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8 years on SparkPeople!
Saturday, September 30, 2017      7 comments

I passed my eighth anniversary on SparkPeople the other day. I haven't missed signing in every day during that time, even when things weren't going so well. Seeing everyone's posts and comments is a great motivator to stay on track and continue ... Read more
Seven Years on SparkPeople!
Thursday, September 29, 2016      1 comments

So I actually hit the seven year mark a couple of days ago on Sept 26. I have had some good times and some bad times over that period, but overall it has been a great journey. I have seen many others come and go over the years, unfortunately, bu... Read more
400,000 points!
Wednesday, September 28, 2016      2 comments

I passed the 400,000 point mark today. Only took me 7 years. I'll hit my 7th anniversary on SparkPeople tomorrow!... Read more
New RV, and a promise to myself
Saturday, September 17, 2016      2 comments

I picked up my new Type B RV (basically a converted Mercedes Sprinter van called a Roadtrek CS XL) and drove it home from Tucson today. I am making a pledge that I am going to eat healthy foods only when I am traveling in it, and that I will mai... Read more
Back to work
Monday, September 05, 2016      1 comments

Today was the last day of my time off, and it is back to work in the morning. It will be a short week, though, so that will help break me back in gently (I hope). I get my hearing aides on Wednesday, so I'll be getting used to them and experimen... Read more
An eventful couple of weeks for my health
Saturday, September 03, 2016      3 comments

Several issues have presented them selves over the past couple weeks. First, I had been monitoring my BP since my last visit with my doctor, and I could see the pattern. I have mild hypertension. I went back to my doc with the list of Bps I had ... Read more
2500 days on SparkPeople!
Monday, August 15, 2016      1 comments

I recently passed 2500 days on SP. Can't believe I'm coming up on 7 years without missing a day. Love this site!... Read more
6 Years of Exercise
Thursday, December 25, 2014      4 comments

This Christmas (December 23 actually) marks 6 years of daily exercise without missing a day. I have done at least 30 minutes of either walking, running, biking or swimming every day since December 23, 2008. This streak has helped keep me motivat... Read more
Senior Olympics Cycling Events
Sunday, March 09, 2014      5 comments

Last weekend I did three cycling events as part of the Arizona Senior Olympics. As you can see, the weather wasn't very good while people were signing in. ... Read more
Five Years of Exercize
Tuesday, December 24, 2013      9 comments

As of today, I have gone over five years of doing a minimum of 30 minutes of exercise every day. Come hell or high water, no matter what else was going on in life, I have made time for that 30 minutes, and usually much more. The treadmill desk h... Read more
Triathlon today
Thursday, November 28, 2013      7 comments

I did the SW Valley YMCA Reverse triathlon today. Not one of my better performances, but the weather was perfect and it was a fun day.... Read more
Scottsdale JCC Sprint Triathlon
Sunday, September 29, 2013      5 comments

I did the JCC Scottsdale Sprint Triathlon this morning. Beautiful day for it - sunny and warm, with just a slight breeze. I got third in my age group again, which sounds great until you find out there were only three of us in the 55-59 group. Ev... Read more
Four Years on SparkPeople!
Thursday, September 26, 2013      8 comments

I haven't posted a blog in nearly a year, but I've been here doing all the rest of my Sparking the whole time. And today marks my 4th anniversary on SparkPeople! I'm still a couple of pounds above my final goal weight, but I'm down more than 60 ... Read more
I'm going to do my first Olympic Triathlon!
Thursday, October 18, 2012      10 comments

I started thinking about this some time back, but I hadn't convinced myself to go for it. The swim was the part that was intimidating me. For the event I was looking at, the swim is 1600 m, bike about 24 miles, and the run 6.2 miles. I knew I co... Read more
Seville Sprint Triathlon
Sunday, October 14, 2012      3 comments

I had planned to do what they call the Maxi Plus triathlon today - basically a little longer on each discipline than the regular Maxi sprint. However, yesterday I decided to do the regular Maxi instead because I was still sore from the Bartlett ... Read more

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