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Even Mr. Fahey....
Thursday, May 27, 2021      5 comments

Mr. Fahey was a very dark and spiritually ugly person. His reputation more than preceded him as anyone new to my school was warned to avoid him as a teacher if possible. He was not the overly tough teacher you appreciated years later. He ... Read more
Are You Smarter Than a 6 Year Old Cat?
Monday, January 25, 2021      9 comments

We got Plato when I was in primary school. Adorable little kitten. The older cat was definitely bigger and stronger, but Plato was by far the more energetic and excitable. Along with the strings, toy mouse and stuffed birds with bells on a st... Read more
The Empty Chair at Amy's Wedding
Monday, January 18, 2021      8 comments

I've known Kenneth and Lisa for over 10 years now. They briefly lived near me when he was going for his master's degree and moved back to their home state a good solid timezone away. They married young and have two kids, James and Amy. I've k... Read more
BodyFat Measure January 9, 2021: The Hungries Games
Saturday, January 09, 2021      8 comments

###THIS WEEK The hungries have subsided, the weight is slowly crawling back down toward the mid 190's. As I change up workouts and/or the exercise regiment itself, they will presumably return Exercise went well. Tapered off toward the e... Read more
The Comment that Changed My Life
Wednesday, January 06, 2021      5 comments

So a couple of weeks back I posted my first blog for Phase 2 of my plan. My focus now on body fat, rather than weight. When I was obese and started on SP, my body fat was 25%. When I was healthiest, working out regularly a year out of college... Read more
BodyFat Measure January 2, 2021: The Hungries Are Back
Saturday, January 02, 2021      9 comments

###EXERCISE: Have found a really good Kickboxing/Kettlebell/HIIT video. The pace is good and the moves are basic. I've been moving up a few minutes a day. Her Kettlebell exercises are all lower body (squats, deadlifts, and swings), so on al... Read more
Why 2021 Will Be..........
Thursday, December 31, 2020      10 comments

### THE SPEECH I was attending a graduation several years back. The guest speaker was an op-ed columnist from a large city newspaper near where I lived. His prime days of notoriety were, best as I could figure, the 1980s and maybe early 1990... Read more
BodyFat Measurement: December 26, 2020
Saturday, December 26, 2020      9 comments

###NEW CHAPTER Having spent 11 years on SparkPeople attempting to hit one of my two goals (finally hit 195 pounds), it's time to legitimately focus on the one that I've been neglecting. ###THE PERCENTAGE The year after I graduated fr... Read more
Weigh-in: December 19, 2020: Eleven Plus Years in the Making
Saturday, December 19, 2020      10 comments

==BACKGROUND Joined SP back in August of 2009 at 225 pounds (25% body fat). I had actually already lost over 25 pounds and was down from over 30% The goal weight was 195.0 (or below). The desired body fat percentage was 15%. This was t... Read more
Weigh-in: December 12, 2020: Almost...
Saturday, December 12, 2020      7 comments

==EXERCISE Major turnaround. Consistently worked out 10-12 minutes every day this week. It's working. I feel good and as of this morning did a 20 minute kickboxing/weights mix ==DIET Stayed the course. Doing well. So did I h... Read more
Weigh-in: December 5, 2020: New Month/New Low
Saturday, December 05, 2020      8 comments

==EXERCISE Wow, I did nothing. Like two 5 minute sessions. Sad really. ==DIET Went heavier on the smoothies and juices. Only ate out once and that was very early on. Made sure to get more protein, especially chicken, turkey and eg... Read more
Handling *THAT* Guest at the Holidays……
Wednesday, December 02, 2020      5 comments

( !!!Disclaimer: This blog is written by “Evil Trent”, TrentDreamer’s alter ego. It can be argued that the advice given is suspect and perhaps should be evaluated very carefully before taken or not !!!). ### ABOVE ALL If there is one... Read more
Weigh-in: November 28, 2020: Not sure what that is...
Saturday, November 28, 2020      6 comments

==Exercise: Holding pattern. ==Diet See Exercise. As such.... ==Weigh-in --Prev Low : 196.2--22% --Last Week: 196.2--22% --This Week: 197.0--21% My weight has been 196-198 for the past several months. It looks like... Read more
Weigh-in: November 21, 2020: Every Ounce Counts
Saturday, November 21, 2020      8 comments

==Exercise: Held myself to 10-12 minutes. 5-7 minutes of cardio and 5-7 minutes of strength training. Focused on the exercises that would provide most bang for buck. It worked. Exercised more times this week than usual, even if for less ti... Read more
Weigh-in: November 14, 2020: Intense Week
Saturday, November 14, 2020      6 comments

No two ways about it. This week was an intense week. Juggling a lot of high priorities and a lot of stuff that I have been avoiding. Good news? Had a fun free day all to myself planned. Bad news. It was today after 6 days of madness. ... Read more

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