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I Gave Myself An Early Christmas Gift
Thursday, December 12, 2013      3 comments

My belt was getting too long so I cut 3 inches off of it. Now I have a new belt. It feels good to see the positive result of my journey with SparkPeople.com. This has been a painless way to success. Today I am on Day #128 of my 145 day journey w... Read more
This Plateau Is Holding On Tight
Monday, December 09, 2013      1 comments

It's been almost a week since I had the world's best shrimp fajitas in Chicago. I didn't go over my daily calorie limit but it sure stopped my losing trend. I will see if this is my new maintenance level. I'm on Day #125 of my 145 day journey... Read more
Life is Tough
Friday, December 06, 2013      1 comments

One meal on the road of too many calories of the wrong foods and BOOM ... up 3 lbs. I'll get it back off this weekend. This is the stuff that undoing progress is made of without constant vigilance. It's not fun but there is no other option whe... Read more
Killerspin Opens a New House
Thursday, December 05, 2013      1 comments

We were invited to join the grand opening of the Killerspin House in downtown Chicago with Robert Blackwell and a host of players. We meet such wonderful people playing the game of competitive table tennis. This is another example of that truth.... Read more
Check Out My Wife's E-Book About Ping Pong
Monday, December 02, 2013      1 comments

The correct name for ping pong is competitive table tennis. The organization "Fit-After-Fifty" wrote a motivational story about my wife's passion for table tennis. You can find it at: http://www.fitbehavior.org/wp-
content/eBooks/leahv... Read more
The Plan Is Working
Sunday, December 01, 2013      1 comments

We had a terrific Thanksgiving Feast, wonderful guests, a temporary weight gain, great leftovers, and now I'm back to last Wednesday's weight loss and continuing on the road to my January 1 goal. Life is good. I'm on Day #116 of my journey.... Read more
On The Way Back Down
Saturday, November 30, 2013      1 comments

One day past Thanksgiving and I'm half way back to before the big day. It was worth the detour from my goal to invest our lives in the lives of our international friends. Now we keep marching toward my January 1 goal. This morning will be a soli... Read more
Thanksgivng - What a Glorious Day
Friday, November 29, 2013      0 comments

We had a great feast and we shared it with 8 international students and 6 family and a friend. Oh what a fun day. We read the story of the first Thanksgiving feast and each told of our backgrounds. We gave thanks to our great God for all of our... Read more
Happy Thanksgiving Day Today!
Thursday, November 28, 2013      0 comments

We are expecting family, friends and 10 international students to share our great, great Thanksgiving Day feast with us today. WOW are we excited!... Read more
Reality Is Good
Tuesday, November 26, 2013      1 comments

The reality after my endoscopy is that my weight is up from yesterday after a "1 1/2 day fast" but it is still the lowest in my 110 day journey and that is very good. So I am at a minus 25.0 lbs and if I can maintain this weight until January ... Read more
New low weight - but it's not real
Monday, November 25, 2013      1 comments

Technically I've hit my goals but it's not real because I haven't eaten in 1 1/2 days. After I get home from the hospital this afternoon, I can break my fast and then we will see what my true weight is tomorrow morning. But the scale sure looked... Read more
No Food Today.
Sunday, November 24, 2013      0 comments

It's my doctor's orders. Only clear liquids today. What a fun day .... NOT. Oh well, it's the cost of great medical care in Iowa City. We have the best care at the University and I'm glad its still available to me. I hope Obamacare doesn't mess ... Read more
YAY, another new low
Friday, November 22, 2013      1 comments

WOW, I expected yesterday's plateau to last longer and so I was surprised to see a new low this morning, but I'll take it with joy. I have a medical procedure on Monday that will probably take me even lower so the next week looks to be encouragi... Read more
New Plateau Is Victory
Wednesday, November 20, 2013      0 comments

Staying the same as my new low from Nov 19 is my pattern and I consider it a victory. But I weigh every day to see how my body is adjusting to my proper eating and exercising habits and it does not discourage me. I know that when I stop weighing... Read more
YAY, this plateau broke.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013      2 comments

This morning I hit a new low. Now it's on to another plateau for a week. That's life when I do everything right and wait for the scale to catch up with my right behavior. My plan is working. I'm happy, my doctor is happy. This is Day #103 in a 1... Read more

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