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  • My old clothes...

    11/28/2015 3:20:37 AM, by THERAWISHVEGAN

    ...i will donate my old clothes to charity.... Read more

  • 11/27/15 - Bedtime

    11/27/2015 11:10:53 PM, by GORDON66

    I'm on day 27 of the Walk This Way Challenge, and I had to walk for 35 minutes. Since I didn't go to the gym, I walked outside. Unfortunately, I waited until later in the day, and it was cold and windy. I walked VERY fast. Brrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!!!!!! I didn't venture out to the mall either. ... Read more

  • After Thanksgiving Family Football

    11/27/2015 9:16:21 AM, by THERAWISHVEGAN

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  • 11/26/15 - Bedtime

    11/26/2015 11:34:33 PM, by GORDON66

    It's been raining off and on for most of the day, but this morning's Turkey Trot was spared. I walked the entire 5K and did not get wet. 429 I stopped at a kosher deli to pick up authentic/regulation bagels for our Thanksgiving dinner. You don't have to be Jewish to love New York Bagels & Bi... Read more

  • Thanksgiving

    11/26/2015 1:17:52 PM, by THERAWISHVEGAN

    Thanksgiving is a time to gather around loved ones be grateful for all that we have been so abundantly blessed with and also to spare a thought for those not so lucky. It is a season of bountifulness and a reason to share the same ....true Thanksgiving is in actually doing that - Giving !!! ... Read more

  • Should I excerise?

    11/26/2015 3:31:15 AM, by THERAWISHVEGAN

    Before I drive to my sister and start cooking, or should I sleep for an extra half hour. .....excerise it is.... Read more

  • 11/25/15 - Bedtime

    11/25/2015 11:11:12 PM, by GORDON66

    The last Thanksgiving Day pie is in the oven. 244 I just got an email from the fitness center. They're having a Cyber Monday sale on a fitness pass. 244 I got outside for a walk today and was pleased that all the ice has melted. No worries about taking a tumble. 244 Sweet dreams ... Read more

  • Work potluck

    11/25/2015 6:48:22 PM, by THERAWISHVEGAN

    At work, i passed over a key lime pie, apple pie, and pecan pie. I ate fruit & veggies, yeah me :)... Read more

  • I did it :)

    11/25/2015 6:44:30 PM, by THERAWISHVEGAN

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  • 11/24/15 - Bedtime

    11/24/2015 11:56:36 PM, by GORDON66

    Don't tell anybody, but I have a huge crush on Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. I think it has something to do with his arms. 85 Since I've shared my secret with the young'uns at the gym, dear, sweet Shivangi gave me a poster of Mr. Johnson to hang on the wall, put under my pillow, or whatever. I know t... Read more

  • 11/23/15 - Bedtime

    11/23/2015 11:00:33 PM, by GORDON66

    Tonight I did 2 sets of 50 pound chest presses with 15 reps. One of the other trainers had been watching and commented on my strength. Since it was still slippery from the weekend's snow, I walked very carefully to catch the train and managed to stay on my feet. 244 Clearly, I am not a f... Read more

  • Things I can do to distract myself from craving...

    11/22/2015 8:43:16 PM, by THERAWISHVEGAN

    ...farmville Dance Candy CrusH TGIT Drink water.....:) ... Read more

  • 11/21/15 - Bedtime

    11/21/2015 11:08:31 PM, by GORDON66

    We got more than our share of snow today - 11.2 inches. It was the heart attack variety; wet and heavy. Between my shovel and snowblower, it took me 1 1/2 hours to clear it. Not what I had in mind, but a good workout none the less. 425 I took a strength class this morning and decided to pas... Read more

  • Going clothes shopping make me feel...

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  • Going clothes shopping make me feel...

