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A Good Time Was Had
Monday, January 04, 2016     

I will not lie: I love the last few months of the year. Thanksgiving. Halloween. Christmas. There is much opportunity to have fun. And I've indulged. I've gained some weight. This next part is the important part: I don't feel guilty about i... Read more
The Money Diet
Wednesday, November 04, 2015     

I made an interesting discovery lately: there are parallels between budgeting money and budgeting food. In both cases you can only truly be aware of your consumption if you are tracking it and the results can be alarming. Historically I've been... Read more
Halloween Insanity
Monday, November 02, 2015     

I love Halloween. I don't think this is a big secret. This year things got really busy. My wife and I inherited a pumpkin parade festival for Nov 1st at the last minute (we were well into October at the time). Between this and a large number ... Read more
Failure at Cheating
Tuesday, July 21, 2015     

Today was my birthday. I went to an amusement park with my daughter to celebrate and decided that I'd take a day off from Spark People and eat whatever I want. No limits and no rules. The net result after a day of eating what I wanted and walkin... Read more
Why Plateaus Bother Us
Sunday, June 07, 2015     

I just recently got over a plateau. I thought I was prepared for it, but I wasn't as prepared as I thought. Oh, I didn't break down and binge, although I did think about it, but it was difficult to get through. But why? I think the biggest... Read more
The Real Four Food Groups
Wednesday, June 03, 2015     

My wife and I used to have a joke between us and the sad part was that I started to live it. We used to say that the four food groups (fruits and vegetables, cereals and grains, dairy and meat and alternatives) was all a lie. The true four foo... Read more
Keep Going!
Wednesday, May 13, 2015     

I've been reading a lot of posts in general chat lately and motivation is a HUGE problem. There are so many sources for loss of motivation: giving into temptation, gaining weight even though you're doing everything right, hitting a plateau or e... Read more
Why I Love Gardening
Thursday, May 07, 2015     

With Spring finally blooming all over I am trying to squeeze in gardening time to my otherwise incredibly busy schedule. But why? For so many reasons. First of all, I started gardening when I decided it was time to beautify my property a l... Read more
The Age of Ultron
Friday, May 01, 2015     

So I saw the preview showing of Avengers, Age of Ultron last night. I will attempt to make this spoiler free. First of all, let me be clear that this is not The Avengers. With The Avengers, Marvel and Joss Whedon had a point to make. The ... Read more
Hurry Up!
Friday, April 17, 2015     

They say that patience is a virtue, and I have very little virtue. Today is Friday and it is two weeks until the release of the new Avengers movie. I've been waiting rather impatiently for this since the credits rolled on the first Avengers. ... Read more
Warm at last!
Monday, April 13, 2015     

At long last spring has arrived. Warm temperatures above freezing have taken hold and have turned my mind to thoughts of gardening. I desperately want to get into my yard and begin digging. I want to ready all of my gardens to begin growing f... Read more
Being Dedicated
Thursday, April 09, 2015     

If you're not dedicated 100% to something, it will never work; sooner or later you will quit. I'm not trying to discourage anyone. In fact, quite the opposite is true. I want all of you to be 100% dedicated to living a healthy lifestyle. This... Read more
This is Snow Way to Have Easter
Sunday, April 05, 2015     

It snowed today. April the 5th. Easter Sunday. It's very disappointing to come through a long and difficult winter only to discover that it's not over. I'm not a fan of Winter to begin with, so when it doesn't end when I think it should, it'... Read more
The Magic of Scales
Tuesday, March 31, 2015     

No, this isn't a blog about magical armour in a fantasy story. This is all about the misleading nature the the daily weigh-in. The human body is a complex thing. I'm no expert but I do know that depending on what you eat and how much yo... Read more
Thursday, March 26, 2015     

I have so much to do that I'm not getting to bed until very late. This is such a very bad idea. Now I'm tired. Not only am I tired, but my mood is low. This is all combining to make me crave "comfort food". This is my first serious temptati... Read more

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