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7/23/2014 8:53:32 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Slowly, but surely. Well, I’ve got the “slowly” part mastered. I’m definitely slow. I’ve got to improve on the “surely” part of the phrase, ‘ca...  Read more


Build windmills
7/22/2014 9:16:34 AM,  7 COMMENTS

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BLC 25, A Great Experience!
7/20/2014 8:28:06 AM,  19 COMMENTS

So, round 25 of the BLC challenge is drawing to a close, and one of the parts of the final WEC (Week End Challenge) is to blog about our best BLC expe...  Read more


Weekly Menu for the week of July 20th-26th
7/19/2014 9:07:14 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Sunday - AFGHANI FOOOOOD!!! We're checking out a restaurant we haven't been to before. Looks like a cross between Moroccan food and Indian food. ...  Read more


Well, that was humiliating.
7/19/2014 11:37:15 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Out on my usual Saturday morning run. Tired, but not unusually so - generally by 7:30am on Sat mornings I've been awake for 22-23 hours already (trans...  Read more


From scratch
7/19/2014 11:05:20 AM,  5 COMMENTS

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Cake or pony?
7/18/2014 11:04:15 PM,  8 COMMENTS

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152.5kg 52.7% body fat
7/18/2014 3:59:33 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Ok start with a positive: I've actually lost 800g of fat so I must have built some leg muscle on the cross trainer. UGH! I've been slaving away T...  Read more


It's about time
7/18/2014 3:29:44 PM,  7 COMMENTS

We fool ourselves about time all the time. How long is a minute? If you're standing outside a locked bathroom door, it's long. If you're hold...  Read more


whatever works…make it so!
7/18/2014 12:37:27 AM,  12 COMMENTS

here's a weird motivational tip - my spark time is the morning, over coffee. it used to be Facebook time, or sudoko time, but now it's spark time. spi...  Read more


New Movie Review: DEAD SNOW 2
7/17/2014 8:28:26 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Wrote a review for one of the most entertaining, fun, off the charts Zombie movies I've seen in a LONG time... Can't post the whole thing here... for....  Read more


Foam roller...
7/17/2014 1:04:22 PM,  11 COMMENTS

how did I ever live without you? I just spent about 45 minutes working out the kinks and can honestly say that I feel about 10 years younger. No...  Read more


7/16/2014 9:04:04 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Crappy week though I still lost a pound. Haven't been paying attention to anything. My brother died on Monday....  Read more


Again and again
7/16/2014 1:28:16 PM,  8 COMMENTS

"Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out." ~ Robert Collier Keep up the small, positive daily steps, folks. It...  Read more


Learning to Cook
7/16/2014 12:23:02 PM,  8 COMMENTS

I would say that at least 60% of my success at this weight loss thing is directly related to how frequently I cook. I've been cooking most of my life,...  Read more


It's relative
7/16/2014 10:58:02 AM,  8 COMMENTS

So we all have good days and less good days. We do not always do exactly what we hope and intend to do. We do not always measure up to our highest a...  Read more


motivation by music + running
7/16/2014 6:31:26 AM,  8 COMMENTS

through the years i've done different things to keep myself entertained while running; first i listened to books on tape, then various podcasts, and a...  Read more


My Really Weird Music Tastes
7/15/2014 2:25:53 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I'm listening to a startling variety of music today! Here are a few examples: INXS "Don't Change" Lov...  Read more


True story...
7/15/2014 12:58:18 PM,  10 COMMENTS

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My Kitchen is for Dancing: Cheesy Alfredo Spaghetti Squash
7/15/2014 10:47:08 AM,  1 COMMENTS

....and so begins my quest to find yummy vegetarian recipes. Last night's first try was Spaghetti Squash. I've never had it before, but it comes...  Read more


7/15/2014 10:26:15 AM,  2 COMMENTS

There are currently 23.6 million people in the USA with diabetes (7.8% of the population). The total number of people with diabetes worldwide is proje...  Read more


7/15/2014 1:00:55 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Okay! Gained back all of the weight I had lost after a flood, miscarriage, and getting fired! Time to get back on the track! Wow that all sounds awful...  Read more


So Freaking Proud of Myself!!
7/15/2014 12:02:42 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Hans Splinter I've been missing some of my workouts lately due to life. Today it looked as though history was going to repeat itself and I...  Read more


Food Catchup Blog!
7/14/2014 4:05:10 PM,  8 COMMENTS

You hopefully know by now that I love to cook from scratch. It makes it soooo easy to control my calories, sodium and fat. I often adapt recipes that...  Read more


Moderation is a skill set I've yet to acquire.
7/14/2014 11:28:17 AM,  5 COMMENTS

I'm a full on guy man, got the parts and everything, but one of my favorite diet books of all time, (so many to choose from - we should write one), "E...  Read more


The Case Of The Missing Data
7/14/2014 11:24:58 AM,  5 COMMENTS

I'm starting to think it's strange that I can't find long-term success rate data regarding Spark People. I can find it for Weight Watchers. I can find...  Read more


Lipid Hypothesis
7/14/2014 9:57:56 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Why anybody still believes the lipid hypothesis is mind boggling. Because of it and the guidelines that stem from it, people are getting sicker and d...  Read more


Time management, Jedi-style
7/14/2014 9:33:18 AM,  4 COMMENTS
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The Peach Festival
7/13/2014 12:46:44 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Weatherford, Texas. Home of Mary Martin. Younger readers who may not remember her, might recall her son, Larry Hagman, star of I Dream of Jeannie...  Read more


More Fun With Mommy Dearest
7/13/2014 12:05:24 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Today will not be a good day. You know how you wake up some mornings and you just KNOW it will be a bad day? That's today. I didn't los...  Read more


triumph! three wins in one
7/13/2014 10:54:01 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Yesterday's gym adventure was a real triumph. First, I called the field house at the park to ask about how to join the fitness center... and if it wa...  Read more


motivators and progress by fitbit
7/13/2014 1:01:42 AM,  9 COMMENTS

i do love my fitbit - yesterday i received the "astronaut" badge - for 280,000 feet! not sure how they calculate it, but the dashboard says i have li...  Read more


Further delay.
7/12/2014 7:00:45 PM,  2 COMMENTS

The scale's battery is dead. I thought that the scale just needed regular batteries, but this is a special battery and I don't know where to get a ba...  Read more


craving elliptical, dreading crowds
7/12/2014 12:21:02 PM,  2 COMMENTS

The thing I miss most about a gym membership is access to elliptical machines. I crave that real cardio workout that I just can't reproduce by joggin...  Read more


The powerful space
7/11/2014 11:10:30 PM,  5 COMMENTS

"Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom."...  Read more


Gained... :(
7/11/2014 3:54:31 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Ok I'm "starting again" because those first 5 weeks were all over the show! I'm getting back into fasting THREE days per week and then eating 2000 cal...  Read more


A man of words or deeds?
7/11/2014 9:51:10 AM,  9 COMMENTS

Many years ago, I managed a bookstore, one of the now defunct Waldenbook locations. I loved it; it was among the best jobs I've had, at least in some...  Read more


So excited
7/10/2014 11:38:32 PM,  9 COMMENTS

We hired a new music director for our church today. I have a really good feeling about this....  Read more


Project Wellness 2014
7/10/2014 11:01:36 PM,  3 COMMENTS

It's surprisingly helpful to read my old blog entries. I'd forgotten some of the granular details of my first, very successful foray into wellness wi...  Read more


Holding on
7/10/2014 6:16:08 PM,  3 COMMENTS

An active day here, in terms of scholarship and academia. Physically, there was a lot of walking about the campus and toting of books, so that surely...  Read more


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