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Sleep earlier, lose weight
7/13/2014 8:35:10 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Researchers have found that a good night's sleep helps people lose weight. See I also found that by skipping late night TV an...  Read more


7/12/2014 9:21:15 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Well, sort of. Specifically, I've been stuck at the same weight for several weeks, despite being much more consistent about tracking food, drinki...  Read more


So proud of my wife
7/8/2014 9:00:12 AM,  1 COMMENTS

My wife changed her lifestyle three weeks ago and is down over 2 inches in waist and 11 pounds. The best part is we are doing this together. Keep...  Read more


Of course you hurt, it's supposed to hurt. So keep pedalling!
7/7/2014 6:49:45 PM,  14 COMMENTS

Part 1: A Bicycle is a Unicycle with a Training Wheel When I was 14 years-old I decided I wanted to work on my balance. I bought a Schwinn unicy...  Read more


7/6/2014 7:41:06 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Everyone be good today!...  Read more


Running in central park!
7/5/2014 10:31:17 PM,  1 COMMENTS

"before" = at the hotel as I was leaving to central park. "after" = mid-run, by a lake
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Cheat meal Friday
7/5/2014 11:33:11 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I survived my cheat meal and feel ok today. I worked out hard this morning, and feel better. I have a lot of fat to loose, but feel quite motivated......  Read more


Happy 4th
7/4/2014 8:33:00 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Happy Birthday America, God Bless you......  Read more


I Broke My Leg - An Update/Yoga!
7/3/2014 11:19:34 AM,  6 COMMENTS

522 I see that my last post was detailing my half and full marathon training. sigh. 535 Shortly after I wrote that post, I went to Mexico with m...  Read more


Fat down
7/3/2014 9:41:27 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I had an official weigh in yesterday. I am down 10.2 lbs in 13 days. My fat went down 6 pounds and my other went down 5 lbs. according to the fat sens...  Read more


Protein Pancakes!
7/2/2014 11:08:05 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Check out my Recipe of the Week post. Protein Pancakes!
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busy day
7/1/2014 7:07:04 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I started off walking at nearly 5 mph for 20 min. I was listening to oldies Heart Barracuda, Martial Tucker Band etc. Nothing like old school to get y...  Read more


7/1/2014 10:33:00 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Look what's going on for me in July!
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Sir Anthony Hopkin's waltz
6/30/2014 11:15:08 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Anthony Hopkins wrote a waltz as a young musician but had never heard it played by an orchestra. He went into acting and gave up on the music end ...  Read more


8 pounds down in one week
6/30/2014 8:52:04 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I started back last Monday. I weighed today and I am down 8 pounds. I have been eating well and working out a lot. Hard work yields great results......  Read more


Newer Ideal Weight Guidelines
6/29/2014 7:28:27 PM,  9 COMMENTS

I been away from Spark for a while as I had other interests - math, writing, a declutter challenge, Zen Habits, vacation etc. Even so, I have been s...  Read more


Getting ready for my trip!
6/28/2014 4:26:44 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I will be in NYC for a couple days for work, including "business" dinner, starting on Monday. For the actual presentation I'm wearing my pantsuit that...  Read more


Jab-cross-hook-cut! Whooo!
6/26/2014 9:57:50 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I always use 1-lb hand weights for most of TurboKick, the exception being the punches section when I use 2-lbers. Tonight I used them in the finale to...  Read more


Time Sinks
6/26/2014 12:04:03 PM,  0 COMMENTS

My SparkCoach is talking a lot about time wasters and time sinks today. Of course, TV is mentioned a few times. Before I really explore what my time w...  Read more


Random Update
6/24/2014 12:32:47 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Hello! So, as you can see I've not been keeping up with my plan to blog every week on my weigh in day. As it turns out, it's not easy to meet pe...  Read more


Bike Ride Back to the Past
6/24/2014 12:42:43 AM,  10 COMMENTS

Part 1: A Little History On January 29th I had reconstructive ankle surgery that took a lot out of me. I was in a cast for 6 weeks, which seeme...  Read more


