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Need motivation - do something meaningfully positive for yourself.
Friday, June 08, 2018      0 comments

This journey has ups and downs - the key is to have more ups and better ups than the downs. I restarted my 10 year journey in November of 2015 - yep 2.5 years ago. 265 and high blood sugar grabbed my by the throat. So what did I do. I firs... Read more
A Whole new me - Day 65 on Whole 30.
Tuesday, June 05, 2018      1 comments

217.6 this morning - down around 35 pounds on the Whole 30 - on Day 65. Continue to feel great and have been far more active since beginning the program. Full after meals and snacking has been nipped in the bud. No extra sugars, no non-veggi... Read more
Who has done Whole 30 - I'm on day 35 - and a big fan.
Sunday, May 06, 2018      3 comments

Was in a bad place - ever been there? We all have been or we would not meet here. Just before Easter I called a buddy who suggested he wanted to get onto a program to clean up his eating. I agreed ad we joined another friend on doing the Whole 3... Read more
Major changes - now 13 months in and counting.
Tuesday, July 04, 2017      5 comments

I have been away from Spark for a bit however I still continue on a good imperfect path. I have lost 5 pounds since last September's blog. Much slower than I would like but still moving. Injured at the end of October I healed slowly an... Read more
Life continues - change an old habit into a new habit. And physical results.
Monday, September 12, 2016      6 comments

I made a major change in my lifestyle 110 days ago. It was not an easy change but has become a new and very different habit. Don't assume you can't change - and don't assume it will be hard - commit to yourself and give it a shot - a firm determ... Read more
Someone noticed!
Wednesday, July 20, 2016      2 comments

It is tough to self assess our appearance outside of belt holes or clothes fit - it is much better when someone we know notices the difference and is brave enough to share. (From past SP experience I realize there may be some gender differences ... Read more
Another pound lost.
Sunday, July 10, 2016      5 comments

Sometimes the weight does not move off as quickly as we would like - but it does move = another pound this morning - two for the week - and that is in line with plan. Move forward friends - movement will get is where we need/want to be. ... Read more
Success continues. More weight gone and active!
Wednesday, July 06, 2016      2 comments

Another 8 or none days in the books - good eating, good walking, good weigh ins. Changing behavior takes commitment and consistency but it is very very possible with those traits. 44 days ago I made a significant change in my lifestyle - maybe... Read more
And 157 days later - an update
Monday, June 27, 2016      3 comments

Realized after 35 days of living a clean and healthy lifestyle it was time to post again. Down 16 pounds since my last post. Another habit struck down for those 35 days. And morning and evening walks to boot. Late night eating nearly ful... Read more
Returning with a vengeance
Friday, January 22, 2016      3 comments

Like many I have my ups and downs - but for too long the ups were being more successful - too successful. My wife and I have emptied the nest - sort of - college kids return. But my Dec 2 physical showed a number of reprehensible maladies. Blo... Read more
Back and with a new focus.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013      4 comments

Wow - 247 days since I updated my status - that is not good. Guess what happened while I was away. Nothing great. Had a big health scare in May of 2012 -nothing to do with food and exercise - but it did change my focus for a while. I was lu... Read more
Mounting a comeback!
Thursday, May 31, 2012      1 comments

Nough said - 9 pounds down - eating really healthy but good food and exercising. Attitude is great - feel really good - wedding ring fits - big boy clothes are fitting - sometimes loosely - steady as she goes. I will succeed. You can a... Read more
Make the small changes and add to them.
Monday, May 28, 2012      3 comments

I had a great opportunity to a participate in a fitness nutrition and financial boot camp last week - the theme for all three - make small changes that do not cause fear. Don't trigger the fight or flight reflex by fooling the brain with small ... Read more
The importance of "why".
Monday, April 09, 2012      2 comments

Why am I doing this. It may be different than why you are doing this. Or any of the other thousands of Sparkers working toward their personal reason why. Round one was to be healthier - more specifically to improve my blood sugar, cholester... Read more
My pants fit!
Monday, April 02, 2012      7 comments

During life's journey there are little clues to success and failure of our efforts to live a healthier lifestyle. One of the most direct for me is my pants. If I am buying bigger pants - it is a bad sign. If I have having to pull the waistb... Read more

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