Weekly Goal Check-in: Second time's the charm
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
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 Read more
Weekly Goal Check-in
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
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."
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
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
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
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
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?
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
Riding home, in the dark, on my bike, with my wife ...
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
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
To Come Home to Yourself
May all that is unforgiven in you
May your fears yield
Their deepest tranquillities.
May all that is unlived in you
Blossom into a future
Graced with love.
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Skinny dipping (PG-13 rating)
(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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