MIKEAZ's Blogs

All things to all people accept me
Wednesday, April 18, 2012      2 comments

My wife needs her husband to provide safety and security, my son needs respect (& money for school), my daughters need daddy time, the business needs its VP of Marketing, my sister needs advice for her divorce, my dad needs some help with his li... Read more
Just made a snack for the trash can
Tuesday, February 21, 2012      10 comments

I had some calories left so I decided to make a snack. As I looked in the refrigerator I remembered the chilidog I skipped this weekend. I also looked at the fat free yogurt and fruit. I grabbed the stuff to make the dog and read the labels w... Read more
One week 14,334 calories lost 2 pounds
Monday, February 20, 2012      2 comments

While I am just getting back on track, I am going to take a moment to pat myself on the back. Early last year I reached 258 then jumped off the wagon. By New Year’s Eve I was up to 282 and am now back down to 271. I am heading in the right ... Read more
Photo food journal 1st week
Monday, February 13, 2012      3 comments

The idea is that taking pictures of what I eat will help me make better choices. Now that I am tracking calories I make some cuts during the day so I can do my 10 PM snack. I know most of my SparkFriends are women and are smaller, so having to... Read more
Leave the house to get in shape
Wednesday, February 08, 2012      7 comments

My son grew up overweight with bad knees. While his knees did keep him from playing sports or even marching in band, it was his mother and I that failed to control his weight. It is just hard to give your kids something you don’t have. My hou... Read more
Honest, but not necessarily good
Monday, February 06, 2012      3 comments

As friend of the recovery community and a former control system engineer I know I need to see the issue before I can correct it. In the recovery world this involves a detailed inventory; in process control it involves timely measurement. The m... Read more
The yo-yo is getting too close to the top of the string
Friday, February 03, 2012      7 comments

Ten months ago I was at 258 down from around 280 and was working at eating right every day and pushing to exercise more and more. I got a great new job making much more money, but working more and commuting further. I chose to take a break fro... Read more
Keep doing what you are doing
Tuesday, February 22, 2011      7 comments

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Eat until uncomfortable, fast, repeat
Sunday, February 20, 2011      4 comments

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Hiding from the scale
Sunday, February 20, 2011      4 comments

OK I have been avoiding the scale for a week. That darn thing doesn’t seem to know how hard I am trying! It is going to say something we are both going to regret. I want a scale that gives my real weight in very small font, and in huge font t... Read more
Jealousy at work
Friday, February 11, 2011      4 comments

I was just given a great assignment and a big chunk of resources to get it done. Unfortunately a friend at work wanted those resources for his project. As we talked about how I could help his project it came out that he thought I was too soft.... Read more
Shame and marital intimacy
Sunday, February 06, 2011      10 comments

A friend mentioned an issue that my wife and I have talked about. The problem with letting shame about fitness issues impact marital intimacy. I wish all wives could experience the chemical attraction we husbands have for them. Explaini... Read more
I could if I wanted to, so why try?
Saturday, February 05, 2011      4 comments

I am great at getting most of the way. Once I know I can do it I am tempted to stop or focus on something else. I am down 8 lbs over the past month, which is a little ahead... Read more
Eating like a thin person
Saturday, January 29, 2011      9 comments

It feels strange being the heaviest person at the table eating the lean salad while everyone else is eating burgers and fries. Over the past month a few people have commented o... Read more
Can you take a complement?
Saturday, January 22, 2011      2 comments

Know anyone who can deflect almost any complement? “Dinner was great tonight”! response: “was there something wrong with dinner last night”? In the same way I can feel resista... Read more

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