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Tour de France
Friday, July 15, 2011      3 comments

Watching the Tour de France riders in the Pyrenees today inspired me to dig deeper and push harder. It's a long race, but I know we can do this.... Read more
This made my blood boil.
Thursday, July 14, 2011      5 comments

A recent editorial in the Journal of the American Medical Association by Dr. David Ludwig suggested that extremely obese children be taken away from their parents and put in temporary foster care. Now I grant that this story hasn't been rep... Read more
Some photos from Mount Rainier in July
Wednesday, July 13, 2011      11 comments

This is a photo follow-up to yesterday's blog: "Search and Rescue on Mount Rainier." My wife shivering outside the climbing center at 5,420 feet. ... Read more
Search and Rescue on Mount Rainier
Tuesday, July 12, 2011      6 comments

My wife and I are in the second half of our two-week vacation in Washington State. We just returned from spending four nights (and the associated days, of course) at the Paradise Inn, located 5,420 feet above sea level on the slopes of Mount Ra... Read more
Friday, July 08, 2011      5 comments

For the next five days, I'll be up on the slopes of Mt. Rainier. I don't know if I'll have internet access until I return on the 12th. So this will be my test: No access to my fitness & nutrition trackers. No access to the other SparkPe... Read more
My tummy hurts!
Thursday, July 07, 2011      4 comments

I am visiting my son and his family in the greater Seattle area. My four-year-old granddaughter is so sweet and loving. I love her to death. But if she's awake, two things are in motion: her mouth and her feet. She puts out a constant stream... Read more
Walk, don't run
Wednesday, July 06, 2011      6 comments

My disclaimer: Today's column is about why I have promised myself that I will not run a single step until I am at my goal weight. It's based on my experiences as both a former runner and as a current fat person. It is emphatically NOT advice ... Read more
Don't tell your mommy that!
Tuesday, July 05, 2011      5 comments

Hello from the road. I held my grandson for the first time yesterday. And the automatic "parent rock" came right back. I'm not surprised by that ... I sometimes find myself rocking a bag of flour in the checkout line at the supermarket. ... Read more
On vacation for the next two weeks
Monday, July 04, 2011      0 comments

Be good while I'm away!!... Read more
The Heart of Addiction, Part 1
Sunday, July 03, 2011      2 comments

In yesterday's blog I started to talk about the deep work that I think I'm going to have to do on myself to make my weight loss a permanent change. (See? I'm thinking positively that I will reach my goal and I'm already planning on how to keep... Read more
Word! Dean Anderson
Saturday, July 02, 2011      1 comments

I just read Dean Anderson's blog "Stop Dieting and Start Living!"
sp?id=620 and I really recommend it. In the three weeks I've been on this site, I have be... Read more
I lost 3 lbs. and saved $15 in gas taking the bike this week.
Friday, July 01, 2011      2 comments

I've been bike commuting for about a month now and I'm really enjoying it. I'm lighter, I feel stronger, and I'm having a good time. Plus the commute is so beautiful, I wonder why I haven't always done this. Here are some pictures: ... Read more
Throw your drugs in the woods
Thursday, June 30, 2011      7 comments

Those of you who follow my blog know that I've given up the car and commute to work on my bicycle. When I started, I went on a shopping spree to make sure I could do this safely. My regular cycling shirt is one of those reflective ones t... Read more
Snapshot of life at 10 pounds lost.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011      9 comments

When I started SparkPeople, I had 110 pounds to lose. I expect - indeed I'm counting on - big changes as I lose that much weight and I thought I would do a little assessment each time I lost ten pounds. Here is the first. At ten pounds do... Read more
Return to the scene of the crime, Part 2 (thoughts on vacations)
Tuesday, June 28, 2011      2 comments

(Note: this is a follow-up to my June 25th blog) This particular trip to my father's was relatively uneventful compared to others. He only made one gratuitous racist remark that made my blood boil. He only told my wife one story that was ... Read more

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