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Another Melbourne visit
Saturday, April 10, 2010      1 comments

My regular shuttle from Hobart to Melbourne was on again this week. For once the flight out from Hobart left on time, and although we were delayed a bit on route we got to Melbourne only a few minutes late. Meeting up with a friend we made... Read more
Maintaining motivation
Wednesday, April 07, 2010      2 comments

This past week has been a challenge to maintaining my program, holidays always are, but for Easter we had so many more visitors that even limiting myself to healthy foods I had a lot of trouble to record everything that I was eating and so my fo... Read more
... Happy Easter to all
Saturday, April 03, 2010      4 comments

As we celebrate Easter I was reflecting on my progress since joining the Spark. I've been blessed with the opportunity to share what I have been achieving with many supportive people around the world in a "safe" environment where we are all... Read more
The mirror of a reunion
Friday, March 26, 2010      3 comments

Last night (Friday) I attended the reunion of my former Navy Reserve colleagues. We try to get together every 2 years but for one reason or another I have missed the last couple. It was great to catch up with everyone, hard to believe so many ... Read more
A spectacular sunrise in Hobart
Thursday, March 04, 2010      3 comments

My morning walk today started in an half light. The sun hadn't yet risen but it was only a little cool. Prince my German Shepard was running around in front of me sniffing out all of the new scents that had been planted during the night. ... Read more
Monday, March 01, 2010      0 comments

The start of another week. This week I hope to be able to stick to my eating plans and keep up my fitness regime. The key to my plans is to organise my food for the following day the previous evening. Didn't manage that last night so today I ... Read more
Nothing like man's best friend
Sunday, February 28, 2010      3 comments

Having been away from home for several days this week I expected that I would be welcomed back like a long lost friend. In fact all I got was the following: Still he was much... Read more
You know you're getting old when...
Saturday, February 27, 2010      1 comments

Another trip to Melbourne but my favorite course around Albert Park Lake was my downfall. I walked to the Lake from the hotel and started to walk around the course. I was feeling pretty good so I thought that a bit of interval training would ... Read more
I hate budget airlines
Wednesday, February 24, 2010      2 comments

Another day in Melbourne. It started off perfectly, ran out of the hotel straight to Albert Park Lake. The sun still hadn't quite come up and as I ran around the western side of the lake the sun's rays came out past the buildings. It was stil... Read more
Crossing the half way mark
Sunday, February 21, 2010      2 comments

Today was a milestone along my path to a longer and healthier life, I crossed the half way point to my weight loss goal. As a mariner I reflect on the right of passage celebrations whenever you cross the equator. There's a great tradition of ... Read more
A beautiful evening in Melbourne
Monday, February 15, 2010      3 comments

Today it was off to Melbourne - the big smoke for a country boy from Tasmania. A day full of meetings - for once these were constructive and I felt we had really made some progress towards some shared goals with our other partners. Stepping o... Read more
That moving feeling
Wednesday, January 27, 2010      0 comments

When you've been in an office for 10 years its amazing how much stuff you manage to accumulate. Those complementary coasters, numerous promotional clocks, calendars, diaries etc. Its a bit like putting on weight. Individually each of thos... Read more