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Pushing a Power Mower
Thursday, June 11, 2009      0 comments

Well I took the brave step of pushing the power mower UPhill today. It was actually a pretty cool workout and made mowing the lawn more fruitful for my overall health plan. Hmmm, what shall I try next, adding weight to the mower?... Read more
Busy Day, Great Day, Gotta Go!
Wednesday, June 10, 2009      1 comments

Busy Day, Great Day, Gotta Go!... Read more
Exercise Helps me to "Digest" Ideas
Tuesday, June 09, 2009      0 comments

Today I've been researching a paper for a doctoral course which I then have to outline this evening. But the problem I'm having is that my brain is on "overload" and I can't think straight. My brain is full of substance but so full that I can ha... Read more
Learning to Eat Slowly
Monday, June 08, 2009      0 comments

I read an interesting article in Healthy Lifestyle => Nutrition today about the benefits of eating slowly. I was surprised to see how much is really involved in this simple habit and I did feel encouraged, even excited, about slowing down a litt... Read more
Think Soberly, not Highly, of Self
Sunday, June 07, 2009      0 comments

On today's front page SP has the following quote: "Think highly of yourself because the world takes you at your own estimate." I do understand the general logic of this quote but there's a more important referent to which we ought to compare our... Read more
The Groundwork of all Happiness
Saturday, June 06, 2009      0 comments

This morning on the SP front page, Leigh Hunt is quoted as saying, "The groundwork of all happiness is good health." I don't agree. Good health is an important component of happiness but it is not the ground of it. In fact, if one gets the... Read more
Thanks SP for Target Heart Rate Article
Friday, June 05, 2009      0 comments

I read a great article today under the health-->fitness category about determining your target heart rate. I've been cycling for a decade now but I'm also cheap so I've never bought a heart rate monitor. And now SP has given me several, fairly a... Read more
A Little Each Day Yields a Lot Over Time
Thursday, June 04, 2009      0 comments

Yesterday I mentioned in my blog that I'm riding my bike much faster than expected at this time of year (yesterday I put in 15 miles at an average of 17.7 mph, which is fast for me). As I reflected on this yesterday, it struck me that the reason... Read more
Riding Much Faster, Thanks to SP
Wednesday, June 03, 2009      1 comments

I love cycling, it's really a passion for me. Every year I take a 5-day, 300-mile bike ride for MS research since my wife suffers with the disease, and every year I set a particular goal and strive to reach it. This year my goal is to achieve an... Read more
I Love Soup
Tuesday, June 02, 2009      2 comments

Man, I sure do love soup! Ate it twice today. Low cal, full of goodies, tasty--gimmie, gimmie, gimmie!... Read more
"Low Cal Monday"
Monday, June 01, 2009      0 comments

Monday is my one day off each week, and for the last several weeks I've been going very low cal on these days. I work hard from Tuesday through Sunday and thus I usually do a bunch of nothing on Mondays. So it doesn't make sense to me to eat my ... Read more
Nice 40 Mile Ride Today
Sunday, May 31, 2009      0 comments

I just returned from a great 40 mile ride in the woods with a great friend of mine, and I must say that I really love cycling. What a great gift from the Lord!... Read more
What it's All About
Saturday, May 30, 2009      0 comments

My wife and I had the privilege of meeting last night with a woman who's given her life in service to the Lord in India. As we listened to her stories, her hopes and dreams, her concerns and needs, it hit me all the more that healthy living is n... Read more
Lost Another Pound
Friday, May 29, 2009      2 comments

My main focus with SP is living a healthy life, and therefore weight loss is secondary for me. But I must admit that I enjoy losing pounds and I lost another one today. That makes 17 lbs since March 21, and about 33 to go until my goal. Long way... Read more
Wow, didn't gain on my trip!
Thursday, May 28, 2009      2 comments

I have been traveling for the last 10 days and haven't been near a scale. I exercised almost every day but I definitely overate as I was unable to completely control my environment--I did pretty well, but I know I overate. Well, I'm home n... Read more

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