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Star Wars, am I Luke or Darth?
Wednesday, March 24, 2021      3 comments

Today I start a 9-week Star Wars challenge in the "At Goal and Maintaining" Spark group. My goal is to blow up this 20 pound Death Star threatening my galaxy. Can Darth (my old bad habits) keep the Emperor's toy safe or can Luke (new habits) des... Read more
Fitness Goals at 79
Tuesday, March 23, 2021      1 comments

I had a serious internal guts surgery 3 years ago. I was in shape and fairly lean at 190. The surgeon thanked me for making her job easy. A "thank you" would not be mine today. After the surgery, it took 3 months to really feel good; that was t... Read more
I've had it!
Sunday, March 21, 2021      4 comments

2nd shot done! Been Covid shot fatigued lately. Can I blame how I've felt lately on Covid shot reaction? No! Not if I am honest with myself. I have allowed myself to spiral into losing muscle mass and gaining fat, especially the basketball stres... Read more
Covid shelter in place, sort of
Friday, October 30, 2020      3 comments

Like most people who are, ahem, "older", we haven't really gone anywhere. We are not masked paranoids, but we do respect others and ourselves while shopping. I thought how boring this life is now, but then I thought, "Is it? Is there nothing new... Read more
The darkness is receding, the pounds are scared.
Thursday, July 16, 2020      4 comments

Seven weeks I’ve been in this tunnel steadily walking towards the light of “anything under 200.” I can dimly see the sides of the tunnel now, the light at the end squeezes my eyes. Pounds have fallen off in the darkness behind me; ten of them. I... Read more
Traveling into darkness and out to the light, 2 1/2 years
Wednesday, June 17, 2020      5 comments

A story of my last 2 and ½ years. Simple facts. I was at maintenance in December 2017, when I had a life-threatening emergency and an abdominal surgery (not cancer). It took 6-8 months to recover. During the surgery, a nerve got nicked and I cou... Read more
I Ducked a 3000 Calorie Chocolate Chip!
Monday, March 26, 2018      6 comments

I was shopping at Costco this morning. I came out of the veggie cooler into the bakery department. Fresh bread aroma! Delicious! Walking towards the bread, I stopped! Fresh cookies! The boxes of 24 tantalizing cookies were from the chocola... Read more
I CAN Overcome This Problem
Friday, January 19, 2018      8 comments

I am newly arrived to the world of weight maintenance. I have a "drop" foot incurred during a very recent surgery. The surgery was abdominal, but a nerve to my leg/foot got touched somewhere in the process. I am slowly recovering my energy level... Read more
I Made It to the Land of “Maintenance.”
Thursday, January 11, 2018      13 comments

8 months ago I blogged and dreamed of my journey to “maintenance.” The road looked long, but it was short, it looked difficult, but it was just a steady walk of daily (mostly) good decisions. My keys were: Track all my food, stay within the Spa... Read more
God Spoke to Me.
Tuesday, January 09, 2018      6 comments

Following is my testimony. I am recovering from abdominal surgery and I have a 3.5 inch incision to prove it! I feel pretty good now, energy coming back. Here is my story: I have a hard time speaking this story, so I wrote it. As a Christia... Read more
Yes or No?, Green or Red? Its That Simple.
Monday, November 27, 2017      4 comments

My goals are 30 continuous minutes walking and 9000 steps each day. I keep a little daily chart where I record "Yes" or "No" under 30 and 9000. A Yes turns it green, a No makes it red. At 7:30 last night, I had 4000 steps and I asked my se... Read more
This is Crazy!
Sunday, November 05, 2017      3 comments

Yesterday’s personal log: “Hiked up into Red Rock Canyon Calico Basin. Lot of fun. Challenged on balance and footing in the rocky/big rocks part of the trail. My Fitbit, 8000 steps, climbed “39 floors.” End of day. 14.5k steps. Goals met for sur... Read more
I love Halloween, But.....
Thursday, October 19, 2017      7 comments

I love to give out little treats to cute little kids. Halloween is more benign than when I was a kid. In past years as the "treater", I snagged a few treats, a lot actually. This year is different. I am on a journey to a goal, 6 months so far. ... Read more
Tuesday, October 17, 2017      4 comments

I’ve given away all my 42’s and 40’s, plus a BIG bunch of clothes. My closet's half empty. I’m not going back to 40. Let me be clear, I AM NOT GOING BACK…EVER!... Read more
Burning My Bridges in My Closet
Monday, October 16, 2017      4 comments

I can see my goal weight 7 pounds ahead. My rotund-ness has dropped from 47 to 42, my hips belt line from 42 to 37. Today I attacked my closet with fire. I started with 91 hangers, I now have 54. Pants, waist 40 and above, gone. Old shirts... Read more

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