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12/24/17 11:40 A

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After much thought, like while standing naked in this mornings shower, I have decided to close this journal.

I consider myself a successful active healthy person and have lost weight and maintaining pretty darn close to my goals, but not close enough.

I believe I need more motivation. I will take a break from this journal and instead, focus on building and leading a team. I want to study the teams in SPARK and see what makes a successful team. My thoughts are that if I can lead a team, I may be more active and thus more successful at maintenance.

So there you have it. Off to a new direction.
My SPARK goals and data are being logged and the numbers are my journal.

Good day all and keep SPARKING.

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12/23/17 3:43 P

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Completed another walk, 80 minutes, 5.25 miles.

Okay..."15 bean-soup" beans soaked for 2 days in clean water.
Into the pot they went with stewed tomatoes and a dash of chili powder.
Brought to boil, then simmered while i was on my walk.

Verdict: No change. The beans didn't seem to be any softer after soaking for two days instead of one. So, I guess I'll just soak over night, and cook while I'm working out. About 200 calories and quite filling. The beans have a nice texture, almost crunchy. All veggie. No cows, dogs, or chickens harmed in the process. Win-win for everyone. Time for an apple for desert.

Happy happy, joy joy.

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12/22/17 2:57 P

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Completed my walk for the day for 291 Calories.

Day two experiment with soaking dried beans in water. I figure, if i can chew the beans, they will be soft enough to cook for a meal. After 1 day, most of them soften up, but not soft enough.

In a few days, my exercise minutes for month resets and my self imposed challenge begins. My goal is 1680 minutes a month.

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12/21/17 10:12 A

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Situation abNormal.

New experiment: Soak the beans for 2 days and see if they cook faster.
(I'm starting to hate this computer, keyboard is nothing but grief. I have to keep retyping everything so I don't seem like an idiot (that I really am)).

Time marches on.I need to work out, been missing my walks lately.

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12/15/17 3:06 A

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Can't sleep, so I'm here...

Walked for another hour yesterday, but for some reason, when my head hits the pillow, I just lie there with my eyes wide open. Just not tired enough. Why is that?

Oh well...back to bed. Will try again.

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12/11/17 11:23 P

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Completed another 3.5 mile walk.

Cooking dried beans...is not a fast process.
Gotta soak them for a day.
Gotta cook them for a day.

Results are good but the process is slow.
One serving at a time is not going to cut it.
I need to make a bigger batch to make it worth it.
Anyway, I like my veggie chili.

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12/9/17 11:53 P

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Finished another treadmill session, 65 minutes.

Bought some dried beans. Will try to make my own veggie chili tomorrow.
That should be interesting.

I like chili.

Time to look for new walking shoes. The holes in my current shoes are looking quite large. My toes are sticking out.

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12/8/17 2:43 P

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Updated ticker. Set goal to 60 minutes a day, 28 days per month.
Walking/HIIT and weight training.

Still nibbling on the birthday cake.
Wife got one that was just way too big.

Waiting on my sons to finish it off...CAKE BE GONE!

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12/6/17 6:35 P

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4.1 miles, 502 calories.

Today is my birthday, I am now a young 63.

I am grateful for many things.

Good health and a family that loves me.

What more do I need to say?

KEEP SPARKING and PUSHING!

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Edited by: I_ROBOT at: 12/6/2017 (21:38)
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12/4/17 5:33 P

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11/28/17 4:08 P

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I like how articles are just now coming out about how sugar industry has hid connections to heart disease for decades.

Like the tobacco industry.

I wonder what else is out there we don't know about yet?

Oh well, made some nice hash browns this morning for breakfast. I love hash browns. The secret to perfect hash browns is to rinse out the starch, and squeeze out the water before cooking. Cook crispy brown on the outside, steamy on the inside. The taste of the nearly raw potato in the middle is just awesome.

Out and about for some errands.

Good day all.

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11/27/17 2:52 P

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I survived the Thanksgiving holiday.
Still working out and doing more reading about strength training.

Still experimenting with tofu.

Researching the Internet for more info on protein in general. For starters, looking at cost per gram of protein, starting with eggs. I found this webpage for a quick summary, but I still want to swing by the store and get today's prices.

plenteousveg.com/cost-vegan-protein-vs-ani
mal-protein/


I minced up the remaining tofu from a few days ago, and cooked it up like scrambled eggs. Enjoyed it. I suspect that adding some salsa will be spot on for what I normally enjoy as a breakfast.

