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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Seeing Things You Didn't Realize Were There Part Two or Dealing With Things You Haven’t 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 I’m 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. “To bad you can’t have any of that, huh, dad? I looked at her, like what she said didn’t 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 fiancé 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

Five Months of Sparking: Patience, Being Proactive and Being Positive

Sunday, May 16, 2010      33 comments

I caught the Spark five months ago this weekend. I have made many friends here and learned many things about myself and about my journey towards health. If I had to summarize what I have learned and continue to learn it would go something lik... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Success and Recognition and When It's Worth It All

Saturday, May 15, 2010      45 comments

You log your food, faithfully calculate your exercise program. You get enough rest, remain active and balance your caloric intake. You get on the scale once a day, once a week, or once a month. You measure your arms, your thighs and your waist. ... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Over Coming My Biggest Obstacle ---- ME

Friday, May 14, 2010      65 comments

Many years ago, when I worked in Human Resources I used to comment t that the real good things we accomplished no one ever knew about. They were all confidential. I used to feel good whenever we were able to help someone. No one ever knew we did... Read more

Moses, The C25K, and Learning To Trust

Thursday, May 13, 2010      29 comments

My favorite story from The Bible centers on Moses, a whole bunch of cranky people, lack of water and God. Moses leads the people into the desert where they wander for forty years. They are hot, they are tired and they are thirsty. They put a lot... Read more

Beautiful You (video blog)

Wednesday, May 12, 2010      23 comments

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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts If You Learn To Wait, You'll Lose The Weight

Tuesday, May 11, 2010      92 comments

When I begin work with a new coaching client I ask them to give me a one sentence definition of what success means to them. I stress one sentence. In most cases we start off with two pages that are full of good stuff, goals and objectives, but n... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts The Path Before Us

Monday, May 10, 2010      69 comments

Sometimes the lessons that help us the most are the hardest and most painful ones to learn. I know that’s true for me. So you sit there reading this and you say to yourself “Well, duh John. I know that.” Do we? I think if we did we wouldn’t as ... Read more

For The Mom's

Sunday, May 09, 2010      20 comments

My mother quit school when she was sixteen. Her father had died, it was the Depression and she had a younger sister. There were no programs to assist families back then. She did, as she so often told us, what she had to do. She never looked back... Read more


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