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May Mania Day 5

Thursday, May 05, 2016      2 comments

A report on Day 4: Yet another day of rain dampened the clothes, but not the spirits, of the May Maniac. Steps: 13,540 Floors climbed: 24 Strength training: rest day Coming up day 5: the exams are done, now it's just grading, ... Read more

May Mania Day 4

Wednesday, May 04, 2016      5 comments

First a report on Day 3: Tuesday was the first day of May here it didn't rain. Took Sasha for a long walk in the stroller and finished the day with: Steps: 24,146 Floors climbed: 21 Strength training: core workout Day 4 will b... Read more

May Mania Day 3

Tuesday, May 03, 2016      8 comments

I begin with a report on Day 2. It was another rainy day. I spent some of the day in the hospital. No, there's nothing wrong with me - I didn't even make a co-pay - it was for May Mania. Often when its rainy or cold, I head to the "big box... Read more

What is May Mania?

Monday, May 02, 2016      5 comments

Fitness is a permanent change in the way we live our lives, not something we do for a time and then stop like a "diet" (as in "I want a bikini body by summer". Of course, if you ever saw this hairy old man in a bikini, you'd die laughing. Wait... Read more

May Mania Day 2

Monday, May 02, 2016      2 comments

Results from day 1: Core workout, plus 12,592 steps and 32 floors climbed. Coming up on day two I'll be doing upper body ST. I'll have to work around office hours and giving a make-up exam but that's not a problem because I'm a May Maniac!... Read more

May Mania Day 1

Sunday, May 01, 2016      6 comments

Rainy day here, but that couldn't dampen my spirits for May Mania. Did core work today: farmer's walks, planks, mountain climbers, ab wheel, crunches and more. I'll post step and stair totals tomorrow. Mother's Day is coming up. I'm think... Read more

Get Ready for May Mania

Saturday, April 30, 2016      6 comments

Classes ended on Friday. Now there's a week of exams and a frenzy of grading and then it's summer. I'll have more time to play with Sasha and focus on my health. To celebrate I've decided to make a real push this month. I'll be stepping... Read more

The Power of Tracking (Pictures of the baby)

Wednesday, April 27, 2016      11 comments

I want to tell you about my recent experiences with food tracking. During my wife's pregnancy, I put on quite a bit of "sympathetic" weight gain. Then my wife gave birth to our son, Sasha, and I was still pregnant. In December I got my ... Read more

Sasha goes for a hike (photos)

Sunday, April 10, 2016      3 comments

We took Sasha for a hike around Goose Pond. We saw evidence of beavers but from the current year ... Read more

Sasha's first swimming lesson

Monday, April 04, 2016      14 comments

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Be a leader (lots of baby pictures) part 1

Friday, February 26, 2016      14 comments

I have one son who is 32 and has kids of his own. Now at the age of 60 I find myself a father for the second time. I'm very aware of the need ... Read more

He ain't heavy, he's my baby

Tuesday, February 23, 2016      14 comments

Sasha is now 9 months old and close to 21 pounds. I have a back carrier and take him for a walk everyday. It gives him some fresh air, us some time t... Read more

Tai Chi Dancer's Virgin Bloody Mary

Sunday, February 21, 2016      5 comments

I've reduced the amount of alcohol and salt that I consume, but I like Bloody Marys which have lots of both. So I came up with this alcohol-free low sodium version which I really like. Try it, you'll like it: 8 oz. Low Sodium V8. Read th... Read more

Stop waiting

Friday, February 05, 2016      18 comments

Dear Spark Friends, This is a note to myself, but you're welcome to read along if you wish. Stop waiting! Stop thinking that when you get to your goal weight things will be great. Stop thinking that then you'll reward yourself with a... Read more


Sunday, January 24, 2016      16 comments

I'll be honest, this blog is just an excuse to post a picture of shopping with my little bear. I tried to upload this to my status, but the photo u... Read more

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