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Guess who's off insulin???
Monday, August 22, 2016      28 comments

Hi fellow Sparkers, I've been away; did you miss me? Spent three weeks in Russia introducing little Sasha to that side of the family. Then a week in Maine visiting an old college friend and hiking the trails of Acadia National Park. ... Read more
Part 2: Since you asked: The secrets of my success
Friday, July 01, 2016      13 comments

My disclaimer: I've been asked about the secrets of my success, so in this series of blogs, I'm telling you what I am doing and why. I am not telling you what you should do. Please make up your own mind whether it's useful for you. In my la... Read more
Since you asked: The secrets of my success, part 1
Wednesday, June 22, 2016      17 comments

A while ago, I posted this picture. I expected that it would be liked, but was astounded at the magnitude of the response. Over 200 people made... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Last year's shorts, this year's body (photo)
Monday, May 30, 2016      212 comments

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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Listen up, I have something important to say.
Sunday, May 29, 2016      45 comments

I would like to tell you about the reasons behind May Mania. It began with grief, frustration and anger. But you need some background to understand that. Let's begin with Sasha's older brother, my first child, Andrew. And... Read more
May Mania Day 29
Sunday, May 29, 2016      5 comments

Only three days left in May Mania. Here's what happened on Day 28: Steps: 11,482 Flights of stairs climbed: 18 Strength training: Upper Body Plus we spent three hours at a birthday party and I ate nothing except raw veggies and dr... Read more
May Mania Day 28
Saturday, May 28, 2016      6 comments

Day 27: In the hospital! Earlier in May I wrote about going to the hospital to climb stairs on a rainy day. Yesterday I was not so lucky. I have A-Fib (atrial fibrillation) where the atria of the heart decide that they march to a differen... Read more
May Mania Day 27
Friday, May 27, 2016      3 comments

Day 26 totals: Steps: 12,928 Flights of stairs climbed: 16 Yesterday was the 100th day in a row of 10,000 or more steps a day, and since April 1st I've been maintaining an 11,000 step minimum. Previously I talked about how I once di... Read more
May Mania Day 26
Thursday, May 26, 2016      6 comments

Last night I was laying in bed and suddenly got up and went into the kitchen. I went to the freezer where there was a gallon of chocolate ice cream left over from Sasha's birthday party 10 days earlier. Olya doesn't like chocolate ice cream (h... Read more
May Mania Day 25
Wednesday, May 25, 2016      6 comments

Day 24: Well it rained in the SW corner of NH on Tuesday so it was sorta quiet on the mania front. Steps: 11,134 Flights of stairs climbed: 16 Day 25 looms large with possibility. What will you do today?... Read more
May Mania Day 24
Tuesday, May 24, 2016      6 comments

Day 23 recap: Sasha and I went for a long walk. Then in the evening a friend came over to stay with him while my wife and I went salsa dan... Read more
May Mania Day 23
Monday, May 23, 2016      3 comments

First, the totals from Day 22: Steps: 16,103 Flights of stairs: 33 Strength Training (upper body) Today: Who knows what lies ahead??? Spark on peeps.... Read more
May Mania Day 22
Sunday, May 22, 2016      6 comments

First a report on Day 21: Steps: 17,830 Flights of stairs climbed: 20 Only 9 days left in May Mania, on to day 22...... Read more
May Mania Day 21
Saturday, May 21, 2016      2 comments

Day 20 Summary: Steps: 15,630 Flights of stairs climbed: 18 Day 21: This morning we went to the Currier Museum in Manchester, NH. This little museum is a hidden gem. This evening I'll be downstairs working out. Here are Sasha ... Read more
May Mania Day 20
Friday, May 20, 2016      3 comments

Recap of Day 19: Steps: 11,926 Flights of stairs climbed: 15 Strength training: some upper body that I didn't have time for the previous day Goals for day 20: more stairs! super strict on logging food! Stay manic!!... Read more

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