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My father's final lesson
Thursday, October 10, 2013      34 comments

My father is dying. He has been in the hospital or a nursing home since the beginning of September and on Monday I got a call from his companion that he was unresponsive. "Are you back in the hospital?" I asked. "There will be no mor... Read more
The Doctor's Visit
Friday, October 04, 2013      25 comments

As you know I have made A LOT of changes in the last four months. If you missed 'em just read my previous blogs. So today was my first doctor's visit since making the big push. The doctor and his nurse were both astonished and delighted. I l... Read more
One problem: many causes, many solutions
Monday, September 30, 2013      24 comments

Obesity & overweight. That's the problem: it makes us prone to diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. It saps the quality of our lives. We can't keep up with our spouses, or the kids, or the grandkids as we used to. ... Read more
Now comes the test...
Thursday, September 26, 2013      12 comments

I've made a lot of changes since May, only some of which you, my dear SparkFriends and readers, know about. I switched to a standing desk at home and switched to drinking my coffee black at about the same time (I gave up sugar in java years ago... Read more
A NSV and a new toy
Tuesday, September 24, 2013      18 comments

So here's my new toy: It's a leather punch, because I decided I wanted to keep my old belt to remind me how far I've come, but I'm out of holes. So I bought myself a... Read more
Hmmm....
Sunday, September 22, 2013      12 comments

Saw this on my Spark start page: Is he trying to say that happiness is grass?!?! ... Read more
Body measurements: the tale of the tape
Friday, September 20, 2013      12 comments

Body measurements: I don't really take them. Is it just me, or is this a "gender thing"? Anyway, I came across, the body measurements I actually did take of myself when I first start SparkPeople two years ago. So, of course, I had to reta... Read more
Playing dress-up
Wednesday, September 18, 2013      16 comments

I've been married to my darling wife for three years. One of our first fights was when we had to go some place that required we dress up. Before I started really Sparkin' along, having to dress up was always a horrible experience. As I got fa... Read more
How I manage more than 20,000 steps every day. Part 2.
Thursday, September 12, 2013      29 comments

This is the second of two blogs on how I manage to walk 20,000 or more steps every day. As I write, it is pouring rain and that is appropriate because today I want to focus on getting the steps in when nature does not cooperate: when it is too ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts How I manage more than 20,000 steps every day. Part 1.
Saturday, September 07, 2013      36 comments

Those of you who follow my daily status reports know that since the beginning of summer I have walked more than 20,000 steps (10 miles) every day, with a high of 40,333 steps... Read more
Another photo from India
Wednesday, September 04, 2013      15 comments

The Brahma Kamala (Saussurea obvallata). The flower is huge (about the size of a big cantaloupe). It only blooms once, at night. The next day it is gone.... Read more
Photo from this summer in India
Sunday, September 01, 2013      14 comments

Hampi is a U.N. World Heritage site. It was the capital of the Vijayanagar Empire founded around 1300 A.D. that managed to hold northern invaders at bay for two and a ha... Read more
Another reason to lose weight the old-fashioned way!!!
Friday, August 30, 2013      17 comments

Some of you may know that I'm an advocate of permanent changes in diet, exercise and lifestyle, as well as a "slow-and-steady" approach, to lose weight and keep it off. As part of my research for the course I teach (Food, Hunger and Obesity: fr... Read more
Don't let your goals become the enemy of your success
Sunday, August 11, 2013      18 comments

(This is an open letter from TaiChiDancer to himself) Dear TaiChiDancer, Hey T.C.D., it's me, TaiChiDancer. Listen, I know I haven't always been your best friend, but I've got your back now and I have something important to say to you... Read more
Binge Eating
Friday, August 09, 2013      15 comments

Have you seen those “I lost weight” success stories on the Huffington Post? I’ve been reading a lot of them lately and drawing inspiration from peoples’ stories. But I’ve noticed many people saying things along the lines of “I used to eat an en... Read more

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