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Time to pull it back in
Sunday, March 13, 2011      1 comments

I've been nicely maintaining for about 3 months, but today I saw my first little jump back up on the scael -- and I'm pretty sure it's a real jump. I've been in situations which have opened the doors to eating more and different things that wha... Read more
The journey so far
Wednesday, September 15, 2010      1 comments

I started this journey on April 4, with an initial goal of losing 24 pounds to get down to 150. That's where I was 4 year ago before the weight came on (again). I began by tracking my food and exercise, which immediately brought my eating into... Read more
Now what?
Sunday, August 29, 2010      1 comments

I've lost just over 20 pounds, and I'm not sure how much more I want to lose. I think probably around 10. But it's not so much the weight loss now, but the getting solid with my eating habits and my exercise. I want to transition into this jus... Read more
Oh dear
Monday, August 16, 2010      1 comments

I've been exercising pretty much 2 hours a day for the last couple of weeks because time has allowed me to do so. Today I'm working and the weather is really hot, so I'm not going to get my 2 hours in, and I find myself (foolishly) worrying tha... Read more
Did it
Saturday, August 14, 2010      2 comments

Not only did I head out the door to do the run, I actually did it -- 2hours -- 10 miles. Woohoo! Half marathon scheduled for Labor Day. Then ....???... Read more
Feeling highly motivated
Saturday, August 14, 2010      3 comments

It's a beautiful sunny morning, one of not too many this summer. I'm about to head out for a two hour run, which will be longest in three years. I'm feeling energized and optimistic about my progress towards health, and I've found myself inspi... Read more
Clothing sizes
Wednesday, August 04, 2010      4 comments

I'm in the process of losing weight and wanted to hold off on buying new clothes until I settled into my new spot. However, I'm here in Yakima working and on Monday I pulled on my most respectable capris and discovered I just could not wear the... Read more
Encouraged again
Monday, August 02, 2010      1 comments

I ran for 8.5 miles yesterday -- after only running for 4 weeks since my first step. (Not as crazy as it sounds -- I have been doing water jogging and lots of walking for the last three months.) I also saw the first drop on the scale in a few ... Read more
A bit disgruntled
Saturday, July 17, 2010      4 comments

I'm messing around with the idea of daily weighing and recording it on a graph -- based on some spark article a week or so ago. So far it's kind of ticking me off, because, of course, after a 'good' day I've had two 'bad ' days. I'm trying to ... Read more
It's all good
Wednesday, July 14, 2010      2 comments

Weighed in this morning (taking the advice on trying to do it daily and graph the progress so as to take away the power of the weekly weigh-in) and saw 157# (which may be difficult the next few days as it's 2# down which means I'll probably plat... Read more
Home again
Sunday, July 11, 2010      1 comments

Vacation was very good. We drove through Washington, Idaho, into Montana and back south through Oregon to home. Lots of scenery and a fine amount of wildlife. Saw Sandhill Cranes for the first time. They are astonishing! Eating went as wel... Read more
Heading on Vacation
Sunday, July 04, 2010      2 comments

Tomorrow the family and I (wife Kathleen and daughters Jorie and Sophie) head out on a six day road trip in Idaho. K and I are both Sparking so we're trying to plan out the food thing and the exercise thing before we go. We've planned the cool... Read more
Thoroughly Proud
Saturday, June 26, 2010      4 comments

Got up, walked to the pool, did an hour of deep water aerobics, walked the dog back home. 2 hours of exercise by 10:30 on a Saturday morning. Now I'm eating cereal and fresh strawberries and planning to watch the World Cup soccer game. Life i... Read more
Coming up on an anniversary
Saturday, June 26, 2010      3 comments

Last year on July 8 I had open heart surgery to replace part of my aorta. It all went well, but the recovery process was astonishingly arduous. It took months and months for me to regain energy, and longer to regain my sense of humor to be abl... Read more
Attitude Change
Thursday, June 24, 2010      4 comments

I've needed one for the last couple of weeks. I've been very busy and I've allowed that to be my excuse for being somewhat of a cynical, judgmental, sarcastic sort. Which I suspect isn't really that pleasant for anyone much, and I'm not enjoyi... Read more

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