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You May Not Know It But I Am Scared

Monday, April 12, 2010      23 comments

“You can only lead others where you, yourself are prepared to go.” I am scared. No, let me rephrase that. I am very scared. A few hours from now I’ll walk onto a gym floor, grab a stability ball and begin one half hour of an Ab-Crunch ... Read more

Thank You and Good Night

Friday, April 09, 2010      13 comments

I want to thank everyone who responded to my blog posting earlier today for all your detailed and well thought out advice on how I can get out of my rut. Believe it or not I have already put some of it into practice. I am taking a Ab-Blast... Read more

An Emotional Plateau

Friday, April 09, 2010      27 comments

I have not felt right for over a week. Oh, I have been going through the motions. I have kept my caloric and exercise commitments. I have blogged and participated in challenges amongst the teams I belong to. I just feel kind of, well, blah. I ha... Read more

The Me I Be

Thursday, April 08, 2010      30 comments

When I was in college Mike lived across the hall from me. I always wanted to be like him. He was smart, athletic and was one of those guys who always said and did the right thing. While he was a year older than me, we shared a few classes and I ... Read more

WARNING: If You Are Looking For Warm and Fuzzy Ya Might Wanna Skip This One

Wednesday, April 07, 2010      43 comments

I learn a lot from my granddaughter every time I am with her. Kids are amazingly honest and they don’t have a lot of inhibitions. They have to grow up and become and wise, sorta like me and you, before they learn the art of being secretive and ... Read more

Standing In The Way of My Success…….

Tuesday, April 06, 2010      28 comments

………. Is me. Yes, you read that correctly. The largest, (no pun intended.) obstacle to me finding and fulfilling my dreams is me, myself and I and any other cute comparison I might include about myself. I am not afraid of failure. Shoot, I know w... Read more

Don't Forget About Your Dreams

Monday, April 05, 2010      21 comments

By all accounts Saturday should have been picture perfect. Joan and I went to the mall with our granddaughter where she got her very own personalized Chicago Cubs baseball hat and as a bonus Grandma Joan took her on the carousel. The carousel i... Read more

Suprise!!!! It's me!!!! (video blog)

Saturday, April 03, 2010      25 comments

My very first video blog. I have never done this before so I am not sure how the quality will show up on your computer.... Read more

The Magic (And I Dont Mean The Basketball Team From Orlando!!!)

Friday, April 02, 2010      23 comments

My granddaughter is coming for Easter. This is wonderful on so many levels. First, the energy level ramps up tenfold in the house when she is around. Don’t make any plans for “me” time” unless it directly relates to her. The term whirlwind is an... Read more

Good Intentions

Thursday, April 01, 2010      29 comments

If you didn’t read my posting yesterday on fighting off the arch enemy often referred to as dessert you might want to scan it quickly or this posting might not make sense. When we last left our hero (That would be me.) he had just turned do... Read more

Small Victories

Wednesday, March 31, 2010      33 comments

We all recall our major victories. The first time we were able to walk, run, cycle or swim without feeling like we were going to die. Maybe it was the first time we stepped on the scale and saw that the hard work, education and determination was... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Stuff We Do Not Like To Talk About; But Should

Tuesday, March 30, 2010      70 comments

Sometimes this journey is so happy and so full of joy as we move forward that we forget about the pain. It may come in a snide comment, a giggle or an odd look. Someone may comment on a part of our anatomy and all the good will and all the... Read more

A Sincere, Albeit, Quick Word of Thanx!!

Monday, March 29, 2010      4 comments

To all of you who responded publicly and privately to my request for info on living a vegetarian life style I say emoticonRead more

You Can Still Enjoy A Good Meal

Monday, March 29, 2010      14 comments

I love to eat. I can see a lot of you nodding your heads in silent agreement. Not only am I an emotional eater I am an eater who looks at a meal as something that can be a wonderful life experience. I love to cook, to bake, to grill. I brew my o... Read more

Halfway There

Sunday, March 28, 2010      20 comments

As of this morning I am slightly more than half way towards my original weight goal. When I began, what has become the seventh best experience in my life, (My wedding day and birth of six kids ranks one through six.) I set a goal of losing one h... Read more


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