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"Keep pushin', keep pushin' on..."
Friday, May 24, 2019      2 comments

In the almost-month since my last update my weight loss has been plugging along at roughly 2 pounds per week. After cutting ties with my trainer, I've put together weekly workouts based on some of the routines he put together for me and do 45 mi... Read more
Two weeks, two pounds.
Thursday, April 25, 2019      3 comments

In the two weeks since my last post I've dropped two more pounds. Seems like such a small amount until I pick up a couple of bricks of butter at the supermarket and think "I was carrying THIS around with me all the time before." Progress! T... Read more
"Go your own way..."
Friday, April 12, 2019      3 comments

After five weeks of progress (losing 2-3 pounds per week) working with my trainer I hit a plateau. Not sure why my body decided to suddenly get stubborn. We were changing up my workouts (heavy on strength training, light on cardio) each week, an... Read more
He's trying to kill me...
Monday, March 04, 2019      3 comments

After two or three years of "Here I go!", and then I don't, I've signed up for 5 sessions with a trainer at the gym. I'm hoping the accountability will help me to stay with the program this time. It's not that I don't know what to do; I just don... Read more
Thursday, July 14, 2016      1 comments

It's been seven and a half months since I recommitted to getting healthier. When you're focused on your daily goals (food/fitness) it can sometimes be difficult to see the changes that are occurring away from the weekly weigh-in. Seemed like a g... Read more
Just keep rollin' along...
Wednesday, May 25, 2016      4 comments

I grew up in the mid-west in a small suburb of Chicago. My Dad was never really in my life, but some of his influences (such as music) were apparently encoded into my DNA. He died when I was eight, leaving me "alone" in a house full of women (tw... Read more
Running on empty...
Friday, April 29, 2016      2 comments

Besides being one of the tunes on my workout playlist, the old Jackson Browne song pretty well sums up my past two weeks here at SparkPeople. I had been stuck at the same weight for almost a month, despite 3 workouts a week. Daily calorie ranges... Read more
Must. Maintain. Focus.
Monday, April 18, 2016      3 comments

At the end of this week I'll have been working my program for 5 months. Down 38 pounds and a bunch of inches so far. I'm almost half way to my goal, so now is not the time to lose steam. I've been averaging about a 1/2 pound loss per week for th... Read more
Non scale victories...
Monday, March 14, 2016      3 comments

I know that weight loss doesn't always follow a linear path, but last week was a little frustrating. Ate within my calorie range, hit the gym three times plus an extra 20 minute cardio workout yesterday. Stepped on the scale this morning for my ... Read more
Adding apps for fun and profit
Saturday, January 16, 2016      0 comments

I'm a bit of a late-comer to the whole "smart phone" thing. After 14 years my old Nokia was still going strong, although certainly showing it's age a bit (the cracked screen didn't really bother me, and it was always good for a laugh when I'd pu... Read more
Working "around the pain"
Monday, January 04, 2016      1 comments

My younger sister and I joked as we spoke at Christmas about recollections of our relatives. When we were kids, it seems like all their conversations revolved around discussing their various aches, pains and ailments. Now, at ages 58 and 57 resp... Read more
Making the changes stick
Friday, November 27, 2015      2 comments

Hi everyone! I dropped off the SP site a few years back, but at my current stage of life I'm realizing if I don't care of myself there are penalties to pay. I tend to work well in structured environments (according to my wife!) so she's encourag... Read more