My other favorite is raw oatmeal. I just measure out one serving and have it with 1% lowfat milk. Let it sit for a couple minutes so it's a little less raw, and enjoy.
2% lowfat milk may be a little better for me so I will do some more reading.

Just off hand, according to this SPARK info: www.sparkpeople.com/food_vs_food.asp?food=
95_97_milk-2_versus_milk-1


I would wager that 2% milk would be better for me for the protein with slightly higher in calories for 8 oz.

The only thing I'm not sure about is what is a gram of tofu. Is that with the water removed, squeezed or cooked out? It does hold a lot of water, so I will err on the side of water removed.

The learning never stops.

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11/21/17 4:28 P

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Completed another thrilling hour of HIIT.

Bought some tofu last night. What is this stuff anyway?
At first I thought is was a package of ground up horse hooves, but no, the package says bean curd. Bean curd?...hmmm, sounds like another by-product of another failed food experiment. Let's see...it does contain more protein and fiber than a scrambled egg. Okay, I'll give it a try.

After draining a half gallon of water from the package, what's left? It looks like a sponge. Cuts easy enough.

For lunch, I cut up a serving into 1/4" squares and grilled it with mixed vegetables and a pat of butter. So far, so good.

Tastes okay. Maybe a little bland, but not too different than say scrambled eggs.
I will have to experiment with this some more. Maybe if I stir-fry it up with my now perfectly cooked rice, I may get somewhere.

I don't have to worry about running out. The rest of the family refuses to go near it.

I think I'll try it with rice tonight. Need to get more spices.

The experiment continues.

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11/20/17 3:07 P

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I'm doing a great job at maintaining a plateau.
I just need to get smarter at pushing the plateau downward.

Tried eating a raw Brussels sprout today for a snack. Not bad when eaten raw. Why do we cook these? They are like small cabbages. I think I will try a snack bowl made up of chilled raw chopped broccoli and raw Brussels sprouts.

I also want to try making my own snack bag of almonds, pumpkin seeds, cashews, and raw oatmeal. 100% sugarless.

Another thing to try is pan fried tofu. That should prove interesting. What is tofu anyway? Looks sorta like mutated yogurt, something escaped from a sci-fi movie.

Just some thoughts as I look for protein rich snacks.

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11/18/17 2:05 P

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RESET.

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11/14/17 7:20 P

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Oh great...

New lower high blood pressure limits to worry about.

www.livescience.com/60928-new-blood-pressu
re-guidelines.html


There's just no winning is there?!

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Edited by: I_ROBOT at: 11/14/2017 (19:35)
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11/13/17 3:24 P

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Weight day and HIIT is already complete.

I need to try a new recipe...something...anything...

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11/10/17 1:35 P

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Completed my HIIT for the day.

Got my new heart rate monitor. It is actually a chest sensor and sends heart rate to my Swiss Army Cell phone Heart Rate app. Now, there are NO more false alarms saying my heart stopped or exploded. Yea. Life is good again.

Still looking for a new laptop.

I have noticed I'm on a plateau again. But, that is good.
Maintaining.

Took some days off from journal. I want to see if that helps. It's possible I just need to reset myself once in a while.

I feel recharged and energized, again.

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11/5/17 11:33 A

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Coffee this morning.

Clawing my way back from computer problems. Time for a new computer.
My laptop barely works. Battery is dead, screen looks bad, some keys won't type, fan is worn out and very noisy, not enough memory. It's only about 15 years old. I think it's past due for an upgrade.
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The difficult thing is what to get to replace it. So many options, and I haven't a clue what will work for another 15 years.

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10/30/17 8:57 P

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Slacked off today. Birthday cake with my youngest son who is now 17.
Oh, to be 17 again.
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Time marches on....


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10/29/17 8:03 P

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ZRIE014,

Awesome! Glad you are back in business!
Walking is a great way to recover and get back in shape.

Cheers!

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10/29/17 7:39 P

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i have start my knee recovery. i'm back on the treadmill and feel good.

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10/29/17 12:16 P

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Good Sunday morning. Out and about with fresh coffee.

Inspected all the newly planted trees, no sign of deer attack.
Warmer today. Walked 3 miles this morning.

Counting calories with dogged determination and tenacity.



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10/28/17 11:04 A

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I'm not tracking exercise anymore. It is pointless.

I have a routine that is building strength and endurance. As long as I repeat the routine, I burn on average, the same amount of calories, and build needed muscle. The exercise trackers and pedometers only confirm what I already know. At this stage of the journey, they have become useless instruments. They do not track calories eaten. I will continue to use my heart rate monitor because it provides valuable feedback on heart activity during workouts.

