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Sparking Through Virus-Challenged Times!
Wednesday, October 21, 2020      11 comments

After a mysterious fall off my bicycle this past April (see my blog here: https://www.sparkpeople.
com/mypage_public_journal_
individual.asp?blog_id=6676203 ) I've been both skittish and lazy about getting back on the ... Read more
Back On The Block!
Sunday, May 24, 2020      12 comments

Set wide the window. Let me drink the day. ---EDITH WHARTON Something bad happened during my routine River Road loop Solo bike ride on April 4th. The most annoying thing is: we’ll never quite know what. I rode home, locked up... Read more
Unconventional Maintenance
Tuesday, November 05, 2019      11 comments

I'm overdue for a blog update! Let me preface the description of my unconventional approach to maintaining my weight loss by saying: we are all an experiment of one! By no means am I declaring my approach as the be-all, end-all for everyone! I'v... Read more
Batta Bing!
Tuesday, June 04, 2019      7 comments

Weigh-in today? 211, bye-bye 6 pounds in one day! It's sort of silly in a way, because by next Monday I'll be right back up around 217. But it's a sort of re-set, a way of clearing the decks and prepping for another week. Best of all:... Read more
Maintenance Rules!
Monday, June 03, 2019      8 comments

This morning I got on the scale, unusual for Monday as I usually fast for 36 hours and don’t get on the scale until Tuesday morning to see where I stand with my weekly weigh-in. But my stomach was rumbling and last night’s dinner seemed su... Read more
Where Are You GOING?!?
Sunday, April 07, 2019      11 comments

Yesterday's ride with the bike club was the 2nd of the season. We were riding to our local Maple Festival. No matter that the only thing to do at a Maple Festival is to slather pancakes with syrup and snarf 'em down. I was armed with my trusty c... Read more
Independence Day Arrives SOON!
Saturday, April 06, 2019      11 comments

No, not July 4th...but RETIREMENT arrives at the end of April! The cool thing I noticed was that the VERY NEXT DAY following my last day of work, our local urban gardens group holds a luncheon for the needy at a church and they need volunte... Read more
IF (Intermittent Fasting) & Maintenance
Sunday, January 27, 2019      6 comments

A fellow Sparkie asked me a few questions about IF that I answered at length in a SparkMail so I thought I'd share it as a blog: (Intermittent Fasting) is a tricky thing and not a guaranteed panacea for all. Even for myself I have to admit... Read more
A Gut-Wrenching Reminder!
Saturday, January 12, 2019      8 comments

An incredible, gut-wrenching visit to my bad-old-days... filled with such RELIEF & GRATITUDE for my new life! https://www.theatlantic.
com/health/archive/2019/01
/weight-loss-essay-tomlins
on/579832/ Thank ... Read more
Maintaining Around My All Time Low
Monday, August 20, 2018      18 comments

I recently joined with my wife on a 2 week body cleanse retreat bodymindretreats.com which was held at the Ithaca Zen Center. Such an interesting experience and gorgeous grounds with trails through nature, sampling wild mulberrie... Read more
Keepin' 'Em Rollin'!
Monday, July 16, 2018      9 comments

It has been a fairly light year for me so far both in terms of workouts and riding. This weekend was a little better as I joined in on a couple of club rides 35 miles each one Sat. one Sun. Breaking the old sit bones in! ;-) This lower back... Read more
No Wusses Allowed!
Sunday, May 06, 2018      17 comments

Still hobbling along with my arthritis, yet finding bicycling helps me to work it out and is not painful to my joints at all. So I challenged myself yesterday as we had a HILLY 42 mile bike club ride scheduled and I toyed with the thought of wus... Read more
Busting The Rust! 11th SparkVersary!
Sunday, April 15, 2018      10 comments

Sending a shout-out to STRIVERONE for his recent invitation to one of the latest bike club spring rides I've ever had. Three reasons why: 1) The weather's been atrociously cold and wet. Our spring has yet to really SPRING as we've bee... Read more
How Blue are YOU?
Saturday, March 10, 2018      10 comments

No, I'm not talking politics. I'm talking lifestyle. I have been fascinated by the research and stories surrounding what has been dubbed "Blue Zones" which are unique enclaves of people scattered around the globe who live extraordinari... Read more
Golden Sunshine Treat!
Tuesday, February 27, 2018      10 comments

This morning's walk was such a delicious treat! A crisp 27 degrees, but the sun was spreading through the sky as I stepped along. Not quite the spring I had in my step yesterday, however I was patient with myself, realizing a little soreness is ... Read more

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