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Life's Dance of Joy and Sorrow

Friday, November 22, 2013      0 comments

It's been just a bit over two months since I posted the eulogy that I wrote for my mother's memorial service. I've experienced the two months as a period of healing, allow... Read more

My Eulogy for Mom

Sunday, August 18, 2013      7 comments

My mother died last Sunday, August 11. Here's the eulogy I composed and read for her memorial service yesterday. Her loving son, Joe A Eulogy for Mom Throughout her life, mom was a generous woman. She was especially generous to ... Read more

Living in the Present Moment as Time Passes

Sunday, July 07, 2013      5 comments

I was startled to realize that almost a year has passed since I last posted a message on my own blog. Among other events, this year also marked the 50th anniversary of my gradua... Read more

From Healthy to Whole

Saturday, July 14, 2012      7 comments

July 15, 2012 marks the second anniversary of the start of my weight-loss and fitness regimen. As I've noted before, the support of others has been a crucial element in my ... Read more

Eastward, Ho!

Monday, April 16, 2012      1 comments

I just completed three days of training toward my RYT 200 status, a position that would identify me as a yoga teacher registered with the Yoga Alliance. So far, I've comple... Read more

From Fitness to Wellness to Namaste

Monday, March 19, 2012      2 comments

Like so many of us, I'm finding that the ability to maintain significant weight-loss is more challenging than losing the weight itself had been. Old habits of eating and in... Read more

Maintenance Plus II

Sunday, February 19, 2012      0 comments

Since the holidays, my weight and inches have been drifting higher than I'd like, so I've started to increase my exercise minutes and watch my calorie intake mare carefully... Read more

Maintenance Plus in the New Year

Monday, January 09, 2012      0 comments

I had my first doctor's check-up for 2012 this past week. Even though I've been picking up a few pounds over the past several months, my blood-work showed that my cholester... Read more

Becoming a Fitness Instructor

Saturday, November 12, 2011      2 comments

Back in May, I attended a training workshop to begin my certification process as an instructor for the Silver Sneakers program at my health club. That workshop gave me a pr... Read more

Maintenance Support

Saturday, September 03, 2011      1 comments

Since I began my maintenance program in May, I've had a recurrence of back problems and some minor prostate surgery that impeded my workouts. The surgery forced me away fro... Read more

Maintenance as Lifestyle

Tuesday, August 23, 2011      1 comments

Today, I had another doctor's appointment. This one came after almost two months of relative inactivity due to some lower back pain and [unrelated] prostate surgery. Even s... Read more

Anniversary and the Challenges of Maintenance

Monday, July 18, 2011      2 comments

It's been just over a year since I began my Isagenix diet and just about three months since I reached my "extended" goals. In the interim, I've been keeping my weight close... Read more

Reaching My [Extended] Goal

Saturday, April 23, 2011      0 comments

As I mentioned in my previous blog entry about a month ago, I decided to work beyond my original goal of losing 50 pounds and shrinking my waist to 34 inches. Throughout th... Read more

Moving the Goal Post

Friday, April 01, 2011      1 comments

Now that I've lost the 50 pounds that I set as a goal for myself last July, I've decided to go for another 5 pounds, which would bring me to 160. It feels good to refl... Read more

Closing-in on my Original Weight-Loss Goal of 50 Pounds

Friday, March 18, 2011      2 comments

At Day 240 of my wellness regimen, I'm at 167 pounds, i.e. within three pounds of my original weight-loss goal of 50 pounds. When I reach 164, my BMI will go below 25 and i... Read more


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