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Science: Use for Good or Evil?
Thursday, April 29, 2021      12 comments

Most anyone who knows me has heard my rant about the science behind finding the perfect balance of Sugar, Salt & Fat that can make, ahem, "food" as addictive as possible. So why can we not use this science to curate the healthiest, most nu... Read more
First Rides of the Season
Sunday, March 14, 2021      11 comments

Last week finally opened up a few perfect days for bike riding and I just couldn't let them pass without getting on my bike no matter HOW outta shape I've allowed myself to get. They were itty-bitty rides of around 15 miles I had just enoug... Read more
Wishing All a 2021 Filled with SPARK!
Wednesday, December 30, 2020      8 comments

I've been busy as all get-out with my private practice, helping people dealing with the COVID constraints and offering counseling services both in the office and telehealth between 6-10 clients a day 7 days a week. I enjoy getting together... Read more
Smooshing the Buck-Buck-Buck-BWAWK!
Thursday, November 12, 2020      12 comments

I enjoyed our string of lovely weather and got out for a couple of bike rides over the weekend before our weather started to turn rainy and chilly. These rides were significant because for a mixture of reasons I have been skittish about riding m... Read more
Sparking Through Virus-Challenged Times!
Wednesday, October 21, 2020      11 comments

After a mysterious fall off my bicycle this past April (see my blog here: https://www.sparkpeople.
individual.asp?blog_id=6676203 ) I've been both skittish and lazy about getting back on the ... Read more
Back On The Block!
Sunday, May 24, 2020      12 comments

Set wide the window. Let me drink the day. ---EDITH WHARTON Something bad happened during my routine River Road loop Solo bike ride on April 4th. The most annoying thing is: we’ll never quite know what. I rode home, locked up... Read more
Unconventional Maintenance
Tuesday, November 05, 2019      11 comments

I'm overdue for a blog update! Let me preface the description of my unconventional approach to maintaining my weight loss by saying: we are all an experiment of one! By no means am I declaring my approach as the be-all, end-all for everyone! I'v... Read more
Batta Bing!
Tuesday, June 04, 2019      7 comments

Weigh-in today? 211, bye-bye 6 pounds in one day! It's sort of silly in a way, because by next Monday I'll be right back up around 217. But it's a sort of re-set, a way of clearing the decks and prepping for another week. Best of all:... Read more
Maintenance Rules!
Monday, June 03, 2019      8 comments

This morning I got on the scale, unusual for Monday as I usually fast for 36 hours and don’t get on the scale until Tuesday morning to see where I stand with my weekly weigh-in. But my stomach was rumbling and last night’s dinner seemed su... Read more
Where Are You GOING?!?
Sunday, April 07, 2019      11 comments

Yesterday's ride with the bike club was the 2nd of the season. We were riding to our local Maple Festival. No matter that the only thing to do at a Maple Festival is to slather pancakes with syrup and snarf 'em down. I was armed with my trusty c... Read more
Independence Day Arrives SOON!
Saturday, April 06, 2019      11 comments

No, not July 4th...but RETIREMENT arrives at the end of April! The cool thing I noticed was that the VERY NEXT DAY following my last day of work, our local urban gardens group holds a luncheon for the needy at a church and they need volunte... Read more
IF (Intermittent Fasting) & Maintenance
Sunday, January 27, 2019      6 comments

A fellow Sparkie asked me a few questions about IF that I answered at length in a SparkMail so I thought I'd share it as a blog: (Intermittent Fasting) is a tricky thing and not a guaranteed panacea for all. Even for myself I have to admit... Read more
A Gut-Wrenching Reminder!
Saturday, January 12, 2019      8 comments

An incredible, gut-wrenching visit to my bad-old-days... filled with such RELIEF & GRATITUDE for my new life! https://www.theatlantic.
on/579832/ Thank ... Read more
Maintaining Around My All Time Low
Monday, August 20, 2018      18 comments

I recently joined with my wife on a 2 week body cleanse retreat bodymindretreats.com which was held at the Ithaca Zen Center. Such an interesting experience and gorgeous grounds with trails through nature, sampling wild mulberrie... Read more
Keepin' 'Em Rollin'!
Monday, July 16, 2018      9 comments

It has been a fairly light year for me so far both in terms of workouts and riding. This weekend was a little better as I joined in on a couple of club rides 35 miles each one Sat. one Sun. Breaking the old sit bones in! ;-) This lower back... Read more

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