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  • 63 minutes :)

    11/21/2015 8:40:34 PM, by THERAWISHVEGAN

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  • 11/20/15 - Bedtime

    11/20/2015 11:13:17 PM, by GORDON66

    With snow in the forecast, I finished my yard cleanup. I put away the garden hose, dug up the last of the tomato plants, pulled out the marigolds, and stored the planters. My brother dropped by and made sure my snowblower started. It did!!! I guess I'm ready for winter. When I left the ... Read more

  • Thanksgiving Week Goals

    11/20/2015 1:39:50 PM, by JIM_486

    My wife gets home today after a week on the road for work- so glad to have her back :) Today is the last day of work before the long holiday week. I'm looking forward to heading home to Chicago on Sunday. I think it's been over a year since I've been home (my parents have the luxury of being ... Read more

  • My family

    11/20/2015 6:58:19 AM, by THERAWISHVEGAN

    Dear Gracious Father, I praise You for my family. Thank you for my spouse. Even in his weaknesses, I love him unconditionally. Thank you for my children. Every time I hear the pitter-patter of their feet across the house I smile. Joy overwhelms me Father! Be with my family today as they go the... Read more

  • 11/19/15 - Bedtime

    11/19/2015 11:47:16 PM, by GORDON66

    I completed a 100 pound dead lift this evening. 244 It was so nice and toasty in my office that I could actually take my jacket off. 244 The temperatures have started to take a dive, so I was glad to have heat in my car. I turned it up to 80 degrees. If it's not summer outside, at lea... Read more

  • Another day older

    11/19/2015 4:14:52 PM, by GIZMO2WICKED

    While to day is my Birthday and i'm 40 yrs old. if you read my health blog then you know I happy to be alive. 213 I started my 30mg of Prednisone and was up until 4 am. then I was up my to go to pulmonary rehab. I go every Tue. and Thurs. while I live with my dad and step mom. Mom got up and a... Read more

  • Day 73 :)

    11/19/2015 6:11:14 AM, by THERAWISHVEGAN

    Napoleon Hill, one of America’s great self-help authors gave the following mantra ... “I know that I have the ability to achieve the object of my Definite Purpose in life, therefore, I demand of myself persistent, continuous action toward its attainment, and I here and now promise to render s... Read more

  • 11/18/15 - Bedtime

    11/18/2015 10:55:29 PM, by GORDON66

    Today was TRX/kickboxing. The kickboxing portion of the session is high energy cardio, and I so my best to keep up with the class. It's hard for me, but it's fun to listen to everyone else moaning and groaning too. There's also a lot of sweating, so I feel like I'm truly part of the group. By th... Read more

  • Health

    11/18/2015 8:46:23 PM, by GIZMO2WICKED

    Ok here it is I have been a diabetic since I was 7, and like almost every teenage I thought the side affects of Diabetes could not happen to me. I was worry in 98 I started to lose my sight and I could not undo the damage and now i'm legally blind. Then in 2001 I went in to kidney failure while I wa... Read more

  • New Gym

    11/18/2015 1:55:19 PM, by JIM_486

    I'm back on the wagon after 2 days of unhealthy eating after the half marathon. The damage wasn't bad and I'm happy to be back on 'clean living'. I reminded myself that in the grand scheme of things 2 days of unhealthy eating is minor. However, if I let it turn into a months long unhealthy bender... Read more

  • Smile

    11/18/2015 6:15:20 AM, by THERAWISHVEGAN

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  • Positive Self Image :)

    11/18/2015 6:12:08 AM, by THERAWISHVEGAN

    Part of our self-image is dynamic and changing. We can learn to develop a healthier and more accurate view of ourselves, thus challenging the distortions in the mirror. Self-image change is a process occurring over a lifetime. A healthy self-image starts with learning to accept and love ourselves. I... Read more

  • 126 days to lose 37 pounds :)

    11/18/2015 5:54:34 AM, by THERAWISHVEGAN

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  • Heart Rate

    11/18/2015 5:47:57 AM, by THERAWISHVEGAN

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  • 11/17/15 - Bedtime

    11/17/2015 11:58:34 PM, by GORDON66

    This evening it was weight training with Trainer Nick. I chest pressed 60 pounds and leg pressed 130. While I was at work, it really stormed. On the way home from the office, the rain stopped, so I didn't need an umbrella. I had a lot of work to do at the office, so, happily, the day fle... Read more

  • This week

    11/17/2015 9:37:51 AM, by THERAWISHVEGAN

    I would like to spend 420 minutes of activity. :)... Read more

  • Goal achieved already....

