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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
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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
Mongoose on the garden path
Wednesday, July 31, 2013      8 comments

In my status updates I keep mentioning seeing peacocks and mongeese (mongooses?). It is almost a daily occurence. I know you have seen peacocks before, but here is a pic... Read more
Whatever happened to ... update on my New Year's Resolution
Tuesday, January 01, 2013      16 comments

You will recall that last New Year's Eve I made the resolution to walk 10,000 steps/day for all of 2012. I quickly (after having pneumonia in mid-January) realized that AVERAGING 10,000 steps/day was a lot more realistic that an absolute requir... Read more
Steps, steps, and more steps
Saturday, September 01, 2012      16 comments

Time to check in on my New Year's Resolution. It has turned out to have been a good choice: committing to averaging 10,000 steps a day has forced me to make a big change in my behavior and to be consistent about it over a long period of time. ... Read more
Better late than never party
Monday, August 27, 2012      19 comments

Olya and I eloped in January of 2011. The wedding took all of 15 minutes and was performed by an 86 year old justice of the peace in the lobby of the Keene City Hall. Now a year and a half later we had a party to celebrate the marriage and how... Read more
Last photos from the Peterhof (3 of 3)
Friday, August 24, 2012      13 comments

The gardens go on and on. Endless fountains, countless statues. Here are a few more photos I took that day. ... Read more

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