Category Archives: Family

Downhill Climb Days 94-95: A Time To Celebrate

No, this is not what you’re thinking! I did not hit my 400 pound goal by July 4. That’s OK, I will get there soon. There is no doubt about it! Rather, I note the cause for celebration to be my daughter’s wedding on July 3.  It was a simple affair at her house, but […]

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Downhill Climb Days 87-90: What’s Up?

This past week has been a challenging one for me. A few stressful moments and a lot of things going on for both my wife and me. This made things tough! Early in the week I focused on juicing and salads at lunch and got in a couple of good walks as well, including a […]

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Downhill Climb Day 85: The Power of Community

In his newest book (called “Fully Charged“) juicing guru Joe Cross (Fat Sick and Nearly Dead) talks about embracing community and getting a little help from your friends as one of his keys to health and happiness. I could not agree more. I have been on my current “Downhill Climb” journey to better health and […]

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Fitness Challenge Day 65: Butter Us Up – Julianne/David 50 pounds

Back in October 2013 I wrote a post about how Julianne and I had lost a large combined amount of weight.  At that time, together, we had lost 65 pounds together.  Unfortunately, we let a number of things get in the way, including Thanksgiving and Christmas, and much of that weight came back.  On that […]

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Fitness Challenge Day 43 – My Favorite Cheerleader and Help Meet

Every competition has some sort of cheerleaders. At a football game or basketball game we recognize them in their cheerleading uniforms.  But, in other challenges and competitions, the REAL cheerleaders are in the background cheering us on. My “cheerleader” is my sweet wife Julianne. My soul mate, my eternal companion and, ultimately, my “help meet.”  […]

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