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40 miles to 40 km on 40th birthday

When I was approach my 40th birthday, I decided that I want to do something extra special to celebrate it. I had a friend of mine that celebrated his birthday each year with a marathon run with his friends. So, I decided why not celebrate my 40th with a 40 mile to 40 km run. And since my birthday...

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A LIFE OR DEATH DECISION

This is my story of how I lost 240 pounds. It is an up and down story but I believe that maybe someone else may be motivated from my journey so far. I hope this will help someone.

Lets go back to the beginning of this journey. Weigh in 357! I was morbidly obese. At 5'2' tall, Walking was diff...

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Making a Better World


Don't spend your precious time asking "Why isn't the world a better place?" It will only be time wasted. The question to ask is "How can I make it better?" To that there is an answer.
~ Leo Buscaglia

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When I started running

When I started to run, I wanted to set up a goal to help me to run. So, I set a goal to be able to run around the major road in my community on my birthday. My birthday was approximately two and one half months away. When I started, I established a plan that would help me to reach this goal in th...

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Minimize, Moisturizer, Exercise

Recently my mom was hospitalized at a hospital about 40 minutes from my home. As hospitals and hospital stays go it was a pleasant experience. It is a new facility only four years old. Every room is a private room and all of the staff were wonderful. The only negative was the food! My mom ...

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Beilieve in Yourself. NEVER Give UP!!


"She thought she could, so she did"

What BIG words those are. I've seen them numerous times, but before I truly decided to get myself healthy, they meant little. Today, they mean everything. To do...

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You Should Not Dabble: To Succeed Its All or Nothing by Harrison Barnes

You Should Not Dabble: To Succeed Its All or Nothing by Harrison Barnes

My last helicopter lesson was on a Christmas morning several years ago. Im very glad that I made that my last helicopter lesson. Id shown up at the flight school around 6:00 am. The previous evening, Id been out pre...

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Love Yourself !


Love yourself - accept yourself - forgive yourself - and be good to yourself, because without you the rest of us are without a source of many wonderful things.
~ Leo Buscaglia

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Procrastation is my enemy - do it now, not tomorrow.

I think the title says it really. For many years I was a dedicated runner, mainly for health reasons and to stay fit for my job. I ran in events from 5 km up to 80 miles - never very fast or very competitive, except trying to beat my own PBs and a few fellow running club members, but I would train v...

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Challenge Yourself Daily

Try a new piece of equipment: If you and the stair stepper are in a serious relationship, but you're bored out of your gourd, it may be time to see other machines. Date around some. Check out the treadmill, recumbent bike or elliptical you've had your eyes on. All of the different pieces of cardio e...

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