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A nugget of wisdom
Saturday, November 12, 2011      4 comments

I sincerely apologize, as I cannot off the top of my head remember whose blog brought this guy to my attention and the SparkPeople search is spinning its wheels rather than getting me that information - I'll credit you once I find out. (( l... Read more
Compared to my computer's innards ...
Friday, November 11, 2011      4 comments

... tracking my food is a piece of cake. emoticon == Flee now if computer talk makes your head spin == ... Read more
What's that thing called Starvation Mode?
Thursday, November 10, 2011      2 comments

Question: If our body goes into starvation mode if we eat too little and starts cannibalizing our muscles ... wouldn't we see it as weight loss rather than a plateau? After all, muscle weighs more than fat. =============== So, I went ... Read more
So tired
Wednesday, November 09, 2011      4 comments

Daughter visited today, I walked her home, then walked me home - first stretch at brutal pace. Not smart when I'm fighting something, but home and warm and tired now. Short and sweet for tonight. I know, I know. It's not the usual me... Read more
Another money to calories comparison
Monday, November 07, 2011      2 comments

I touched on this briefly last time, but a couple of other things had me thinking on it again today. Most of us know the basic rule of thumb: If Calories In > Calories Out, we gain weight. If Calories Out > Calories In, we lose weight... Read more
Water on the weekends
Sunday, November 06, 2011      4 comments

Of all silly seeming things, I have a more difficult time getting in my 8+ glasses of water on the weekend. At work, I'm at my desk 8 to 8.5 hours. On my desk is a mug that holds about 12 ounces and a Brita water filter I refill regularly.... Read more
Virtual Trick or Treat Trot 2011
Sunday, November 06, 2011      2 comments

I plotted out my course using the Map Route option (which uses Google Maps). Started from a part of the Los Gatos Creek Trail which doesn't really have distance markings, with the goal to end at a point not much past the "START" line. I know t... Read more
Saturday, November 05, 2011      1 comments

It's an odd thing when I stop to think about it - but I actually don't have an obvious motivation for getting healthy. I mean ... I know it's a good thing to do. I know it's been my intention all along to eventually stop ruining this body.... Read more
Those little rules we make for ourselves
Friday, November 04, 2011      3 comments

Back when I was quite young, I made certain decisions. One of those that I distinctly remember started with typical sibling fighting. I have no recollection of what my first brother did to annoy me so, only that on two separate occasions h... Read more
Sometimes little things tell you a lot
Thursday, November 03, 2011      2 comments

Earlier today I was watching a couple of speeches on a variety of topics. The first was by Nigel Marsh called "How to make work-life balance work" (these are on a site called He makes some very interesting points, such as... Read more
That old bloated feeling (TMI Warning =P)
Wednesday, November 02, 2011      3 comments

TMI warning: You have been warned. So I'd felt tired and bloated yesterday. It wasn't even about however much I weighed in at. I just felt I blamed it on my weekend water drinking - which was poor in the first half of each day, th... Read more
Excited for best friend
Tuesday, November 01, 2011      1 comments

Bestest friend ever isn't here on SparkPeople, but I think all my talk of walking lit a little fire and he's got himself a pedometer and aiming for 10,000 steps a day as his goal. He'll get to jogging, maybe even running, where I won't - but it... Read more
October's goals DONE and making November's goals
Monday, October 31, 2011      0 comments

Pulling these off my main page and putting them here. This seems like a better way to keep long-term track. == OCTOBER 2011 GOALS == 1) My fourth week of the 5k walk training program will end right as the Campbell Oktoberfest 5k hits,... Read more
Wandering the streets of San Jose
Sunday, October 30, 2011      4 comments

This morning as I set off on a couple of errands (books back to library, new ones checked out, hair trimmed), I discovered it was an absolutely beautiful day out. Warm enough for a thin shirt and shorts, and so once I'd stopped home briefly, I ... Read more
Positive vs Negative, Optimistic vs Pessimistic
Saturday, October 29, 2011      8 comments

Two completely unrelated blog entries I've read in the last couple of days, well unrelated in terms of the SparkPeople not being connected, made me think on the whole "glass half empty, glass half full" concept. One blog was someone honestl... Read more

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