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Easter Hike

Monday, April 21, 2014      27 comments

After enjoying a breakfast out together as a family my DS joined me on a hike through one of our local parks soaking up all the sunshine and nature. Despite this park (Chenango Valley State Park) being practically in my back yard, we don't visit... Read more

What Goes Around...

Saturday, April 19, 2014      21 comments

A few years ago my neighbor was duly impressed by my health efforts and getting into bicycling. So he reclaimed what was once an interest of his in the past (cycling) and got back on the bike himself. Soon he was biking with his son and other fr... Read more

3 Days, 3 Hour-Long Jogs

Tuesday, April 15, 2014      19 comments

These past few days have been such an amazing spring preview, with temps in the 70s, that I simply could not resist putting myself right out there and jogging to soak it all up before the hammer falls tonight dropping to 18 chilly degrees with s... Read more

When I Grow Up...

Monday, April 14, 2014      20 comments

I had such a wonderful jog yesterday in my favorite local park, Dorchester: I maintained my jogging gait as I went up the ridge to jog along the top of the dam...the s... Read more

Salty Upper Lip: Prepping for 5K

Saturday, April 12, 2014      17 comments

We've been graced by stupendous spring-into-summer-like weather this weekend and EVERYBODY'S heading outdoors! Today I began in earnest to prepare for the Binghamton Bridge Run, my only 5K of the year...good timing since I am still taking the an... Read more

Safety Not Guaranteed

Sunday, March 30, 2014      21 comments

I just have to give this movie one of the most heart-felt shout outs and and jump up & downs I've had over a movie in a long, long time. I knew way back when it came out that this was going to be a special movie. Check out the reviews below and ... Read more

The OTHER NSA: Pile With A Smile!

Saturday, March 29, 2014      17 comments

I've enjoyed getting back into the swing of things at Spinning Class this week along with some nice walk / jogs outside now that the temps are rounding the bend again and warming up some. Rather than naming these Non-Scale Victories as is ... Read more

Working the Spark: The Pay-Offs Keep Rolling In!

Sunday, March 23, 2014      28 comments

Today started off with a bang when I hit my new low weight of the year...woo hoo! Only 17 pounds away from my goal of 200! I had already had a plan to clear the closet of all my old clothes that are really too big. I don't want ANYTHING aro... Read more

Quiet Leadership

Saturday, March 15, 2014      22 comments

Another member inspired my blog for today when she pondered the fact that others considered her to be a "leader" but she wasn't so comfortable thinking of herself in that way...it didn't seem to "fit" her perception of herself. Here were the tho... Read more

Another First! Thanks & Shout Out to Our SparkFamily!

Friday, March 14, 2014      24 comments

Thank you everyone for all of your TREMENDOUS support which pushed one of my recent blogs ("A Change in Perspective: Preparing for Maintenance") toward achieving my very first Popular Blog Post award! It's not only a super day for this reas... Read more

First Day of Spring!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014      20 comments

Who cares what the calendar sez? Who cares that we're gonna get DUMPED on with another half foot of snow tomorrow? Today was truly the first day of spring! 50+ degrees and sunshine / blue skies EVERYWHERE! A nice, teensy NSV was to decide i... Read more

Breathing In & Breathing Out...

Saturday, March 08, 2014      25 comments

Sending a big shout out of appreciation and thanks to everyone for your support on my last blog! Took you all "with" me on my latest medical journey which went very smoothly. The ablation was completed Thursday, bumping my HR back up to 55-... Read more

Heart School

Tuesday, March 04, 2014      32 comments

I've had this absolutely weird, humorous preoccupation with this old "Far Side" cartoon ever since I knew another intervention was going to be necessary to correct my heart rhythm: jerrytravis.blogspot.com
/2011/11/tutored.html <... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts A Change in Perspective: Preparing for Maintenance

Friday, February 28, 2014      58 comments

One of our members of "At Goal and Maintaining" SparkTeam recently expressed worries about relapse and "obsessing" over food. This got me thinking about some of the changes in my thinking since 2014 began. I once upon a teensy sliver of tim... Read more

Ablating We Will Go!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014      25 comments

Well my "electrician" or more formally, electrophysiologist got right down to business and scheduled me for my cardiac ablation next week! I'm pleased to get going on this and am hopeful that I'll be putting this behind me so that I can hit the ... Read more


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