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Was It Worth It?

For four straight days, starting on Xmas Eve, I pigged out on cookies, cake, brownies and pie – like an out of control lunatic. Completely out of control. The picture of reckless abandon. Thoughtless. It stops today.

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Need Control

In January 2007, I reached my goal weight. I had to lose 58 pounds to get there. But, I did it. And, from that time until (around) April of 2013, I was able to maintain that number of (around) 174 … Continue reading

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It’s Armageddon

It’s been the worst week ever. And, that’s saying something considering how the past five months, or the past two years, or the past four years have gone. I’m afraid to get on the scale. It’s been a while. But, … Continue reading

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It Has To STOP, And Be REVERSED…NOW

I got on the scale this morning and it read 198.1 pounds. I wish I could say this was insanity. But, I know why the number is that high. It’s all my fault. Bad food choices. No portion control. You … Continue reading

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Rock Bottom

One week ago, I weighed 185.5 pounds. This morning, I weighed 189 pounds. Too many Christmas cookies. Too much time on the computer. Not enough time exercising. I need to start tracking my food again. It’s been too long. I … Continue reading

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Getting Fat Again & Making A Hard, Aggresive, Pledge To Correct It…Now…And Fast

At the end of August, I weighed 184 pounds. Three months later, I now weigh 185.6 pounds. And, to be totally candid, I am surprised that it’s not more..considering how poorly I have been eating the last couple of months. … Continue reading

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Ready To Crawl Up From Rock Bottom

On June 21, 2006, I attended my first Weight Watchers meeting. At that time, I weighed 232.4 pounds. (That was better than the 242 pounds that I weighed on April 21, 2003. But, I was still a tub of goo, … Continue reading

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Wednesday Weight – 5/1/13

Last Wednesday, my weight was 174 pounds. And, today, it is 175.2 pounds. I am not surprised that it’s up a little. It was my son’s birthday this past weekend and I ate too much crap at his party. I … Continue reading

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Crying Uncle & Giving Up On Exercise

What a mess. I haven’t been to the gym since February 27th. That’s 33 days. And, I haven’t run since March 9th. That’s 23 days. Granted, I had a killer stomach flu on March 12th. And, while the worst of … Continue reading

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Ending 2012 On A Fat Note

I jumped on the bedroom scale this morning and it read 180.8 pounds.  That’s horrifying and way too heavy for me. It’s no secret what’s been going on here – I have been eating crappy and eating too much.  Plus, … Continue reading

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Gee, Thanks Sandy…Not!

I was supposed to run a 5K race tomorrow. But, I just got an email that said: By order of the city, we have just been notified that all special events including the 5K are cancelled. There will be a … Continue reading

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*@#! The World Thinks I Look Old

O.K., first, some facts before I get into this story. Today, I am 49.8 years old.  My wife is 43.1 years old.  And, our daughter is 10.2 years old and our son is 8.4 years old.  Got all that? Yesterday, … Continue reading

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Needing To Get That Exercise Passion Back Again

The last four days have been a workout disaster for me. On Monday, I had a hell of a commute into the office – followed by a not so great commute home after a tiring day at work. By the time … Continue reading

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Falling Off The Exercise Wagon

I have not been to the gym in 12 days due to work, family obligations and some terrible hay fever days.  And, I may not get to the gym over the next 5 days because of work, Little League and … Continue reading

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Damn Pollen!

I wanted to go for a run yesterday.  It was a beautiful sunny day – around eighty degrees outside.  But, my hay fever was off the charts.    My throat was messed up.  My eyes were burning.  And, I could not … Continue reading

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If You Go To My Gym, Please Read This

Hey, guys, please do not stand in front of the dumbbell rack when working out – since others need clearance to get and put away their dumbbells. And, please before exercising in front of the mirror, check to see if anyone … Continue reading

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Runner Envy

I spoke to a guy at work today that I never spoke to before – after someone mentioned to me that he was a runner. He said that he couldn’t even run a mile a year ago – but just … Continue reading

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I eHat My Scale (Sometimes)

Five days ago, I weighed 172 pounds.  This morning, when I jumped on the scale it read 175 pounds. How the heck does that happen? Is it a salt and water weight thing?  Was it something I did over this … Continue reading

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Work Is A Four-Letter Word When It Comes To Getting In Your Workouts

I am still dealing with the fallout of that bomb my boss dropped on me at work ten days ago.  My life in the office has become hell.  It’s been that way all week this week – and probably will be … Continue reading

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Gym Plans Derailed By Work

It happened again yesterday. Because of rain and traffic, it took me one hour and 45 minutes to drive the 43.1 miles into work yesterday.  And, when I got there, my boss dropped a bomb on me.  In a nutshell, … Continue reading

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Kinect “Sports”

Every time I see that commerical for Kinect Sports (for the Xbox) that proclaims “play the sports you love the way they were meant to be played,” I want to scream. Sports were “meant” to actually be played – not … Continue reading

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Saboteurs Win

I had a plan for today.  Work until 5:30 PM.  Eat dinner at 7 PM.  Head to the gym at 8 PM.  Get home at 9 PM to take care of some things there before bed. But, I got hit with a … Continue reading

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Drawing The Line On Mindless Snacking – Albeit Healthy Snacking

I’ve had it. I got on the scale this morning and I am around four to five pounds heavier than I like to be – at this time of the day.  Yes, I just got back from a Disney vacation, … Continue reading

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#fitblog

I have to say…those darn #FitBlog Twitter Chats on Tuesday nights make it impossible for my IE to keep up with new tweets.  But, that’s OK.  It’s actually a good motivator to log-off and get some sleep for a change.

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Today Is National Junk Food Day!

Seriously, it is…google it, if you don’t believe me. What a sick concept.  What’s next, National Smoke A Cigarette Day?  Or, what about National Texting While Driving Day?  Say, anyone up for National Lick Your Finger & Stick It In … Continue reading

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