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9 weeks
7/23/2014 11:30:43 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Hello Week 9. This week I bought new, bigger jeans. While my old ones still technically fit, the waistband fell right across my heparin bruises, wh...  Read more


I'm missing a SparkFriend
7/23/2014 9:36:42 AM,  4 COMMENTS

One of my dear Sparkfriends has deactivated her page. I miss her. She was so very active here in Spark and supported many people. She identifi...  Read more


Excited about new job but weight gain has me considering bariatric surgery
7/23/2014 12:00:55 AM,  3 COMMENTS

I learned even more about dementia and I am looking forward to using my new knowledge on the job. We learned that verbal is the least effective way t...  Read more


Bananas and Almond Milk "Shake" -- A Mainstay
7/20/2014 5:29:29 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Not sure what to call it -- but I have this healthy "treat" several times a week and I'm about to leave my work desk right now and go down and make on...  Read more


Great Ride and Great Memories
7/20/2014 1:18:43 AM,  12 COMMENTS

Today's ride paled in many ways to the wonderful ride back in October 2011, but there were enough parallels to bring back the memories and yet to enjo...  Read more


New Garmin, first impression
7/19/2014 10:59:22 AM,  9 COMMENTS

My old Garmin 305 died and I was looking to repair/replace it. When I contacted Garmin, they said I could repair it for $99 or get up to a $99 credit...  Read more


Michigan: The Rest of Vacation & Some Archeology...
7/18/2014 10:58:57 PM,  18 COMMENTS

This was a most challenging week of re-entry after vacation, hence a delay in posting the "rest of the story"...! I was truly blessed with some o...  Read more


7/17/2014 7:57:47 AM,  1 COMMENTS

16042 was my Fitbit step count for last night. 45 treadmill and 1 hour on the bike. On track for the 10 k steps a day fitness group....  Read more


8 weeks
7/16/2014 12:30:41 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Today I reach the 8 week mark! I'm afraid my exclamation is truly lacking, as I just received the news that another sparkfriend who was due on t...  Read more


Annual race as a fitness barometer
7/15/2014 11:36:09 AM,  9 COMMENTS

For 4 of the past 5 years I have been able to run in the same race, a 5-miler in my DW's home town near Cleveland, OH. It is a flat course that start...  Read more


7/14/2014 9:46:38 PM,  1 COMMENTS

21036 Was my Fitbit step count for last night. 45 minutes walking and 1 hour on the bike. 6 days of 45 minutes a day on the treadmill per week at ov...  Read more


Demoralized but moving on
7/13/2014 4:49:49 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I've had some ups and downs over my years on SP. Today I stepped on the scale to find I am a pound below my heaviest weight ever. It was a demoralizin...  Read more


7/12/2014 11:36:20 PM,  2 COMMENTS

16551 was my Fitbit stepcount for last night, 45 minutes treadmill walking, 30 minutes fitness bike. This is the third day I added the Slendertone fi...  Read more


My Lunch Today - rather labor intensive but really good :-)
7/12/2014 7:22:54 PM,  6 COMMENTS

I went to the Farmers' Market this morning and came home with so many delicious vegetables - including zucchini and eggplant. I decided to oven roast...  Read more


7/10/2014 9:29:41 PM,  0 COMMENTS

13690 was my Fitbit step count for last night. Over 45 mins of treadmill 5 nights a week. I started using the Slendertone ab cardio schock blet I go...  Read more


Rag In The Bag: Michigan Travels!
7/10/2014 6:19:25 PM,  17 COMMENTS

So in line with the shedding of the "bubble" I've been enjoying tossing a rag in the bag (pannier), hopping on my bike and reconnecting with new frien...  Read more


I'm ready to get fit
7/10/2014 6:00:42 PM,  10 COMMENTS

I don't know for certain what sparked the change in me. I have been more open to myself and to positive change and more ready and willing to take car...  Read more


I want to ride my bicycle, I want to ride my bike
7/9/2014 1:14:02 PM,  13 COMMENTS

As earworms (i.e. songs that get stuck in your head) go, "I want to ride my bicycle" (or most of the Queen greatest hits for that matter) is a lot bet...  Read more


7 weeks
7/9/2014 10:17:27 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Reached seven weeks! Things seem to still be going well. Nausea increased again yesterday to the point where I'm now feeling nausea most of the time (...  Read more


Oh joy! San Francisco Bay Area and Environs, #10 2014 Trip
7/8/2014 5:56:04 PM,  16 COMMENTS

The first stopover in the SF Bay Area, has come and gone and this blog is long overdue. (I am now visiting dear Kathy, ATRANSFORMATION, in Folsom, Sa...  Read more


