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Monkeys on my back

Saturday, March 15, 2014      19 comments

For a while (from about June 2013 to Feb 2014) I was the number one "stepper" on FitBit for New Hampshire and also at or near the top for the NH Spark Group in both points and fitness minutes. I also had some pretty impressive Spark streaks goin... Read more

A reminder that warmer days are coming

Thursday, March 06, 2014      20 comments

Mrs. TaiChiDancer is a strawberry picking machine!... Read more

This marriage

Sunday, February 16, 2014      12 comments

This marriage by Rumi May these vows and this marriage be blessed. May it be sweet milk, this marriage, like wine and halvah. May this marriage offer fruit and shade like the date palm. May this marriage be full of laughter, ... Read more

My wedding ring fell off!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014      27 comments

... and I wasn't even in a singles bar! Okay, that last bit was a joke. Don't get the wrong idea: TaiChiDancer is VERY HAPPILY MARRIED. But it is true that my ring just fell (flew actually) off when I shook my hand. It wasn't totally... Read more

75,000 steps in one day

Sunday, February 02, 2014      37 comments

On the 1st of February, I decided to try and set a new personal best on my fitbit. My previous pesonal best was a little over 50,000. As you can see, I just kept moving ... Read more

Picture worth a thousand words

Friday, January 31, 2014      33 comments

From XXXL to L. ... Read more

This will surprise you ... the answer

Tuesday, January 28, 2014      23 comments

Yesterday I posed the question: What do these two statements have in common? * You should drink 6-8 glasses of water a day. emoticonRead more

This will surprise you.

Monday, January 27, 2014      12 comments

What do these two statements have in common: * You should drink 6-8 glasses of water a day. emoticon * ... Read more

THE BEST WORKOUT MUSIC YOU'VE NEVER HEARD OF

Sunday, January 26, 2014      12 comments

Having a Russian wife and having lived at various times in Africa, Asia, and Central America, I tend to have a rather eclectic music library. So, for my North American Spark Friends, here is a collection of... THE BEST WORKOUT MUSIC YOU'... Read more

Thinking of my wife on our anniversary

Saturday, January 25, 2014      30 comments

My wife is a real night owl and I ... well, I am descended from a long line of farmers. So it is 7 AM and she is sleeping in on a Saturday while I have 2,000 steps in... Read more

40 pounds before and after photos

Wednesday, January 22, 2014      38 comments

I've still got a long way to go to my goal and I've resisted posting "in progress" photos. But a new semester has just started at the college and SO MANY people - who haven't seen me in a while - have commented on my weight loss, so I thought I... Read more

Using the television for interval training

Monday, January 20, 2014      26 comments

My friend BRENJET is a real New England Patriots fan. The other day she posted a blog saying that she was going to work out during the game and that way she'd be a winner... Read more

I threw out my fat clothes!

Friday, January 17, 2014      23 comments

I can't believe I did it. As I mentioned in a previous blog, I now wear either a large or a 16 1/2 shirt. So today I went through my clothes and removed all the 18's, XXXL's and XXL's from my wardrobe. There were some familiar friends the... Read more

So glad I'm not a woman ...

Monday, January 13, 2014      18 comments

... because I'm not strong enough to handle all the sexist b*llsh*t that women have to put up with in this patriarchal world. As a fat man, (who used to be a lot fatter), shopping for clothes has always been an opportunity for shame and sel... Read more

A Sparktacular Lunch!

Tuesday, January 07, 2014      31 comments

Some of my favorite cooking occurs when I don't have a recipe, but I just take what is on hand and hope for inspiration. Today, I had some zucchini, summer squash, and red... Read more


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