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  • What will my life be like in 1/5 years?

    1/23/2015 11:29:27 AM, by BILLBILLBILL

    One of my teams posted this question and I started to write a response and realized it was becoming longer and more suited to a blog post so here I am editing and adding to what I wrote. QOTD-- If I don't change my eating and exercise patterns--- where will I be in 1year? where will I be... Read more

  • Breaking out of an exercise rut

    1/22/2015 4:45:07 PM, by BILLBILLBILL

    As I look back over the past months, I have realized I was in a major exercise rut. When I lost a bit of weight in 2011, the treadmill was my main workout tool. I was constantly working to beat previous times and push harder. As I began my push in October, I started 30 lbs heavier and really struggl... Read more

  •'s been a while...

    1/21/2015 5:39:57 PM, by ROAMINGNOME

    Part of me would like to erase previous blogs because I feel they're a credit to the simple fact, that I've continuously failed to stay on track. I'm happy to say though, that I'm on my third week of better eating and fitness. I've decided to not think about the big picture, and make S.M.A.R.T-(S)... Read more

  • 100 Days Complete

    1/19/2015 5:31:05 PM, by BILLBILLBILL

    I logged in to track my breakfast and got an e-mail letting me know that my streak of logging in has reached 100 days! I am pretty proud of myself that I am still here and pushing forward. I have spent the last few blogs acknow... Read more

  • Enough already!

    1/17/2015 10:23:43 AM, by DDHEART

    My last blog post was about defining strength which was in part the result of our family's crises having a very ill 3 yr. old child. Dealing with this is demanding so much strength and fortitude. Three days ago, our Little Raiden's grandpa, my nephew, called with a report of our little guy onc... Read more

  • A quarter of the way!

    1/14/2015 5:12:31 PM, by BILLBILLBILL

    I was looking at my weight ticker at the bottom of my sparkpage and noticed that in addition to listing start weight and goal weight, it shows intermediate weights. I think I have been so preoccupied with reaching certain %'s that I hadn't realized that I have lost 1/4 of the weight I need to reach ... Read more

  • I lost my 5 year old!

    1/12/2015 4:53:23 PM, by BILLBILLBILL

    OK, misleading title. He is safely at home with his mom. If I leave the scale on the floor in the bathroom, it becomes the new toy for my kids. They are constantly weighing themselves and all their toys. I decided I wanted to lose the equivalent weight of my kids so that when I pick them up,... Read more

  • Define Strength

    1/9/2015 3:09:59 PM, by DDHEART

    Ok friends, I would like to ask you all to take just a moment and define strength. I was thinking about this this morning while sweating away on the elliptical machine in my dining room. Strength to our little great nephew Raiden means to hang in there, to heal and recover from the big sur... Read more

  • Reaching Goals & Setting New Ones

    1/7/2015 6:09:41 PM, by BILLBILLBILL

    3 Months ago I decided to make some changes in my life. I was barely fitting into a couple of 4xl shirts and 2 pairs of 48" pants and I was miserable. I had seen brief glimpses of success in past years on Sparkpeople so I knew I could try again. I made the trek back to the gym, started counting calo... Read more

  • Update and Thanks to All

    1/6/2015 9:15:53 PM, by DDHEART

    We just got word that our little Warrior has made it through surgery well. The Dr. is pleased with how things went. They got 90% of the tumor and what's left is small so will be targeted with more chemo and some radiation. He may lose his right kidney but since we come equipped with two, that's n... Read more

  • Every Star in the Universe............

    1/5/2015 4:43:00 PM, by DDHEART

    Please allow me an indulgence. I have my mind and heart occupied with a personal concern and I find that spilling my thoughts out here always provides a soothing solace. I have a 3 yr. old great nephew who was diagnosed this past October 3 with stage 4 neuroblastoma. Read more

  • Only One Resolution Matters.....& I'm hating it!

    1/1/2015 1:05:47 PM, by DDHEART

    I am not a New Year Resolution person. Today, January 1st, is no different than any other day. Every day as I rise, I ought to resolve to do my best to be my best and to work toward that end in everything I do. Today, tomorrow & the next day. This year, next year and every year after that I am b... Read more