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Snow Day Swimming
Friday, February 07, 2020      4 comments

My youngest son (14 yrs old now) has decided to follow my lead in losing weight and getting healthier. Today, the school had a snow day so he was home and we decided to go swim at the gym for an hour at lunch. It really motivates me when he jo... Read more
Consistency
Monday, February 03, 2020      6 comments

I've been working on my new lifestyle for one month now. You know, the one that will allow me to be around for my family and allow me to grow old with my wife. I've done this all before and not going to make excuses for what derailed me in the... Read more
W1D2
Saturday, January 11, 2014      10 comments

I did my 2nd day of the C25K program today. It was a little more difficult than Day 1. I'm not sure why I hit the wall a little more today, but I'm ok with it. I know that progress will come from consistency. It was a bit easier on my ... Read more
Winter Weather
Wednesday, January 08, 2014      3 comments

Still a little cold here in Northeast Ohio. The kids and my wife (who's a teacher) are still off due to the temperatures. That makes an extra three days on their Christmas break. Since I work from home most of the time, it's nice having them ... Read more
Brrrr...
Monday, January 06, 2014      5 comments

It's Monday, it's cold, and I have to work. Usually a combination that would leave me in a funk. Today, however, I'm feeling pretty good. I am feeling a lot of energy and can't wait to get done with work for the day so I can spend some time d... Read more
I Won't Start Over
Wednesday, January 01, 2014      8 comments

I'm not ashamed of my inconsistency anymore. I'm not going to wallow in my own self-pity again. I'm not committing myself to start something new. I'm simply accepting my mistakes, taking responsibility for my actions and understanding that wh... Read more
Just Another Day
Thursday, January 10, 2013      6 comments

Today I was thinking about my commitment to start blogging more frequently and realized that I don't always have something profound to talk about and that's ok. I intend to use this not as a source of ultimate wisdom for others but as a journal... Read more
SURPRISE!!!
Tuesday, January 08, 2013      3 comments

I have been back on SP for about a week now. I actually have been slowly working into the healthier living for about 3 weeks though. I gave up pop last week as I mentioned in a previous post. I couldn't be happier about it. It made me misera... Read more
Quick weekend check-in
Saturday, January 05, 2013      4 comments

It's hard for me to find time on the weekend to spend much time sparking, but thought I would take a minute for a quick check-in. Today was much better with getting over the caffeine. I did still fight a headache, but not as bad as yesterday. ... Read more
Caffeine Free Fog
Friday, January 04, 2013      5 comments

It's now day two without the nectar of the gods (my several daily bottles of Mountain Dew). Although I know I need to improve the quality of my diet, my biggest challenge to weight loss has always been my addiction to pop. I can rarely be foun... Read more
Yo-Yo Whiplash
Thursday, January 03, 2013      6 comments

For anyone that's been on the Yo-Yo, you know what my title is about. It's the emotional and physical pain of working incredibly hard to achieve success and then letting it all go and ending up right back where you started (or sometimes higher ... Read more
Another week down!
Friday, July 08, 2011      5 comments

Life has been hitting me hard lately. I don't mean with extremely high stress situations or anything, just REALLY busy. I have not been putting my fitness near the top of my priority list and as a result I have stalled out. I haven't gained, ... Read more
Family Time Fitness
Friday, July 01, 2011      7 comments

My family and I just recently tried out a new activity we heard about. It has been around for around 10 years now, but I'm just finding out about it. It's called Geocaching. For those who haven't heard about it (like me), it involves using a ... Read more
Check-in
Saturday, June 25, 2011      9 comments

It's been a really hectic week with work, church, my son's baseball games (making up a bunch that were cancelled in the torential rain storms earlier this summer), and so much more. I haven't been able to Spark much this week, but I have kept p... Read more
Are you prepared for change?
Thursday, June 16, 2011      10 comments

I just read a message board post that got me thinking about my own history with weight loss. When I first came to SparkPeople over two years ago I did something incredible (for me), I lost over 40 pounds. Now there are a number of reasons that... Read more

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