What needs to be tracked accurately is CALORIES.

The best weapon I have for fighting excess calories is a pencil and a piece of paper...it is that simple. I need to better journal the consumed calories.

I have been on SPARKPeople for months now and have made excellent progress, yet, I still have not accomplished my goal of seeing my abs. This is not from lack of exercise, but from INACCURATE logging of calories.

That is my fault and needs to change now.

My workouts are only proving yet again, you cannot outrun the fork!




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10/27/17 8:41 P

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Made it through another day. I am grateful. emoticon
Completed today's strength training.
Finally got SPARK's my Fitness tracker working exactly the way I want.
All data is now manual entry of calories, steps, miles,and minutes.

I just use a simple step counter pedometer and my mostly working heart rate monitor.

My life is now complete.

Just gotta stay away from the sugar.

KEEP PUSHING. Tomorrow is a new day.

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10/26/17 11:08 A

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Strength training yesterday.
Light Cardio today.

Snowing outside...


Lately, I been noticing that my heart rate monitor has gone beserk, telling me I have no heart rate, or if I do have a heart rate, it is impossibly high. Not a good thing. I depend on the HRM to help me stay in a workout zone so I don't over do it. This is a known issue, but yesterday was the last straw. I ordered a new one with updated electronic guts to block the electrical noise from all the gadgets in and around the house. This is the problem with today's wireless electronics. All the devices want valuable radio bandwidth. There is just not enough clear airspace to handle cell phones, bluetooth, wifi, timers, radio, and just about any wireless device you can think of in the neighborhood. The new HRM will be upgradeable to help reduce electronic noise. Of all the trackers on the market, the chest HRM is my one favorite device to help keep my old heart in check.

Wife says I'm looking more buff.
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10/24/17 10:40 P

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No cravings of any sort...must be the extra protein.

Walked 3 miles for easy cardio. Resisting the urge to run at full speed as is my habit.
Tomorrow is strength training. Feeling pretty good, rested, and pain free.

Starting to blog again and will be posting my cartoons.
Still reading up on fitness as SPARK has a wealth of info.
Being more patient with my training and progress.
At my age, I need to be more patient.

Taking an accounting class for fun.

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10/23/17 11:07 P

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Starting 3rd week of strength training, and backing off on the cardio. Falling into a routine of cardio/strength training. So far, so good. Easy on the weights as I figure out settings. Taking it slow. Less running and more walking.

The yo-yo scale readings are starting to settle out. I've also added more calories to my meals so that my body doesn't consume muscle for energy.

Looking like a good routine.

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Edited by: I_ROBOT at: 10/24/2017 (00:17)
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10/22/17 5:36 P

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Finding ways to get more sleep.

1. Found out how to DISABLE the stupid alarm on the dishwasher. It tends to let me know the wash cycle is over well after 10PM, when I'm fast asleep.

2. Snoring wife...haven't figured out how to fix that yet. :-(

3. Wind and street traffic. I found an APP that generates white noise. I turn it up just enough so that it masks out droning background noise. That has been helping both wife and myself.

4. Set alarm on my cell phone to remind me to stop eating food and beverages after 7 PM. Takes away excess caffeine and food from aggravating stomach while trying to sleep.

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10/21/17 10:47 A

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Off to a great start on this fine Saturday morning...

Coffee, some protein, strength training exercise set "A".
Maxed out on points for both the big spin ad bonus spin.
Completed the sugar challenge...no extra sugar for me.

The sun is shining and I got some decent sleep last night.

Weigh-In tomorrow. May have a slight increase thanks to added muscle, but that is Okay.

UPDATE: Beware of Tracker data, and that includes SPARK "my Fitness" tracker.
Make sure your data settings are not reset by SPARK. SPARK "my Fitness" tracker is over optimistic in calculating calories burned.

I also have found again, that SPARK reset my preferences so that "How My Daily Calorie Range is Determined" was reset to the default so that Fitness and Exercise trackers communicate with each other. It changes my calorie range for food. I suspect this is why I have plateaued again.

Making appropriate changes again...

Sparkies beware!

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Edited by: I_ROBOT at: 10/21/2017 (16:11)
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Only 2 days left of 21-Day Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge Insanity.

I'll be glad when it's over. I'm sorry, I just need that occasional fix. I'm a mere mortal with an occasional sweet tooth. However, I do my best to keep it under control. Eating more fruit to control sweet tooth.

