February 2011

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Chasing Moose on Skinny Skis

Chasing Moose on Skinny Skis

Our family just returned from a weekend in the spectacular Jackson Hole region of Wyoming.
Our purpose of the trip was mostly to be on skis — a little work and a lot of play. We started the weekend off at the Moose Chase ski race. I entered the 30-kilometer race and our oldest two sons, [...]

This Parent’s Children Will Be In The Woods

This Parent’s Children Will Be In The Woods

“In every walk with Nature one receives far more than he seeks.” (John Muir)
The book, Last Child in the Woods, by Richard Louv, tells the story of today’s staggering divide between children and the outdoors. It is not a new book. I think I first read it three years ago. It has since been expanded.
The [...]

Just Being With It — or Trying To, Anyway

I know, I often quote Yoda: Do or do not. There is no try. But I’m not a natural when it comes to present time consciousness. Really living in the moment, fully, without thinking of the past or future, is work for me. I can’t just do it. For me, it requires practice. So that [...]

The End — Of My Weight Loss Journey

The End — Of My Weight Loss Journey

This is Post 33 of my fitness/weight loss journey blogging.
Today marks The End to something that has been very significant to me: My weight loss journey.
Just under two years ago, I weighed almost 160 pounds and was chubby and pretty lazy. Today, I am smaller than I’ve been since high school and yet stronger and [...]

All Weight Loss, Fitness Journey Blog Posts

Greetings from Wyoming. After 22 months, I’ve reached the end of my weight loss journey. I weighed almost 160 pounds 22 months ago, and today weigh 129. I went from being big and soft and lazy to smaller, leaner and stronger. Everything in my life is better. Everything.
Thanks to all of you who have followed [...]