Category Archives: Simple Meals

Downhill Climb Day 103: BBQ and this week’s weigh in

Let’s start off with some good news! The official weigh-in has me at 407 pounds today, down another 1.6 pounds from yesterday. Only 7 pounds to go for #400Independence! This additional weight loss was exciting to me as I’m finally getting back to the point where I was before my daughter’s wedding.  My lowest weight […]

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Fitness Challenge Days 74/75: Finishing a 5K & Down More Weight

The day finally arrived…a 5K walk at the Great American Fitness Challenge. Team Sumoflam came all decked out in our bright yellow shirts. At 10:45 it was about 85° and sunny. The 15K event was over and the grueling obstacle events were in full swing. Hundreds of people came out for the events. It was […]

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Fitness Challenge Day 48 – It’s a Slow Process

Getting a long neglected body back into shape is a long process. Let’s face it, it took me many years to get this “shapely” body. Bad habits take a long time to get rid of.  But progress can be made, even if it is only one step at a time. Started off the morning with […]

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Fitness Challenge Days 46/47 – Abundant Saturday/Restful Sunday

After a grueling Thursday and Friday, due to schedules and work, Saturday turned out to be a great day. We slept in until about 8 AM and then I was off on a walk early. My knees felt good, the weather was pleasant (though a bit moist) and I was feeling a bit more energized. […]

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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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