Fast Food Memory Lane
Sunday, July 02, 2017 3 comments
Today I am traveling two roads together; fitness and pavement. I am driving home from a 35-mile airport run and memories abound. Many customers that I serviced up to 2 years ago before I retired are along this Silicon Valley highway: Yahoo, Inte... Read more
A Meteor Hits My Life
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 6 comments
My lovely bride of 48 years severed a big tendon in her foot when a big, sharp knife slipped off of the kitchen counter. Instantly, her mode is wheelchair, foot elevated, pain meds, no meal prep, disabled assist devices, and her new “residence”... Read more
My Big Gut Laughs at Me.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 5 comments
Hi! I am my owner’s belly fat. “My owner”, what a laugh! Really, who owns who? My “owner”: Can’t fully open his laptop on an airplane. It won’t fit in his lap, funny-y.! Can barely drop an airplane tray down to level. Some airli... Read more
Not Another Step!
Saturday, June 17, 2017 1 comments
This morning I walked from my house into a 120-year old city park which is a canyon in the foothills near our home. My deal with my lovely bride of 48 years is if I get way out, tired out, and wiped out and can't make it back, I just call her an... Read more
My Mirror Self
Saturday, June 17, 2017 1 comments
I have put up with my intrusive and obtrusive stomach for a long time. Once, when I was "sword fighting" with my then young grand kids, we put our swords in our belts. I was sitting and my 6 year old grand daughter said, "Papa's hiding his sword... Read more
The Easy Pounds Are Gone… The Tough Trail Is Ahead….
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 13 comments
Just like the Nutri-Jenn TV ads, I’ve seen 12 pounds melt away in 6 weeks. What those ads don’t say and we on Spark know is they can come back just as quick. My waist is smaller, but still big. My step is springier and I feel better. ... Read more
Singing the Belt Line Blues
Thursday, May 25, 2017 31 comments
My belt, along with all overweight males’ belts, shouts “Fat!” I’ve observed that as men develop paunches, the belt line as viewed from the side tilts down from back to front. As fat descends down the abdomen, the “verticalness” of the belt buck... Read more
What am I prepared to do now?
Friday, May 19, 2017 4 comments
In the movie, “The Untouchables”, Sean Connery’s character Malone teaches a valuable lesson to Elliot Ness and to us by asking the same question 4 times. Ness and Malone are watching Capone grandstanding with braggadocio. Malone asks, “Do you re... Read more
The Pain of Remaining The Same
Thursday, May 11, 2017 3 comments
I was at a conference 10 years ago. A motivational fitness speaker said, “Most people know what to do, they just don’t do it.” So true for me. I just counted 23 diet books on our shelf: Atkins, Suzanne Sommers, Low GL, 10 Day Detox, Shred, Prote... Read more
Trying yet again.
Tuesday, May 09, 2017 4 comments
A new start. This old(er) body has more cricks nowadays. Have to keep on truckin’. I want physical balance, living strength, “flex-agility”, energy for life, and a sharp mind. I want to love people, and walk humbly before the Lord Jesus Christ.... Read more
Weight loss and Fitness is a journey, not a destination.
Friday, October 16, 2015 0 comments
I put this up 5 years ago, still a good one. Thursday, October 21, 2010 I was reading another blog and saw this in a comment. It just hit me that all the effort that i or anyone puts out "to lose weight" is a life long effort, a journey. ... Read more
Wednesday, September 09, 2015 2 comments
Simple steps: 1) Track all my food and keep within my Spark range (1700-2100) 2) Get enough exercise as tracked by FitBit to use 500 calories more each day than Spark says I used. Make sure my active minutes are more than 30. If ev... Read more
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