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40-year-old Michael Kadlub of Wickliffe is back for a second year of Lighten Up. Last year's champion will be trying out P90X2 in his battle to lose 60 pounds.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Beat The Heat!

I am loving the heat.  And not the prima donnas celebrating down in South Beach.


The more I sweat, the hard I feel I am working.   I played racquetball 5 times this week.  Last night after work, I biked to the local high school and ran some stadium steps and also did a circuit of jogging and push ups.  I think I am going to have a very good loss on the scale when I weigh in tomorrow morning.


I hope everybody continues on their journey to wellness.  One more month in this contest, but many many more years of happy lives for all of us.

Thursday, June 21, 2012


Yesterday was a long day for sure, probably the longest day of the year in my opinion.   But I was able to get through it.


I have having a good month so far.   It is nice not having to travel which allows me to follow a more regimented schedule of exercise and nutrition.   I have been averaging 3-4 racquetball matches a week, throw in 18-36 holes of golf a week, a couple hundred push ups a week, a few miles on the bike a week, a few miles walking a week, 2 softball games a week, and yardwork.  


I am confident I will have a loss in weight at next week’s weigh in after two months of gaining weight.  I do not want to see myself in last place again.




Monday, June 18, 2012


12 more days until weigh in, and I am confident I will not have a third consecutive month with a gain.  Been getting in 3-4 racquetball matches per week the last two weeks and will continue that this week. 


Still feeling great.  I simply need to continue concentrating and focusing on the nutrition plan and I will do great

Sunday, June 10, 2012

2 more months

I was on a golf trip this weekend, but saw today’s article when I got home.   Congrats to all the contestants who have shown great losses so far.   Looks like it is time for me to kick it into gear, so I do not finish last.


Major props to Lisa and Kate for being at 20% and 19% weight loss.  Those are great numbers.   Please keep up the good work ladies.


Planning on playing racquetball at least 3 times this week, and on the days I do not, those will be P90X2 workout days.



Friday, June 1, 2012


One more day until weigh in. 


The scale has not moved much in the last two months, aside from going up a little bit.   However, I am in the best shape I have been in since I was in my twenties.   So that definitely has me feeling good.   I am going to have to cut back on the cocktails in the evenings and weekends these next 56 days so I can get in even better shape and lose some more of my belly.


It will be tough with a wedding and some golf trips and golf outings in these next 57 days, but I am confidence in myself.