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Paying Attention to Nutrients

Sunday, May 01, 2016      0 comments

Today is Day 9 of the "30 Day Plateau-Busting Challenge" and the assignment of the day is to ensure that we're taking in the right nutrients in the right ranges. My diet is already pretty well balanced, but I'm going to take this day as a challe... Read more

Exercise Excuse Busters - What Are Yours?

Saturday, April 30, 2016      6 comments

Today is Day 8 of the "30 Day Plateau-Busting Challenge" and the subject of the day is exercise excuse busters. They recommend commiting to and scheduling at least 10 minutes of exercise every day for the rest of the challenge but since I've alr... Read more

Week One is Done

Friday, April 29, 2016      4 comments

Today is Day 7 of the "30 Day Plateau-Busting Challenge" and the task of the day is to assess how things are going and either to make adjustments or to celebrate. For me, it's definitely time to celebrate because, first and foremost, the challen... Read more

Making Sure the Numbers Are Accurate

Thursday, April 28, 2016      1 comments

Today is Day 6 of the "30 Day Plateau-Busting Challenge" and the subject is ensuring that our food, fitness, and weight goals are correct. The point of today is that as our weight shifts, our calorie-range also shifts and one reason people plate... Read more

Changing Up the Workout Routine

Wednesday, April 27, 2016      4 comments

Today is day 5 of the "30 Day Plateau-Busting Challenge" and the subject is changing up our workout routines. As you probably know, the body, amazing creation that it is, adapts to exercise and learns to handle it more efficiently, that is, it b... Read more

Portion Distortion

Tuesday, April 26, 2016      6 comments

Today is Day 4 of the "30-Day Plateau-Busting Challenge" and the subject is portion distortion. The point of the challenge today is to pay very careful attention to the calories I'm taking in because, they say, it's common to measure cals carefu... Read more

The 30-Day Plateau-Busting Challenge

Monday, April 25, 2016      4 comments

Having finished the "Realistic Resolutions Challenge" last week, I decided to take the "30-Day Plateau-Busting Challenge." Today is day 3, and the following is my assignment: "For something so small, the scale sure can hold a lot of power.... Read more

I have a blog

Sunday, April 24, 2016      4 comments

I have a blog. This is an entry in my blog. Have a good day!... Read more

Two Great Bike Rides in a Row

Saturday, April 23, 2016      2 comments

Well, I'm still way overweight and way out of shape, but my body is starting to respond to 31 straight days of eating well and exercising at least a little bit and sometimes a lot a bit. My average speeds have been embarrassingly slow and I'm st... Read more

Finished the "Realistic Resolutions Challenge"

Friday, April 22, 2016      1 comments

I finished the "Realistic Resolutions Challenge" today and I'm feeling good! Now I plan to find another challenge for the next month and I look forward to the process and outcome. Any suggestions? Hope you all have a great day.... Read more

Today's Agenda

Thursday, April 21, 2016      5 comments

Today's agenda: 1. Seed the yard 2. Do some house work 3. Go shopping 4. Get some work-work done 5. Go for an evening bike ride All in all, I'm really looking forward to this day!... Read more

Never, Ever Quit

Wednesday, April 20, 2016      3 comments

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Going to Try to Get on the Bike Today

Tuesday, April 19, 2016      10 comments

It's going to be a rainy day in Minneapolis. I'm hoping to take a bike ride in the late afternoon but I also need to go visit with a family whose elderly mother is dying. The visit is much more important than the bike ride but if the weather coo... Read more

Suddenly the Leaves Appear

Monday, April 18, 2016      5 comments

Spring has finally sprung in Minnesota (Minneapolis area). We lived in a wooded neighborhood and yesterday I noticed that leaves have suddenly appeared everywhere. I love this time of year for many reasons, the most of which is the sign of new l... Read more

Daddy-Daughter Time Today

Friday, April 15, 2016      4 comments

Our daughter is 21, close to 22, years old. When she was about three, I asked a friend of mine what turned out to be a life-shaping question. My friend Deborah was an only child of a pastor, and I was training to be a pastor and had only one chi... Read more


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