Back to basics...I'm still learning about strength training. I find it interesting the amount of useless and conflicting information to be found on the Internet. Too many sites focus on body building. The over all consensus is to work up muscles till they pop out and put people's eyes out. Not me. I want to maintain strength and lose excess fat.

So far, one source of information makes sense.
1. Do strength training to build muscle.
2. Eat enough protein to maintain the muscle.
3. Get enough rest between workouts to repair the muscle.

Makes sense to me.

Formula that I see over and over again is to eat 0.8 to 1.2 grams of protein per pound of ideal body weight, (not current weight). For me, that is about 135 to 162 grams of protein per day. I have been coming up WAY SHORT.

In real life, I need to be able to lift my hang glider and perform a safe launch. That means I need to safely lift about 70 pounds of glider and equipment under control. I don't need to be able to lift 100 or more pounds on a weight machine. I don't want to look like Hercules.

To lose the weight properly, I need to eat at a slight deficit, which I am trying to do. The calorie reduction needs to be about 20% of maintenance so that the body does not consume muscle for energy. Okay, got it, burn the fat and not the muscle. It's starting to make more sense. Cardio alone is not going to help me maintain strength. How many professional marathon runners have bodies to lift weight? Very few from what I can see.

I've increased my protein consumption and I'm pumping just enough iron to maintain my muscle mass. I expect a VERY gradual weight reduction over time as I'm adjusting my calorie deficit to be just below weight maintenance. Getting more rest between workouts is now on the plan. From what I'm reading, too many plans do not include enough rest between workouts!

This is my new goal. According to the source, this plan will reduce the chances of burn-out on the weight training. Many people spend the big bucks at the gym, but then burn-out because they eventually OVER-DO-IT! (Poor education and coaching in my opinion).

KEEP READING Harry, you is getting there.
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www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness_artic
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Active Recovery:
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Muscle soreness:
www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog_topics.asp?t
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Completed day 18 of 21-Day Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge.

FAIL...gave in to some cravings...oh well. I am a worthless slug...
KEEP PUSHING!

Completed group B strength training exercises.

Still working on floor. Decided to build a mini mud room. It will consist of a wind break, a place to hang muddy boots, and a fold down stool so you have a place to sit and remove boots. Need to redesign closet space at front door so that it is more efficient for hanging winter gear. Should have done this years ago, but at least I can get started on it before it gets too cold.

The journey continues...

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Completed day 17 of 21-Day Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge.

Completed today's planned cardio.
5 miles, 1 hour, over 500 calories.

Flamed out and calling it an early night. Going to bed.
Tomorrow is another day.

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Completed day 16 of 21-Day Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge.

Completed Group "A" strength training exercises.

I will be very glad when the wife stops bringing home the Halloween candy. Still 2 weeks away before the sugar temptation runs out. Still have Thanksgiving and Christmas treats to endure. More sugar on the horizon with no end in sight...

I must resist.

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Completed day 14 of 21-Day Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge.

Completed my cardio for today.

Checking my nutrient tracker, I can see I am lax on my protein. Making adjustments based on my strength training exercises. Starting to read more about my nutrients. I haven't been paying close enough attention to some macro and micro nutritients.

Took my multivitamin and ready for the rest of the day...after I finish my coffee.

Tomorrow is a rest day.

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Completed day 13 of 21-Day Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge.

Completed set B strength training exercises.

I like this system. I print out preformated cards and mark up as I complete the sets. Kind of like a journal/progress/report card. I may make adjustments over time.

On my heart rate monitor, I can see my pulse rate spike as I lift weights. It is recommended to wait 2 minutes between sets, and sure enough, within 2 minutes, my heart has recovered and ready for next set. I can also see how many approximate calories I burned for each set.

No question in my mind, this is just like HIIT when running, varying your speed to raise your heart rate. Lifting weights causes a spike in heart rate during reps.

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Completed day 12 of 21-Day Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge.

I'll take the high octane semi-sweet chocolates over artificial sweeteners any day of the week, thank you.

Cardio today. Burned 563 calories for 4.25 miles. WOOT-WOOT!

Got heart rate up to a whooping 172 beats per minute and feeling great. A new comfortable high for me. That raises the bar a tad for my cardio workouts thanks to losing more than 10 pounds over time.

Still working on a strength training program. Wife wants to try it as well. It's for beginners. Doing the ABA one week followed by BAB next week and so it rotates.

Group A for upper body and group B for lower body. Wife will be coaching me and I will be coaching her. The goal is to work on form and technique for a few weeks. Once we got that figured out, we will gradually increase the weights to a comfortable level based on current strength. We take 2 days to recover between A's and B's. Rest days from weights will be cardio days (walking or running).



