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Learning and applying that's what it's about
Thursday, May 20, 2010      1 comments

Well I am close to midpoint of my journey and challenge. next week I will be half way through with P90X lean. Since I began that part I have lost about 12 pounds and I am feeling both victory and sadness. The sad part is I have learned ... Read more
Getting ready for the next level
Tuesday, May 11, 2010      2 comments

I now understand why people are challenged when they try to loose weight. At least for me I understand or have come to understand a couple of things. 1. I need to get out of my own way. If I would just follow my plan and not allow tempati... Read more
Week 6 is coming together
Thursday, April 29, 2010      0 comments

I am feeling great this week and I feel like I am doing much better with food choices. I say that I ate well with a toung in cheek feeling. Yesterday I went to taco bell to get some refried beans since I was in a hurry to get to a meeting. I ... Read more
Week 5 new obsticles new victories
Friday, April 23, 2010      1 comments

This week started with the flu and my son having strep. needless to say I didn't eat much and exercise was limited. I am feeling much better today. I was able to wake up early and do my leg and back routine. I kept wanting to stop and go bac... Read more
Week four but should only count as three :)
Thursday, April 15, 2010      2 comments

Well I am well into week 4 and wishing that I could get back the week I hurt my lower back. This week I have really been mixing things up. Did plyometrics on Monday, cardio Tuesday and weights Wednesday. Today I did a 90 min Yoga session and ... Read more
lessons learned
Tuesday, April 06, 2010      2 comments

I had a good wake up call this last week. I weighted in and have gained 3 pounds back to weight 295. This is not were I want to be. I grazed a lot last week and didn't exercise much at all because of my back pain. I woke up Saturday morning ... Read more
Week 2 Over coming obsticals
Thursday, April 01, 2010      0 comments

Well I knew I would have some challenges in 12 weeks but here it is week 2 and challenges have already hit. Sunday afternoon I pulled something in my upper back. I couldn't sleep, walk, sit even breathing was rough. After 2 days of muscle... Read more
Starting my new journey
Thursday, March 25, 2010      2 comments

Isn't funny how a good kick in the butt can make you feel better? I have been working out and doing a lot of good things but I have also been doing a lot of things wrong. I was eating out more and more. Chicken nuggets, chips, candy any thi... Read more
Thursday- A touch of encouragement.
Thursday, November 05, 2009      5 comments

Heading out to see my mom and dad this weekend. My mom has been very supportive of my surgery. I don't look forward to the 5 hour car drive. With all the water I drink I hope my bladder cooperates with my rest stop rate. Very encouraging th... Read more
Staying on my feet
Tuesday, November 03, 2009      2 comments

So this week I am trying to turn the corner and I hope that others can relate with my thoughts or feelings because I would love input on my feelings here. I was bummed with my computer crashing last week because I lost my journal I was writing. ... Read more
Sigh another week
Thursday, October 29, 2009      2 comments

Very interesting week for me. The weather is cold and rainy. I find myself inside more and this week I fight boredom. I noticed that I stayed within my meal schedule (no snacking) but my choices were not so good Saturday. I had sever helping... Read more
Am I fat in this mirror or is it just me.
Thursday, October 22, 2009      7 comments

I am not a common blogger but I figure I get to express my feelings here and get them out. So maybe this will help me. As of today I have lost 67 pounds and can feel it in my clothes, and feel it in my knees. My wife is actually forcing me t... Read more
Nothing feels better
Tuesday, March 06, 2007      0 comments

Well I am into my 6th week and I am finding success in my weight loss. I started exercising on my eliptical trainer last Saturday. I have set a goal to work out on it 6 days a week. I can't tell you how good I feel after I work out on it. This... Read more
making a commitment
Tuesday, February 27, 2007      1 comments

Have you ever seen an infomercial that hooked you so hard that you bought the product quickly. Then when it came in you had to sigh because fear over took you? I am getting that feeling today. I have been shopping Eliptical trainers. I... Read more
taking charge.
Monday, February 26, 2007      2 comments

I keep this on my desk. Regardless of what I feel, I always have control over what I do.... Read more