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Mid-year update on my "2,015 miles in 2015" challenge

Wednesday, July 01, 2015      2 comments

Just a short update because I realised today that half the year is gone and I could have a look at my stats. I knew I was doing good, because April through June I have been walking quite a lot, we have had a lot of fine weather here and I was tr... Read more

A plateau, and a clinical study

Saturday, June 27, 2015      2 comments

So I have been on this plateau since last November. It's hardly my first, and I'm not going into a tizzy about it. But with this plateau, I have tried just about everything you could possibly try to do to break a plateau. I tried eating more, I ... Read more

The "Power Nine" – Lessons from the blue zones

Thursday, April 23, 2015      2 comments

The four blue zones that Dan Buettner explored were the mountainous region of Sardinia, Italy, the Japanese island Okinawa, a community of Seventh-day Adventists in Loma Linda, California and the Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica. There are more – ... Read more

The Blue Zones

Tuesday, April 21, 2015      3 comments

Last week I read a book by Dan Buettner, called "The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who've Lived the Longest". "Blue Zones" are areas of the world where people live longer and have an extraordinarily high number of centena... Read more

Week 4 of the "Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge"

Tuesday, March 31, 2015      3 comments

So, today is the last day of my challenge, and I guess I'll have to sum up what changes it may have triggered in my life. These were my action steps this week: "1. Set your long-term sugar goals. It's unrealistic to think you'll never eat s... Read more

Week 3 of the "Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge"

Saturday, March 21, 2015      4 comments

So, I am well into week 3 of the challenge now and the further I proceed the more I am convinced that this challenge was created mostly for people with a more serious sugar addiction than mine, but I'm still sticking to it. Here's what my agenda... Read more

Week 2 of the "Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge"

Monday, March 16, 2015      2 comments

So this were the tasks this week: "1. Find out where sugar may be hiding. You probably already know the most common sources of sugar (think cupcakes or cookies), but how well do you know the unexpected places sugar may be hiding?" So f... Read more

My sugar habits

Tuesday, March 10, 2015      2 comments

So, besides assessing my current sugar habits and listing the reasons I want to cut back (which I did in my last blog post) I was supposed to record my sugar habits all week long. not to change my ways yet, but to keep track of what, when, and h... Read more

The "Tame Your Sweet Tooth" Challenge

Friday, March 06, 2015      3 comments

So two days ago I realised I have gotten into some pretty bad habits lately – I feel like I eat a lot more sweets than I used to. So I decided to give the "Tame Your Sweet Tooth" Challenge a try. For my first week I am supposed to do a co... Read more

A belated New Year's resolution – somewhat unexpectedly

Thursday, January 15, 2015      8 comments

So, it's been more than one and a half years since I re-ignited my Spark and I haven't been blogging here because not many of my old Spark friends are still around to read my blog. But today I got it into my head I would make a New Year's resolu... Read more

new dumbbells

Sunday, May 31, 2009      5 comments

i just got a chance to try my new dumbbells my dad gave me for my birthday - they are handed down from my late grandfather and look pretty antique. it's a nice keepsake of my grandfather, who was always very conscious of his fitness and health a... Read more

crazy busy

Monday, May 18, 2009      4 comments

so it seems i've fallen behind on blogging again. i don't know where the last week went, but maybe i can use my birthday as an excuse. emoticonRead more

sad news, and ouchie.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009      9 comments

so it seems the wedding is not happening. my friend J and his partner S seem to have gotten so upset about each other's different ideas about how their ideal wedding should be that they postponed the whole thing. i'm afraid part of the problem i... Read more

getting ready for sweatsuit to swimsuit bootcamp

Sunday, May 03, 2009      4 comments

so for those of you who don't know yet, last thursday i joined the "sweatsuit to swimsuit bootcamp", together with thousands of others. our first optional bonus challenge for today's start into the bootcamp is to update my blog with my startin... Read more

an invitation, and panic

Wednesday, April 29, 2009      7 comments

today i got an invitation to a friend's wedding. he's my best friend from high school days, and probably the closest friend i ever had, and still have. and he lives in washington d.c. the wedding is going to be in connecticut, close to his ... Read more


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