It also helps to have some sense of direction.



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Completed day 11 of 21-Day Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge.

Did some strength training today. Trying to build a better strength training plan.
Stayed on calorie track.

Got a hot date with my wife tomorrow. We will go shopping together for stuff we don't need.

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Completed day 10 of 21-Day Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge.

Can't think of any rewards for crushing the sugar urge, except maybe, eating a big chocolate cake when done...

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HIIT on treadmill today...DONE.
Did some weights.
Exploring some of SPARK's other features. May try some dumbbells to help mix it up some more. Snow melted today. Much warmer.

So, I think I confirmed my suspicions that the FITBIT tracker is a useless device for accuracy on counting steps. I think the Google Fit app synced to my Polar heart rate monitor makes for a better way to track calories, distance, and steps. I'm more concerned about time spent with physical activities, and calories expended. My FITBIT seems to be overly enthusiastic about steps and calories. I would prefer to error on the low side of the numbers.

It's late and I'm tired. Going to bed...

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10/9/17 1:06 A

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Completed day 8 of 21-Day Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge.



Started snowing today. Snowed all day and still snowing.
Hope it's warmer tomorrow. I need to install the snow blower.
Walked 3 miles.
Restocked my coffee supply.
Got Google Fit to work with SPARK.

Going to bed. Tomorrow is a new day.

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Completed day 7 of 21-Day Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge.

Apples are a great way to fight the cravings for sugar.

3.5 mile walk today, over 6 miles total when added to chores around the house.
Completed the kitchen floor. Now I get to start on the last room, that being the living room and entry way into the house. It will be nice when this project is done.

Cup of tea to relax and then off to bed.

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10/6/17 5:21 P

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Completed day 6 of 21-Day Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge.

The article on whole grains was very interesting and I learned how to recognize these stamps so I know I'm on the right track for grains in bread and pasta.



SPARKPEOPLE is so good on information for nutrition. Just need to take the time to read and understand it. Too bad they don't teach this stuff in school. Our society could be so much better off with training like this, but there are only so many hours in a day.

Almost dinner time and I have avoided the sugar. My son has brought home boxes of pizza, but I now just want to eat some whole grain bread. Seems more satisfying at present.

Making a cup of green tea before I head into town.

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10/6/17 12:57 A

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Completed day 5 of 21-Day Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge.

Jumped on treadmill today and knocked out 10K steps, over 480 calories, 4.4 miles, for 01:30:38.

Avoided the sugar monster.



Had a gala apple for desert.

Found this neat graphic on the Internet showing just how aweful too much sugar can be for your body.
Don't know if you can read the small print or not. If not, it is easy to find in Google images.



I might join a local chess club in town to help get me out of the house. Might stimulate the brain a bit.

Finished up the day with a nice hot cup of green tea.

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10/4/17 8:02 P

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Completed day 4 of 21-Day Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge.



09:38 Started day with green tea without sugar. So far, no cravings.

Spending more time with journaling to confirm calorie accuracy. Cutting out the sugar snacks is helping because "Mr. Scale" is starting to cooperate. This is the problem. I think I'm on target with calories but in reality, the occassional snitch/snack is throwing me over the cliff.

Everything counts in small amounts. Just need to beat down the sugar monster.
I'll stop at the store and find some reusable containers and preload them with nuts and other healthy snacks AND MARK THE CONTAINER WITH THE CALORIE COUNT accurate to one gram.

It boils down to healthy repeating habits does it not?

15:17 Just got home from shopping. Grabbed some omega-3 trail mix of nuts and snacked on that instead of halloween candy. So far, so good. 150 calories for 23 grams. Still have to be careful here as the habit is to reach into the bag and grab an extra handful without tracking the calories. While I was out, I had a salad. The dressing that came with it was loaded with sugar, so I chose not to use the dressing.

18:00 SCORE! Beat that sugar monster!

I need to find an oil and vinigar dressing without sugar.
I'll have an apple and low-fat cheese as a desert after dinner.

KEEP PUSHING HARRY, KEEP PUSHING!

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10/3/17 7:37 P

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Day 3 of 21-Day Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge.

09:00 So far, so good. No sugar.
12:30 Had an apple instead of sugar.
13:41 Still no sugar. It's a mind game right? Mind versus sugar.
13:52 Cup of green tea. MMmmmmmmmm...yes! No sugar.
14:00 Opened a can of tuna instead of a bag of sugar.
17:00 Soup with apple and low cal cheese. -----> Zero Sugar...WOOT-WOOT!

