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Oh, The Calf Burn!
Sunday, May 24, 2009      10 comments

On the drive up we were both wondering what the day had in store for us. It was mostly cloudy at home and as we headed further up the mountain, it got darker and drearier. Silently we both wondered if we were prepared enough for our outing. W... Read more
In With the Old
Tuesday, May 19, 2009      12 comments

I had drifted away from one of the best habits I started at the beginning of this process. I mentioned yesterday that with the tweaks and adjustments to my program, it has been a challenge to be consistent with my nutrition. So I decided to go... Read more
Six Down, Three Up
Monday, May 18, 2009      11 comments

The tweaks and adjustments I recently made to my health program appear to be taking me in the right direction. Yaaaaaay! I have to say that I’ve been making little changes about every six weeks in an attempt to increase my lean mass while ... Read more
Fluctuations and Progress
Saturday, May 16, 2009      11 comments

You might consider it cheating. I’ve seen where some folks will adjust their weight trackers for every little ounce gained then lost. I don’t track those changes. If I stay, for a week or two, within one or two pounds above a weight I’ve al... Read more
Cardio Shortfall
Sunday, May 10, 2009      13 comments

The day of horrific anticipation has passed. This was test day. At 8 am I began the writing, personal history and multiple choice tests for the local police department. That lasted about four and a half hours. It felt pretty good and I don't... Read more
I Might Like It
Thursday, May 07, 2009      8 comments

Today was a cardio only day. It is a major adjustment, this new program. Doing just cardio always seemed too boring. With weights you can at least see the results, if only temporarily, of 'the pump'. So I'm learning to find other things to n... Read more
Shock and Awe
Wednesday, May 06, 2009      19 comments

I used to love baggy clothes. The bigger I was, the bigger I liked them. Not because I was trying to hide anything, though that's what one would think. I liked them big because they felt cozy, kinda like a favorite blankie. I hate tight clot... Read more
Toe Light
Saturday, May 02, 2009      11 comments

As I progress in my journey, I realize there are things I wish I had paid attention to from the start. I wish I had taken my measurements, had a BMI test and generally examined my body more closely. Examining one's body sounds silly. After a... Read more
Tweaks and Adjustments
Thursday, April 30, 2009      8 comments

They say the last ten pounds are the hardest to lose. I’m not that close to my original goal and I’m still making progress. I’ve intentionally slowed the pace though, with good reason. Outsiders (non-sparkers or otherwise uncommitted folk) do... Read more
Anticipating Cheesecake
Sunday, April 26, 2009      12 comments

Have you heard of a food broker? That’s what my partner, Kristy, does for her job. Essentially, she works for a company who represents various manufacturers and it is their goal to get said products into various distributorships. That’s not t... Read more
12 Steps to a Healthy Spark
Friday, April 24, 2009      10 comments

· We admitted that our lives had become unmanageable and out of control. · We came to believe that a power within ourselves could restore us to health. · We made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of Chris Downie and ... Read more
The Down Time Advantage
Monday, April 20, 2009      11 comments

I finally got back to the gym this morning. I'm definitely not 100% but it was a great feeling. During my rest, I took some time to look back at my workout and decide what changes might be in order. Not just exercise specific, but sch... Read more
Challenging Teams
Friday, April 17, 2009      15 comments

This is an elaboration on an email response that I shared with a spark friend. For I don’t know how many years I kept telling myself, ‘it’s not too late’ for whatever it was that I wanted to do, but had not yet done…or even tried. When ... Read more
Of Mousse and Tam
Wednesday, April 15, 2009      14 comments

I’ve been in the house, in my pj’s, since Saturday. Tired. Coughing. Sneezing. Sleeping. Bored. Yesterday…eating. A mini pizza with Turkey (of course) Pepperoni and jalapenos…mmmm good! Three fourths gone, my tummy is satisfied. ... Read more
Saved by the Text
Monday, April 13, 2009      13 comments

I think I've mentioned (a few times) that baked goodies are my main kryptonite. Especially cookies and white (a dirty word, I know) cake. In fact, when Kate posed the question, 'what kind of animal are you?', I pondered naming The Cookie Monst... Read more

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