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A Scrapbook of Skinny and Not-so-Skinny Photos…

No, Virginia, I wasn’t always a “big guy”

me-through-the-yearsI became a big guy because as the years have passed, I did not use my body as much as I used to do when I was younger.

I used to be fit. Now I’m not. So as a result of not being fit, I am fat and I am not healthy.

Some people are blessed with awesome genes like my friend Ragen Chastain who is incredibly fit, an amazing dancer, a marathon runner, a blogger and a spokesperson for the H.A.E.S. movement (Health at Every Size)

She is out on the end of the spectrum where “fit and fat” live happily in the same body.

I, alas, do not share that quality. On me, as it is with many people, the extra pounds are a visible symptom of being out of shape and unhealthy.

Thoughts on
“Back when I was a Whippersnapper…

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Quick Status update and a Cool Video

I’ve been a busy boy…

phoenix…all “off line.”   I’ve not been blogging because I’ve been working on setting up things for the coming year.

I have decided that 2014 is going to be the “year of me”.

Kinda like the “Year of the Phoenix”  because after Aug-Sept of this year it certainly can’t get any worse!

Here is my goals for 2014 ranked by Priority:

  • Get healthy
  • Get fit
  • Make enough money to pay my monthly living expenses and pay my “bills”
  1. Reducing monthly expenses
  2. Reducing debt load
  3. Try and remain self-employed
  • Make enough money to be able to compete in dance again

More on all that over the coming days and weeks.

Here’s a cool video that I just ran across…  It will blow your mind.

Watch all the way through for the “how it is done” at the end.  Way cool!

See ya on the dance floor!


Happy New Year!

Sign from the universe -- a very quick post to wish everyone a wonderful, awesome, fantastic, fabulous

Happy New Year! 

And, I just had to share this photo that has been zipping around Facebook.  I don’t know anything about the organization who is credited in the upper left of the sign, but I love the message on the sign itself, and just had to share it.  🙂  Enjoy!

I know that this year is going to be a good one for me, one small step at a time!

See ya on the dance floor!

Prepping for the New Year: Resolutions, Big Bang, Kaizen

Grains of Sand (CC)

I had to share this awesome post that I ran across while surfing the Blog-o-sphere:

Prepping for the New Year: Resolutions, Big Bang, Kaizen. 

It is from a guy who blogs over at “52 Weeks, 52 Pounds: Weight Loss, fitness, insanity

He is further along on his own journey to living healthy but he started the same way that I’m advocating:  begin by making small changes.  Keep it simple, keep working at it, and one day you’ll discover all those small changes have created a healthy you!  Think of each change as a grain of sand.  Keep adding a single grain of sand at a time and eventually you’ll have an awesome beach!

See ya on the dance floor!

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