The sugar is calling me...but I can beat this. I WILL BEAT THIS!

I read an article about a fellow who stopped eating sugar..."no sugar" challenge, he made it non-negotiable for life. He lost hundreds of pounds.

Another good quote..."weight loss is not a race..."
I like that, after all, when did weight gain become a race?

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10/2/17 10:55 P

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Day 2 of 21-Day Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge.

So far, so good. No sugar.
5 points on the 1st spin.

Logging my cravings.
I almost always get the craving after eating dinner. Is this something I learned, or a body reaction to something I ate earlier in the day?

10:30...Oh the horror! Wife brought home bags of chips and bags of candy. What is she thinking, or not thinking? I managed to say NO to the urge and cravings. She is not helping me one bit. I know she feels down from her arm hurting, but really?

16:20 Still have resisted the urge. So far, she has offered me a candy apple and threatened me with bags of open chocolates. I think I will turn inside out.

Dinner time, the real challenge...this is my weakest time of day. Baked salmon and sweet potato is on the menu.

I must prevail and fight the after dinner cravings to beat down the enemy...the sweet tooth.

Fear the sweet tooth.

Looks harmless enough...



So far, so good.
Bed time, and I avoided the sweet tooth!
Looking forward to Day 3, tomorrow...

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1st Day of 21-Day Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge.

I have concluded that I am hopelessly addicted to sugar.
If it's out of sight, I usually don't eat it. However, my wife likes to keep it out in plain sight claiming it's for the boys. Hmmm...not a good thing for me and this is what is contributing to keeping me on the plateau.

I am now tracking how many times I say "NO" to sugar. Ain't easy.

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Time for a new challenge.

I just signed up for the Sweet Tooth Challenge. Maybe it will help bust this plateau I'm stuck in. Overall, I'm actually doing quite well. just need to keep pushing if I want to hit my ultimate goal.

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Here's a good reason to not over do the weights. My wife was working out too hard on the weight machine. I could tell from another room that something was wrong as the weights were slamming back too hard from gravity. I urged her to work on form in the reps, but she went for the extra weight. Sure enough, she drove herself so hard she ended up in the ER at the hospital for muscle spasms and intense pain. Now, I'm taking care of her and her injured wing. Poor thing. She was in such pain.

Now I'm making meals cleaning house and kitchen for a few days until she feels better. Other projects on hold for the time being.

I've been doing a lot of reading about lifting weights and using proper form. Smooth and steady beats quick and jerky. Muscles need proper time to heal between workouts. I will suggest some reading materials to her. Maybe it will help. I will take her for some walks while her arm recovers.

I planted some more trees today. Also finished installing a snow fence. I'm hoping that the snow fence will keep the snow drifts away from the front of the house. We get up to four feet of snow and it can block access from house to transportation. Worst case, I'll have to fire up the tractor to help clear the drifts.

The harsh winter will be here soon.

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Winter is creeping in...we now have snow on the local mountain tops. *SIGH*

Still on a plateau.
Got on treadmill again today for 1 hour and racked up 417 kcal.
I will try to beat that tomorrow.

Almost done with kitchen floor. Fitbit says I racked up 13,000 steps. That is a good thing. Floor is tough to work on as the previous owner used well too many staples to put down the subfloor. I have to use a prybar to loosen up the subfloor just enough to get access to the staples. Quite a workout in itself.

KEEP PUSHING, HARRY. KEEP PUSHING!
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Been busy last couple of days. Still working on kitchen floor.

Hospital bill came in for snakebite...over $75,000 USD for treatment! emoticon
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More treadmill time. Fitbit says I only got in 8000+ steps.

Hanging in there...

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Been playing hooky...need to get back in here.

Plateaued but still tracking.
Almost done with kitchen floor and keeping busy replacing wood.
Made a huge pot of rice for family. They loved it. I am an unqualified expert at making white rice.

Bought an interesting book by Marie Kondo to help me with decluttering my house.
In addition to decluttering my body, I want to declutter my mind. Tidying up my mind by tidying up my house will go a long way to simplify my life.

Finding all kinds of stuff to throw away. Losing weight in so many ways.

Body weight
Mind weight
Household weight

It all adds up. Too much stuff over time.

I want to simplify.

...but first, another cup of delicious coffee.

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9/12/17 11:07 P

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5 miles on the dreadmill, 644 calories.
Feeling pretty good and back in groove.

Boys start school again, oldest son starting college.

Inventoried my first aid kit. It seems to be lacking in some basic things such as mild pain relief. Will make improvements since I live so far away from town. Added a snakebite and bee sting kit in case I get bit again or other family member.