7/6/2014 11:38:00 PM,  2 COMMENTS

14716 Was my Fitbit step count for last night. Five days of over 12 thousands steps a day this week 45 minutes of walking every night, and goal met....  Read more


7/5/2014 3:35:12 AM,  3 COMMENTS

18120 was my Fitbit stepcount for last night. Five days in a row of over 12 thousand steps a day, what a great week!...  Read more


7/2/2014 10:35:30 PM,  0 COMMENTS

12452 Fitbit step count was my big workout the night before, 45 mins treadmill, 15 bike. Two workout days over 12 thousand steps this week....  Read more


A deeper commitment to whole foods plant based
7/2/2014 10:13:40 PM,  9 COMMENTS

After my babies were born, a long time ago, I remember a period of time where all I did, really, was the basics: drink water, eat, nurse the babies,...  Read more


6 Weeks
7/2/2014 10:52:05 AM,  3 COMMENTS

I'm 6 weeks pregnant today. Nausea seems to be increasing, which I'm thankful for (that may sound strange, but I'm glad to have any sign that this pre...  Read more


First day at my new job
6/30/2014 5:13:18 PM,  11 COMMENTS

Hi everyone! How was your Monday? I am blogging to update you on the changes in my life. I am so happy to say I survived my first day at my new job...  Read more


Problem Sundays
6/29/2014 10:21:39 PM,  0 COMMENTS

It seems nearly every Sunday I am over on my nutrition tracker. Usually it's fat or calories....sometimes both. Well, knowledge is power. I can fix th...  Read more


6/29/2014 2:58:18 AM,  1 COMMENTS

11345 was my Fitbit stepcount for last night. Five days over ten thousand steps a day last week....  Read more


395 lb Deadlift!
6/26/2014 11:24:04 AM,  12 COMMENTS

Here's my 395 lb last lift of the day at the 25 Jun Powerlifting Competition where I totalled 1005 lbs. Not bad for a 54 year old ad...  Read more


We have arrived! #9 2014 Trip
6/26/2014 10:52:34 AM,  15 COMMENTS

I would say I'm into the third chapter of this adventure, one being Little Rock to San Diego, where I rendezvoused with Diana, two being the trip up t...  Read more


Bike tour in Slovenia (pictures) - burn calories like a train...
6/26/2014 5:34:52 AM,  15 COMMENTS

Last weekend we had a 4 day holiday in Austria, and we visited a friend in Prevalje, Slovenia, near the Drava river. We had been there last year with...  Read more


Title: Trundling up the California Coast #8 2014 Trip
6/25/2014 10:09:58 PM,  12 COMMENTS

I'm entering the near past, not to dwell there (of course), but simply to begin to bring you up to the present. I left off in Blog #7 having arrived...  Read more


1005 lbs of VICTORY!!
6/25/2014 7:30:26 PM,  15 COMMENTS

How do you communicate the sweet taste of victory in a blog? Well, there's always a good meme out there; Maybe a kitschy ad sporting a st...  Read more


San Francisco or bust! #7 2014 Trip
6/24/2014 6:23:22 PM,  12 COMMENTS

This is the San Francisco digs (near Geary and Presidio) of dear friend Jnani, where Diana and I are currently hanging out. Jnani is in sout...  Read more


2014 Goals Update - Mid Year
6/24/2014 1:27:30 PM,  1 COMMENTS

This is more of a check in for me than anything. But please feel free to comment! 1. Try 5 New Things - In January we went snowtubing. I've...  Read more


Annual Fitness (Job Performance) Reports
6/24/2014 10:21:29 AM,  11 COMMENTS

Well, it is that time of year again. Time for the annual officer evaluation report, or OER (since everything needs to have a neat acronym). Our OER'...  Read more


6/24/2014 3:36:49 AM,  5 COMMENTS

15484 was my step count for last night. On track for the 10000 steps a day fitness plan....  Read more


Bubble No More!
6/22/2014 9:12:55 PM,  24 COMMENTS

Today I decided I will not live in a bubble any longer and Eliquis (my anti-coagulant) was NOT going to keep me off the bike! A friendly nudge from 4-...  Read more


I'm learning alot, and probably healthier, but no weight loss lately
6/22/2014 10:47:16 AM,  8 COMMENTS

I remain at 259.2. Which is alot better than 260 -- or 288 where I started. I think its my magical thinking that I probably need to lose most. Won'...  Read more


6/22/2014 3:26:47 AM,  2 COMMENTS

12618 was my Fitbit step count for last night. Over 5 days of step counts over 12,000 steps a day for last week. Over 4 months of over 12,000 steps...  Read more


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