SONNYG1's Blogs

Taste Fatigue
Wednesday, December 01, 2010      7 comments

Because of a long term low grade depression, which I did not know I had, my family doctor and my wife recommended I see a psychiatrist to see if anti-depression medicine was appropriate for me. I did so and was diagnosed with the low grade depr... Read more
Dangerous Backslide Under Control
Thursday, April 29, 2010      4 comments

Finally got myself anchored from a major backslide. I was going great and had lost 55 pounds when my backslide started about five weeks ago. I regained 18 pounds and was in danger of gaining it all back which is what has happened to me so many... Read more
When Are The Good Times?
Wednesday, March 31, 2010      3 comments

When I was a young Captain in the US Air Force stationed at Hickam AFB in Hawaii, my first wife essentially had a nervous breakdown. It was heart wrenching to see someone come unglued as she did and she required psychiatric treatment. My wife ... Read more
No Cancer Found! WooHoo!
Wednesday, March 03, 2010      5 comments

Today has been a good day for me. This morning I was down two pounds, which gives me a 50 pound loss. That was an outstanding feeling, but the best was yet to come. I just got back from seeing my doctor to get the results of my biopsy and he... Read more
Had A Good Day Yesterday
Sunday, February 21, 2010      0 comments

Yesterday was a successful day for me. My puppy hurt her leg a few days ago and was limping pretty bad. I took her to the vet and they did an xray and found nothing broken or chipped. They diagnosed a bruised bone and put her on anti-inflamma... Read more
Trying to Get Back On Track
Friday, February 19, 2010      2 comments

I have been stuck for about a month bouncing between 249 and 254 pounds. I keep messing up after I get on track. My big problem, which I notice a lot of other Sparkers also have, is getting hungry after dinner. I need to shift my meals to lat... Read more
Anatomy of a Breakdown
Wednesday, February 10, 2010      3 comments

I had been doing so well on losing weight since I retired last October. I was down 42 pounds and going great, even though I would encounter a few plateaus. In the last couple of weeks I have gone into a tailspin and I am trying to hang on. Wh... Read more
A Little Getaway to Easton, Md
Saturday, October 10, 2009      2 comments

My wife, Elvira, and I decided we needed a little getaway. We both just retired and have been busy trying to make up for twenty years of neglect in getting the house in order and fixing all the little things that need repairing. I had a few... Read more
Where does the time go?
Thursday, October 08, 2009      1 comments

I am one week and one day into my retirement. I had these visions that I would be able to get my home office cleaned up and make a lot of the wonderful Spark recipes. I have been able to get some important tasks done and have spent a lot more ... Read more
Baseball Withdrawal
Wednesday, October 07, 2009      0 comments

I played baseball most of my younger life, from 6 years old into my forties. I used to root for the Washington Senators, until they left town (twice). I did without baseball for 32 years because I just couldn't root for another team. In 2005 ... Read more
My Belgian Malinois
Tuesday, October 06, 2009      0 comments

My wife and I just got a Belgian Malinois puppy this past July, right after my wife retired from teaching school. The Belgian Malinois, a type of Belgian Sheppard, is a very high energy dog and requires a lot of exercise. I just retired myself... Read more
Post-Retirement to Good Health
Sunday, October 04, 2009      0 comments

I just retired on 1st of October and my hope was to have more time to get in better shape. So far it is working. I spent many years sitting at a computer at work and tried to get my exercise in as I had the time. Since I had to get up at 4 am... Read more
Wednesday, April 08, 2009      0 comments

Ever since I read the article on visualization a few weeks ago, I have been practicing using visualization to keep me on track with my diet. I believe that was a powerful message in that article and I think if I keep practicing it, it will help... Read more
My First Blog
Monday, August 11, 2008      0 comments

This is my first attempt at doing a blog. Being an introvert, I find it laborious putting my thoughts into print. I will take some time and think about what I would like to express and give this another shot pretty soon. ... Read more