blog entry (just over 8 years old) and realizing I was talking about struggling to br... Read more

  • 7/25/15

    7/25/2015 10:33:56 PM, by RHOOK20047

    Boy the month is almost over, and the week is ending. Have I reached all the goals I had set for this week? Probably not, because I always set ... Read more

  • 7/24/15

    7/24/2015 8:47:49 PM, by RHOOK20047

    Well this was a day! I had an early (10:00 a.m.) meeting with one of my remote conferences, and google maps got me lost! Using some common sens... Read more

  • 7/23/15

    7/23/2015 8:46:45 PM, by RHOOK20047

    What a great day I had today! I have worked hard to stay off any committees, but my luck ran out and I am on the committee that I really feel th... Read more

  • 7/22/15

    7/22/2015 11:34:50 PM, by RHOOK20047

    Well I knew someone would pop my bubble! It happened when I went to work today, and my manager seemed to have gone off the deep end. We have a ... Read more

  • Restarting in Brussels - new habits for a new location

    7/22/2015 6:23:57 PM, by HAKAPES

    One of the key learning of the past months here in Brussels is that what worked for me in Austria, among the mountains, apple fields, pine trees,... Read more

  • 7/21/15

    7/21/2015 9:20:52 PM, by RHOOK20047

    Boy I had a busy day. I had to run some errands this morning, and since I couldn't sleep, I had plenty of time to do it. I am trying to find a ... Read more

  • 7/20/15

    7/20/2015 8:01:35 PM, by RHOOK20047

    I was planning on cutting the grass this morning, but I woke up at 10:00 to the steady sound so rain on the roof. I was shocked that I slept tha... Read more

  • Certified Personal Training advise needed....

    7/20/2015 7:10:15 PM, by TXHRT4U

    For those of you that are certified personal trainers or being trained by one, I need some advise. Nutrition is obviously a struggle with a lot ... Read more

  • FINALLY!

    7/20/2015 1:42:27 PM, by PLMITCH

    It has been a crazy last few months! It all started on May 1 when I "retired" from my previous company (not exactly by choice!). Then came my d... Read more

  • Truth has been revealed!

    7/20/2015 12:28:47 PM, by TXHRT4U

    I have been going through this year by semi watching what I eat and doing my daily exercises. Some weeks are good and some are bad. Lately I hav... Read more

  • Time to Start Over

    7/20/2015 12:23:49 AM, by DAVEINSEOUL

    Having just returned from the United States, I got a scare that made me realize just how much I have let my Spark lifestyle 'slip'. I was so... Read more

  • 7/19/15

    7/19/2015 11:17:53 PM, by RHOOK20047

    This was a rather nice, uneventful day. I went to church, which was the first time in 4 weeks that I had been to my church, we went to my son's ... Read more

  • 7/18/15

    7/18/2015 11:49:06 PM, by RHOOK20047

    Boy I can't wait for this day to end. I got up this morning to an irate chastising email from some teammates from another Spark Group. The disc... Read more

  • 7/17/15

    7/17/2015 8:54:42 PM, by RHOOK20047

    Glad I got my exercise in yesterday. I still did an hour today, but I was beat. I got up early today and went to the gym, before I went to the U... Read more

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