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Monday, May 28, 2018      23 comments

If you already have a supportive group of friends around, and training partners galore then the seasonal 5% challenges may not be for you. However, if your spouse is no help at all, or none of your normal circle of friends understands the strug... Read more
Binge Eating Issues, again, but it will be different this time.
Saturday, February 17, 2018      16 comments

This is a little difficult for me to type, but to acknowledge my mistake forces me to own my bad decisions. Over the last couple of weeks I've gone back to poor food decisions and a considerable amount of binge eating. I'm up some 19 pounds as I... Read more
Why I want to lose weight.
Tuesday, December 05, 2017      9 comments

Today's featured weight loss article on Spark really got my attention. It is worth the read if you can locate the exact article and I'll include a link at the end of this blog. In short the thesis of the writer is to concentrate on what I will... Read more
So How Low Do I Go?
Wednesday, July 19, 2017      10 comments

emoticon I’ve reached a point in my journey to a healthier me that I’m closer to my goal weight of 225 than I am my... Read more
Back to tracking
Wednesday, October 12, 2016      3 comments

This will not be a long post, more like a simple note to give myself a bit of a pat on the back. I've been absent for quite sometime now but my weight has continued to go down. I am now down 64 pounds. Most of my recent loss is due to cutting... Read more
Back again....
Monday, August 04, 2014      3 comments

My last weigh in recorded was on December 7 of 2013. Where does the time go? It is so easy to get wrapped up on life and lose focus. As I restart the journey to health I tell myself that each time was just practice for when I get it right, th... Read more
Will You Join Me in a Celebration?
Saturday, November 23, 2013      21 comments

It was a visit to the doctor last Thursday that I had looked forward to ever since jumping on my Spark journey. Just before I joined Spark a stress test performed by my doctor depressed me to no end. No, I did not have any issues with my heart... Read more
Non Scale Victories, key to being healthy
Wednesday, November 06, 2013      15 comments

A new Spark Friend of mine shared a picture of herself in a new pretty dress in a smaller size as a non scale victory, NSV, and she looks great. A guy friend from a Spark Team recently posted some pictures of what the exercise has done to his b... Read more
Spark Low Weight for Me
Friday, November 01, 2013      15 comments

Because of a few poor food choices made last weekend I was not expecting any weight loss when I jumped on the scale this morning. The old Steve might have even skipped getting on the scale today as I was certain that my weight would go up. Now... Read more
Donuts; they were calling me
Thursday, October 24, 2013      21 comments

Donuts, one of my trigger foods, something that is hard for me to ignore and only have one. Come to think of it, is there such a thing as "healthy serving" size for those fat fried sugar bombs? On the way into work today they were calling to ... Read more
How being on a team changed my day.
Monday, October 14, 2013      16 comments

Sunday was my only off day this week. This happens because I'm blessed to work two jobs, one part-time, but both doing things I love and enjoy. No complaint, rather I'm blessed for two sources of income. However, during high school and colleg... Read more
5% Challenge goals, the first two assignments
Thursday, October 03, 2013      9 comments

Here are my first two assignments for my Fall 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment Strength Training at gym Monday, Wednesday, Saturday 30 minutes Cardio at Gym Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday either WATP in the morning or cardio machines ... Read more
Getting goals out in public
Saturday, August 17, 2013      4 comments

For some reason if I post a goal I'll feel a sense of accountability to make the stated number. Posting an exercise goal helped me to get in much better shape. I've got two goals in mind but now I'm making them public. 1. I wanted to b... Read more
What a difference 14 days can make
Tuesday, July 30, 2013      4 comments

Somewhere on Spark I read an article, and I think it may have been by Coach Nicole, about jump starting fitness by setting a goal of doing 14 days in a row of exercise. The article did not give any specific types of exercise but rather the goal... Read more
She Inspired Me, and I'll bet she had no idea.....
Saturday, July 27, 2013      8 comments

I've gone back and forth on whether or not to write about a lady at the gym where I work out, and how she inspired me. I asked a trusted friend, and was encouraged to go ahead and write what has been on my mind about this lady for a few days no... Read more

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