Back At Square One
Tuesday, April 24, 2012      2 comments

I'm starting over in my lifestyle change. Since last summer I've lapsed back into old habits and have consequently gained 30 pounds, going from 375 to 405. So I've come to the conclusion that I can't do this lifestyle change all by myself and ... Read more
Middle of Summer Progress Report
Saturday, July 16, 2011      0 comments

Well I'm back on track with the exercising and working out. I had been holding steady for several months on the weight, meaning I hadn't been gaining or losing. But now that is starting to change. Since I last checked in at sparkpeople in May... Read more
Back on my way
Saturday, April 30, 2011      0 comments

The weight loss has really taken off. I've lost at least ten pounds in the last three weeks! Here are a few of the changes I have made in these last few weeks, which I'm convinced are aiding in this rapid weight loss. 1) I take the stairs... Read more
Exercising in spite of the cold
Monday, January 10, 2011      1 comments

We just had a snowstorm that dumped at least 12 inches here in Nebraska. But that's to be expected in January. So I altered my plans of normally going to the YMCA and did my evening walk in the hallways of my apartment complex. I walked this ... Read more
Variety: The Spice of Exercise
Saturday, January 08, 2011      0 comments

It's been said that 'variety is the spice of life.' It is also useful in an exercise routine. Variety can be used to fend off the boredom and tediousness that can get into a stale exercise routine. It's easy to think "Do I really want to go j... Read more
January 2, 2011: New Year and New Beginnings
Sunday, January 02, 2011      2 comments

Today I joined the YMCA and exercised there for 30 minutes. And I'm not feeling worn out. I figured the first day I wasn't going to burn myself out. Just try to get back in the groove of consistent exercising. All in all, it was a good exerc... Read more
Success after Failures
Friday, December 31, 2010      0 comments

I had to start over from when I started this thing back in 2008. So my current successes are coming after a round of defeats and setbacks. So don't think that you are the only one who has had setbacks and bumps in the road. I started at 430 ... Read more
Water: Can't live without it, Can't lose weight without it.
Friday, December 31, 2010      1 comments

I have personally found that once I started drinking the minimum eight cups of water daily, that is when my weight loss has taken off. I always thought I was drinking enough water until I actually sat down and tracked it: I wasn't coming in at ... Read more
New Year and New Beginnings
Monday, December 27, 2010      1 comments

Another year has about come and gone with a new one right on it's heels. This is a time for reflection on the past year as well as looking ahead to the new possibilities of the one that is to come. I for one am counting this year of 2010 as a ... Read more
The Holiday Season Has Come and Gone (But My Plan Hasn't)
Sunday, December 26, 2010      0 comments

Another Christmas season has come and past. And this year I'm actually halfway proud of myself. I didn't lose any weight between Thanksgiving and Christmas, actually gained two pounds. But I'm proud of myself for doing much better than my usu... Read more
Back in Control and On Top Again.
Sunday, November 14, 2010      2 comments

Well, it's been quite some time since I last posted or was active on spark. But I'm back on and back in line with seriously getting healthier. Though it's been a year since I was active on spark, I hadn't totally let myself go. I have my... Read more
Seeing Progress Again
Sunday, August 02, 2009      3 comments

Even though the weight isn't coming off as fast as I would like, I am noticing subtle differences and changes in my appearence and endurance. First, I noticed that it now usually takes 25 to 30 minutes for me to work up a sweat when walking... Read more
Finding Time and Place for Exercise
Monday, June 22, 2009      1 comments

In the year that I have been undergoing the process of changing my lifestryle and acquiring healthier habits, I have often found excuses as to why I couldn't exercise for a day or two. Of course, none of these excuses are legitimate if I want t... Read more
Moderation and Time verses Deprivation and Quick Fixes
Monday, June 22, 2009      2 comments

It is now officially summer. With the summer comes barbeques, picnics, cookouts, etc. Of course the tempation is to go off the regimen. After going off the program during a weekend's binge, there is the possibility of becoming discouraged. I... Read more
A Year Into The Journey And Reflections
Wednesday, June 17, 2009      4 comments

I recently turned 29 years old and have now been at the whole healthy lifestyle changes for a year now. I decided that a progress report and some thoughts on the whole process were in order. In June 2008, I weighed 415 pounds and couldn't ... Read more

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