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Push-up goal!
Wednesday, August 08, 2012      0 comments

I didn't make 150lbs by the 1st of this month, but I did just complete a single set of 60 push-ups! I really want to be able to do 100 push-ups in a set by my birthday next year so I am well on my way. Now I just have to be satisfied with not se... Read more
Should I Include Juggling As Exercise Minutes?
Saturday, July 28, 2012      4 comments

I juggle about an hour a day. This supposedly burns about 214 calories an hour. Roughly equivalent to light yoga or a casual walk. Does this count as exercise? It certainly isn't like running, but it is a lot different than the calories burned r... Read more
Weight Loss as a Political Statement
Monday, July 23, 2012      2 comments

Last winter I read "The Hunger Games" and was struck by how well it portrayed the current split in resource allocation in the world. Regardless of whether you like the book(s), it spoke to me as a member of the West. I was fat, and still have a ... Read more
Featured Motivator
Saturday, June 30, 2012      2 comments

I don't look at the sparkpage of the featured motivator all that often. Maybe once a week I will take a look and read what that person has to say and did. I say this to admit that my sampling size is small. With that said, I have found a lot of ... Read more
Sensa Advertisement is Irritating Me
Wednesday, June 20, 2012      0 comments

Every time I log into Sparkpeople.com I see an ad for Sensa. It starts out with a figure of a male that is very over weight and slowly transforms into a body builder holding a football. If you are reading this blog, you have seen it. The problem... Read more
Sunday, June 17, 2012      2 comments

I have been hovering around 163 for about 2 weeks. I am still on schedule for losing 2 lbs a week, but I got to 163 so fast I had hopes of being at my goal weight before the beginning of July. This morning I was supposed to be 163, but I am not ... Read more
Day at the Beach
Thursday, June 07, 2012      1 comments

Yesterday, my daughter and I went to the beach at a lake near our house for the first time this year. I am sunburned and a little sore, but it was a great Minnesota afternoon. Especially, for early June. For me, a surprising benefit to the... Read more
Jugglecize (video blog)
Monday, June 04, 2012      4 comments

I had this up on another sparkpeople account I had, but something happened and that account is apparently gone. I am quite a bit better now, and skinnier. This was me at 175.... Read more
31 Pull-ups!
Monday, June 04, 2012      0 comments

Today, I just did the most pull-ups in 4 sets that I have done since 2002. I think it is more a product of losing weight than getting a lot stronger, but it is still nice to see. I did 10, 10, 7, 5 with rests of about 3 minutes between eac... Read more