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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


6/23/2014 3:51:25 PM,  3 COMMENTS

It was encouraging to hear from some of our students and our youth minister after a week of camp. Being a former youth minister, my heart will always...  Read more


Daily Motivation
6/23/2014 1:30:02 PM,  1 COMMENTS

"Nothing lifts me out of a bad mood better than a hard workout on my treadmill. It never fails. " Have a blessed workout!...  Read more


For the next week...
6/22/2014 9:07:16 PM,  0 COMMENTS

For the next week, I'm going to be trying to stick to the SparkPeople meal plan. I just started with my dinner and prepared my lunch for tomorrow, and...  Read more


6/22/2014 1:50:40 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Our church has agreed to be the sponsor church in bringing the movie, "A Matter of Faith" to our area in the Fall. Also, we are looking forward to hea...  Read more


Uh oh...
6/21/2014 1:02:49 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Not a whole lot of excitement this week. I did go see the cardiologist though. I had a quick EKG taken which was a piece of cake. My blood pressure...  Read more


6/21/2014 12:05:01 PM,  5 COMMENTS

The heat is still with us in mid-Mo, which makes outdoor exertion challenging. There hasn't been any news regarding Jenny today. Our family is tr...  Read more


Excited, Anxious and Loving It
6/20/2014 10:25:26 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I really have no idea how to do this blog thing so bare with me if I ramble. Today my P90X3 partners and I went to Six Flags Over Georgia to celebrate...  Read more


6/20/2014 12:31:32 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Thanks so much for the prayers and concern that some of you have shown for Jenny and her two boys. We don't know much today, other than things have no...  Read more


Update on Jenny
6/19/2014 2:50:35 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Thanks so much for your prayers for Jenny and her two teenage boys. I was able to see her in the hospital today. She was in surprisingly good spirits...  Read more


Daily Motivation
6/18/2014 12:22:35 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I was just wondering how skinny Id be if I had to pedal to keep the computer on? Have a blessed workout!...  Read more


Jenny Brekhus
6/18/2014 11:18:09 AM,  6 COMMENTS

As i got into the office, i discovered that one of our members, who has been enduring a long battle with cancer is nearing the end. She is a young mot...  Read more


Muggy Morning
6/17/2014 11:34:36 AM,  7 COMMENTS

This morning's run was more of a challenge than usual due to the heat and humidity that have started coming our way. It's time for Summer to arrive, s...  Read more


"If we screw it up, start over" - Lee Iacocca
6/17/2014 9:01:49 AM,  2 COMMENTS

So... how's it going? Long time, no see. So a lot has been happening since last I checked in (you know, May 2010...). I got in a fitness & we...  Read more


"Pass me the crunchy, deep fried fat, please"
6/17/2014 8:34:00 AM,  2 COMMENTS

This month ABC-TV is coming to town to start filming for the 'Extreme Weight Loss' TV show. For a small Ozark town, its obvious we do have an obesity...  Read more


6/16/2014 12:22:29 PM,  2 COMMENTS

We had a great morning during worship yesterday. In the evening we had a time of fellowship followed by a concert from a local country gospel group. W...  Read more


Happy Father's Day!
6/15/2014 3:27:30 PM,  7 COMMENTS

We had a great time of worship this morning at FBCC. Hopefully your Sunday started off well also. Our church will gather this evening for a homemade i...  Read more


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


6/14/2014 11:35:32 AM,  4 COMMENTS

This afternoon, we will be heading to Columbia so that Olivia can see "How to Train Your Dragon 2" with a friend from Jeff City. She is excited about...  Read more


6/13/2014 3:23:08 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Well all the heard work I had done was wasted, I am back up 30 pounds, and doing this all over again. I need to keep my eye on the prize and not lose...  Read more


Picture Perfect Weather
6/13/2014 12:59:50 PM,  4 COMMENTS

It is absolutely beautiful here in mid-Mo today. Our temps are in the mid 70's with sunshine. my run this morning felt great. now it's time to get a f...  Read more


