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Sunday, January 20, 2013      22 comments

I received a Spark mail late yesterday. The author said that they really enjoyed my blog about how I spent part of my day they werenít quite sure what it had to do with weight loss, health or fitness. They took great pains to tell me how well I ... Read more

All About Eggs, Shoelaces, Kids and Sports

Saturday, January 19, 2013      18 comments

Once a month, on a Saturday, Joan goes shopping with our daughters. They leave early and return late. That leaves me to my own devices. Iím kind of like the dog that walked out the back gate thatís left unlatched. I wander up and down the alley ... Read more

A Bit of Wisdom (Not My Own) and a Bit of Humor (My Own)

Thursday, January 17, 2013      13 comments

I love to share stuff, especially the stuff that has deep meaning and blows me away. I was traveling today and I had an opportunity to catch up some of my favorite pod casts while driving through Southern Indiana. One story has captured my atten... Read more

Results and Some Stuff Just For Fun

Wednesday, January 16, 2013      17 comments

It might seem insignificant but I had tears in my eyes. I was able to walk one half mile (Not quite sure what that is in meters to me friends on the metric system.) this morning without any pain. Oh, I was a bit stiff and sore afterwards but I ... Read more

Hang Tough, You Warrior

Tuesday, January 15, 2013      32 comments

I got on and off the scale three times. Each time the result was the same. Iíd gained 2.8 pounds this past week which was exactly the amount Iíd lost the week before. Like a revolving door, a whole host of emotions ran through my brain Ė s... Read more

Am I Over Reacting

Monday, January 14, 2013      36 comments

Letís establish a baseline. I am, for all intent and purpose a red blooded American male who is far from being a prude. I appreciate the human body and yes I often find myself attracted to it mostly in the personage of my wife. However I am not ... Read more

Knowing Where To Go

Saturday, January 12, 2013      22 comments

I stood in the pool yesterday morning right around 6 AM .warming up for my training session. It had been a brutal week. There were a number of twists and turns I hadnít counted on and I had a feeling of hopelessness for a brief moment. The thing... Read more

Our Families Weight Loss: An Update

Wednesday, January 09, 2013      35 comments

I was chatting with a Spark friend yesterday and they said "Hey John, you haven't let us know how the family is doing in their weight loss journey in awhile." So I looked back and gee, golly gosh they were correct!!! The last time I posted an up... Read more

Wii, Wii, Wii All The Way Home

Monday, January 07, 2013      40 comments

Roughly, five years ago my daughters, at the time in their late teens begged for a Wii for Christmas. They told me how it would help them focus on exercising and they would save money on gym memberships, which they could put in their savings acc... Read more

Slaying The Dragon --- One Head at a Time: Excercise

Sunday, January 06, 2013      20 comments

At the start of the New Year, I wrote about going back to the future; taking a snap shot of the past and formulating some effective goals for the next year. As it is with you, my ultimate goal is health. The decision was made to eat this s... Read more

Facing The Music

Thursday, January 03, 2013      22 comments

ĎNothing happens until the pain of remaining the same, outweighs the pain of changing.Ē Arthur Burt. Despite conventional wisdom, to the contrary I love Facebook. If it werenít for Facebook (and Spark) I wouldnít know some amazing folks fro... Read more

It Starts With My Energy

Wednesday, January 02, 2013      15 comments

A young man went searching for the secrets of life. He traveled a great distance to sit at the feet of a wise and learned teacher. Each morning the teacher would greet him with a large bucket. He instructed the young man to walk down a path to a... Read more

Back To The Future ?

Monday, December 31, 2012      19 comments

I have decided itís time to shake things up a bit. Iím looking forward to 2013 I am going to look back at 2012. I can feel some of you cringe in horror. Our whole society is aligned to look ahead. How many e-mails have you received in the past w... Read more

New Years Greeting (A Few Days Early)

Thursday, December 27, 2012      20 comments

I started reading a book Joan gave me for Christmas last night. (Give me a book as a present and Iíll follow you anywhere.) Written by Thich Nhat Hanh it is called Living Buddha, Living Christ. If you want to know more about the author, Google h... Read more

Experiencing Joy

Wednesday, December 26, 2012      22 comments

Last week I posted a blog about perfect joy. It was a story about St Francis and one his fellow travelers discussing what perfect joy might feel like. If you would like to see the whole exchange, you can read that blog at: http://www.sparkp... Read more

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