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Focused on small goal to break a slump

Saturday, March 08, 2014      13 comments

So I've been in a slump. Had a bad week and didn't feel like exercising, eating right or even getting on SP. Unlike my last post - even snapping my finger didn't produce the "magic" I needed. So back to the basics. Decided to focus on 1 goal to... Read more

Losing weight is...MAGIC

Monday, February 10, 2014      8 comments

Don’t we wish we could waive a wand and have the scale suddenly show a number we want? Wouldn’t it be great if weight loss was magic? But what is magic really other than... Read more

American Idol is my new fitness buddy

Friday, January 31, 2014      6 comments

Studies show that having a fitness buddy helps us reach our fitness goals. My buddy lately is Thanks to my DVR and elliptical, I've been watching this season's show whil... Read more

Fall...get up...dust off...move

Tuesday, January 14, 2014      15 comments

I was thinking about my life as one loooong walk. A journey that includes amazing scenery and surprises around the bend. Sometimes it rains or even storms. It can get cold and sometimes I'm just too tired to walk very fast. Sometimes I'm walking... Read more

Put away the Christmas boxes AND the extra pounds gained

Saturday, January 04, 2014      12 comments

The task of "un-decorating" after Christmas is daunting. Hauling all the heavy boxes upstairs & switching holiday decorations with the old mundane knick knacks that usually adorn my home. The whole thing is depressing to me. But I've found tha... Read more

RESET today

Wednesday, January 01, 2014      11 comments

Time to hit "reset" to be re-engaged with Spark People. Back to daily fitness & food tracking, keeping up that exercise streak (just past 400 days) but INCREASING minutes and/or intensity, getting that important 8 hrs of sleep and 8 glasses of w... Read more

1 year of "streaking"

Wednesday, November 27, 2013      16 comments

I did it. 365 days of the streak of "10 min a day exercise". So excited. Now its a no brainer for me and really my minimum is 15 minutes I think this streak is #1 reason I've lost 30 lbs so far. And just less than 20 to go. Ready to attac... Read more


Friday, November 22, 2013      14 comments

Yes, "Thank God its Friday"... has new meaning after being involved in a 4-car accident Monday night. I'm so thankful that I wasn't hurt too bad (I hurt my back but it is getting better). Also thankful that I wasn't in my old Miata or who know... Read more

My story...“Message from a Marine”

Sunday, November 17, 2013      12 comments

My father was the kind of person people naturally flocked to. A high school teacher and proud Marine, Dad was a natural entertainer who loved telling stories and making music. Dad played a dozen brass instruments, from the trumpet to the flug... Read more

3rd 10 lbs lost took PATIENCE

Friday, November 15, 2013      12 comments

This is my most satisfying blog post ever because I waited 8 months to write it. And I was able to meet this interim goal just short of my 1 year anniversary on SP, which is in a couple weeks. The first 10 lbs I lost were - emotional bag... Read more

The Meaning of Life... and how it relates to our health

Monday, November 11, 2013      7 comments

This Sunday our pastor brought up the age old questions "Why are we here?" "What is our purpose?" When you really think about it - our time on this earth is just a blip in history. I think that God has given us life to live surrounde... Read more

Happy with 0 loss

Tuesday, October 22, 2013      11 comments

Just back from 2 week work trip to Europe. I didn't really worry too much about what I ate. Tried to eat healthy but also ate what was offered, including the desserts...and the chocolate. Abstained from wine & beer which certainly helped... Read more

Day 309...sprint to 365

Monday, September 30, 2013      12 comments

Wow - I'm just around the corner from my 1 year anniversary. This means I have just under 2 months to increase my intensity and get off three more pounds to push me into the next -10 lbs phase. It hasn't been too hard to maintain that exercise ... Read more

"I am...content"

Saturday, September 21, 2013      11 comments

These last few days I've really felt CONTENT. Though I did have a major challenge this week, mostly, when I examine my life, the overwhelming feeling is gratitude. My job is going well, I'm going to get to travel internationally for work, which ... Read more

Spark conquers depression meds + alcohol

Thursday, September 12, 2013      23 comments

Or should I say "I" conquer depression meds & alcohol as a SPARK PEOPLE member? Last night I was walking with my neighbor, who I've just introduced to SP, and as I explained that I was coming up on my 10 month SP anniversary - I kinda apolo... Read more

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