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Weekly Goal Check-in: Second time's the charm

Sunday, December 04, 2011      10 comments

The goal for this past week was 11,500 steps / day. This was my second attempt as I tried to do it during the week of Thanksgiving and, between the weather and the holiday, I only averaged 7,645 steps / day. So, somewhat chastened, I tried... Read more

Try, try again

Sunday, November 27, 2011      11 comments

The goal for this past week was 11,500 steps per day. Between snow, rain and Thanksgiving travel, it was an epic FAIL. Sun, 11/20: 11,710 emoticonRead more

Weekly Goal Check-in

Sunday, November 20, 2011      8 comments

The goal for this past week was 11,000 steps/day Sun, 11/13: 11,280 Mon, 11/14: 12,193 Tue, 11/15: 14,658 Wed, 11/16: 14,899 Thu, 11/17: 8,453 Fri, 11/18: 6,222 Sat, 11/19: 11,549 Average: 11,322 steps / day Goal for t... Read more

Two steps forward and one step back is still a step forward

Tuesday, November 01, 2011      14 comments

I started SparkPeople in June, and over the next three months dropped 25 pounds. Then about mid-September things got crazy at school and some pounds started to creep back on. Not the whole 25 pounds, but about six. The good news is that in th... Read more

"It's telling me I have to detain you."

Saturday, October 29, 2011      13 comments

My wife is home. My wife is home. Oh it is so good to have her home. She was away for most of October, back in her native Russia for her grandmother's birthday. Grandma turned 90 and she's starting to show her years but still lives on her ow... Read more


Monday, October 17, 2011      18 comments

Saw my doctor for a 6-month check-up today. This was my first since joining SP. He was generally pleased with the results, especially the weight loss. Some numbers were great. My cholesterol, triglyceride, and LDL levels were fantastic. But... Read more

Day 120, the Tale of the Tape

Saturday, October 08, 2011      17 comments

Measured myself again. The results were gratifying, especially as the scale hasn't been moving all that fast lately: Waist: down 0.57" since day 80, down 2.82" from the start. Hips: down 0.38": since day 80, down 0.88" from the start.... Read more

New Month Resolutions

Saturday, October 01, 2011      14 comments

emoticon 1. Lose 5 pounds by the end of the month. I don't usually do timed challenges. I figure if I'm living ... Read more

Photo of Taichidancer dancing with Mrs. Taichidancer

Monday, September 26, 2011      24 comments

Dancing at 25 pounds down. Isn't she lovely? Do you understand why I want to get healthy to live a long life with her?... Read more

What do Bangalore, India, Mexico City, Charlotte, NC and my weight all have in common?

Tuesday, September 20, 2011      16 comments

Answer: they're all on plateaus. Plateau: noun - an area of fairly level high ground. Nope, don't think so. Plateau: verb - reach a state of little or no change after a time of activity or progress. BINGO! We have a winner. ... Read more

I reach the hated 250 lb. mark & celebrate by taking my first Zumba class. Can I get a Woo Hoo?

Friday, September 09, 2011      57 comments

emoticon This morning the scale read 250.0 pounds. Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Riding home, in the dark, on my bike, with my wife ...

Tuesday, August 30, 2011      38 comments

Riding home, in the dark, on my bike, with my wife, I thought about how happy I am right now. It was the first day of classes and my reaction all day had been "Nooooo! I'm not ready for this." But classes went well and my students seem gre... Read more

Day 80, the tale of the tape

Sunday, August 28, 2011      12 comments

Actually, TOMORROW is day 80, but it is also the first day of classes, the tail-end of Hurricane Irene, and altogether too busy a day to be taking measurements. So here it is: Most recent blood pressure: 108/74 (This is with medication b... Read more

To Come Home To Yourself

Friday, August 19, 2011      11 comments

To Come Home to Yourself May all that is unforgiven in you Be released. May your fears yield Their deepest tranquillities. May all that is unlived in you Blossom into a future Graced with love. ... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Skinny dipping (PG-13 rating)

Tuesday, August 16, 2011      53 comments

(The Swimming Hole. Painted by Thomas Eakins, 1885) I'm teaching my wife to swim. When she was a child she had two near drowning episodes. As a consequence she got tra... Read more

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