Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Rise Above

"Those who rise above are so electric, they spark with promise. "You see it in them, they're charged. It's just innate. Like, Taylor Swift is wired for it. Kendrick Lamar is wired. You look at their music, you look at their drive. There's no confusing that."
Pharrell Williams

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Video I created to get motivated...

Hello to the blog void.....

Even though I have no followers I still like to post about my challenging journey to a fitter me.  Since starting work as a traveling consultant, the past two years have been extremely challenging for me.

I am now the largest I've ever been and I just can't seem to get motivated. So, I've entered the BFFM Holiday Challenge to kick start my transformation.

I've also created this motivational video:




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 If you're interested in the Holiday Challenge, you have until the end of today to enter.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Money for Pounds

I'm excited to start today.  I developed a simple plan to earn or lose money for Pounds.
In 30 weeks I want to lose 75 pounds. I've set aside $1,500. Each pound is worth $20. If I meet my 2.5 lb goal I get paid $50.  If I lose 5 lbs I get $100.  However I also will have to pay $20 for every pound above my target. If I lose 1.5 lbs I would owe $20

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Lean for Hawaii

I have the time to get healthy for our trip to Hawaii next year. My wife is well on her way and I think she is getting nervous that I am not engaged in achieving my goal.

"...Each new hour holds new chances [f] or new beginnings..." May a Angelo

"The last of human freedoms - the ability to choose one's attitude in a given set of circumstances." Victor Frankl

I choose healthy living in this new hour.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

A Shallow Hal Moment

If you've seen the movie 'Shallow Hal' then you can probably recall the scene where he picks up Rosemary's lingerie and holds it at arms length - I kind of had a moment like that when I saw my business suit on a chair.  It was like dam I'm big. 

Starting over is tough - one minute at a time,  one step,  one meal.  

Sunday, September 7, 2014


Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

Albert Einstein

Same Thing: Red Zone foods - chips, beer, ice cream, doughnuts, french fries, large portions..... does not equal a healthy mind and body.....

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Changing Behavior/Habits Takes Practice

  " When I identified something in my behavior that I felt was holding me back or producing undesirable results, I would realize that I had already fulfilled the awareness part of the equation. I would then objectively decide where I wanted to end up and what motions were going to get me there. Next, I would work at that process without emotion, knowing that so many intentional repetitions over a short amount of time were going to create the behavior I was after."  Thomas Stemer, The Practicing Mind.

Eating healthy requires a change in habits and behavior.  It my not be easy, but once repeated over and over my behavior will change.

Still in pursuit of the FitterZone.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Goals for this week

This week:

I will walk a minimum of 10,000 steps
I will eat a maximum of 1950 calories
I will burn a minimum of 7,500 calories
I will eat healthy clean foods
I will drink a minimum of 64 oz of water
I will significantly reduce serving sizes.
I will go to the gym five days (ramping up)
I will sleep 8 hours each nite.

Hawaii 2015 - Motivation

Planning a trip to Hawaii for May 2015.

The goal is to be healthy and fit for the trip.

This goal is very doable. At a slow and steady pace, I can lose 70 lbs ( less than 2 lbs per week)

That said I need to change behaviors  to achieve goals.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Crawl to Walk

This week I am starting off slow. 15 min per day of cardiovascular. Let's see how that goes

Food choices 80% healthy

Baby steps. 

Monday, July 7, 2014

For life

Okay.  How long does it take to change your life forever.  When does it stick? I think I know the answer - as long as it takes - a year, a lifetime. 

Take 100.  Time to get this scene right. 

I love how I blog to this virtual world where you never know if someone is on the other end. 

I suppose it's good to journal thoughts.  Have a great July 7th.  We can do this and we will. 

Sunday, June 15, 2014


I actually think this is working for me. Lose Weight App. By Andrew Johnson

Beginning Week 3 Strong

5 lbs down.  Goal this week is to increase workouts and protein intake.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Picking up momentum

Started in May, but didn't really kick in until June 1.

Today I was craving a cheat breakfast, but ended up having oatmeal and fruit - next time I will add protein.

Beginning is always tough. Once I see results a get very motivated.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

The Alternative is Unacceptable

I'm again at my worst weight and condition. The point where the pain of my condition is greater than the pleasure of the choices that got me here. 

I start again on this day.  My new motto is: "Discipline is choosing between what you want now and what you want most" Augusta Kantra

Monday, January 6, 2014

My Goals

Daily (Lifestyle Goals)

  • I am eating lean proteins and complex carbs
  • I am exercising daily to reach my fat % goals
  • I am lifting every other day.
  • I am reading healthy tweets
  • I am reading Inner Circle Posts

Weekly Goals

  • I am healthier this week then last week
  • I am more active this week then last week
  • I have lost 0.6% body fat
  • I am avoiding red zone foods

Three Month Goals

  • Fat from 35% to 15.2%
  • Fat from 82.4 lbs to 27.8
  • I habitually making healthy choices 

One Year Goals

  • My body fat is 10%
  • I have an abundance of energy
  • I am confident and determined
  • I look and feel outstanding
  • I live and breathe a healthy lifestyle

Long Term Goals

  • Positive example for all 50 plus year old men and woman that desire healthy and lean bodies like mine!
  • I maintain my lean and healthy body with positive choices
  • I am helping family, friends and anyone who wants to learn the BFFM methodology.