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42.6 Mile Bike Ride in Minneapolis Yesterday
Saturday, July 30, 2016      2 comments

It's been several days now since we returned from our 300 mile bike ride. Since I'm still on vacation and yesterday was an absolutely gorgeous day, I decided to drive to a town called Hopkins where there's a very cool coffee shop and easy access... Read more
Savoring my Food Today
Friday, July 29, 2016      2 comments

Today is Day 4 of the "Fit Food Challenge" and the assignment for the day is to savor our food. The idea, as most of you know, is that it takes about 20 minutes for the brain and the stomach to agree that the stomach is full. So, the assignment ... Read more
Thursday, July 28, 2016      3 comments

Today is Day 4 of the "Fit Food Challenge," and the daily task is to carefully measure every piece of food we eat as much as possible. Thankfully, this task is also included in the "30 Day Plateau Busting Challenge" and so I've been measuring pr... Read more
Re-organizing the Cupboards Today
Wednesday, July 27, 2016      1 comments

Today is Day Three of the "Fit Food Challenge," and the challenge for the day is to reorganize the cupboards. I'm on vacation and, like yesterday, have been wanting to do this for a long time, so I'm very grateful for the challenge! Hope y... Read more
Re-organizing the Fridge Today
Tuesday, July 26, 2016      1 comments

Today is Day Two of the "Fit Food Challenge," and the challenge for the day is to reorganize the refrigerator with the specific goal of storing fruits and veggies in a healthy way and keeping them where they can be seen and thus eaten. I've been... Read more
The Ride Across Minnesota - 288.3 Miles on a Bike
Monday, July 25, 2016      6 comments

This week...well, I guess it was last week as the ride was Wednesday to wife and I rode in The Ride Across Minnesota (TRAM) which is a 5-day, roughly 300-mile bike ride designed to raise money for Multiple Sclerosis research. My wife... Read more
Late Summer-Early Fall Exercise Plan
Monday, July 11, 2016      4 comments

Today is Day 18 of the "30 Day Plateau Busting Challenge," and the assignment for the day is to write a blog about our exercise plan for the coming month or so. For the last few months I've been working toward a bike ride that my wife and I take... Read more
Not Feeling Well but Pressing On
Thursday, July 07, 2016      4 comments

My wife and I were supposed to take five 30-mile bike rides in a row this week, but on Monday evening, at the end of a Fourth of July party, I started coming down with something and I've been under the weather and very weak for the last three da... Read more
Planning another 30-mile bike ride today
Tuesday, July 05, 2016      2 comments

My wife and I are in training for a long bike ride later this month, and so we're scheduled to take a 30-mile bike ride today. It would have been best to do it this morning but we have an 11:00 am appointment and thus didn't have enough time to ... Read more
32.4 Mile Bike Ride Today
Monday, July 04, 2016      2 comments

In preparation for the MS ride coming up on July 20-24, my wife and I took a 32.4 mile ride and mostly flat roads with some fairly strong crosswinds. It was a very nice ride on a beautiful Fourth of July day in Minnesota, for which we are both g... Read more
111 Miles on the Bike this Week
Friday, July 01, 2016      4 comments

I took only three rides this week, but logged 111 miles. 64, 20, and 27, basically. So now it's two days off and then five 30-mile rides in a row next week to get ready for the big week on July 20-24, our 300-mile 5-day journey around the middle... Read more
64-Mile Bike Ride Yesterday
Wednesday, June 29, 2016      4 comments

My wife and I are in the midst of preparing for The Ride Across Minnesota, a 5-day, 300-mile bike ride that will take us throughout the center of the state and raise about $1 million for MS research. So, yesterday we took a 64 mile ride that wen... Read more
Non-Scale Victories and Portion Distortion
Monday, June 27, 2016      3 comments

Today is Day 4 of my second round on the "30 Day Plateau-Busting Challenge" and the challenge for the day is to carefully measure all foods so as to avoid portion distortion. I wasn't able to blog yesterday, though, so I've decided to share the ... Read more
Non-Scale Measurements
Saturday, June 25, 2016      2 comments

I'm stuck. In my first 60 days or so back on SP I lost 16-18 pounds (depending on the day!), but then my weight loss stalled and I haven't been able to lose anything since then. This is the same place I got stuck last year and no matter what I t... Read more
Five 20+-MIle Bike Rides this Week
Friday, June 24, 2016      2 comments

My wife has Multiple Sclerosis (MS), and therefore most years we take a 300-mile, 5-day bike ride called The Ride Across Minnesota (TRAM) to raise money for MS research. This year we're riding from July 20-24, starting in Saint Joseph and then t... Read more

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