Patriot Guard Riders (PGR)
You may ask "What does this have to do with "Exercise or Nutrition"? Well it is a little serendipity, if you will. Riding a motorcycle burns 2.8 calories/min. and standing in a Flag-Line burns 3.5 calories/ min. The average ride on a local missi... Read more
Getting Over A Bad Day
What a roller-coaster this past 9 months has been since I joined Spark! Sometimes the "Bad" days overshadow the "Good" days. Bad days have consisted of: lack of motivation, personal issues, health issues and .....life in general, gets in the way... Read more
Delayed Motorcycle Trip!
Had my trip all planned and could already taste the In-N-Out burger in Redding CA. I decided to do my bike a favor and change its oil before leaving. Long story short is when I put the drain plug in it cracked my oil pan. I guess I don't know my... Read more
Getting Over The Negatives
It has been a tough year for losing friends in motorcycle accidents. In the last 4 mos. I have lost 6 friends. I have been riding motorcycles for over 35 years, and all of a sudden 6 friends gone. Four from the Patriot Guard Riders (PGR), 1 fro... Read more
Inspiration Needed? Then This is a Must See.
Found this very inspirational Video clip about one person journey. I guess you could say he reached his "Ah-Hah" moment and pulled himself up. I have met so many Sparkers over the past 9 months who have done the same thing. I have been so inspir... Read more
For all my motorcycle (Bike) friends and future bikers. If you, bikers, deny this has ever happened to you, you may not be telling the truth or your time is coming. If you own a motorcycle long enough your day will come. In my case it has came ... Read more
More Wind in my sails today...
I think I have reconciled my feelings and emotions. My feelings and emotions over the past 5 days have been like a "E Ticket" ride on a roller-coaster. It has been a tough 5 days since I lost my friend, Fred, in a motorcycle accident on Sept. 1... Read more
Wind Taken From My Sails Today
While Sparkin today I saw an email come in from a group I belong to, Patriot Guard Riders (PGR). We are are motorcycle group, including cars, Our main goal is to attend funerals for Veterans and stand a flag line in their honor and to protect th... Read more
Finally Below 220 lbs.!!!
I have been waiting a long time for the 2teen lbs.!!! Well I weighed in this morning and weighed in at 216 lbs. I am not ready to publish this weigh-in on my tickler because it may not be steady yet. However I am very comfortable posting 219 lbs... Read more
What to do when "GOAL WEIGHT' is reached??
I have seen my goal-weight reached on several past occasions over the years, just to see it wane away. It is much harder to maintain goal-weight once the "goal" is met. Easy to let your guard down and allow the pizzas, ice cream,....etc, creep b... Read more
Hood To Coast 2010
I have never wrote about my Hood To Coast (HTC) adventures before, but this time I am more attune than previous years. This time I know a team who is running! It is a long night, 12 hours on the motorcycle, but this time I had people to root for... Read more
That D@%& BMI Chart? (OR) Truthful Roadmap?
I came across this BMI chart this morning while collecting my SparkPoints while reading articles. (Worth 3 points you know and gotta have them!) For about 2 hours afterwards, I did a lot of negative self-talking. Discouragement hit big time. I h... Read more
I went to see the doctor last March to discuss the PSA readings concerning my Prostate. The reading was just above the high limit, 4.06, with the first exam (causing me some stress) and 4 weeks later the PSA was higher at 4.23. (more stress). Th... Read more
If you have run on a treadmill, long enough, sooner or later you will have an embarrassing story to tell. I was jogging on the treadmill, at 24Hour Fitness, while talking (me listening mostly) to someone who was standing in front of me. My foot ... Read more
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The 2-teens lbs are getting close!
I am getting within sniffing distance of 219 lbs... Only 6 lbs to go!
A far cry from the 277 lbs I ... Read more