Recipe of the Week: Rocotta and Orzo Stuffed Tomatoes
6/19/2014 9:34:29 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Check out my rendition of's ricotta and orzo stuffed tomatoes!
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That time I Used To Run
6/18/2014 7:47:36 AM,  3 COMMENTS

May/June goings on and life with a foot injury....
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Rehab, Run, Ride, Lift and Track - Sounds Easy
6/14/2014 1:16:44 PM,  10 COMMENTS

Part 1: Fighting to Lose Weight and Get Back in Shape I know exactly the time and date that I was last in great shape. On August 19th 2011 at 12...  Read more


packing up
6/13/2014 1:54:54 PM,  5 COMMENTS

wow packing up is a huge issue - i really hope this is the last time i have to do it shewwy...  Read more


6/13/2014 10:08:53 AM,  0 COMMENTS

New classes start on Monday and I'll be taking two summer intensives: Matte Painting and Cross-Cultural Understanding. I'll do an art journal for the...  Read more


What's with me?
6/11/2014 1:37:41 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I think I'm motivated but don't seem to find the strength to move... I'm positive it'll change. 386...  Read more


Visa process
6/10/2014 4:01:23 PM,  5 COMMENTS

After near on three years my visa has been accepted and i will be officially packing up and moving - cat, dog and all - i am so excited cant wait to b...  Read more


90 Days
6/9/2014 9:55:55 AM,  1 COMMENTS

So today marks 90 days since changing my eating and workout habits. The first 30 days were a bit of a disappointment.  Read more


New trigger for my strength training
6/7/2014 7:48:30 AM,  6 COMMENTS

I missed a strength training day yesterday and it got me to rethink the time slot I plan to do strength training since I have trouble sticking to a st...  Read more


Frederick Running Festival Recaps
6/6/2014 11:25:15 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Here are the links to my recaps on the FRF races I ran in the beginning of May.. finally got around to writing them! 5K: purplerunningpug.word...  Read more


Using compassion and love to prevent, end or lessen the harm
6/5/2014 5:07:12 PM,  6 COMMENTS

In my two blogs about letting go of ideals that conflict with your reality, I discussed the first two steps of letting go. It has been awhile since...  Read more


Fitness Scheduling Difficulties
6/4/2014 12:28:25 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Hello! Every time I come on SparkPeople I get super excited to go to a fitness class at Shapes. I'm still feeling gungho about trying to do five...  Read more


Too Optimistic
6/3/2014 1:11:13 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Hello SparkPeople! I have decided to do an interim blog today as I am having a tough week in terms of food, despite some very good intentions. ...  Read more


Before and After Pics
6/2/2014 9:43:30 PM,  11 COMMENTS

Here is the china hutch that we turned into a buffet/display shelving. Here is the kitchen Here is the island There is still p...  Read more


A Bike Trail with No Name - Riding Big Nimby
6/1/2014 11:30:24 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Part 1: No Name Trail Glenwood Canyon was cut by the mighty Colorado River. Years ago there was a town of "No Name", which is now a rest stop. ...  Read more


Long may we run!
6/1/2014 8:12:29 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I hope this is ok; I copied and pasted my response to a thread on another site. The topic was "things that make you really happy." Working out......  Read more


Which One Are You?
6/1/2014 3:20:09 PM,  3 COMMENTS

If I did this correctly then there should be a picture above of two birds. One is standing with its wings spread and the other is down. It seems...  Read more


Not Workable...
6/1/2014 1:42:44 PM,  2 COMMENTS

But I'll keep trying. I spent most of trying to work my plan of preparing meals for the week. But I found it to be rather tiring, and not enjoya...  Read more


Message for all parents of young men
5/31/2014 5:55:17 PM,  6 COMMENTS

The following link contains an important message for all parents of young men but is directed to fathers who probably have the...  Read more


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