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Bad days vs Good Days....
Friday, February 07, 2014      3 comments

I wrote this in 2010 and it is still true today. I still have to learn how not to be on a diet roller-coaster. "I joined Spark! at the end of 2009. Sometimes the "Bad" days overshadow the "Good" days. Bad days have consisted of: lack of motiva... Read more
Food Relationships.....
Tuesday, January 28, 2014      3 comments

I have jumped onto the SparkWagon and fell off the wagon more than a few times over the past 4 years. The fall starts with an innocent food on the "do not eat" list. Huge slice of pizza, frozen yogurt, fried chicken, Carls Jr. $6.00 Read more
Diet Wagon Trying To Bump Me Off!
Thursday, April 25, 2013      5 comments

Back on the diet-wagon but hard to hold on. Have not been able to do strenuous weight exercises or upper body aerobics due to a shoulder injury. But prior to shoulder injury other health obstacles started in Feb. when I hurt my lower back and co... Read more
Polar Bear Motorcycle Ride
Wednesday, January 02, 2013      3 comments

A group of us from the Patriot Guard Riders (PGR) did the Polar Bear Run yesterday in Portland, Oregon. This is attended by bikers from all over Oregon and Washington. This is an annual event, 29th annual. Some people jump into icy waters, we ri... Read more
Monday, December 03, 2012      3 comments

Ride-Against-Hunger (RAH) Dec. 2, 2012 What an amazing weekend. We surpassed all of our expectations with 5900 lbs of non-perishable food and $783.00 in cash donations (not including what our meeting-site collected). All in all with the cas... Read more
The Cost of Eating Reality Check :-{ OR ;-]
Friday, October 05, 2012      9 comments

I posted a response very similar to a SparkCafe question. A SparkMember was asking how to eat healthy on a small budget. She thinks eating healthy will cost her more and push outside of her budget. When I go on a diet I find my budget for ... Read more
Back from Motorcycle Trip with Baggage :-\
Monday, October 01, 2012      3 comments

Made it back from the Run For The Wall, a truncated trip but enjoyed my stay with friends in Los Angeles area for a few days. Made it back in plenty of time for our 25th wedding anniversary. I was glad to be back home. BUT!!! I brought bac... Read more
Final Blog...Until I get Back!!
Friday, May 11, 2012      6 comments

Until I get back from my motorcycle trip, that is. It is 05:00 in the morning and I need to hit the road pointing the bike South. The temp now is 39 degrees and on the bike traveling at 65 mph the chill factor will be closer to 29 degrees. I may... Read more
Run For The Wall (RFTW)
Sunday, May 06, 2012      0 comments

D-Day for my Annual motorcycle trip with the RFTW group is quickly approaching! I have been planning this trip for many months and still do not feel ready. This will be my 4th year and it is the same routine every year. I have a lot of chores ar... Read more
Made Contest Goal!!
Tuesday, May 01, 2012      6 comments

Beginning the end of January four friends started a contest. The rules were simple: Lose 10% of our body weight in 90 days (by May 1st). My starting weight was 247 lbs so I need to lose 24.7 lbs Rounded up to 25 lbs (my friend John appreciated r... Read more
Motorcycle Weather Coming Our Way Soon!!!
Friday, April 20, 2012      4 comments

Motorcycle Weather In Portland Oregon!!! Weather Alert Saturday 4/21/2012 Hi: 71° Partly sunny. Highs around 70. Light wind. Lo: 50° Partly cloudy. Lows around 50. Light wind. Sunday 4/22/2012 Hi: 75° Partly clo... Read more
Vietnam Wall Memorial Facts
Wednesday, April 18, 2012      4 comments

As a Vietnam Veteran these fact tell a story. My annual motorcycle trek from Los Angeles to Washington DC is coming in 3 weeks. It is the Run For The Wall. (We don't actually physically run but ride motorcycles. We refer to an organized motorcyc... Read more
Civil War Veteran and Wife Finally Put to Rest.
Saturday, April 14, 2012      7 comments

I belong to the Patriot Guard Riders (PGR) group. Today we stood for Peter Jones Knapp and his wife, Georgianna Eliza Pierson Knapp. This will probably be the last time this will ever happen in the United States. It was a great honor for me to a... Read more
Back on the "Band-Wagon" again!!
Thursday, April 05, 2012      2 comments

I am back on the "Diet" (LifeStyle change) band-wagon once again. I sure is a struggle trying to stay on this wagon with so many things trying, and succeeding, to throw me off. I have never lost sight of what I need to do and the goals I am tryi... Read more
Spring?? This is Spring!!!??
Tuesday, April 03, 2012      6 comments

This weather is enough to put a Therapist into a depression. Would a weather forecast like this for Spring make you want to hurt someone? We have been in Spring for a month now and for March we hit record rain-fall. When I do see the Sun, rarely... Read more

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