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Positively Optimistic
Saturday, April 11, 2009      12 comments

I believe most people would describe me as positive and optimistic. Even when others would feel despair (like being laid off 1 month before Christmas), I manage to find ways to make lemonade. I believe the universe will make available, ways fo... Read more
Black and White
Thursday, April 09, 2009      5 comments

I had to do a bit of research to answer Keakman’s question, ‘what kind of animal are you?’, and here’s what I found. In Chinese Astrology, I was born in the year of the ... Read more
Between Sets
Tuesday, April 07, 2009      11 comments

The results of my fat pinch recheck indicated that I continue to lose lean mass and the fat % remains the same. Because I didn't feel like I am getting stronger, the trainer recommended increasing my rest time between sets when weight lifting. ... Read more
Fit, Tone and Haaawt!
Sunday, April 05, 2009      7 comments

Well I’ll start by telling you about the great part of my day…running. Saturday is my cardio only day and I hit the treadmill at least then, if not any other day. Running is Kristy’s preferred cardio, and since I’m on my own pretty much the re... Read more
Always Glad I Did It
Friday, April 03, 2009      8 comments

I had a girlfriend who referred to hers as ‘Mildred’. I didn’t know what the h she was talking about the first time I heard her say that Mildred was coming to visit. Who??? I couldn’t bring myself to use that name since it’s my Great Aunt’s ... Read more
Welcome Day 1, Phase 2
Wednesday, April 01, 2009      6 comments

So, I set my goals for Q2 in early February. I guess one of my new habits is that I like to look ahead. I started working on them some, though without focus, and have made a bit of progress. I had the distraction of a meeting with my trainer ... Read more
I'm A Hottie!
Tuesday, March 31, 2009      9 comments

I’m stretchin’ by the bikes where the old guys ride, Focused on my knees, I’m steppin’ real high, Slip on a pair of gloves, make a fist real tight Outta my way-I’m ready to fight! Hey Sister, yo’ sister Who’s that cutie in the mirr... Read more
Ch Ch Ch Changes
Friday, March 27, 2009      14 comments

I've been thinking for awhile about some of the invisible, as well as obvious, improvements I've experienced since starting my new lifestyle. This is the short list: Then vs. Now My feet hurt when I stepped out ... Read more
Return on Investment
Sunday, March 22, 2009      10 comments

This morning my youngest son was talking about the movie, John Q., which he recently watched...again. He commented about how sad the subject is and it reminded me of a conversation we had with the boys when they were much younger. When thi... Read more
It's About the Fat, Not the Weight
Monday, March 16, 2009      12 comments

I've been working my behind off (and gut and thighs) building up my cardio endurance. Because I've been successful, I've had to work harder to get my heart rate up lately. It was in January that I had my first fat-pinch test and learned my com... Read more
The Neutron Dance
Tuesday, March 10, 2009      8 comments

What IS the Neutron Dance, exactly. I mean, there I am on the elliptical and this Pointer Sisters song comes on. Now I know I mentioned this before; I run my music player alphabetically so that I am always in 'interval' mode. Whatever t... Read more
It's Hard to Get It Up
Thursday, March 05, 2009      6 comments

There are a number of things that would get it up: *Walking to my truck. *Climbing into my truck. *Bending over my belly to tie my shoes. *Walking up the stairs to the cardio equipment at the gym. *Anticipation. *Straining too har... Read more
Dealing With Setbacks (blog prompt response)
Saturday, February 28, 2009      5 comments

I view setbacks as an opportunity. A reason to review what I am doing, tweak my process or just plain old 'buckle-down'. I find setbacks annoying and frustrating. The fact is... I get pissed off and look for ways to regroup to achieve my goal... Read more
Phase Two
Friday, February 27, 2009      5 comments

My first quarter objective was to learn more about eating clean, and to incorporate the principles as the foundation to my nutrition program. I'm about 85% successful in my daily program, which is probably about where I will stay as a lifestyle... Read more
Ego or Memory?
Thursday, February 26, 2009      6 comments

I now weigh what I did when Kristy and I met...over fourteen years ago! Thursday is my weigh-in day, and today is the day that I really wondered if I would ever see. When I began this journey, five and a half months ago, I imagined it was the ... Read more

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