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Chapter 27, Day 10
Tuesday, October 17, 2017      5 comments

Hello, day. My schedule as of late, has me confused on what is breakfast and what is my dinner meal.....I suppose there are worse problems to resolve, lol.... Sunday to Monday, I worked 3rd and first shifts, back to back, sacrificing my s... Read more
Chapter 27, Day 7... soup is my secret weapon
Saturday, October 14, 2017      6 comments

As I rise for the day, facing weight loss, feels like a battlefield to me. I know that sounds overly dramatic, but that is how it feels for me. And I pressed on. One of my weapons of destruction, is a healthy homemade soup. It's one of the b... Read more
Chapter 27, Day 2
Monday, October 09, 2017      7 comments

Making the decision to not snack, was easy. Living it out, is hard, especially in the evening time. My brain is on the prowl, and I find myself doing nothing but thinking of snacks I would like to eat. But the payoff from avoiding snacking is... Read more
Chapter 26, Day 100...out with the old; in with the new
Saturday, October 07, 2017      6 comments

Chapter 26, Day 100. A time for goodbyes to bad habits: so long, evening snacking adios, excuses au revoir, inches goodbye, weight! Today, starts the 2017 Fall 5% Weight Loss Challenge. Hello to new beginnings: setting goa... Read more
Chapter 26, Day 88
Monday, September 25, 2017      4 comments

Enjoying some sparking this morning; little time to blog. My focus this week is on Consistency, inspired by my spark friend, Chal. Wow, she really showed what can be done in 100 days when one applies oneself! GO, Chal! I've got a tin... Read more
Chapter 26, Day 86 & Sparkversary Reflections....
Saturday, September 23, 2017      8 comments

I realized last night that today would be my 8th Sparkversary, only when a Champions team member sent me a spark goodie. I mulled it over for a quick minute, and then thought, well...nothing to celebrate there. I am at the same place I started... Read more
Chapter 26, Day 65
Saturday, September 02, 2017      2 comments

Had a good meeting with the scale this morning. After chowing down two weeks ago on starchy carbs, this past week, I eliminated them all, and focused on proteins, vegetables and fruits. It wasn't interesting fare, because I was too busy to inve... Read more
Chapter 26, Day 63
Thursday, August 31, 2017      6 comments

Back on my game after a few days off track from consecutive family events. Enjoyed some kayaking last night on the Erie Canal with the Senior Paddles. Wished I'd had a camera for a photo of a blue heron, a very large snapping turtle restin... Read more
Chapter 26, Day 56
Thursday, August 24, 2017      2 comments

Kayaking was fun. We had an over an hour of kayaking time. I learned many new things about it. And I learned I sure need to work on my strength with my core, and especially my arm strength to more easily get out of the boat from the dock. ... Read more
Chapter 26, Day 55
Wednesday, August 23, 2017      6 comments

So far, so good. Yesterday I got sloppy and undisciplined with my food choices, but luckily was still under the top of my range for the day. Barely. If I am serious about making progress, I need to limit days like that. With family in town ... Read more
Chapter 26, Day 52
Sunday, August 20, 2017      5 comments

If not now, then when? Now. Got through a first day again yesterday. Streak, Day 1. Self: See, it can be done! A commitment can go a long, long way. Today, I will focus on what I can do. DAY'S POSITIVES Signed up for a ... Read more
Chapter 26, Day 25
Monday, July 24, 2017      4 comments

These next few days will be quiet time. By Thursday, the busyness will start when my BIL and wife arrive to town and will be our houseguests through the weekend; they are in town for my niece's wedding. It will be a fun time for MIL, with all h... Read more
Chapter 26, Day 16 .... foot injury & recalculating
Saturday, July 15, 2017      7 comments

Ok, so it is official: doc said my foot injury is a bone contusion, with some tendon damage, in which the injured area is constantly stressed because I walk on the side of my foot. He wanted me in a boot up to my knee (or an ankle boot), a 90 ... Read more
Chapter 26, Day 5 ... well go figure
Tuesday, July 04, 2017      7 comments

Appetizers at family events have always been one of my toughest challenges. No matter all the self talk, once I start into the bowl of potato chips, I'm done for. Today, prior to son's cookout, I'd decided to bring some low cal appetizers of m... Read more
Chapter 26, Day 3....taking stock
Sunday, July 02, 2017      5 comments

Really? 2500 days under my belt, and I have not reached goal weight? So then, WHAT IS the timeline, for reaching goal weight? Or normal BMI? Sixty million dollar questions. Context. Relativity. The big picture. More than 6 years... Read more

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