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July/August slump...and righting the ship!
Tuesday, August 23, 2016      9 comments

We sent our oldest back to school today which kind of makes it feel like summer is over. What a blast we had! I spent time camping in the mountains, doing a 7 mile backpacking trip, staying with family at a cabin, and best of all a week playing... Read more
July Recap & August Goals
Monday, August 01, 2016      10 comments

July Results- Starting Weight: 295.6 End Weight: 293.0 Total Lost: 2.6 lbs Hmmmm.....just looking at the raw numbers, July doesn't look like a very impressive month for my weight loss journey. I could get frustrated by this but I hav... Read more
June Recap & July Goals
Tuesday, July 05, 2016      5 comments

It's 5 days into July and I haven't set my goals yet...Lets rectify that now! June Results- Starting Weight- 301.2 End Weight- 295.6 Total Lost: 5.6 lbs (1.9%) This is definitely the smallest monthly weight loss I have had ... Read more
Week 23- Lost Weight While Camping
Thursday, June 30, 2016      6 comments

Week 22 is in the books. I had a pretty successful week overall. The big news to celebrate- I successfully lost weight camping!!! Not sure that has ever happened before. How did I do it, you say... 1st, we didn't go crazy buying ... Read more
Week 22- 147 days in and still fighting temptations
Wednesday, June 22, 2016      6 comments

I have been at this since January 20, 2016 and sometimes it feels like forever and other times like I am still just getting going. Yesterday was a day filled with temptation after temptation. As I have done this a few times, I have realized that... Read more
Why do I want to lose weight
Saturday, June 18, 2016      8 comments

One of my Spark teams posted the question "Why do you want to lose weight?" I wrote a pretty lengthy reply and since I got pretty detailed and personal, I thought I would copy it to a blog so I can read this again when I am struggling and ... Read more
Week 19- 42 is a very special number!
Wednesday, June 01, 2016      9 comments

I have a couple of drawers in my dresser that I almost never open. One I knew was filled with various jeans that were too small. The other was a random assortment of too small clothes as well as pajama bottoms that I really only wear on Christma... Read more
Week 18- Back In Gear
Wednesday, May 25, 2016      7 comments

If you have read past blogs, you know I am a numbers & spreadsheet guy. I keep track of my weight, steps, & fitness info in a spreadsheet in addition to logging it on sparkpeople (NERD!! I know ... Read more
Week 16- Lightest in 8 years!
Thursday, May 12, 2016      7 comments

What a weird couple of weeks I've had. I was gearing up for my work trip and how I was going to stay strong while gone. I woke up the day of the trip with a sore throat. ... Read more
April Recap & May Goals
Monday, May 02, 2016      3 comments

Looking back on April, I don't have many regrets. I pushed hard and did pretty good on my nutrition. I am excited to keep the momentum going into what will be a very busy May. Looking back at the results of April Goals- Here are my g... Read more
Week 14- Streaking
Wednesday, April 27, 2016      6 comments

This blog will be about some streaks I am way proud of, not the other type... emoticon ... Read more
Week 13- Giving myself an inch...
Wednesday, April 20, 2016      2 comments

First things first, I am not on a diet! I am changing my nutrition habits in the long term to get out of the up and down weight game I've played most of my adult life. My plan has been to track religiously on Sparkpeople everything and sta... Read more
(A little late) Mid-month Goal Checkup
Monday, April 18, 2016      7 comments

If you skim my blogs, you can quickly tell I am a numbers data nerd. I love tracking different data points to check progress and areas where I am slacking. I was showing my wife my spreadsheet and she laughed and said "isn't that why you use spa... Read more
Week 12- Milestones!
Wednesday, April 13, 2016      6 comments

I started making changes in January and really got my butt in gear 12 weeks ago as I began a weight loss competition run by my city. I weighed in on January 20th at 358, only 8 lbs lower than my highest high. I started working my plan and am so ... Read more
Week 11- In The Grind
Wednesday, April 06, 2016      7 comments

As I look at my weight loss, I try to break down my larger goal into smaller chunks to focus on. My focus these past few weeks has been to get out of the 320's. It took me 5 weeks to get out of the 330's and I hoped to shrink that time down. Wit... Read more

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