One can never be over prepared.

I hope everyone is doing well.

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Saw doc. Doc says looking good. No infection.

Taking it easy for a couple more days. Feeling tired from the stress and medications.

This was no fun folks.

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On Monday I was bitten by a Prairie Rattlesnake (Crotalus viridis) from under my front door porch.

The only warning I got was a continuous hissing sound like that you would hear from a car tire leaking air. I thought it was an undocumented water or gas pipe that had sprung a leak.

I moved a couple of rocks to see if I could find the source of the sound.
The snake struck me from under the porch and hit my left hand, one fang penetrating my pinky finger and drawing blood. It felt like an electrical shock.

I immediately applied a cold pack on the wound and headed for the hospital. My son called the emergency room so they could be alerted and be ready for us. Poison Control Center staff and the Wyoming Medical Center, Casper Hospital was informed that I was inbound. The trip took about 30 minutes and by the time I arrived, my face, fingers, and toes were going numb. The antivenin was already being prepared before arrival but the staff still had to do blood work to determine dosage. Within two hours, I started to receive the antivenin at a slow rate to make sure I did not suffer any dangerous side affects.

While I was being treated, my son captured and destroyed the snake and verified what type it was.
It took two days of antivenin slowly infused to stop and reduce the swelling that extended up to my elbow.

I have to admit, I was very surprised by the snake. I've come across diamond backs all my life on hiking trails and have never heard one like this. It really sounded like a leaky pipe. One of the doctors suggested that maybe the snake had a damaged tail and may not sound like a normal rattle snake.

I've lived here for 13 years now and this is the first rattle snake I've seen on our property. This one was a bright green color less than three feet long. Typically, we see many bull snakes of all sizes but never rattle snakes. Here is a picture of what this type of snake looks like.



Laying in the hospital for a couple of days I decided to let myself go and ate too much hospital food. It was fun while it lasted.

I'm home now and looking back, the only mistake I made was putting ice on the wound. Supposedly, that concentrates the poison in the wound area, but everything else was done correctly.

Feeling good enough to get back on treadmill, so I walked for an hour. Seeing my doctor again tomorrow to follow-up on the snake bite.

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9/4/17 11:28 A

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Verdict is in...TRASH. Too difficult to use.


Happy Labor Day folks! Taking it easy today.
Survived another weekend of hang gliding.

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9/1/17 11:36 P

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Found a new scale.

Here is what the current one looks like. Would you want to use it?



Look at all them buttons. I don't want to use it either. It's complicated. Evidently, I lost the manual years ago. All I ever cared about is the ON/OFF button and GRAMS/OZ button and the TARE. Well, it turns out after doing some research, that this is in fact, an early model with a built in database of popular food Items. So, for instance, suppose you want a slice of apple pie. You enter the code for apple pie, "464" in this case, and weigh it. Lo and behold, up comes the calorie count plus or minus some error. Close enough in most cases. Well, this bit of techno wizardry came out before the Internet was awash in dieting sites. Now you just zap the item bar code with your nifty cell phone and tell your app how much you ate, and zing!...the app knows the calories. So, this scale is now "so-yesterday" to be almost useless. I may play with it some more to see if I want to throw it out. My beef with it is that it will AUTO-OFF in 60 seconds, no matter what. For someone old and slow such as me, that is just unacceptable..

So, here is the new scale I found today.



It has just three buttons, the ones I care about. After 3 whopping minutes, it will AUTO-OFF only when it detects inactivity. I love it! Life is good again.

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Fitbit says I didn't do much activity today, but that's okay. I'm going hang gliding this weekend and will be getting a tremendous workout.

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Edited by: I_ROBOT at: 9/1/2017 (23:41)
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8/30/17 10:28 A

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1 hour, 3.2 MPH for 262 kcal.

YO-YO-ing again. Need to get back to ACCURATE journaling.
Scale doesn't lie, why should I?

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Update:

I was making today's meals and dropped one of my scales, breaking it.

Now I'm bummed. It was the scale set for grams. I only have one scale left and it's a bear to use because the stupid engineer who designed it made it so it would auto OFF. So guess what happens when you are in the middle of weighing pieces of chicken. WHAM! It shuts off. Now you have to power up the scale, tare it, and measure again what you almost got done doing. Evidently, once again, the people who program these gadgets aren't the ones trying to use them.

I'm going to look for a scale that does not AUTO POWER OFF or find an old fashion type that uses a spring.

