Be a leader (lots of baby pictures) part 1
Friday, February 26, 2016      14 comments

I have one son who is 32 and has kids of his own. Now at the age of 60 I find myself a father for the second time. I'm very aware of the need ... Read more
He ain't heavy, he's my baby
Tuesday, February 23, 2016      14 comments

Sasha is now 9 months old and close to 21 pounds. I have a back carrier and take him for a walk everyday. It gives him some fresh air, us some time t... Read more
Tai Chi Dancer's Virgin Bloody Mary
Sunday, February 21, 2016      5 comments

I've reduced the amount of alcohol and salt that I consume, but I like Bloody Marys which have lots of both. So I came up with this alcohol-free low sodium version which I really like. Try it, you'll like it: 8 oz. Low Sodium V8. Read th... Read more
Stop waiting
Friday, February 05, 2016      18 comments

Dear Spark Friends, This is a note to myself, but you're welcome to read along if you wish. Stop waiting! Stop thinking that when you get to your goal weight things will be great. Stop thinking that then you'll reward yourself with a... Read more
Sunday, January 24, 2016      16 comments

I'll be honest, this blog is just an excuse to post a picture of shopping with my little bear. I tried to upload this to my status, but the photo u... Read more
Monkeys on my back
Saturday, March 15, 2014      19 comments

For a while (from about June 2013 to Feb 2014) I was the number one "stepper" on FitBit for New Hampshire and also at or near the top for the NH Spark Group in both points and fitness minutes. I also had some pretty impressive Spark streaks goin... Read more
A reminder that warmer days are coming
Thursday, March 06, 2014      20 comments

Mrs. TaiChiDancer is a strawberry picking machine!... Read more
This marriage
Sunday, February 16, 2014      13 comments

This marriage by Rumi May these vows and this marriage be blessed. May it be sweet milk, this marriage, like wine and halvah. May this marriage offer fruit and shade like the date palm. May this marriage be full of laughter, ... Read more
My wedding ring fell off!
Wednesday, February 12, 2014      27 comments

... and I wasn't even in a singles bar! Okay, that last bit was a joke. Don't get the wrong idea: TaiChiDancer is VERY HAPPILY MARRIED. But it is true that my ring just fell (flew actually) off when I shook my hand. It wasn't totally... Read more
75,000 steps in one day
Sunday, February 02, 2014      37 comments

On the 1st of February, I decided to try and set a new personal best on my fitbit. My previous pesonal best was a little over 50,000. As you can see, I just kept moving... Read more
Picture worth a thousand words
Friday, January 31, 2014      33 comments

From XXXL to L. ... Read more
This will surprise you ... the answer
Tuesday, January 28, 2014      24 comments

Yesterday I posed the question: What do these two statements have in common? * You should drink 6-8 glasses of water a day. ... Read more
This will surprise you.
Monday, January 27, 2014      12 comments

What do these two statements have in common: * You should drink 6-8 glasses of water a day. emoticon ... Read more
Sunday, January 26, 2014      12 comments

Having a Russian wife and having lived at various times in Africa, Asia, and Central America, I tend to have a rather eclectic music library. So, for my North American Spark Friends, here is a collection of... THE BEST WORKOUT MUSIC YOU'... Read more
Thinking of my wife on our anniversary
Saturday, January 25, 2014      30 comments

My wife is a real night owl and I ... well, I am descended from a long line of farmers. So it is 7 AM and she is sleeping in on a Saturday while I have 2,000 steps i... Read more

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