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"Stupid" tax
Saturday, July 24, 2010      2 comments

I paid two “stupid taxes” today. This morning the tax was 2 extra (small) pieces of sourdough toast with butter and honey because they were shoved on to the table warm with nobody to eat them. I could have said “No, thank you” and left them fo... Read more
One funeral, two deaths, two resurrections...
Tuesday, July 20, 2010      2 comments

My beloved father-in-law died a week ago. He has been my “father” since my dad died in 1990. My father-in-law was 93 and a strong man and leader all his life. Our family is not sad by any means, we believe in the good news of the birth, life,... Read more
Ball Park Blues.....
Sunday, July 11, 2010      6 comments

I had a couple Ball Park Hot Dogs last night. Very tasty. Glorp-glorp. I ate them with sauerkraut, no buns. I didn't kill my Spark calorie range, just went over a little. Nevertheless, I looked at the package; calories 190 total and 150 fro... Read more
Jogging my memory..
Saturday, July 10, 2010      1 comments

This morning I jogged about 1.5 miles non-stop. Jogged from the end of my street to the local High School, then around the track 4 times in lane 6 and then a little towards home. 1.5-ish, close enough. I am just thinking how nice things might ... Read more
Ducks are smart.
Friday, July 02, 2010      0 comments

I was jogging (mostly) along the Chattahoochee River in Atlanta. Did a whole 5k which is big for me at this time of my "retraining." I hit a chug zone of HRM at 125, breathing good, legs no complaints, endorphins kicked in. I felt good! On t... Read more
Left behind....the calories cry.....
Wednesday, June 30, 2010      1 comments

I chugged 3 miles this morning in a little over an hour, about 600 calories on my HRM, 97% humidity, warm with a lot of elevation change. Before chugging I had a little bit of oatmeal. After chugging: breakfast time and I am hungry! I am at ... Read more
Just plane temptation....
Monday, June 28, 2010      2 comments

I was riding on the plane coast to coast yesterday and on my tray table was an ad for staying at a hotel chain. It showed their breakfast. I thought, “Boy, that looks good!....” But being the much wiser Sparker that I am, I counted the cost. ... Read more
Heading out...
Sunday, June 27, 2010      1 comments

Weight 214.7. I am up at 530 getting ready to travel to Atlanta. Blood Pressure 137/77. I measured myself for my weekly Spark input, but that is a pain. Easier if lovely bride of 40 years does it and I think it is less with her measuring. I n... Read more
Definition of success..
Saturday, June 26, 2010      1 comments

I am the captain of a fitness team at my work. One woman committed to a lot of activity in a 12 week period. I asked her if she could to that much and she said, "I am a runner." I noticed her posted amounts were missing and sent her a little ... Read more
Eating at Denny's Calorie Den and surviving.
Thursday, June 24, 2010      0 comments

I am invited to Denny's to eat out with family, my 86 and 93 year old in-laws, my wife, my sister in law and her boy friend. I had eaten a late lunch (succumbed to a bag of Doritos, and was at 1300 calories for the day) and my father in law is ... Read more
How far should I run for chocolate?
Monday, June 21, 2010      3 comments

I am at day 6 of my getting up, getting moving, getting out, getting jogging, getting done, getting.... I was going over my SparkPage which is old news now. I am pursuing fitness again after a severe lapse. I ate a truffle last night while v... Read more
P90X light... do less to do more
Sunday, May 16, 2010      1 comments

I read this on Sparker Delphyne's site. She is in phase II week 2 and this is her statement of progress regarding various pull-ups. "instead of looking like I'm just pretending I'm about to do a pull-up." This totally cracked me up!! And supe... Read more
P90X is here.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010      3 comments

In a weak moment watching TV, I ordered the P90X package from a shopping channel. Maybe not so weak. I have read so much positive about P90X on Spark. The pitchman/creator Tony? spoke about doing what you can do for starters. I have always r... Read more
C25K in 2 months started.. Hope Floats...
Tuesday, March 30, 2010      1 comments

I want to be a real triathlete, but swimming doesn't like me. My trusty 38 year old Peugeot bike is tired and hard to ride. But, I can walk, and maybe jog. So I have been doing that for the last three days. Then this evening while I was loo... Read more
Jelly bean, peeps, pie, ice cream, surrounded by death....
Sunday, March 28, 2010      1 comments

I copied the following from DENNISBISHOP: BEFORE YOU EAT SOMETHING THAT IS ENTICING, ASK YOURSELF, "HOW WILL EATING THIS HELP ME ACHIEVE MY GOAL?" At this moment, there is a peach pie the size of a giant pizza sitting on the kitchen counter wait... Read more

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