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HGSGUY's Blogs

Another loved one gone
Monday, November 10, 2014      3 comments

I never blog about things that are fun and exciting. I always mean to, but for some reason I don't get around to it. Life gets busy, a lot of times I lose track of the simple pleasures and concentrate on goals, on work, on other things in my lif... Read more
Goodbye Mom
Sunday, September 01, 2013      17 comments

My Mom passed this morning after suffering a heart attack on July 9. She died peacefully at home with my Dad and Sister at her side. She had been in Hospice care at home for the last several weeks, we saw her decline and said our goodbyes every ... Read more
Back home but a slight glitch!
Monday, February 27, 2012      5 comments

Well, it was a fantastic cruise! I walked (around the buffet), and swam and had a great time. To make sure I didn't gain too much weight, I got sick for 12 hours and had little desire for food for the following 4 days. Even with that it was a g... Read more
I am still around Spark friends!
Friday, February 10, 2012      4 comments

Yes, I am still out here in cyberland! I didn't mean to drop completely off the map, I didn't plan to be gone this long! Two weeks ago, my Mother-in-Law fell of a step ladder a hit her head pretty hard and broke her arm near the wrist. She ... Read more
Sunday, January 01, 2012      4 comments

That is what I saw when I looked at my fitness minutes for the year! It was shocking, yesterday I had so many, now I have none! Who took them? As I got ready to run and remedy that zero, it occurred to me that nobody had taken them, I had t... Read more
I am back!
Wednesday, October 26, 2011      9 comments

As the days grew shorter, I had trouble staying focused on my eating and exercise. I was able to easily talk myself out of workouts or rationalize eating the wrong things. Not everyday was bad, some I did fairly well, but they were surrounded by... Read more
2 years in
Tuesday, September 06, 2011      11 comments

I passed 50,000 spark points today and I realized I had been Sparking along for 2 year now. I was walking along thinking about this and I realized how much different my life is now from two years ago. I have touched on these before, but feel the... Read more
My new friend, fitness!
Wednesday, August 24, 2011      9 comments

I took a poll today, “What is your greatest fitness accomplishment so far”? I realized, fitness was my new friend! I immediately thought of running a 5K race. When I got to the responses though, I became confused. There were many great resp... Read more
It is not all weight loss
Friday, August 05, 2011      12 comments

We all landed at Spark People for different reasons. Most of us wanted to lose weight. I wanted to lose weight, but my main thing was getting fit. I knew that getting fit would help me achieve the weight loss I desired. My company has a we... Read more
The experts told me that.....
Friday, July 22, 2011      9 comments

I was on another website this morning and when I looked at my health and fitness news block I saw and article that said "experts say...." I opened the link and started to read. I felt that everything that was said was wrong! Who are these EXPERT... Read more
What is wrong with me?
Tuesday, July 19, 2011      15 comments

Last night, my wife and I went out to dinner. It was our anniversary so it was kind of a free night for food. We looked over the menu and the waitress arrived. My wife ordered fried shrimp, baked potato, and a salad. I asked for the broiled fish... Read more
Twilight Run, 5K
Sunday, June 26, 2011      5 comments

I awoke early Saturday to the sounds of hot air balloons flying past my house. It was a bright sunny morning and the Festival of Balloons was in high gear. Part of the events is the Twilight Run, a 5K race to benefit the local school district. F... Read more
Saying good bye to old friends
Saturday, May 07, 2011      13 comments

Today we had to say good bye to our dog Austin. We got Austin and his "brother" Tyler from the pound back in 2003. They had not been taken very good care of and were ... Read more
My first 5K!
Sunday, April 10, 2011      13 comments

Well, today finally arrived and I ran my first 5K race! My goal was before June, not be last place and finish in less than 30 minutes I met at least two of those goals, my watch said 30:01, so I will have to wait until the official timing... Read more
Application of lessons learned
Sunday, March 13, 2011      4 comments

Weight loss and fitness is not a destination, it is a journey! We all hear and read that all the time, and for good reason, it is true! I like to do home remodeling and woodworking, but have lost the desire to do much with it. I have severa... Read more

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