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Running the dunes at Indiana Dunes State Park

It’s been a great week for exercise, I believe the weather has finally turned for good. It was in the 90’s 2 weeks ago, the 30’s last week and 80’s and 90’s this week. It’s almost summer and it’s time to get outdoors and get in shape!!
I was 320 lbs on my birthday in January and finally said enough. I’m down to 275 now. Mainly from a lot less alcohol (beer), not eating as much and taking hydroxycut. Hydroxycut always helps me and my weight loss goals. Two summers ago, through regular use of hydroxycut, hard core exercise and a very low calorie diet, I lost 66 pounds in 90 days.
The last few weeks I’ve been getting outside and getting in some exercise. In fact yesterday was a great day…I biked 32 miles and in the middle of that, ran up and down some sand dunes at Indiana Dunes State Park 3 times.
My goal was to lose 100 pounds by the time i moved to Hawaii, but I think being 6’7 and 220 is a tad thin. I’m thinking 240 is ideal for me. That was my weight when I was in the Marines but we’ll see as i get closer to that goal.
I must get back to work… Have a great day and enjoy the weather!!!


The Lure of Hawaii…

From the moment you step off that plane and walk through the open air terminals at  Honolulu International airport, you notice something extremely different about where you are.  The air is warm and full of amazing tropical scents.  People are extremely friendly, not that over the top fake friendly you get at some vacation destinations, but just really friendly and full of that ‘Aloha’ spirit that you will find nowhere else.

I often wonder out of all the people who have vacationed on Oahu from all over the world, how many have daydreamed about moving there.  I would guess it has to be in the high 90 percent range.  I have been doing my own daydreaming for about 5 years now. Since my last vacation there to attend the NFL Pro Bowl.  I spent 17 days there during that trip and almost didn’t come home.

I still can’t put my finger on the main reason why Hawaii is such an alluring place.  I have come to the conclusion that, for me, it is a combination of several reasons. I’ll expand on those reasons in future posts.