    11/17/2015 9:32:41 AM, by THERAWISHVEGAN

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  • 11/16/15 - Bedtime

    11/16/2015 10:58:07 PM, by GORDON66

    I've progressed from lady push ups to military push ups on the TRX. They're not perfect, but I did them. 244 I walked home from the fitness center and beat the rain. It was only sprinkles, but I didn't get wet. 27 Even with the bit of rain, it was a nice day and great to be alive! ... Read more

  • The good and the bad (and the future good)

    11/16/2015 9:47:07 PM, by JIM_486

    This weekend I completed the Disneyland Avengers half marathon. I did it in 2:31 which works out to 11:30 min/mile. I'm proud that I went all out and beat my anticipated finish of closer to 3 hours. I'm definitely feeling it today (soreness but no injuries). 244 252 The downside..... Read more

  • Day 70

    11/16/2015 7:53:44 PM, by THERAWISHVEGAN

    Excited about getting closer to my gial weight :)... Read more

  • Yeah Me :)

    11/16/2015 7:49:24 PM, by THERAWISHVEGAN

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  • 11/15/15 - Bedtime

    11/15/2015 11:08:44 PM, by GORDON66

    I couldn't avoid it any longer. I pulled out of bunch of tomato plants. Sigh. It's been really hard to let go of summer. When I drove to the grocery store, the car's thermometer read 62 degrees, and it's the middle of November! Earlier in the day, I spent nearly three hours cleaning up ... Read more

  • 11/14/15 - Bedtime

    11/15/2015 12:01:00 AM, by GORDON66

    I drove out to see my aunt, the retired nun. She lives in a retirement village, and there was a memorial services for residents and friends of residents who had passed away. My aunt's brother and my uncle was one of those being memorialized. It was a very nice service. Over the last several ... Read more

  • Thoughts and prayers

    11/14/2015 8:44:50 AM, by CAT609

    My heart goes out to the people of France. Sincerest kind thoughts and prayers are being sent to you. Please know that we care and are thinking of you.... Read more

  • My body..

    11/14/2015 5:27:56 AM, by THERAWISHVEGAN

    I love my waist I love my curves I love my coloring I love my softness I love my entire body... Read more

  • 11/13/15 - Bedtime

    11/13/2015 11:24:36 PM, by GORDON66

    Although I was frustrated trying to find the office, I am thankful that my home qualifies for the residential noise insulation program. Due to jet noise, my home is getting new windows and central air conditioning. My foot is feeling much, much better, so I was able to complete my walking on a ... Read more

  • Preparing for the weekend

    11/13/2015 11:05:07 AM, by JIM_486

    Below are my thoughts to prepare myself for the upcoming weekend... sorry it's not an actual 'blog' This weekend will be a challenge- I'm run/walking a short race with my sister on Sunday in LA. I should be healthy today and tomorrow leading up to the race- but I need to have a plan Sunday aft... Read more

  • Dear me at 38 (March 24, 2016),

    11/13/2015 5:48:58 AM, by THERAWISHVEGAN

    Happy birthday, Today is day 67 of my journey to get you down to 145lbs. I decided to go walking for 90 minutes today. I will skip the office donuts and coffee table, and eat a banana with my green smoothie. I will eat raw today and enjoy a fresh fruit salad with strawberries, kiwi, oranges, bla... Read more

  • 11/12/15 - Bedtime

    11/13/2015 12:00:59 AM, by GORDON66

    Although I got through the high intensity intervals on the elliptical, it was not fun. I was definitely glad when it was over. Holy smokes!!! It been windy. Thankfully nothing sailed away. Had a great time talking to the young'uns at the gym. Jackie has a boyfriend, and he's really nic... Read more

  • First test

    11/12/2015 4:47:31 PM, by JIM_486

    So I had a slightly unhealthy lunch today. I didn't pick the most disastrous item on the menu, which I guess is a win, but my meal was still ~1k in calories. Afterwards I posted it in the food tracker and I read a motivational article. I need to learn to accept that I won't have perfection ev... Read more

  • Autumn

    11/12/2015 6:00:19 AM, by THERAWISHVEGAN

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  • 100% Effort

    11/12/2015 5:42:53 AM, by THERAWISHVEGAN

    I never thought of giving my excerise 100% effort. However, I believe if I put as much passion as I put into my other activities I will see greater results.... Read more

  • 11/11/15 - Bedtime

    11/11/2015 11:08:34 PM, by GORDON66

    I took a kickboxing/TRX class this morning, and I'm very glad that there are fans in the fitness studio. 198 I live just outside of Chicago, it's November, and it's still not too cold for me to walk to the fitness center. 465 I put out the flag today to honor veterans and my father. H... Read more

