40 pounds before and after photos
Wednesday, January 22, 2014      38 comments

I've still got a long way to go to my goal and I've resisted posting "in progress" photos. But a new semester has just started at the college and SO MANY people - who haven't seen me in a while - have commented on my weight loss, so I thought I... Read more
Using the television for interval training
Monday, January 20, 2014      26 comments

My friend BRENJET is a real New England Patriots fan. The other day she posted a blog saying that she was going to work out during the game and that way she'd be a winne... Read more
I threw out my fat clothes!
Friday, January 17, 2014      23 comments

I can't believe I did it. As I mentioned in a previous blog, I now wear either a large or a 16 1/2 shirt. So today I went through my clothes and removed all the 18's, XXXL's and XXL's from my wardrobe. There were some familiar friends the... Read more
So glad I'm not a woman ...
Monday, January 13, 2014      18 comments

... because I'm not strong enough to handle all the sexist b*llsh*t that women have to put up with in this patriarchal world. As a fat man, (who used to be a lot fatter), shopping for clothes has always been an opportunity for shame and sel... Read more
A Sparktacular Lunch!
Tuesday, January 07, 2014      31 comments

Some of my favorite cooking occurs when I don't have a recipe, but I just take what is on hand and hope for inspiration. Today, I had some zucchini, summer squash, and re... Read more
Training for hiking
Monday, January 06, 2014      16 comments

I love to hike. But - at my weight and age - I find I have to train for it. The best training for hiking is hiking, but I can't always get out there. So every day I put a weight in a day pack: ... Read more
TaiChiDancer is no longer X-rated
Friday, December 27, 2013      39 comments

At my heaviest, I was wearing XXXL shirts. I lost 30 lbs before I started SparkPeople but I was still in size XXL. Now, after losing another 40 with S.P., the last couple of things that fit me have been L. It will be interesting t... Read more
Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Timely
Monday, December 23, 2013      9 comments

It's funny: I was just thinking about these S.M.A.R.T. goals in connection with my New Year's Resolutions for 2014, and then I went to play trivia and the first question was asking what "S.M.A.R.T." stood for. It must be fate. Well, I'... Read more
My birthday dinner: a report
Tuesday, December 17, 2013      19 comments

For my birthday yesterday, my wife took me to a fancy restaurant that we both love. It was a chance for me to put two of my principles into action: 1) Since I am not on a diet, but am changing my behavior permanently, there cannot be any fo... Read more
It's my birthday...
Monday, December 16, 2013      32 comments

... and I weigh 40 pounds less than I did last year! emoticon... Read more
Everything about me is getting smaller except ...
Saturday, December 14, 2013      20 comments

... my feet! Since the beginning of June, I've walked more than four million steps. I lost over 40 pounds in the process and all my clothes are loose. Except my feet, which for the last 30 years of my life have been a U.S. men's size ... Read more
Here's something to think about.
Friday, December 13, 2013      12 comments

“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.” —Goethe... Read more
One hundred 20,000 step days
Tuesday, November 26, 2013      36 comments

Yesterday, I walked over 20,000 steps. I did the same thing on each of the 99 days before that. In the last 100 days I've walked two and a half million steps (2,491,967) covering over twelve hundred miles. On my highest day I walked 50... Read more
Miles from No Where
Monday, November 25, 2013      7 comments

Miles from nowhere I guess I'll take my time Oh yeah, to reach there Look up at the mountain I have to climb Oh yeah, to reach there. Lord my body has b... Read more
A thousand miles
Sunday, November 24, 2013      12 comments

emoticon But I would walk 500 miles ... Read more

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