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My Best Advocate............ ME

Thursday, June 03, 2010      28 comments

I didnít begin to get healthy until I came to the realization that I had to become my own advocate. No one else was going to take care of me but me!!! Thatís hard for an overweight person to do sometimes. We look in the mirror and no matter how ... Read more

Being Prepared and My New Running Shoes

Wednesday, June 02, 2010      37 comments

Our son Paul is a runner. At age twenty seven he runs mini and half marathons, 5kís and any sort of race they will let him run in. His wife runs with him. When he found out, as he put it, ďI was serious about starting to run,Ē he told me I neede... Read more

Learning Success Through Failure

Tuesday, June 01, 2010      26 comments

I had a crummy week last week. I am not asking for pity or sympathy or condolences. In some respects it was the best week I have had since joining Spark. Let me say right off that I am very quick to give the credit for most of these insigh... Read more

The Long Weekend......... "It Aint Over Till It's Over."

Monday, May 31, 2010      15 comments

We will be headed back to Owensboro this afternoon sometime after a whirlwind visit with all the kids plus a trip to the Indianapolis 500 to sit in temperatures of 93, 95 or 97 degrees depending on which source you choose to believe. It was hot.... Read more

Peace of Mind (video blog)

Friday, May 28, 2010      32 comments

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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Honesty............

Thursday, May 27, 2010      47 comments

I have learned a lot from my dad. I have been fortunate. The thing I will always remember most is this: ďIf you always tell the truth, you donít have to ever remember what story to tell.Ē Initially, I wanted this blog to be a bit of an apol... Read more

Help Please: C25K, Blood Pressure, Diet............. I Am Really Lost

Wednesday, May 26, 2010      35 comments

I need some advice because I feel as if I am being pulled in about ten different directions. Let me set the scene for you: I have lost close to seventy pounds in a little over five months. I suffer from hypertension and have been on me... Read more

HeroesÖÖÖ Like You

Wednesday, May 26, 2010      18 comments

Sometimes the written word isnít adequate. Some days I sit at my keyboard and I want to express an emotion or a thought and I just donít have a human word or sentence for it. I suspect thatís how Godís love is for us, so wonderful, awesome and u... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Seeing Things You Didn't Realize Were There Part Two or Dealing With Things You Havenít Dealt With

Tuesday, May 25, 2010      43 comments

I have clothes that no longer fit me . They are too big. It feels good to be able to say that. I went out and got some new clothes. Remember Iím a guy so this whole trip took about an hour. Khaki pants, black pants and gray pants with shirts to ... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Seeing Things You Didn't Realize Were There or Progress

Monday, May 24, 2010      38 comments

On Sunday morning I get up and go to the grocery to get fresh veggies. I know Kroger stocks them around six am. My weekly treat is a fresh veggie omelet and I look forward to seeing if they stock anything new and different. I was standing in t... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Why We Can't Say "Can't"

Saturday, May 22, 2010      146 comments

My daughter and I were standing in line at the grocery late yesterday afternoon when she noticed a person with a popular beer in their cart. ďTo bad you canít have any of that, huh, dad? I looked at her, like what she said didnít actua... Read more

Imagine........... (video blog)

Friday, May 21, 2010      19 comments

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For My Friends, All of You!!!!

Thursday, May 20, 2010      23 comments

There are not a lot of benefits to spending half your life in your car. I guess the main was is you have a lot of time with you, and you get to know you really well if you have the courage to do so. I have satellite radio so I have a lot o... Read more

Glory Days

Wednesday, May 19, 2010      20 comments

My living room looks like a bomb went off in it. There is thirty six years worth of photographs strewn all over the place. Our middle child, Paul is getting married in September and his fiancť has requested a photographic history of his life. Th... Read more

"Take A Break"

Monday, May 17, 2010      27 comments

Is anyone here an emotional eater like me? Do you let things build inside of you until you feel like the dam is getting ready to break? Then you grab your food of choice and OD on it? There are some mornings I will lay in bed and review my ... Read more


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