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500 straight days on Sparkpeople!
Tuesday, July 14, 2015      0 comments

My login streak is 500 days without a break. Same for water drinking. Five Hundred days is very many. I never thought I would see day 500 in a row. Wow!... Read more
Saturday, May 30, 2015      0 comments

That is something I had never heard of before today. What began as a muscle twinge in my ribcage on the upper right of my abdomen 15 days ago turned into something worse. Aggravated by my daily activity, lifting, bending, twisting, even wa... Read more
Keep on Sparking
Monday, May 18, 2015      0 comments

Calories in must be less than calories out for weight loss to occur. That is a complicated formula to write out though, there are other factors like metabolism changes caused by medications (my issues) and plateaus from doing the same exercise ... Read more
Day 1095 = 3 years at Sparkpeople
Thursday, March 05, 2015      2 comments

emoticon Today is my 1095th day at Sparkpeople. That is a long time. I have learned a lot here and contin... Read more
365 straight days on SparkPeople!
Sunday, March 01, 2015      2 comments

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Maybe so, maybe not
Tuesday, November 04, 2014      4 comments

I was trying to achieve 100,000 spark points this week, it might be possible if I get a few nice bonus spin rolls. The team bonus wheel was not very kind today, unfortunately, I might not make it by Saturday night if I get another day such as t... Read more
Goal! Weight loss achieved!
Tuesday, October 21, 2014      3 comments

I hit my goal weight today, plus an extra pound of loss besides. I have been working very hard and consistently at this and it is paying off. I am SUPER PSYCHED! From 312 pounds to 224 is a lot of weight loss, 88 pounds. I hope to continue t... Read more
nieces birthday / MI Awareness
Thursday, October 09, 2014      4 comments

Two of my sisters daughters have birthdays today, a family get together is planned. The older is 8 years old and the younger is 3 now. I'll struggle to stay within my calorie goals with pizza, cake and ice cream for the dinner tonight, but one... Read more
Wednesday, August 20, 2014      1 comments

I harvested a batch of tomatoes for canning today. The water bath canning is now completed, from picking, washing, blanching to remove the skins and cores and chop the tomatoes, heating them on the stove, preparing the jars and lids, and proces... Read more
Last month: right on target
Sunday, August 10, 2014      3 comments

The last month has been great. My weigh in this morning showed a 10.4 pound loss over the last month, which averages to 1/3rd of a pound per day, or 1% of my body weight per week for me. Perfect. I am so happy and proud to be on track and see... Read more
Bread and Butter Pickles
Saturday, July 26, 2014      0 comments

Today was pickling day number 1, I processed about 8 pounds of cucumbers into 12 pints of bread and butter pickles. That was for harvest number 1 of the cucumbers, it looks like we will have that many 2 or more times over by the way they are fl... Read more
Saturday, July 12, 2014      0 comments

I gathered my first big broccoli harvest of the year, 7 1/4 lbs! This is more than I have grown in previous years, 10 heads of the 17 plants were ready at once. We washed them, chopped and blanched them, and now in the freezer for later, and h... Read more
fishing blog
Sunday, June 08, 2014      4 comments

I have been pretty active lately with fishing from the shore at the State Park, I don't own a boat so all my trips are when fishing is good near the land. I went out May 21 and caught a limit (25) of bluegills, caught a bunch of creek chubs... Read more
Weekend Good and Bad
Monday, March 03, 2014      4 comments

This past weekend I spent at my friend's home 3 hours away across the great state of Michigan with a couple of other old college buddies. Hard to believe it has been so long, we graduated in '96 and still get together every several years. I ha... Read more
Helped my friend move today
Saturday, February 15, 2014      4 comments

No guy likes to get called to help family or friends move. My closest friend is moving from Michigan to Texas and needed help loading up his car with large items that aren't being moved by the shipping company. He had a skiing mishap and wiped... Read more

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