Why do I do this...

Why? To be better...

1. I promised (only a few people will know what this means, and if you don't, you will).
2. I am better than this.

Personal Bests

Santa Race November 25, 2012
5k 30:51 min/sec 6:11 pace per km

Boxing Day 10 Miler December 26, 2012
16.09 k 1:42:22 hr/min/sec 6:23 pace per km

Road 2 Hope Half Marathon November 4, 2012
21.1k 2:16:41 hr/min/sec 6:27 pace per km

Road 2 Hope Marathon November 5, 2011
5k 34:18 min/sec 6:52 pace per km

Around the Bay March 25, 2012
5k 32:07 min/sec 6:26 pace per km

Burlington Runners Good Friday 5k April 6, 2012
5k 31:22 min/sec 6:22 pace per km
(Garmin Race Time 5k 31:12 min/sec 6:14 pace per km)

Imperial Glass 4/8K Grey Cup Run November 26th, 2011
4K 26:55 min/sec 6:44 pace per km

Non Race Personal Bests

2.4km 13:19 min/sec 5:31 pace per km
July 17, 2012

5k 28:13 min/sec 5:40 pace per km
Nov 15, 2012

10k 1:02:25 hour/min/sec 6:15 pace Aug/29/2012

Challenge Start: July 18, 2011
Start Weight: 286 lbs
Current Weight: 208 lbs as at November 11, 2012
Total lost: 78 lbs
Goal Weight: 197
Last Cigarette: June, 2011

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Adversity causes some men to break.

So this will be my first blog entry!

Why a blog? I asked myself this exact same question! Basically it is hinged to the heading. Right now as always adversity stands in the way of success and or failure.

Weight loss for me is a difficult journey and I am going to use this as an outlet for motivation, tracking and hopefully over time, as a tool to gain knowledge.

All comments, negative or positive are welcome....you are probably thinking why do I welcome negativity...because its real....its all around us. I/we have to deal with it daily, and it wouldn't be a true reflection if somebody didn't try to trip me up once and awhile, which brings me to my topic.

The depths of January and revitalization of goals. 

So what can be done about this tough time of year..I say dig down, and don't give up. Recently I have been using quotes for inspirational reason and the two following are helping me refocus my energy. I will let you know if they help!

Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records. -William Arthur Ward

When you're going through Hell, Keep going. - Sir Winston Churchill

Now to get to it..updates to follow!!



  1. Way to Go Gunnie!! so proud for what you have accomplished already in a short time!! I Have been trying to do this for many years and still trying!! lol lol I think someone put crazy glue on my couch!!!! lol lol Maybe I will get some better incentive with your blog! Keep up the good work for a healthier YOU!!!! xox

  2. Hey Gunnie! I know your fat fight all too well seeing I lost 155 pounds and kept it off for 3 years now. But my fight is not over it has become harder. I still need to loose so much more! I have my age against me plus diabetes and being a woman. Men have it easier then women. I know that if I just watch my calories a little better and increase my exercise a little more I could probably do it. Maybe we can help each other!

  3. yes Karebear...I hope anything I post in the future will help...there is great strength in numbers!! We all must do things our own way but if there is one thing that helps--take it, use it, and pass it on I say!!

  4. TY--sis...I have to do it this time...no more excuses :).

  5. Here's a quote for you:

    We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.


  6. Welcome! Enz at Downward Trenz suggested we stop by so I did. As a fellow 'guy' blogger, it is always great to see another male authored blog join the scene. Best wishes on your fitness effort and I hope you'll get a lot out of blogging.

  7. Welcome to blog world! I wish you much success!

  8. Thank you for stopping by my blog Gunnie, I am so glad you did! Looking forward to following you and your progress - already you have accomplished so much, you should be proud. I hope one day to have some races under my belt. This summer I hope to do a 5k and try that out for size. Quitting smoking is hard. The secret to be successful, like in anything, is remaining positive - and invisioning your life healthy without. It's been 3.5 years now for me - and despite what I've heard some people say, it has become so easy not to. I wish you well and will follow your progress for my own inspiration. Have a great day Gunnie!

  9. Thank-you Augmented Gem...your jewellery is lovely!