Time to check in
Sunday, July 15, 2012      5 comments

OK, so two different friends have "nudged" me today - guess it's time to be a bit more visible. First, how cool is it to be nudged? That friends reach out and say "hello!" and that it just feels like a big hug. So, thanks friends! So,... Read more
Life is short, so Zumba while you can
Friday, June 08, 2012      7 comments

Spent the last two weeks going extra gentle on my body, since I'm pretty sure I tore my calf muscle a bit during a Zumba class the other week. It wasn't as bad as I feared it would be not exercising to the same extent that I had been (I still di... Read more
New and improved and 10% off!
Saturday, June 02, 2012      2 comments

My wife was joking with me that I was so excited about my 10% off - "You're on sale!" she said emoticon So, th... Read more
Short-term Streaks & mid-term goals ROCK!
Friday, May 25, 2012      4 comments

OK, first, let me say that I know myself and that for me, personally, being held a little more accountable for a shorter period of time definitely keeps me on track. Staying below 1500 calories per day had become a bit of a challenge for m... Read more
Getting the calories back in the "zone" - 14 day streak started today!
Monday, May 21, 2012      8 comments

Ok, so here's my first day really, really getting my calories in the "zone" and I feel really good about it. I'd been getting a bit too "flexible" with my calorie counts as of late and I'm realizing that to make this process go a little fa... Read more
Zumba, hiking, sleep and other ways to take care of myself
Tuesday, May 15, 2012      8 comments

Well, after a weekend away near Santa Barbara for my brother-in-law's wedding I thought I'd check out the scale this morning and see what the "feedback" was (even though my usual weigh-in day in Friday)... Looks as if I still lost this week! Squ... Read more
Pep Talk
Sunday, April 29, 2012      4 comments

Dear Self, I know you've been a bit discouraged as of late, so here I am to give you a little pep talk! So, losing weight isn't as fast or as easy as when you were in your late 20's and that's kind of difficult to face. I get that. Bu... Read more
Are we there yet?
Friday, April 27, 2012      4 comments

If you've been around kids, you know this phrase every time you take a car trip - and it's funny, 'cause after a while you start to wonder yourself, "Are we there yet?" So, here I am, about 3 or 4 months on this journey and I'm loving the c... Read more
Saturday, April 21, 2012      3 comments

Oh, Zumba was so good tonight. It helps that I have a friend who is coming with me now, but I just love that feeling of "Oh dear heaven, I'll never be able to finish this class" and then it's over and I've done it and I'm relaxed, sweaty and tir... Read more
Full Steam Ahead!
Monday, April 16, 2012      6 comments

Inspired by SparklePie, I have to add my own "Woo Hoo" blog. There is so much fun to be had in being healthier! Although I never thought I could feel this way, I *love* exercising (oh, and when I was sick last week and had to rest - ... Read more
Oh Chocolate, how I missed you!
Thursday, April 12, 2012      3 comments

OK, so 40 days without chocolate was not nearly as challenging as I thought it would be, so I think my plan is to give up chocolate every year for a few weeks, just to remind myself that I Can Live Without It. That being said, we've had a f... Read more
Pretty good week
Saturday, April 07, 2012      2 comments

So despite having a cold, and having the kids by myself for 3 days and being out of town with the kids for those 3 days, I still managed to lose a fair amount of weight this week. I think honestly that the cold helped the most - going to b... Read more
One week left of an interesting 4-food "fast"
Tuesday, April 03, 2012      4 comments

OK, so let me start this by saying I've never given anything up for Lent before. This year, mostly to help my weight loss journey, I gave up 4 things: Bread Alcohol Peanut Butter and Chocolate. When I tell people about the 4 ... Read more
Out of town plan to stay accountable this week
Sunday, April 01, 2012      2 comments

So, the kids and I will be heading to Lake Tahoe to visit my father-in-law (all 93 beautiful years of him) in a couple of days. Dear wife will be working a lot this week, so she will not be joining us. So, the rub is this - since Cat... Read more
yeah, I work out
Wednesday, March 28, 2012      8 comments

My favorite Zumba instructor plays the song "I'm sexy and I know it" which has this line, "yeah, i work out" and when that line plays and we're Zumba-ing, we all flex our muscles and laugh. But yeah, I work out! Today I squeezed in a trip ... Read more

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