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I've gone semi-private
Tuesday, February 14, 2012      6 comments

Only my friends can see me on Spark People. For a long time I was frustrated by the number of people on Spark People with impressive statistics and with intriguing names whose pages were set to PRIVATE. Now I understand. I found my Sp... Read more
My February Goals: A & I
Thursday, February 02, 2012      14 comments

1. To get back down to 205 2. To think of ways to fit in exercise throughout my day, most especially when I cannot get to the gym 3. To be bright and perky when I teach 4. To spend sometime each day on Spark People remembering the purp... Read more
A bit scarce, perhaps
Tuesday, January 31, 2012      9 comments

I won't have much time for Spark People over the next week or two and I worry that I will lose focus and motivation. I've got tons of work to do at work, and a sick camper at home who is up all night and is spending his time moaning and g... Read more
Mozart's Birthday
Friday, January 27, 2012      7 comments

1756. 256 years old today. I'll be listening to music today. Yesterday I wrote about my congestive heart failure. I think it is resolving itself reasonably quickly. I lost 5 pounds yesterday, which means that my weight-gain was ... Read more
More CHF
Thursday, January 26, 2012      1 comments

I was first diagnosed with CHF last July and that started me taking Spark People very seriously. I was in very good shape for the past 6 months and now it is back. Possible reasons: 1) I ate too much on the cruise. It's true and ye... Read more
Edith Wharton is 150 years old today
Tuesday, January 24, 2012      4 comments

I think it's noteworthy. I love her novels as well as her superb short stories. I had a fantastic time on my vacation. In spite of the fact that I exercised a lot and swam and did a lot of walking, I suspect I gained weight. I need to w... Read more
On Vacation
Tuesday, January 10, 2012      9 comments

I am going on vacation from January 12th until the 23rd. I will have fun, lazy times, and too many food opportunities. I hope that I make use of the gym facilities a... Read more
39 Years Ago Today
Friday, January 06, 2012      7 comments

39 Years ago today....I married! We knew everything we needed to know and yet we have learned so much more. We have stuck together, supported each other, pursued goals, and have developed an uncanny ESP about each other. DGR, I've loved ... Read more
Sunday, January 01, 2012      4 comments

This is the first January 1st in the past 25 years that I feel I am heading in a decent direction. I had fallen into the typical trap of care-taking for too many people from to... Read more
Smolensk for New Year's
Saturday, December 31, 2011      1 comments

It's about 240 miles between Moscow and Smolensk, but I believe I've actually walked further since I am not tracking the daily walk to parking lots and work, etc. It'... Read more
Night Time Eating
Sunday, December 25, 2011      0 comments

The past several days I've engaged in unnecessary nightime eating. Admittedly not as much as I used to, but yet I want to stop it asap. It's a terrible happy and it engenders more eating and it's totally mindless! But last night it improv... Read more
Happy Holidays
Saturday, December 24, 2011      0 comments

Baby Noel is home with his parents and we have Skyped with them! What a fantastic feeling. I hope everyone is well and enjoying the season.... Read more
Tuesday Baby?
Saturday, December 17, 2011      5 comments

My younger son is probably going to become a father on Tuesday, December 20th. His wife has a "due date" of Dec. 18th and the doctor says that because she does not want to go past her "due date" she will induce her on Monday evening, the 19th, ... Read more
"Next, Please"
Sunday, December 11, 2011      6 comments

Next, Please by Philip Larkin Always too eager for the future, we Pick up bad habits of expectancy. Something is always approaching; every day Till then we say, Watching from a bluff the tiny, clear Sparkling armada of pr... Read more
Musée des Beaux Arts
Saturday, December 10, 2011      3 comments

Musée des Beaux Arts W. H. Auden About suffering they were never wrong, The old Masters: how well they understood Its human position: how it takes place While someone else is eating or opening a window or just walking dully along; ... Read more

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