Getting it done...
6/12/2014 6:44:00 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Ok, it's been about 2 weeks since I last wrote but things are going along well. I've had my psych consult today and met with one of the docs. I also...  Read more


6/12/2014 3:37:02 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Today is turning into a rainy day here in mid-Mo. fortunately, i was able to get outside for a run this morning before the soggy weather arrived. Hope...  Read more


Rainy Day
6/12/2014 1:10:43 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Today is turning into a rainy day here in mid-Mo. fortunately, i was able to get outside for a run this morning before the soggy weather arrived. Hope...  Read more


Meeting Wrapups
6/11/2014 12:09:52 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Our meetings went well yesterday. We just have a lot to do. Trying to get everything lined out for a special called business meeting on June 22nd is r...  Read more


Typical Tuesday
6/10/2014 12:39:06 PM,  3 COMMENTS

It's a blah day in mid-Mo. We are getting some much needed moisture, but temps in the 60's in June is a strange thing. Oh well, i'm trying to get some...  Read more


Hypercriticallity (its my word, i'll spell it like i want)
6/10/2014 8:54:13 AM,  3 COMMENTS

For many a moon, I was very critical of folks that went to a gym and wasted their time. These are usually people who do not find out how to use the eq...  Read more


Cosplay Stuff
6/10/2014 1:04:29 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Man, I have so much to do to prepare for Otakon. Firstly, I have to work on getting fit. Honestly, that's not that much of a priority for me. My prior...  Read more


Two months until Goku.
6/10/2014 12:54:48 AM,  1 COMMENTS

So, 10 months in and I barely any better than I started. I want to at least get myself down to 209 from the 227 I am now. At least then, I will be goi...  Read more


Thanks for your prayers
6/9/2014 10:25:28 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Our business meeting was well attended last night, and our youth minister search committee was given some clarification and direction. We were togethe...  Read more


Business Meeting
6/8/2014 2:55:57 PM,  5 COMMENTS

After all of these months of planning and working, things should come to a head at business meeting tonight. We will hopefully decide whether or not w...  Read more


Wet Saturday
6/7/2014 1:30:56 PM,  4 COMMENTS

It's a yucky rainy day in mid-Mo. i was able to get a run in at the rec center this morning. we are planning on taking our daughter to the ARC in CoMo...  Read more


A Baited Trap
6/7/2014 9:27:28 AM,  3 COMMENTS

It occurred to me that temptation functions a bit like bait on a trap or fishing hook. A worm is dangled on a hook. A bit of cheese is placed on the...  Read more


Lesson 6 - Teaching a Nude Mannequin to Tango
6/7/2014 8:30:21 AM,  3 COMMENTS

I did a personal assessment of how many hours of TV I watch a day. The average was 7.5 hours. That I not what I had planned for my retirement. I was S...  Read more


Unexpected Hoops
6/6/2014 3:35:59 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Last night i went to our community rec center to shoot some hoops. while i was there a group of students and adults from a nearby Seventh Day Adventis...  Read more


Daily Motivation
6/6/2014 1:18:32 PM,  2 COMMENTS

"My friend was wondering today why brain cells die, skin cells die, your hair follicle die, but fat cells live FOREVER?" Time for a v...  Read more


Over 2 years....
6/6/2014 7:36:42 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Hard to believe, but it's been over 2 years since I've posted (or even visited my own page); been on the website a time or 2, but not very often. I'm...  Read more


Daily Motivation
6/5/2014 3:07:47 PM,  0 COMMENTS

"You are brave; just sometimes, you don't know it. Be proud of who you are and how you handle situations." Have a blessed workout!...  Read more


6/5/2014 10:16:51 AM,  6 COMMENTS

hope that your Thursday is going well. we are experiencing some wonderfully temperate weather in mid-Mo. It was just a little over 60 F when i went fo...  Read more


Still Figuring things out - Day 2
6/5/2014 8:53:40 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Yesterday went ok. I ate well. I went to the gym and had a nice long workout. Dinner was good. I figured out that if I went to bed at 11pm, i woul...  Read more


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