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Looking Forward Not Backward
Wednesday, January 01, 2014      9 comments

Another year has arrived and I'm looking forward to experiencing success as I strive toward my various goals I set to help me improve my overall health. Since this is a dynamic process I expect those goals and the measurements will also change ... Read more
Last Blog of the year Musings
Tuesday, December 31, 2013      0 comments

“Small changes lead to big changes and big changes lead to results.” “Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.” - Aristotle The first is a quote from one of today's SparkPeople emails. The two together struck me as good thoughts... Read more
Initiating Streak for Daily Minimum of 10K steps
Sunday, June 09, 2013      1 comments

Hooray! Well that's how I felt like saying after I finished my seventh mile (walking) this afternoon. It has been pouring rain in varying intensity since last night and all day long so far. I decided that outdoor walking wasn't going to ha... Read more
Painting hobby going well, weight loss not so much
Friday, May 24, 2013      4 comments

I've been enjoying painting again. I only paint one or two times a week so I don't accumulate a lot of inventory. I thought I'd share some of the latest ones that I consider completed. 1. Abstract Female ... Read more
Changes to get off a plateau
Wednesday, March 20, 2013      4 comments

Happy first day of Spring!. At least here in my part of Florida, we're having a normal day, not too warm (62 degrees) slightly cloudy with a litte breeze but not a bad day like others are experiencing. Today I decided I'd try something new t... Read more
Canadian Artist Calvin Nicholls ... Paper artist par excellent
Sunday, January 06, 2013      3 comments

It's 'Just' Paper... By Canadian paper artist, Calvin Nicholls There is nothing simple or ordinary about his paper art. Where we would simply use a piece of p... Read more
Happy and Healthy New Year 2013 to all my Spark friends and fellow Sparkers
Tuesday, January 01, 2013      3 comments

Happy and Healthy New Year 2013 to all my Spark friends and fellow Sparkers. I received my FitBit One on New Year's eve and today I used my FitBit One for the first time and am pleased with its performance and ease of syncing with the Spa... Read more
Sci-Fi themed Christmas tree
Thursday, November 29, 2012      14 comments

This year I finally have enough room to set up a second Christmas tree to display my collection of sci-fi themed ornaments that normal never make it out of their boxes. Here is a photo of my 'regular tree' with more traditional ornaments: ... Read more
Down 102 Pounds and counting
Tuesday, July 24, 2012      19 comments

Wow I didn't even really think about my weigh-in this past Monday morning when I finally had a cumulative loss over 100 pounds. I look in the mirror and don't really see much of a change and I still pretty much wear the same clothes albeit they... Read more
Unexpected toe surgery today
Tuesday, July 10, 2012      4 comments

This is my before going to visit the doctor picture. For two weeks now I've been losing a battle with my walking/jogging shoes and they've managed to damage the first three... Read more
Yeah I finished another commission
Friday, July 06, 2012      5 comments

I am so glad to be finished with this painting as I struggled to get the foreshortened legs right. It is a friend's dog and he asked me to do it's portrait about a month ... Read more
Sunday walk about Northwest Florida State College campus
Sunday, April 22, 2012      1 comments

This college is what I call my neighborhood college as it's practically across the street from my home, certainly within easy walking distance. I started this walk today from the parking lot of the college's baseball stadium. ... Read more
A walk through Turkey Creek
Monday, April 16, 2012      9 comments

A couple of days ago I decided to drop by one of the local walking routes and enjoy the scenery, weather and get some walking in that morning before continuing on with the rest of my day's activities. ... Read more
Thought I'd share some of my artsy fartsy side
Thursday, February 16, 2012      8 comments

I finished my morning yoga class and decided I wanted to blog something with my fellow Sparkers but didn't know exactly what I wanted to say other than hello and good wishes for all. In addition to that I thought I'd share some of my recent pai... Read more
I make noise when I move, just a tad creaky
Saturday, January 21, 2012      6 comments

Like this kitty, when I move around or just in general, I too make noise as the joint fluids move about but I just think of it as the joyful sound my body makes thanking m... Read more

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