No wonder people have so much trouble doing anything with technology. There is always some jerk who thinks they know better than you. In this case, me.

Edited by: I_ROBOT at: 8/30/2017 (13:38)
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8/28/17 7:48 P

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Completed my art projects, back on the treadmill.

3 miles in 1 hour. Starting slow again.

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8/26/17 11:38 P

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Oh, where does the time go?

Been busy doing cartoon work, getting ready to have more cartoons published and that means butt time at the computer drawing table. Two more to go, then schedule laxes a bit for me to get back on treadmill. Monday is the deadline, so I will be busy again tomorrow.

Dining room florr almost completed. Slowly moving into kitchen.
I'm so pleased with my current weight...haven't weighed this little in decades. Just need to keep journaling to get down a bit more.

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8/21/17 11:29 P

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Back from my motorcycle trip from Wyoming to Washington and back again. A total of over 1800+ miles.

Yesterday, I drove for 16 hours straight, 900 miles, to get back home in time for the solar eclipse. That was a major workout. I lost about a pound cause I only ate ice cream at my fuel stops. It was the only food I ate cause it lifted my spirits and motivated me to keep going to get the next ice cream hundreds of miles away. That and plenty of water is all I needed. So now I'm in the 142 pound range and much closer to my goals.

Driving a motorcycle at high speed requires a lot of mental concentration and physical effort, especially in the curves. On a motorcycle, you actually have to push up and out on the right bar to make a right turn. The tighter the turn, the harder you have to push. It's called counter steering and it all boils down to physics. To make a long story short, it's a lot of pushing for 16 hours to maintain balance and control in the curves.

Motorcycling is a lot of fun but it's not for everyone.

Here are a couple of pictures of the eclipse I took today.



and this one I held my camera up to my telescope to capture some sun spots before totality.



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8/16/17 4:41 P

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Well, well, well...

Some good news today.

1. Logged in and ran the spinners...The bonus spinner awarded me 500 SPARKGOODIE POINTS! ...Cool-Beans!

2. Saw the good doctor today. Tests came in and I'm doing so well, doc wants me to cut heart meds to half dossage. Doc is concerned that blood pressure is too low after losing 20 pounds. Also, I am to record blood pressure for the next week or so to re-evaluate the meds. There is a slight possibility that I may have to come off some of the meds. Let's hope so.

3. Doc says my weight loss target may be too low. Doc wants me to go a little higher, so I've updated my ticker to reflect the change. I am now targeting 135. Considering my muscle mass, doc thinks 125 is not realistic.

So, overall. Another fine SPARKY day. Adjusting my expectations and goals to help me reach my new goal.

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8/15/17 3:31 P

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Still tracking.

Total eclipse is just a few days away and our local community is going insane.
Rooms are renting out for $2000 the night before totality. Gas is expected to spike to record levels. People are stocking up on extra food and water. Air travel to Casper is at an all time high with visitors from all over the world dropping out of the sky like dead flies. It's a wonderous thing.

This will be my 2nd total eclipse in my miserable lifetime. My first was in 1973, back when I was a teenager. I never thought I'd live long enough to see a second one. Well, here I am. I will be celebrating yet another one to the tune of "The Dark Side of the Moon", by Pink Floyd.

I will be watching the dark side of the moon for about 2 minutes.

Cheers, and KEEP PUSHING!



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8/11/17 10:01 P

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More cardio today.
Walked/jogged over 5 miles for 600 calories.

However...I'm plateauing again. Maybe too many carbs this week. Need to journal more accurately as I start to drift off course.

On the flip side, I've done better than I expected. I'm just a few pounds away from my goal, so I just need to keep focus as there is light at the end of the tunnel.

Keep PUSHING!
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8/9/17 12:08 P

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Hump Wednesday.

Where does the time go?
When I'm on the treadmill, time seems to stop.
When I'm goofing off on the computer, time flies FAST!

Still mixing it up. Weights today, maybe some walking for cardio.
Still trending down and making progress.

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8/5/17 9:59 P

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Saturday weigh-in...on track! Down to just 17 pounds overweight.
Calculator says I will be back to normal weight range in 2 more pounds.

WOOT-WOOT!

80 minutes running and walking 4.75 miles yielded 603 calories. I think I'll go jogging along river on Monday. Tomorrow is rest day to recover from this week's workouts. Family has abandoned me for a week. I'm on my own.

Prepping motorcycle for a 1800 mile trip up to Canada. Just need to change oil and pack a few extra tools. Looking at new helmets and a throttle lock.

So far, so good. Living one day at a time. emoticon emoticon

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