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(Day 70) The past week has been a bit sedentary
Wednesday, July 09, 2014      3 comments

The first 60 days of the summer --May/June -- I had done really well in terms of motivation and consistency. This last week has been more difficult. After having a great 4th of July weekend and going kayaking three times, I hit a wall so-to-sp... Read more
(Day 62) Tried those push-up again...timed
Tuesday, July 01, 2014      3 comments

I hadn't been timing myself these last few weeks as I tried to do more push-ups. So today I put on the timer: one minute. This had an interesting effect. I tried harder, went more quickly, did more push-ups and went until complete exhaustion ... Read more
(Day 61) Tomorrow is July 1...looking back to an early May goal
Monday, June 30, 2014      1 comments

Beginning back in the first week of May I decided I wanted to increase the number of push ups I can do in one minute. Here is a clip from a Spark article by Jason Anderson ... Read more
(Day 60) Six weeks until Tybee Island trip
Sunday, June 29, 2014      0 comments

For a couple of years now, my spouse and I have traveled to Tybee Island, GA and stayed near the mouth of the Savannah River. For the last two years we have taken our kayaks and have done a lot of paddling and exploring. We get to see the dolp... Read more
(Day 55) Health and fitness goals with regards to family
Tuesday, June 24, 2014      0 comments

I am back from a big trip that I took with my parents. We reconnected to some of my father's family in southern Missouri. It was a great trip. Family members out there were willing to host us and we were able to visit many people we hadn't se... Read more
(Day 51) Away from home
Friday, June 20, 2014      1 comments

The trip continues to be amazing and meaningful. But part of family gatherings is meal time. I will have to get focused and disciplined when I return home in terms of food.... Read more
(Day 49) great day reconnecting with family
Wednesday, June 18, 2014      1 comments

Yesterday was a super special day. All the traveling, prep, planning, anticipation, ( and some anxiety) led to a treasure of a day. First was a half day paddle with a cousin and his son. second was a big gathering with my aunt's family at her be... Read more
(Day 48) with the parents
Tuesday, June 17, 2014      1 comments

...on a trip to visit Dad's homeplace and some of the cousins. We have been on the road a lot, so I have not kept up with nutrition tracker or posted much. I did join my summer 5% challenge team today. I look forward to the summer challenge, rec... Read more
(Day 42) Giving a presentation today
Wednesday, June 11, 2014      2 comments

Back during school I made a commitment to be one of the presenters for a summer workshop preparing middle school teachers to teach Algebra I. That happens today. I am in front of the college classroom all the time, but presentations to other ... Read more
(Day 38) Looking ahead just a bit
Saturday, June 07, 2014      1 comments

During the school year I can tend toward feeling a bit overwhelmed, procrastinating on some things, then worrying about what I have not done and what other demands I have on my time. I don't always experience and enjoy the now, because I am wor... Read more
(Day 37) Lots of activity and activities
Friday, June 06, 2014      1 comments

It has been a busy, busy week. Some of it I had planned, like meeting up with several friends at different times to catch up. I rarely get to go out with friends during the school year, so summer is the prime time to make time for friends. So... Read more
(Day 36) Downloaded some new tunes
Thursday, June 05, 2014      2 comments

I have to admit that I am feeling pretty good. I seem to have more energy and am starting to feel more nimble. I attribute that to walking, water and lots of fresh fruits and vegetables. A little reward to myself this morning-- I downlo... Read more
(Day 34) SPCoach asks me "Why do I want...
Tuesday, June 03, 2014      3 comments

...to be fit?" The SPCoach suggests that understanding exactly why we want to lose weight/be fit and keeping a reminder of the reason in sight each day can motivate us and help us be successful in weight loss. My action step is blog or jou... Read more
(Day 33) and three becomes four...
Monday, June 02, 2014      2 comments

I am on a roll. Yay. Today I was out of town and visited two friends. I planned ahead, had snacks for the car and was able to order reasonable things from the restaurants. I stayed within my calorie range for the fourth full day in a row. The... Read more
(Day 32) 2-day streak becomes a 3-day streak
Sunday, June 01, 2014      2 comments

I planned ahead for going to the movies so I didn't order/want popcorn or soda. I took salad fixings to my in-laws so that I wouldn't overdo on white rice or corn bread. I tried to eat some of their collard greens but I am not a big fan yet. ... Read more

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