JAROL7
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CELEBRATING TODAY!
Saturday, October 26, 2013      4 comments

I had a wonderful birthday dinner with great table tennis friends last night. A tri tip dinner with some table tennis to shake it down followed by a fresh peach pie. My wife is the greatest. Today is Day #79 of my 97 day journey and so I'm off t... Read more
Dodged a Bullet
Friday, October 25, 2013      3 comments

I ate healthily yesterday but too much. I blew over my calorie goal by 350. But the scale owed me for previous days and paid off this morning with a new low. YAY!!!! I'm on Day #78 of a 97 day journey and I'm going to make it by the time of my n... Read more
Opps - Out of Control
Thursday, October 24, 2013      1 comments

For the 3rd time in 77 days, I was away from home ... made healthy choices of food ... came home and used my nutrition tracker and BINGO, I ate too much of a good thing and went over my calorie budget. So now I will have to do penitence for the... Read more
Treading water is okay
Tuesday, October 22, 2013      0 comments

After every weight loss, I go into an up period or a plateau. I am keeping my calories in my losing zone and I just wait. The scale owes me. I am on day #76 of my 97 day journey. So I'm just treading water until another good result comes my way.... Read more
A Baked Potato
Monday, October 21, 2013      1 comments

WOW, I forgot how much I love a baked potato, with skin. Do you know how much your restaurant bill is if you only have a baked potato? One large potato with 3 tablespoons of sour cream and lunch is 355 calories and two of you can walk out with a... Read more
Budget Your Calories
Sunday, October 13, 2013      3 comments

I know my body and the recommendations of others for the number of calories doesn't help me to lose weight. I know that I need to only consume 1200 calories a day to lose weight but they need to be healthy, balanced calories. SP Nutrition tracke... Read more
Finally, a break-through day
Friday, October 11, 2013      1 comments

I'm on day #64 of my journey and finally the scale rewarded me this morning. I've been saying, "The scale owes me" for 2 weeks of doing the right thing with no new loss. Some people WISH for it ... we WORK for it.... Read more
Bronze Medals
Monday, October 07, 2013      1 comments

My wife and I came home from a wonderful tournament in Sioux Falls, SD with 3 bronze medals and a bucket full of great memories. We met terrific people. Some of the teens were surprised to lose to "the oldest people" there. This is our health fi... Read more
A Table Tennis Tournament Weekend
Saturday, October 05, 2013      1 comments

We drove 6 hours to Sioux Falls, SD to be in the Active Generations Tournament. It was an incredibly well run tournament which is NOT an easy task. We competed all day and tomorrow we go back home, tired but taking 3 bronze medals with us. Bu... Read more
WOW, 1200 calories burned in 1 hour
Monday, September 30, 2013      0 comments

Today I found this testimonial on YouTube about 1200 calories burned in an hour. Since I have one of these devices, I hooked it up for 25 minutes and 500 calories. Calculate 100 for every 5 minutes. An easy, rigorous workout. Try it. www.youtu... Read more
Add Potassium To Your Spark Nutrition Tracker
Monday, September 30, 2013      1 comments

I thought I was eating a healthy balance of food but when I added the potassium to my tracker, it helped me choose foods more carefully. It is really tough to get 3500 mg per day from food without supplements. Run the full report at the bottom o... Read more
Another good option
Sunday, September 29, 2013      0 comments

I snack with tomato juice with hot sauce added to give it a SPARK. Drink 8 oz for 430mg of potassium and only 50 calories. Good for mid-morning and afternoon snacks. It is a great potassium boost for health and energy.... Read more
One source for potassium
Saturday, September 28, 2013      3 comments

Sam's Club has a meal replacement Soy powder in vanilla and chocolate. Two scoops will provide 150mg of potassium for 140 calories which is a good foundation for a smoothie ... thus a replacement for a meal. Put it in a blender with water, add a... Read more
Potassium
Friday, September 27, 2013      1 comments

I've found two great sources of potassium that guarantee meeting my daily goal.... Read more
Potassium Keeps You From Passing Out
Thursday, September 26, 2013      5 comments

I finally got a handle on meeting my daily potassium goal set by SP. YAY!... Read more

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