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Failure? Never
8/23/2014 7:30:13 AM,  3 COMMENTS

I have been following Leo Babauta's blogs and one of his latest blogs at helps us to believe in ourselves regardless of whether...  Read more


Size 10 jeans!!
8/23/2014 12:56:25 AM,  9 COMMENTS

I bought some size 10 jeans tonight. WOOHOO! They are old navy and they seem to run a bit bigger but they FIT. A little snug but yippee. :). I...  Read more


Water aerobics, part deux...
8/22/2014 5:24:55 PM,  3 COMMENTS

It appears that I over did it on Wednesday. I ached all day Thursday. I went back this morning and only did 1.5 hours and seem to be ok. Yeah! We will...  Read more


And What A Day It Was!
8/22/2014 10:15:21 AM,  1 COMMENTS

So, I have been pretty freakin' annoyed at work lately. I guess I need to come to terms with the fact that I have some deep-rooted control issues. Wha...  Read more


best part of day today
8/20/2014 8:41:46 PM,  2 COMMENTS

After being on vacation the last couple of weeks, today finally got back to really tracking. Started writing out some goals for the fall. Printed ou...  Read more


Water Aerobics
8/20/2014 6:44:20 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I went to water aerobics and it was wonderful! That first hour was rough, balance issues, but that was expected since I have been sedentary for so lon...  Read more


Skipping the Gym Today
8/20/2014 3:17:40 PM,  2 COMMENTS

So, I skipped the gym today. I have really mixed feelings about it. I've gone Monday and yesterday this week, but I promised myself that this was the...  Read more


Vacation Setbacks
8/19/2014 5:43:32 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I haven't written in a bit - just got back from vacation. Had a really good time, but I absolutely hated the way I ate. When you need to follow a bu...  Read more


Getting out the Door
8/19/2014 9:11:04 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Every time I leave the house for the office, it feels like such a damn production. I feel like I'm leaving for a week, weighted with a million things....  Read more


What we can learn from the Ferguson, Mo events.
8/17/2014 12:09:44 PM,  4 COMMENTS

The vary tragic events in Ferguson, Missouri seem to have people on both sides jumping to contrary conclusions. Maybe a deeper understanding and appr...  Read more


This coming week...
8/16/2014 1:51:54 PM,  2 COMMENTS

is one of many changes. The Hubs worked the day shift today and will be working that again tomorrow. Leaving me home for doing my morning routine by m...  Read more


America - what's with all of the supersize platters?
8/15/2014 8:36:36 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I want to dinner with my friend last week and we shared a platter. Our plates came up so full I didn't finish my dinner - and that was just half of t...  Read more


Another Wonky Morning
8/14/2014 9:17:44 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Yesterday was a crazy morning. Crazy mornings happen from time to time. When I have two crazy mornings in a row, I start to feel like I'm an unwilling...  Read more


Pre Europe Update
8/13/2014 8:46:08 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I thought this would be a good time for another health update. Current weight 168.5 lbs as of this morning. What an awesome feeling to be under 170, a...  Read more


How I sifted thru conflicting diet infro.
8/13/2014 6:35:42 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I was kind of sold on a carb cycling/exercise plan by Shaun Hadshall and have lost enough weight on it to feel that it is working for me. Also, I fou...  Read more


The Mole, The Flooded Road, The Forgotten Breakfast...
8/13/2014 9:23:43 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Today I had one of "those" mornings. The fates seemed against me getting my workout in to start the day. I opened my dresser drawer with all my workou...  Read more


A Small Step Forward
8/11/2014 10:22:13 PM,  2 COMMENTS I was so happy to finally see a few pounds drop off this week. I have been working hard exercisin...  Read more


~ Day 1/60 Piyo ~
8/11/2014 11:54:58 AM,  8 COMMENTS

... I will begin Week One today of BB Piyo 60 day program. I previewed it over the weekend and tried a couple of the exercises and I really enjoy the...  Read more


~ Day 11/30: Personal Paleo Code (PPC) ~
8/11/2014 8:10:33 AM,  5 COMMENTS

Day 11: 8/11/14 IF: 13 hours L: smoke turkey sausage, large baby spinach salad with sliced mushrooms, tomatoes & paleo ranch dressin...  Read more


8/10/2014 5:17:46 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Watching TLC's binge of 'My 600-lb Life'. It's a real eye opener. I am speechless. They have already run three of them, and will carry on through...  Read more


