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A Sea Change

Tuesday, August 26, 2008      2 comments

Reading a post by another Team member this morning, I realized that I've undergone such a transformation over the past couple of years in focusing on my health and wellness, at first on my own and since 04/2007 with the help of all of you in the... Read more

Summer's End...

Thursday, August 21, 2008      4 comments

Long time no blog! Been back from my week out in MI with my son since 8/12. Had a wonderful time at our family reunion and got VERY acquainted with Kalamazoo, which is where my son will be working as a Physician Assistant. There are terrif... Read more

Recovering My Weekend

Monday, August 04, 2008      6 comments

Due to staying up too late a couple of nights and oversleeping, I lost my Spark for a couple of days (Fri. / Sat.) and didn't do ANY cardio...finally got off my duff yesterday and did 50 mins. treadmill and 60 min. biking...getting braver about ... Read more

Watermelon Loses Out...!

Sunday, August 03, 2008      4 comments

I had some fun volunteering to sell beverages for our local Catholic Charities at the SpiedieFest & Balloon Rally on Friday night: www.spiediefest.com/main
.aspx Great pics of the hot air balloons at this site...a motivator ... Read more

News: Fighting Corporate Control of Our Bodies

Wednesday, July 30, 2008      6 comments

This was featured in SparkPeople's Health News Today: "Food Makers Spent $1.6 Billion Targeting Children The 44 largest food and beverage companies in the United States spent about $1.6 billion in 2006 marketing their products to childre... Read more

Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams

Saturday, July 26, 2008      0 comments

Randy Pausch has been in the news quite a bit recently due to his death. He has been known for many things, however his crowning achievement was a heartfelt, inspirational speech he made on 9/18/2007. His university had assigned staff the ... Read more

Fighting Corporate Control of Our Bodies! (Re-Post)

Wednesday, July 23, 2008      9 comments

Re-Posting this as I don't want to see it lost in my older posts which (who knows?) may be removed: This is an issue about which I feel SOOOO strongly! Hope folks don't mind, but I'm going to copy/paste a blog I wrote last year about this. ... Read more

Chasing the Morning Muggies Away!

Thursday, July 17, 2008      1 comments

Woke up feeling *blech*...telling myself, okay, back off on the treadmill today, already muggy out...you can slog through this and get 'er done... But THEN my mp3 player came to the rescue and dished up the Allman Brother's "Mountain Jam" a... Read more

Plateau Thoughts

Wednesday, July 16, 2008      4 comments

Over time, I've learned to be patient with plateaus, but I scrutinize my habits to see if there is anything I do which I could change which could help me move down to the next level. My patience comes from thoughts like these: "So what you ... Read more

One Step Back, TWO Steps Forward!

Monday, July 14, 2008      5 comments

I had been down on myself for having broken a 13 day cardio streak yesterday...could come up with lots of excuses, but I truly COULD have done my cardio if I had pushed myself. Earlier on, I had hoped to go biking instead of using the treadmill... Read more

The Visitor / Revisiting "Alive In The World"

Wednesday, July 09, 2008      2 comments

For those of you resonated with the lyrics of "Alive In The World": SEE THIS MOVIE!!! The Visitor! Watch this stuffed shirt college professor who is among the "living dead" (for very legitimate reasons, but nonetheless admits to himsel... Read more

Christmas in July!

Monday, July 07, 2008      13 comments

It all began yesterday when my wife planned an outing...to visit an online friend who was coming to town for an overnight while en route to another place. As they talk a lot about crafting, etc...i.e. not the most stimulating conversation for yo... Read more

...and MORE Celebrating!

Tuesday, July 01, 2008      3 comments

Saturday one of my aunt's and her partner had invited many family members to their home which is outside Kalamazoo tucked away in a small community and on the edge of a lake. They have a SunCatcher pontoon-style boat which comfortably seat... Read more

Celebration!

Friday, June 27, 2008      4 comments

Got up and hitting ye olde Evil E first thing yesterday morning before heading out to my son's surgical residency completion ceremony where I got to hear all the accolades pouring...(proud papa takes a bow! lol) and turned down the dessert (eith... Read more

Healthy Travels

Thursday, June 26, 2008      5 comments

While packing food for our 12+ hour trip my wife and I came across some leftover steamed cauliflower and brocolli...I had just finished the last of my plain yogurt...couldn't see wasting it so I popped the cold leftovers into the quart container... Read more


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