  • Veteran's Day

    11/11/2015 7:18:58 AM, by THERAWISHVEGAN

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  • 11/10/15 - Bedtime

    11/11/2015 12:01:25 AM, by GORDON66

    At work, I was pretty much glued to my chair. As I do a lot, I kicked off my shoes. After several hours, I put them back on but they were really tight. I could tell I was retaining some fluid in my feet and ankles. After getting home from the gym this evening, I could see my ankle bones again. ... Read more

  • Distractions

    11/10/2015 7:32:53 PM, by THERAWISHVEGAN

    Walking Talking Doing my nails Playing candy crush .... My cravings distractions... Read more


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  • I Choose...

    11/10/2015 6:15:40 AM, by THERAWISHVEGAN

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  • 11/9/15 - Bedtime

    11/9/2015 10:43:58 PM, by GORDON66

    While watching DWTS, little Sami girl slept in my lap. She could care less about all the drama. When walking to and from the fitness center, I listened to my iPod. It made the trip go faster. It was The Phantom of the Opera heading out and Metallica coming home. What can I say? I like to m... Read more

  • Challenges

    11/9/2015 5:29:11 AM, by THERAWISHVEGAN

    Chips has always been a challenge. However, everytime I walk past chips I felt good. I am at a point where I don't even notice chips anymore.... Read more

  • 11/8/15 - Bedtime

    11/8/2015 11:48:31 PM, by GORDON66

    Although winds at gusts of 50 MPH are predicted by Tuesday, I spent a couple of hours raking leaves. Since my trees have dropped most of their leaves, I hope I'm finished raking for the season. Unfortunately, some of my neighbors' trees are still full of leaves. 465 I put away the rabbit fen... Read more

  • 11/7/15 - Bedtime

    11/7/2015 10:49:11 PM, by GORDON66

    I went to a holiday bazaar/rummage sale at the senior center and bought a decorative plate for $2. The painting on it was of a young girl holding her Siamese cat. I just couldn't resist. The kitties were "helping" me change the sheets on my bed, and it took forever. It just goes to show you ... Read more

  • Update!

    11/7/2015 11:39:29 AM, by LUCYVT

    It's been very frustrating dealing w/my health issues. It's been getting worse & not better. ... Read more

  • Walking is done :)

    11/7/2015 9:05:45 AM, by THERAWISHVEGAN

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  • 11/6/15 - Bedtime

    11/6/2015 11:38:37 PM, by GORDON66

    Went out to dinner with some the of the young'uns from the gym. It was a nice time. I met my neighbor at the grocery store, and I do believe I have convinced her to join me at the fitness center. 244 The kitties look tired, I know I'm tired, so it's time to go to bed. Sweet dreams e... Read more

  • My hubby is my biggest supporter

    11/6/2015 7:59:23 PM, by THERAWISHVEGAN

    My baby always makes me feel beautiful. I mainly wear sweats and he constantly shows me affection. He allowed me to see my beauty. He cooks for me constantly and when a walk or work out he joins me. He rubs my foot after I walk for hours and he runs me a bath. I get upset when i only lose .5 of a po... Read more

  • Fit prayer

    11/6/2015 4:14:26 AM, by THERAWISHVEGAN

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  • 11/5/15 - Bedtime

    11/5/2015 11:44:28 PM, by GORDON66

    I got compliments on the top I wore to the gym this evening. Everyone liked the color; sweat and all. I'm looking forward to the gym's Black Friday sale. I'll be able to get my personal training sessions at a reduced rate. 244 Although it was overcast, the day was very pleasant. It's s... Read more

  • What's been working....

    11/5/2015 7:13:05 AM, by THERAWISHVEGAN

    Finding my own balance and routine. I was walking with a friend, but it wasn't consistent. I would allow myself to sit at her house for hours instead of walking. One day, I decided to walk everyday. Sone with my dogs, friend, and even my fit as s fiddle hubby. Now that I have several walking buddies... Read more

  • 11/4/15 - Bedtime

    11/4/2015 11:22:09 PM, by GORDON66

    I tried walking meditation today, but there's just too much fun stuff going on outdoors. Since I tend to be easily distracted, I think I should be trying to get in touch with my inner Zen somewhere less stimulating. It was another really nice day, so it was a blessing to be outside in the f... Read more

  • 11/3/15 - Bedtime

    11/3/2015 11:53:13 PM, by GORDON66

    There were major delays on the Blue Line this morning, but this was after I had gotten into the office. Someone jumped onto the tracks in attempt to end his/her life, but tragedy was averted. How sad. I hope there are better days ahead for this person. One of the cats was playing roller derb... Read more

  • A prayer for you

    11/3/2015 11:06:27 PM, by THERAWISHVEGAN

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  • November 3rd

    11/3/2015 11:05:55 PM, by THERAWISHVEGAN

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  • My biggest accomplishment..

