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Thursday, January 18, 2007

fitness resources brought to my attention!

I received a few emails this week regarding some weight loss resources/ Motivational programs that some kind folks thought I and my readers (That's you ;0) ) would like to know about.

The first and most TIME SENSITIVE information was sent to me from NIKKI at M80 and it's a Weight Loss program and Competition being offered by Kmart & M80 called New Day Your Way !

ACT NOW: Registration Ends at 11:59pm on January 20 (eastern time)

According to her email and the information on the web site:

The New Day Your Way contest is open to those living in 19 select US markets, with registration taking place 01/07-01/20. 10 finalists will be selected from each of the 19 markets to participate for the grand prize - $10,000 Cash, Total Beauty Makeover in NYC, $1,000 Kmart Gift Card, a 3-Year Membership to Bally's Total Fitness (including 10 personal trainer sessions), and Treadmill. For a list of the 19 participating markets, or to register for the New Day Your Way contest, go to http://www.kmart.com/newday.

this is a list of the Areas that are included in the contest: Chicago, IL, Cleveland, OH, Detroit, MI, East Brunswick, NJ, Honolulu, HI, Long Island, NY, Los Angeles, CA, Miami, FL, New York, NY, Philadelphia, PA, Pittsburgh, PA, San Francisco/Bay Area, CA, San Juan, PR, Tampa, FL, Tamuning, Guam, Washington, DC, St. Louis, MO, Virginia Beach, VA, Salt Lake City, UT.

So if you live in one of these areas and think this might be a fun and motivational program I encourage you to sign up and if you do let me know so that We can keep everyone updated on your progress!!

I went ahead and submitted an application but I think I'm outside of their Area...we'll see!

Thanks Nikki! I hope we get some takers! This could be a fun one!

The second Item was sent to me by a gentleman Named Sean (and yes Sean I agree that is a fantastic name!) who assures me that he does NOT watch Oprah everyday but happened to be tuning in recently and heard them mention that they were looking for people to send in their profiles and weight loss goals in order to receive valuable fitness and health tips from her trainer Bob Greene as well as possibly being featured on the show.

Here is some info from the website: Bob Greene's Best Life Diet

Ready to commit to your health and lose weight? Bob Greene and Oprah want to hear from you! Send Oprah.com your weight loss goals and a recent photo of yourself.

Tell us about yourself: How much do you weigh? How tall are you? How have you gained the weight? Do you have any medical problems we should know about? Are you married? How many kids do you have? Do you work? What do you think is holding you back from living your best life and losing the weight?

Photo Information:
When prompted, you will be permitted to submit up to three photos. The photos you upload should include only yourself, and be full body shots if possible.

I had mentioned before that when I reach my goal and had raised the funds I pledged to raise for Diabetes Research I'd love to present the check to the ADA on her show. So who knows maybe this is a little push from destiny to get me back up on that horse!

Thanks Sean! Great Link and thanks for the support!


On a more personal Note I did end up making it to the gym on Friday of last week for a swim. I also went Saturday, Monday, Tuesday and will hit it again on Friday after work. I'm feeling a bit more limber although that nagging foot pain is back. Thank goodnes for the pool but i really just wish it would stop hurting all together. Maybe when some of the weight comes off it'll improve. Time will tell.

Oh yeah. I'm still looking for a scale and have started calling outside of my medical care provider. I know someone has to have a Scale that is accurate at my weight and as much as I know you all want to see pictures of me weighing myself at the post office...it ain't gonna happen...LOL!

Friday, January 12, 2007

oooh the lameness...

Where's that motivation I was so proud of! Enough fooling around. I'm beggin everyone to send me strong motivational vibes so I can get my butt in the gym on Saturday, get some shopping done and get my room cleaned. ...Maybe I can swim friday night. That would be a good start... I gotta kick this thing into gear somehow.


Friday, January 05, 2007

The further power of One red Paperclip...

If you are not yet familliar with the phenomenon that is "One Red Paperclip" I suggest that you quickly high tail it over to the Website and get caught up! CLICK HERE

There is no doubt that Kyle has inspired folks to world over to follow their dreams no matter how small or large and today...out of the blue I was reminded just how far reaching his special brand of influence has been.

So there I am earlier this evening, just minding my own business, 'bout ready to settle down in my chair, at the movies, about to watch sneak preview of "Smokin' Aces" and who should I see up on the Big o'le Silver screen singing her heart out and looking as beautiful as ever?
Why, new music sensation, Jody Gnant that's who! Her new music video was playing before the feature.

"Who's Jody Gnant?", you ask.... (well keep reading)

I jumped up and turned to my brother and said. "Hey! I know her....she's the one who traded that Paperclip guy for that recording contract that time!" (names escape me when I'm excited!)
Sufice it to say I was very proud and when I settled down I was able to better explain who she was and what I was babbling about.

Some of you found this blog through Klye's ORP site so you know why I find this so exciting. Jody is a rare spirit who is very deserving of her new found celebrity. She has been an constant supporter of my efforts like all of you who are so wonderful to me here and I couldn't be more excited or proud of her for her continued success.

Please do me a huge favor and visit her website and sign her guest book and wish her success and happiness. Jody Gnant.com

and while you're at it check out some of the other interesting projects that have spawned in great part due to the success of One red Paperclip.com


Are You My Wife.com

Choose My Name.com

With so much drive and success around me how can I possibly give up. What a wonderful world wide web.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Weights and measurments

I think that this time around the less unknown variables the better. I expect to spend Jan getting my workouts back on track and getting back to an overall healthier daily menu (the holidays...*sigh* need I say more?). One of my most improtant tasks will be to find a Scale in Sacramento that will Accurately weigh me so that I can count on it whenever I choose to weigh in. I've had a lot of suggestions on where to find such a scale ( and some pretty ineteresting ideas at that). My first hope is to find some medical establishment in town with a high capacity scale...barring that I'll give the less orthodox opptions a chance.

Ok so Try once again to bare with me...no weigh-in until the end of the month but then I hope they will come more regularly after that!

Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

The long haul is a long haul...

First let me say Happy New Years to all of you wonderful people. I hope your holiday season was merry and full of warm cheerfull and moments with family and friends.

Last year I went through quite few personl struggles. I made huge personal improvement goals and the proceded to have my worst health year to date. Between a chronic bad left foot, severe fatigue, a Car Crash early in the year that, no doubt, contributed to my over all stiffness and soreness the rest of the year, Insomnia, narcolepsy and ending the year with a horrible respretory infection and losing my voice for the better part of 2 weeks. Oh yeah...all that and I weigh over 520lbs.

Some would call those excuses and in fact some have called them exactly that. I supposed they're entitled to that opinion. I'm not too enclined to let that deter me.

I'm going to make this pretty short and simple. At the begining of the year we all get a fresh start and so i'm taking mine. Back up on the horse. I still have a lot of work to do...so let's get to it!