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Goal achieved, 10 Mile walk, no stopping..who'd a thunk?
Monday, January 26, 2009      1 comments

I hiked a road called Sierra Road from our house, up, up, way up past the cattle pens on the top, past the place where the road is only 9 feet wide. I saw a flock of turkeys that numbered more than 40, and lots of cattle feeding on new grass. ... Read more
The Moon Shadow is mine, the 5K is mine. "I feel goo-o-o-o-d..."
Friday, January 16, 2009      1 comments

I did an honest 5k in this morning in the dark. I walked/jogged the half mile to the high school track, and then I just went. No walking, no pauses, and pushing against my HRM limit. My moon shadow escorted me and twirled around me like Peter... Read more
Measurements flattening out...2008 was great!
Thursday, January 01, 2009      2 comments

My weight loss progress is tapering, and my measurements are flattening out. I am in this for the long haul, the life haul. Yes, my measurement and weight chart curves are getting flatter with time. What else is flatter? My stomach! I actua... Read more
2009 Fitness goals..Happy New Year..almost
Tuesday, December 16, 2008      4 comments

I put this on a Spark message board. I thought it would be appropriate for my own blog. . My resolutions for 2009 are: 1) Not take back the 25 pounds I've lost in the last 6 months. 2) Learn to swim well enough to beat my trash talking 6... Read more
I am in middle of a big food fight...
Saturday, December 13, 2008      2 comments

The "season" is taking its toll. Too much food, not enough exercise, "too busy" for exercise. I am up about 2-3 pounds in the last 15 days. The things I love are a curse to my weight; fruitcake, fancy dinners at my in-laws, company potlucks. ... Read more
Ironman hopes dawn.....17 hours of fame
Saturday, November 29, 2008      1 comments

My goal is to finish an Ironman by my 70th birthday, August 24th, 2011. After 5 and 1/2 months of Spark change, I feel so good and so "young." But I can't believe I am typing about "70" and me. That "foreigner" has no room in the mansion of m... Read more
Fitness yes! Me Butterball Turkey? ..No!
Friday, November 28, 2008      1 comments

Halloween and Thanksgiving survivor! Two down, two to go. I walked into the hills for 3 miles to a grand dinner at my in-laws. Earlier it was getting close to dinner invite time and I was "Go, no go-ing" with the idea and my bride said "Do it... Read more
"Not so bad.." Really....?
Saturday, November 22, 2008      1 comments

Weight 201.4: Funny how I can be satisfied with 201.4 and think “not so bad” when it reflects a week where I have gained a real pound, not exercised and let excuses and exceptions rule my fitness and eating life and push my weight goal back two ... Read more
Road Kill?.... Vulture Burrito?.... Not me......
Sunday, November 16, 2008      2 comments

12 walking minutes from my home in a city of a million people, the hills start. The houses end quickly and cattle country sprawls out across the grass, oak and chaparral hills. I walked a ways up this road early one morning a month ago, zigzag... Read more
REWARD, REWARD! For me, for me!!! Soon!
Wednesday, October 22, 2008      4 comments

REWARD, REWARD! In this 80% women SparkWorld I have embraced, I read so many extremely inspiring stories and many have rewards for meeting goals. I thought, "It works for the women, why not me? So when I hit 200 and stay there (or sneak be... Read more
Plateau is me, sort of.....
Sunday, October 19, 2008      2 comments

10/19/08 W 203.4 Measurements are H 38 ¾, W 40 ¾, N 16 ½. BP 135/76 and 65 BPM. My weight is about the same as the first of the month, my blood pressure is slightly down, but my resting heart rate is going down. I have been going on much long... Read more
Up, up, up! Moon walking above jewels
Thursday, October 16, 2008      3 comments

5:30 a.m. it is dark. Just me and my heart rate monitor and our kitties trying to walk with me; I leave them half way down the block. I live close to foothills, and I have decided to climb one today. They are a natural incline, easy at first, ... Read more
Heart Rate Monitor from Hades!.... or not...
Wednesday, October 08, 2008      2 comments

I am out on the track with my new heart rate monitor and my aerobic target range from Spark. "Beep! Beep! Beep! Go faster!" "I am a walker!" Beep! "Don't you understand? I don't jog!" Beep! "Okay, a little shuffle." Beep! "Okay! I'll go... Read more
Slowing Weight Loss, Increased Stamina
Wednesday, October 01, 2008      2 comments

I weighed 204 this morning. Last night I spent an hour going fast on the treadmill and could have easily gone longer. My measurements are down, my gut is really going down and getting firmer, my "wind" is way up. I am enjoying the day to day ... Read more
"We want slime! We want slime!" Scare the life guard..
Sunday, September 21, 2008      3 comments

Nickelodeon Hotel, Orlando is one of the greatest hotels I have seen. Sponge Bob Square Pants, Patrick and Dora, the Explorer are resident. Slime is sublime as hundreds of kids mill below the water slides and yell, "We want slime! We want sli... Read more

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