    11/2/2015 11:31:43 PM, by THERAWISHVEGAN

    Losing 50lbs since march 24th and 40 more to go.... Read more

  • 11/2/15 - Bedtime

    11/2/2015 11:06:57 PM, by GORDON66

    This morning was TRX, and I was able to do all the exercises reasonable well. It was a challenge, but I did it. It was a warm and lovely day, so I very much enjoyed my walk to and from the fitness center. Without getting into details, I'm dealing with complicated financial issues that inv... Read more

  • November 1

    11/2/2015 4:27:25 AM, by THERAWISHVEGAN

    World Vegan Day Remember 5 a day.... Read more

  • 11/1/15 - Bedtime

    11/1/2015 11:23:02 PM, by GORDON66

    Today I started the Walk This Way Challenge. I was supposed to walk for 10 minutes and tell three people about the challenge. I hope my blog counts. 211 Unlike Halloween, it was an absolutely gorgeous day! It was in the high 60s and sunny; a truly perfect day to be alive and working outside... Read more

  • New Month & New Beginnings

    11/1/2015 6:12:04 AM, by THERAWISHVEGAN

    Dear God, On this day I ask You to grant this request? May I know who I am and what I am, Every moment of every day. May I be a catalyst for light and love, And bring inspiration to those whose eyes I meet. May I have the strength to stand tall in the face of conflict, And the courage to speak my vo... Read more

  • 431

    11/1/2015 4:45:54 AM, by THERAWISHVEGAN

    My birthday is in 143 days and I renew my vows in 413 days. Angel Number 431 encourages you to continue to put your will and efforts towards living your truths and walking your spiritual path, safe in the knowledge that the angels, Ascended Masters and Archangels are guiding, assisting, supportin... Read more

  • 10/31/15 - Bedtime

    10/31/2015 11:29:07 PM, by GORDON66

    I took a team training session this morning, and my favorite people were there. We worked out to Metallica! It was pretty rainy today, so there weren't too many trick or treaters. Most came with a set of parents and were very cute! 431 I'm looking forward to the extra hour of sleep. I'... Read more

  • Great workout

    10/31/2015 7:57:24 PM, by THERAWISHVEGAN

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  • What a night

    10/31/2015 7:56:27 PM, by THERAWISHVEGAN

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  • Happy Halloween

    10/31/2015 7:55:53 PM, by THERAWISHVEGAN

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  • Trick or treat

    10/31/2015 7:55:19 PM, by THERAWISHVEGAN

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  • Superman on a bike

    10/31/2015 7:54:43 PM, by THERAWISHVEGAN

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  • 10/30/15 - Bedtime

    10/30/2015 11:50:54 PM, by GORDON66

    Still haven't eaten any of the Halloween candy! 244 The wind blew a lot of my leaves across the street. Since they have a lawn service, I'm not too concerned. 465 The critters have already starting eating the pumpkins I bought for Halloween. Oh well - the missing chunks give the pumpki... Read more

  • 10-30-15

    10/30/2015 8:51:24 AM, by THERAWISHVEGAN

    The day just started :)... Read more

  • 10/29/15 - Bedtime

    10/29/2015 11:43:41 PM, by GORDON66

    I got a voice mail from my credit card company. They were doing a fraud check. Instead of making a charge in dollars, the pound was the currency used, and it set off a red flag. Although they are also protecting their own interest, it's nice to know the credit card company is so vigilant. I'... Read more

  • I had fun

    10/29/2015 7:16:33 PM, by THERAWISHVEGAN

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  • 10/28/15

    10/29/2015 7:15:46 PM, by THERAWISHVEGAN

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  • Today! 10/29/15

    10/29/2015 7:15:08 PM, by THERAWISHVEGAN

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