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People are talking!!!

Saturday, June 19, 2010      9 comments

I had to share an experience I had yesterday at work. As an optician, I spend the day helping people with their eyewear, which includes fixing problems. Yesterday a very nice lady (who I had never seen before) came to the office in need of a ... Read more

Great week!

Sunday, May 30, 2010      1 comments

I had a very productive week and am really feeling like I can be more active. Since I had my knee scoped on the 20th of May, it feels much better. I waited a week and started riding my recumbent bike again, with much less pain. I even went w... Read more

It is hard to go slow now!!

Sunday, May 23, 2010      6 comments

I feel GREAT!!!! I am so amazed at how good my knee feels already (had the arthroscopic surgery 3 days ago) that every time I look at my recumbent bike, I have to fight the urge to hop on and ride it! LOL It is going to be a long 10 days until... Read more

Knee surgery yesterday - workout today!!

Friday, May 21, 2010      6 comments

I had my arthroscopic surgery on my right knee yesterday morning. Everything went very well and I left the surgery center at 3:20 PM. The Doctor told me I could put as much weight on the leg as I was comfortable with as soon as I could. I was... Read more

Doctor week for me!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010      6 comments

This morning I will make the 2 1/2 hour drive from home to Fargo, ND for a bone density scan and to visit with my friend about lab results from the physical he gave me last Friday. Then tomorrow morning my sister and brother in law will take me... Read more

I did it all myself

Sunday, May 16, 2010      6 comments

I am very happy with the progress I have made over the past year, but there are bumps in the road on any journey. I encountered on last week - that I put there myself. I stepped on the scale this morning and found that I had gained back 3 poun... Read more

One year done........122 pounds GONE!!!

Sunday, May 09, 2010      20 comments

I started my journey to a healthier life on May 10, 2009, stumbled onto the SparkPeople website by accidnet, and tried it out of despiration. One year later, I feel (and look) like a diffrent person. Some of the physical changes I have made ... Read more

The temptations felt non-stop!

Sunday, May 02, 2010      5 comments

Last week was one filled with one temptation after another. Three of the five days at work felt like they were designed to test me. Here is how it went: Monday - Started bad by oversleeping, but I did get in my workout before work. Tuesday... Read more

Back on my bike!!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010      6 comments

Until this week, I hadn't been able to ride my recumbent bike since Easter when I injured my knee. That meant virtually no cardio since I could barely walk either. I tried it on Monday for a few minutes (25) and although it wasn't easy, I was... Read more

The biggest cookie I ever saw!

Thursday, April 22, 2010      9 comments

Yesterday, being Administrative Assistant Day, the Drs. I work for got a very nice boquet for everyone in the office ( except me, since I am the only male in the place). They know where I buy my coffee beans, so I got a gift card from that coff... Read more

Mixed Emotions

Sunday, April 18, 2010      5 comments

Today I feel really good - and then again, I feel bad. How can that be? First the bad. The two week old knee injury I got while working out just isn't getting as much better as fast as I had hoped. I still can't do much for lower body stren... Read more

11 months today - What happened?

Saturday, April 10, 2010      15 comments

On May 10, 2009 I started my journey with SparkPeople, searching for a way to finally lose weight. Now, 11 months later, I have lost 117 pounds, reduced pants size by 14 inches, and wear shirts without a big X (or several X's) attached to the ... Read more

Third day WITHOUT a workout!!

Wednesday, April 07, 2010      4 comments

I think I'm having fittness withdrawl!!!!! The only workout I have had since Saturday is getting around with the help of the borrowed walker I am using after injuring my knee (while working out). I can't get onto my exercise machine or ride m... Read more

My terrible weekend

Monday, April 05, 2010      6 comments

I started my weekend with great expectations for a wonderful Easter weekend. That came to a very sudden stop during my usual morning workout!! As I was doing my lsat set of knee bends, I heard (and really felt) something pop in my right knee!!... Read more

Less weight - Smaller clothes - More comments

Sunday, March 21, 2010      6 comments

I finally got the new pants I had ordered (and had to exchange for smaller ones ) last week. They are just a little snug, but work fine. I don't mind the fit because I know they won't be snug for long. After all, they are size 34 waste!! 10 ... Read more


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