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Exorcising demons...or finding that sweet spot between exercise and nutrition.
Saturday, January 19, 2013      12 comments

I had a 5 day long binge this week. Fortunately, there wasn't much damage from it, and I was able to press on. The problem is that I love being active to the point that I'm burning an INSANE number of calories, which also means I have to e... Read more
My love/hate relationship with a "healthy" BMI.
Thursday, January 10, 2013      17 comments

Anyone who knows me knows that I don't have a lot of love for the BMI measurement, because it doesn't take into consideration several things that impact me personally: the fact that I have a large skeletal frame, and the fact that through streng... Read more
Why losing weight this time ended up being different...
Thursday, January 03, 2013      21 comments

I'm a little emotional saying goodbye to 2012 and saying hello to a new year with new challenges. 2012 was a HUGE year for me, because I lost 125 pounds and gained a whole new life for myself that I never thought was possible. However, thi... Read more
Sprinting, Sledding, Spaetzle and Snow...
Saturday, December 29, 2012      9 comments

So I traveled to Upstate New York this week to spend time with my parents. My trip started with a delayed flight from Memphis to Detroit, a 10 minute sprint from A11 to C22 in order to catch my flight to Montreal (yep, my folks are THAT far Ups... Read more
Planning ahead for 2013...
Saturday, December 22, 2012      6 comments

Now that I have proven that I can fulfill a New Year's resolution (learning to eat healthy and exercise regularly so that I can get healthy was the one I made in 2012), it's time to think about a resolution for 2013. I've decided that I rea... Read more
Back in Stride Again!
Tuesday, December 18, 2012      7 comments

I am a HUGE R&B fan when it comes to music, and this ditty that I used for the title of this blog entry by Frankie Beverly and Maze seemed appropriate. My downward spiral ended up getting worse on Sunday after getting stood up for a date an... Read more
Even those that inspire can stumble a bit...
Saturday, December 15, 2012      16 comments

This has been a really heady week, being voted a SparkPeople Motivator, getting my success story put into the database, and having so many wonderful comments, friend adds, Goodies, etc. Thank you EVERYONE for the kindness! I'm overwhelmed! ... Read more
HIIT it!
Thursday, December 13, 2012      9 comments

OK, I don't know about you, but I was thinking about that scene in "The Blues Brothers" when I was thinking of a title for this blog entry. You all know which scene I mean...the one that starts with, "It's 106 miles to Chicago..." So after... Read more
This and that...and that...and that (including the Brooks Dyad review)!
Tuesday, December 11, 2012      7 comments

So much to report on today, I don't know where exactly to start! I guess I'll have to go in chronological order: 1. Work was nuts for me yesterday. The main computer server that handles the network drives for my office was having MAJOR is... Read more
Shoes definitely make the runner...
Sunday, December 09, 2012      11 comments

So I reached a personal best yesterday in the Ugly Sweater Run ( www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
al.asp?blog_id=5160475 ) and decided that it's time to retire my old running shoes on a high note. I had ... Read more
Ugly Sweater 5k Fun Run 2012
Saturday, December 08, 2012      8 comments

So the Ugly Sweater Fun Run is a nationwide series of 5k runs to help raise funds for Toys for Tots. Everyone wears really ugly sweaters, run 3.1 miles, drink some beer and hot chocolate (not necessarily in that order) and have a good time. As... Read more
Thursday, December 06, 2012      5 comments

Today, I had my last voice conversation with my dad before I see him on December 22, since he's taking off for Bangladesh for 2 weeks tomorrow. Fortunately, I'll be able to catch him at 7PM/AM (12 hour difference between Dhaka and Memphis) for ... Read more
Trying not to skip a beat...
Wednesday, December 05, 2012      4 comments

So my left knee is still a skinned mess along with my right temple around my eye, but I'm still exercising like before...with some modifications. I'm not doing boot camp, yoga or swimming until the scabs are gone, because I don't want to put pr... Read more
Quince Road 1, CATMAGNET 0
Sunday, December 02, 2012      14 comments

So I was doing my usual Sunday morning run before church. I was a little over 3 miles in, happy that it was the first Sunday of Advent, looking forward to the Hanging of the Greens to decorate the church after the service... BOOM! I tripp... Read more
Life is but a dream...
Thursday, November 29, 2012      11 comments

And it definitely feels like I've been dreaming lately, as I have FINALLY emerged from my tunnel and achieved my goal of losing 120 pounds. Although I'm still 10% above where I should be on the BMI, I'm in the normal range for fat percentage, c... Read more

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