JAROL7
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Exercise is better than I thought
Friday, March 22, 2019      3 comments

Typically, I hate exercise except for table tennis. Last fall my wife and I applied to the University of Iowa for an exercise research project because told us they will pay us to do it. I thought that would give me the motivation to do it. It is... Read more
80 Days and Counting with Ice Cream
Sunday, March 17, 2019      2 comments

Today is Day 80 of following my New Year's Resolution together with my dear wife. She tells me it is a lot easier for her when I take the lead and help her with her food calculations on the SparkPeople nutrition calculator. So we are both on tra... Read more
Count Calories and Include Ice Cream
Thursday, March 14, 2019      3 comments

I'm marching toward my goal of weight loss. I count every calorie, weighing, measuring, every bite of food and putting it into my SP nutrition tracker. I'm a 81yr old guy, in good health, and a life long YO-YO person. I started this new effort o... Read more
Ice Cream Diet? It's really working for me!
Tuesday, March 05, 2019      4 comments

I remember reading something about an Ice Cream Diet years ago and I didn't believe it. I'm now on Day #68 of my New Year's Resolution of my annual weight loss process which includes ice cream every night. It's WORKING for me! I count every ca... Read more
I don't do well with MODERATION!
Sunday, March 03, 2019      5 comments

Some people can eat just the right amount and walk away without the help of a "system." NOT ME! It has taken me 20 years of discovering how my body works and that includes my head! For me, 90% of weight loss begins between my ears. For 21 year... Read more
Back in the Groove
Saturday, March 02, 2019      7 comments

I was gone for 3 years and guess what happened? Yep, I slowly gained weight. My typical Yo-Yo took over. So I started my 2019 New Year's resolution early on December 28. I'm now on Day #64 and I'm back on track. My BMI is back into normal. Life ... Read more
I did it 100,000 points on SP
Monday, March 30, 2015      3 comments

I did it. Recently I crossed the 100,000 points barrier. And what have I learned? Personal choices are amazing. It's not my spouse. It's not my job. It's not my children. My weight problems are my choices. Know your own body. When I eat over... Read more
It is my choice
Wednesday, March 11, 2015      3 comments

Personal choices are amazing. It's not my spouse. It's not my job. It's not my children. My weight problems are my choices. Know your own body. When I eat over 2000 calories in a day, I put on 2 lbs. When I eat only 1500 calories and the SP Tr... Read more
An Amazing Story
Sunday, March 01, 2015      4 comments

I love reading the stories of people on SP and elsewhere on the web. Today I listened to a story by Anna http://www.jesusfactorfictio
n [dot] com/lifestories/lifestories.ht
ml My conclusion is that I haven't had it nearly as hard... Read more
Don't Blame Others
Saturday, February 14, 2015      6 comments

It's not my spouse. It's not my job. It's not my children. My weight problems are my choices. Know your own body. When I eat over 2000 calories in a day, I put on 2 lbs. When I eat only 1500 calories and the SP Tracker says that I have consume... Read more
John Wayne Said It Best
Friday, February 13, 2015      4 comments

There was one opponent in John's life that the best script writers could not control . . . his battle with cancer. John's life ended when he was 72 in 1979. The man who lived in a world of illusion, where stories begin and end according to scrip... Read more
Weight Gain or Loss - it's My Choices
Thursday, January 29, 2015      6 comments

Know your own body. When I eat over 2000 calories in a day, I put on 2 lbs. When I eat only 1500 calories and the SP Tracker says that I have consumed all of the nutrients properly [code for eating a balanced variety of foods], then I lose 2 lbs... Read more
Every Day Is A New Opportunity
Monday, January 05, 2015      4 comments

I'm on a journey to get to & stay at goal weight. Today is Day #538... Read more
An Amazing Song
Sunday, January 04, 2015      1 comments

I responded positively to this part of the Lyrics of Brian Doerksen's song: [incomplete] I lift my eyes up to the mountains; where does my help come from? My help comes from You, Maker of Heaven; Creator of the earth. Oh, how I need... Read more
It's A New Year
Thursday, January 01, 2015      4 comments

It is always right to start over. But this is the SECOND New Year's Day in which I have been at my goal weight instead of starting a diet. But I will still start a push to get 5 pounds under my goal to get a little wiggle room. I am determined t... Read more

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