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My daily walk. How can I be bored with this?
Thursday, October 17, 2019      6 comments

This will be kind of picture heavy, as I want to show you my walk. Somehow I got bored with this ha ha. Out around my house I can do about 3 km before I get bored. If I go into the city, I can walk the downtown streets and hit 10 km before I ... Read more
Been a while... I am back
Tuesday, September 10, 2019      3 comments

Well... here we go again. Back in 2016 I started losing weight. I went from 116 kg to 93 and did not just plateau, I hit a solid wall. I went straight from losing 1 kg a week to nothing. No slowing down, just bam! I tried for a while to break... Read more
Trying Spark Coach - Is It Worth The Price?
Thursday, August 23, 2018      5 comments

I lost 50 pounds last year and took a 1 yr maint break. As I said in an earlier blog, I did well at maintaining for most of the year... then got sloppy. I find that I tend to get lazy when I do not track, I eat *just* a little extra bit, and ... Read more
Back at it... break is over!
Sunday, August 12, 2018      4 comments

Over many years I put on the standard weight that most people do, as we age. I have a lot of health issues that keep me from strenuous activity and some of my meds are horrid. So I put on a bit more weight than I should have. I was a single dad... Read more
Setting up a small home gym
Thursday, March 16, 2017      4 comments

The kettlebell and the small 4 Kg dumbbells were my first purchase. The roller and comfy exercise mat came last month. Today I added the dumbbell set and EZ-Bar. I only bought 40 Lbs but can add more plates later (four 5 Lb & eight 2.5 Lb)... Read more
Body Image Issues - What Does It take To Be Happy?
Friday, January 20, 2017      9 comments

I do not have an eating disorder, but have serious body image issues. People talk about eating disorders for women, and girls, but rarely do you hear about eating disorders for males. I did some Googling and found that there is an estimated ... Read more
Why does my calorie goal increase when I log exercise? Or, what is BMR & TDEE?
Wednesday, January 11, 2017      6 comments

When I first signed up for Spark I answered a series of questions, as I am sure we all did. They asked some basic bio-data: age, weight, gender, height etc. They also asked my activity level: Sedentary, Lightly Active, or Active. From that they ... Read more
New Year's progress report
Saturday, December 31, 2016      4 comments

I am not one to make any big deal out of one day over another. Holidays just have never been anything to me... I enjoy the time with family, but don't care what day it is. So I certainly have never been one to make New Year's resolutions. Over ... Read more
My morning walk
Sunday, December 18, 2016      8 comments

I enjoy taking a morning walk, before it gets *too* hot. Everyday here, in the Philippines, is 85F. degrees and 85% humidity. It limits most strenuous outdoor activities to early morning or late afternoon. When they say "it is not the heat, it i... Read more
A little about me...
Wednesday, December 07, 2016      4 comments

A little about me... First I would like to point I am not bitching and moaning I just have a lot of crap to deal with (don't we all?). I was in the Navy from 1987-1993. At some point around 1992 I started having a headache and convulsion... Read more
Time to revisit my goals - need input.
Monday, December 05, 2016      3 comments

I posted this on the forums but I want to put it here as well. I am looking for some input on new goals. When I first set up my goals I had no idea and kind of picked numbers at random, judging from my 1st week on Spark. Three months later... Read more
"Helpful" comments on my videos...
Friday, December 02, 2016      6 comments

I post a weight loss journal on YouTube and lately have gotten some "helpful" comments. I keep saying I am not interested in any fad diets. I am changing my approach to food and am following a sensible, sustainable, approach to eating and exer... Read more
Weight Loss Measurement Tracking-Last update 9MAY7
Wednesday, November 30, 2016      4 comments

I am just making a place to log my weigh ins, and measurements. My starting weight was 115 kilos, my goal is 85 kilos (253-190 pounds for you Yanks ha ha). The first 2 months the weight loss was a consistent 1 kilo a week (2.2 pounds). I knew it... Read more
Periodic Photos of Weight Loss...Last Update 9MAY17
Sunday, November 20, 2016      5 comments

I will be taking a picture, maybe once every 2 months? I want to keep a record of (hopeful) weight loss. I will try and get about the same pose, and the same shorts. I wish I wore compression shorts for the first 2 pics... maybe I will switch... Read more
The moment when it *clicked* for me
Sunday, November 13, 2016      4 comments

I have hated myself for years because of my weight...but never cared enough to change it. I knew I needed to lose weight. I would get motivated for a week or so and exercise, eat right, get bored. Whatever needed to *click* never did. I have t... Read more

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