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Christmas in July!
Monday, July 07, 2008      13 comments

It all began yesterday when my wife planned an outing...to visit an online friend who was coming to town for an overnight while en route to another place. As they talk a lot about crafting, etc...i.e. not the most stimulating conversation for yo... Read more
...and MORE Celebrating!
Tuesday, July 01, 2008      3 comments

Saturday one of my aunt's and her partner had invited many family members to their home which is outside Kalamazoo tucked away in a small community and on the edge of a lake. They have a SunCatcher pontoon-style boat which comfortably seat... Read more
Friday, June 27, 2008      4 comments

Got up and hitting ye olde Evil E first thing yesterday morning before heading out to my son's surgical residency completion ceremony where I got to hear all the accolades pouring...(proud papa takes a bow! lol) and turned down the dessert (eith... Read more
Healthy Travels
Thursday, June 26, 2008      5 comments

While packing food for our 12+ hour trip my wife and I came across some leftover steamed cauliflower and brocolli...I had just finished the last of my plain yogurt...couldn't see wasting it so I popped the cold leftovers into the quart container... Read more
Standing Firm!
Monday, June 23, 2008      3 comments

I'm about to embark on a several day vacation involving 12 hours or so car travel each way! So I'm already getting nervous about keeping up a routine...especially as I've already allowed my recent medical hurdle take the wind out of my workout s... Read more
Applying The Brakes A Tad...
Wednesday, June 18, 2008      6 comments

I'm going through a minor nuisance lately in that I've been diagnosed with MONO of all things! At the ripe age of 51, no less! The bloodwork I completed for my doc last week initially came back perfectly normal, everything within normal limits. ... Read more
Troughing Out...?
Wednesday, June 04, 2008      6 comments

Hopefully I'm back on the upswing...I've been guarding my sleep jealously! Still not packing in a whopping amount of sleep, but a steady 8 hours / night and I think it's making a difference. This morning Santana's "Oye Co Voma" got me back ... Read more
Wipe Out!
Tuesday, June 03, 2008      6 comments

Well, I've got my new treadmill (Sole F63, half-price at Dick's Sporting Goods!). It's all assembled, up and running without a problem...must be time to celebrate and do the happy-happy, right? So why have I been plagued by lethargy and apa... Read more
New Treadmill!
Wednesday, May 28, 2008      4 comments

My 'mill has been breaking down! Not mechanically, but the electronic gremlins had taken over. It was really strange...I can hop on, turn it on, ramp up my settings, however...after less than a minute everything electronically freezes... Read more
Out of Town Memorial Day Fun!
Thursday, May 22, 2008      4 comments

Heading northbound this weekend beginning tomorrow morning...up Syracuse way. Going to be working setting up a paper craft store within a crafting expo at the Oncenter. I earn credit hefting those heavy boxes of paper around and my wife gets the... Read more
Weight Loss Surgery Thoughts/Advice
Thursday, May 15, 2008      1 comments

I am a weight loss surgery failure, er, no, success...? Here's the thing: I had a gastroplasty in the early 1990's and lost boatloads of weight dropping to the upper 200's...down from my all-time high of 450. But I blew it. I wasn't re... Read more
What's The Frequency, Kenneth?
Thursday, May 15, 2008      0 comments

So, if I'm not losing, I'm gaining...or if I'm not gaining, I'm losing...right? Flip sides of the same coin. What if I'm not doing EITHER?!?! Throughout my life everything centered on this pattern, losing / gaining, gaining / losing...on an... Read more
Can't Help But Wonder Where I'm Bound
Wednesday, May 14, 2008      4 comments

I've been re-thinking my goal lately, as I have been plateau-ing over the past 3-4 weeks. I've made such tremendous improvements over the past couple of years. Dropped from my largest pants size of SIXTY down to a much more normal 42...I can now... Read more
Donating My Body To Science! :-)
Thursday, May 08, 2008      4 comments

A little while back another Sparkie mentioned that Brown University's National Weight Control Registry was looking for volunteers who have lost a significant amount of weight and kept it off for a significant period of time. www.nwc... Read more
Workouts Getting So TOUGH Lately!
Wednesday, April 30, 2008      5 comments

I have had the hardest time lately sticking with my streaks! I started my latest streak on 4/12, but broke it this past Saturday on 4/26. Better than my last streak, but I remember going MONTHS without missing a single day. PLUS my workout... Read more

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