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Easter without Chocolate
Saturday, April 20, 2019      15 comments

Easter without chocolate? What's that all about?!? I made a promise to myself: always have chocolate at least once a day. I lost weight, but kept that promise. I kept that promise for years. ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts My Journey May Not Motivate Yours, but Are You Motivated?
Friday, February 22, 2019      44 comments

Wow! I have some Spark friends that are extremely motivating. I see 50+ year-olds that have added significantly to their muscle mass, despite sarcopeni... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts When You Zoom in, the Lines Aren't Cut and Dry
Sunday, February 10, 2019      82 comments

I like to draw and edit on my computer. I often have to zoom in to 400 percent or more to clean things up. When I can see every pixel, I notice what I consider solid black lines on white background are really gray-scale on the very edges. In oth... Read more
Aha! Now What Am I Going to Do About It?
Friday, January 18, 2019      6 comments

I finally figured out why I eat so much, even when I'm already full. I live in constant chronic pain and medicine only helps so much. When I gorge myself, I'm in pain, but it's a different pain and in a sick, twisted way, I'm in control of that ... Read more
Now the Challenge Begins
Saturday, February 17, 2018      4 comments

I'm not even sure who will be reading this, if anyone, because most of my Spark friends are from 2 and 3 years ago and they've disappeared. I haven't had the time to play the "friend me" game, or post a lot of selfies and foodies, so I don't get... Read more
Hope After All
Monday, February 05, 2018      1 comments

My journey is about health, not just weight loss. It is for that reason I need to tell my story. It may be long, despite deliberately leaving out many details, but I believe it is a story needing to be heard. There are literally thousands of peo... Read more
It's Just Like Riding a Bike (Which I Should Do More Often)
Thursday, January 04, 2018      6 comments

Twenty months ago I had gotten to within four pounds of my goal weight. That's when my wife discovered she had cancer. At that time, our church insisted on bringing us meals for two weeks, though we begged them otherwise, We were okay and able t... Read more
Busy, Busy, Busy - I Need to Watch the Excuses
Tuesday, July 05, 2016      6 comments

I have been so busy, lately! I have been working more than usual, trying to finish my book to get it published, getting ready to start recording some music and then there is all my usual stuff. I haven't had time to be on SparkPeople. Excuse! ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Forget the Thousand Excuses and Find the One Reason Why
Monday, June 20, 2016      56 comments

I had my first "it happened" moment. What happened? I was too busy to get on Spark People yesterday. I didn't track any food. Nothing. I worked two jobs, yesterday. I never had time. My day was eighteen hours long. I'm already giving up importan... Read more
It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Friday, June 10, 2016      11 comments

I had joined the 2015 Spring 5% Challenge and had great success. I actually got to my goal weight. Unfortunately, my wife's cancer and 5 family surgeries - 2 which were mine - in 7 months threw me off track. I gained all the weight back in 12 mo... Read more
If You Are Really Serious, You'll Join the Challenge
Wednesday, June 01, 2016      26 comments

I decided I need to get this extra weight off me. I had taken it off, when my wife's cancer and my two surgeries - all in the span of six months - put our entire routine in a tailspin, including our calorie intake and exercise. I gained it all b... Read more
The Wild, White-Knuckled Weight Ride through the Rapids of Life
Saturday, January 09, 2016      10 comments

Last May my wife had breast cancer and one breast was removed. I had carpal tunnel release on both wrists that July. By October, my stepson had surgery on his knee. My wife ended up in the hospital the beginning of December. I had rotator cuff r... Read more
The Battle Is Not Over
Tuesday, June 23, 2015      18 comments

Today is Tuesday. This Friday I will be having surgery on both wrists for carpal tunnel syndrome. I had an MRI on my lower back and my neck this past Thursday. Hopefully, the doctors will have more insight into how to relieve my pain. After the ... Read more
Good to Be Back. NEED to Be Back!
Saturday, June 20, 2015      11 comments

Cancer has a way of changing an entire family's routine. My wife had breast cancer and life was a whirlwind. We were going to doctor appointments, tests, hospital visits, etc. and eating often on the road. After the surgery, people from our chur... Read more
Surgery Success!
Saturday, May 09, 2015      16 comments

All went well with the surgery. The lymph nodes came back clear, so nothing more needed to be taken. Praise God! Now, the process of healing. Thank you to all those who have prayed and shared encouragement. Continue to shine on, Health... Read more

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