Status update...
8/10/2014 1:59:55 PM,  1 COMMENTS

The summer is slipping by so fast. I think I am finally back to normal from the Dallas trip. Don't want to do that anytime soon. It was so hard...  Read more


Me v Houseguests
8/10/2014 9:00:53 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Having houseguests is always a bit stressful. Stressful for my wife since she is the designated "cleaner" and stressful for me as I am the designated...  Read more


Recumbent Bike Day .5
8/7/2014 9:30:55 AM,  0 COMMENTS

When I first started getting serious about losing weight about six years ago, I started with a recumbent bike. I had one in my bedroom and I would get...  Read more


How to find and live your dreams
8/7/2014 7:28:30 AM,  5 COMMENTS

Hi I just want to let you know you have talents that enable you to do great things, but you have to work at it. Life isn't easy; the trick is to get p...  Read more


Setting short term goals
8/7/2014 6:37:13 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Setting short term goals is working for me. Instead of looking at the whole picture and worrying how I will lose all this weight I am trying to do sh...  Read more


~ DAY 6/30: Personal Paleo Code (PPC) ~
8/6/2014 11:14:25 PM,  6 COMMENTS

~ Day 6: 8/6/14: Breakfast: 1/2 apple, walnuts and pomegranate white tea Lunch: Butter chicken over riced cauliflower and multicolor pepp...  Read more


Elliptical Day One
8/6/2014 9:23:33 AM,  7 COMMENTS

I've always stuck to the treadmill at the gym. I love the treadmill. It's familiar. It's easy. I can vary my speed and incline based on the song that...  Read more


8/5/2014 8:35:02 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Hi there, Spark Friends!!! :-) I am still here, I have been following Spark blogs, but not writing any of my own!!!!!! Hmmm....where to begin on a...  Read more


Three day weekend and made it through
8/5/2014 5:16:01 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Made it through a 3 day weekend with a .3 weight gain. I tried to be careful with what I ate. Had company for the weekend and we were out of town so...  Read more


~ DAY 4/30: Personal Paleo Code (PPC) ~
8/4/2014 10:19:29 PM,  7 COMMENTS

~ Day 4: 8/4/14: BREAKFAST: 1/4 cup blueberries, walnuts & pomegranate white tea LUNCH: Roasted chicken legs & Harticot vert green...  Read more


Jog is improving
8/4/2014 5:49:15 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I am doing good right now. My neck (knock on wood, while praising The Lord) is doing good! I am so happy about that! It took a long time. I guess...  Read more


Lesson's learned
8/4/2014 10:41:51 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Well I have learned many lessons this last week. I just hope that it all sinks in and when an event or the binge urge comes that I will remember my le...  Read more


One Stone At A Time
8/4/2014 8:27:13 AM,  0 COMMENTS

My goal for myself was a bit rough. So I decided I needed to take baby steps into it. After looking at a empty jar for four days because of li...  Read more


~ DAY 3/30: Personal Paleo Code (PPC) & Update ~
8/3/2014 3:44:47 PM,  5 COMMENTS

... Hi guys, it's been awhile I know. I have been staying on track with my eating as well as walking and exercising regularly. I have actually chan...  Read more


And here we go again.
7/30/2014 2:53:11 PM,  3 COMMENTS

ok, So I don't diet - that only makes me gain weight, but my eating reasonably healthy is not helping me to lose weight so I guess I have to try somet...  Read more


Week 2
7/29/2014 1:38:53 PM,  3 COMMENTS

It is Tuesday and it had been a week and one day since my neck started flaring up. It is still bothering me. The pain isn't as bad, but it is enough...  Read more


Exercise how's and when's
7/28/2014 9:45:27 AM,  2 COMMENTS

GENERAL Exercise is as basic a need as eating. I believe in a fitness lifestyle in which you achieve a balance between your eating habits and how an...  Read more


Aging gracefully
7/27/2014 5:22:43 PM,  10 COMMENTS

I agree that aging can be hard, but the saying "GROWING UP SEEMS TO BE GIVING UP THE JOYS OF BEING YOUNG AT HEART/ FEELING ALIVE " doesn't have to be...  Read more


Going Beyond My Mistakes
7/24/2014 10:51:53 PM,  0 COMMENTS

source I am a first grade teacher I am always telling my students to take risks and if you make a m...  Read more


Sore neck, but making good choices
7/24/2014 2:22:25 PM,  3 COMMENTS

My motivation has switched gears this week. It is so strange how my motivation comes and goes for no apparent reason. It is unexplainable. I am ver...  Read more


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