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The Never Quit Pledge -
Friday, January 01, 2016      11 comments

I copied this from CERIUSLY, who re-bloged it from: JAZZER's blog from today. She re-blogged it from June 30 2012, when she got it from BBONET who got it from Musolf6, who got it from... Saturday, June 30, 2012 Taken from BBonet's blog ... Read more
The little demon of fear of failure . . .
Tuesday, December 29, 2015      14 comments

Maybe it's just that time of year, the lull between Christmas and New Year, I'm up 5 pounds, weight wise, and even though waist, hips, chest and neck are smaller, I'm still looking only for scale gratification! ... Read more
Holiday Survival Guide
Sunday, December 20, 2015      20 comments

I know I'm falling behind on my blogs. I've been processing a lot recently, but I came across this and thought if it was helpful to me, maybe I ought to share it wider! Here it is: ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Me?! Hang on to negativity?!?!
Sunday, November 15, 2015      135 comments

There were three or four articles/blogs with today's Spark Coach presentation on dealing and changing personal, pervasive negativity. Here is the section that struck me most profoundly: ... Read more
Thursday, November 12, 2015      8 comments

I came across a quote from St Clement of Alexandria's sermons: "If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes." I've been reflecting on the Letter of Paul to the Corinthians - particularly the the three things that last, ... Read more
Sad News
Friday, November 06, 2015      14 comments

Just in case I needed confirmation of my decision to follow my goals, eating and exercise, I got another one of those wake up calls this morning, This past spring I attended our church's General Assembly, and had the opportunity to meet and tal... Read more
Back to the Doctor . . .
Tuesday, November 03, 2015      10 comments

This has been a day! A trip to the PCP always involves getting on their scale, but I came armed with my own data on my cell phone, where the scale has been sending my weight and body analysis data. The nurse immediately greeted me with, "Carl,... Read more
A New Day, a New Month and the Light Dawns
Sunday, November 01, 2015      5 comments

Wow! I had a great revelation in my internal processing. I came across this article in the Spark People panoply of magnificent motivational presentations: The Before-During-After Journal The Write Way to Build Your Intrinsic Motivatio... Read more
Booooo! Weigh-in Day for me & my Fall Challenge Team
Saturday, October 31, 2015      9 comments

This is almost 12 hours since the encounter with the dreaded cheese curls. I approached the scale, put it in position, made sure I had no excess clothing or my insulin pump on. OK, deep breath, exhale, place right bare foot over the sensors on... Read more
Dreaded JalapeƱo Cheddar Cheese Curls
Saturday, October 31, 2015      9 comments

I generally don't even go down that isle of the grocery store, but Mark had been requesting some cheese curls for quite some time and I guess I was feeling sorry for him. After all I've been buying cookies without any negative consequences to m... Read more
Back online
Thursday, October 29, 2015      4 comments

I was on a forced withdrawal from the computer. We lost phone and internet last evening, and I couldn't do my blog or anything! EXCEPT FOLLOW MY PLAN - I got all my steps and exercise minutes in, so life is good again! Phone came back on this... Read more
You haven/t done dishes till you add marching in place and squats!
Monday, October 26, 2015      6 comments

I also discovered that I could add some lunges too! Sorry if you've seen my picture, that probably will give you a terrible visual! Thank the Good Lord I'm not doing this as a video blog!!! ... Read more
Finding the time
Sunday, October 25, 2015      2 comments

My Spark Coach program focused on keeping motivated to exercise particularly overcoming the urge not to start. We dealt with a lot of excuses. That has been my biggest obstacle. I've been wondering how I was going to replace my garden duties ... Read more
Weigh In
Saturday, October 24, 2015      3 comments

I'm stoked!! Weighed in at 272.0; Body Mass Index 42.7; Body Fat 58.7%; Muscle 31.5%; Water 36.0%. That's 32 pounds this year (since January), and I haven't had a BMI under 43 in I don't remember how long! I also got my first 45 minutes o... Read more
Whoppieee! I got my first 45 minutes in right after breakfast!
Friday, October 23, 2015      8 comments

It really makes difference getting exercise in early in the day! Plus I get more fresh air or is it just a better attitude? Whatever it is, it feels good. I guess the endorphins are kicking in. I have a couple plants to get in, so I'm si... Read more

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