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On making your weight loss dream a reality
Monday, February 19, 2018      6 comments

Those who join SparkPeople usually do so because they dream of obtaining a healthy weight. Often it has been years of unhealthy living that caused their problems and just like my case, the problems crept up so slowly. I didn’t recognize I was ... Read more
Help me make 3rd Sundays special days of prayer for America
Sunday, February 18, 2018      4 comments

There is too much evil in the news, but that is not the real America. We Americans need to change the focus on bad news to a focus on good news and I have a plan for that. PS there will always be evil on any given day but on the third Sunday of ... Read more
Help me make 3rd Sundays A Special Day of Prayer for America
Sunday, February 18, 2018      8 comments

There is too much evil in the news, but that is not the real America. We Americans need to change the focus on bad news to a focus on good news and I have a plan for that. PS there will always be evil on any given day but on the third Sunday of... Read more
Slow but steady progress
Monday, January 15, 2018      10 comments

After completing week 2 of my fitness program I checked my progress to see if I could move to week 3. I manage only 13 pushups in the exhaustion test, I needed to do 16 to move on to week 3, but hey, 13 is more than doubled what I could do when... Read more
more progress
Wednesday, January 03, 2018      7 comments

I lost 2 of the 6 pounds that I gained over the holidays. I will be back at my optimum weight by March 3, since I have only 4 pounds to lose. My exercise goal is to perform a set of 100 pushups on February 28, 2018, and also 100 unassisted c... Read more
An inspirational blog
Thursday, December 28, 2017      7 comments

I open my Spark mail today and discovered Song-of-Grace wrote and shared an inspirational blog. www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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al.asp?blog_id=6443436# She weighed 357 lbs about five years ago, lost 240 ... Read more
More Progress
Tuesday, December 26, 2017      12 comments

I didn't get back from my Christmas trip until 4 pm, then ate dinner. Even so I weighed myself - 164.4, up only 2.2 lbs from 12/23, which is remarkable since I always previously weigh myself early in the morning, not after I've eaten the third ... Read more
Made progress!
Saturday, December 23, 2017      8 comments

Got up at 6:30 am. Listened 30 minutes to The Power of Practice audio book. Knowing how to do something is worthless if you don't put it into practice. Weighed myself - now at 162.2 (lost 0.8 pounds). My goal is to be 158, my optimum weight, by ... Read more
Time to refocus
Wednesday, December 20, 2017      6 comments

Weight: 163.2 lbs. I haven't exercised the last two weeks. Things just got in the way. No that's a silly excuse, I am retired and 15 minutes of my time is just a drop in the bucket. I just need to recheck my priorities. Also, my weight has ... Read more
Invitation to the winter 5% challenge
Saturday, December 16, 2017      2 comments

Since May 2013, when I joined Sparkpeople, I have steadily improved my health through better eating, drinking and exercise. I lost 35 lbs and gone from being a crouch potato to participation in seasonal 5K races. Last year at this point I w... Read more
Five Keys to Success
Wednesday, December 13, 2017      7 comments

A baby learns to walk chiefly by means of 1) Awareness; 2) Desire; 3) Confidence; 4) Action; and 5) Attitude. Adults can follow the same patterns, not necessarily in the same order, to success too. Awareness comes by obtaining ideas from a... Read more
Affirmations for All Protential Peacemakers
Monday, December 04, 2017      15 comments

The following are eight affirmations for all potential peacemakers (i.e. individuals regardless of their religion or politics) meant to encourage their self-esteem and to spark peace, goodwill and caring for others. PS It was partly inspired by ... Read more
You can do this regardless of your 'faults'!
Sunday, November 05, 2017      6 comments

Always say to yourself "My Body and Mind are sound enough that I can accomplish my goals and also inspire others to do their best." You may be struggling with your body size or physical handicaps, some of which may have been of your making; but,... Read more
National Men Make Dinner Day
Thursday, November 02, 2017      8 comments

I was all set to make dinner today according to the rules for "National Men Make Dinner Day" which I just learned about from the morning news. I was about to go shopping when my wife returned from a visit to our next door neighbor. She had jus... Read more
Mild chest pain
Thursday, November 02, 2017      10 comments

I’ve been having very slight chest pains off and on for 2 weeks; the cause may have been several possibilities, but I remember that I took a double dose of risperidone, and did a new indoor “walking” 3 mile exercise. Parts of the exercise inclu... Read more

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