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Well, tomorrow starts Confirmation class
Saturday, October 12, 2019      2 comments

which I'm co-teaching in the absence of our retired pastor. This is difficult, trying to explain faith to a bunch of 7th and 8th graders. Society doesn't really help much either. I must remain positive with them, and try to get through ... Read more
Hiked the Freedom Trail on Saturday!
Tuesday, September 24, 2019      4 comments

Ooohhh, it was exhausting. Trail itself is only 2.5 miles, but we somehow turned it into 9 miles, with all the stops and exploring of the historical sites! Churches, cemetaries, the USS Constitution, Boston Harbor, are just some of the sit... Read more
Start a new job today!
Saturday, September 07, 2019      15 comments

as a wine steward at a local winery! I'll be on my feet for a while, not necessarily working out but not being sedentary either! Should be interesting!... Read more
New experience again today!
Thursday, February 21, 2019      5 comments

Well, prepping for one anyway. It's a leadership conference for high school students called Teen Speak, where high school students interested in building their capacity for leadership and civic engagement, while increasing their knowledge about... Read more
Lets' keep going!!!
Friday, February 15, 2019      7 comments

Well, that's kind of how I wished Mrs KVD a Happy Valentine's Day! She was confused, for sure, figuring I'd finally gone off the deep end, but she liked it once I 'splained it to her. She too, has been on a weight loss journey through WW, ... Read more
First presentation at Montclair State today
Wednesday, February 13, 2019      6 comments

In my retirement, I've been doing much volunteering and today starts a new one! I'm speaking to students (and anyone else who attends) at Montclair State University, basically summarizing the main function of my last 14 years at my position int... Read more
Went to an AA meeting
Thursday, December 06, 2018      5 comments

No, not because I'm an alcoholic, it was part of my field experience for volunteer training. It was an experience that really moved me, and it relates to so much of my life. It was a truly inspirational and influential experience. Aft... Read more
Unilateral exercises - work on your balance
Wednesday, June 20, 2018      2 comments

SP article today on why we should do unilateral exercises, and one major reason is to work on balance. That's a good point. I've noticed in my golf swing that my balance is off, (just one of many problems with the golf game). Nonetheless,... Read more
1 hurdle – at a time
Tuesday, June 19, 2018      1 comments

The not for profit organization I serve on the Board for has a new mantra for helping the homeless: 1 person – 1 hurdle – at a time. It's about transitional support for homeless individuals in NJ, and it's the slogan being used for their annua... Read more
What weight loss success is to me......
Wednesday, May 30, 2018      7 comments

well, honestly, a start in the downward direction would be a success for me right now. But seriously, one pound at a time is a success for me. My love of eating, and my stressful/emotional eating, gets in the way of that. Focus focus fo... Read more
Sign up for 2018 Summer 5% Weight Loss Challenge?
Monday, May 28, 2018      4 comments

already did! These challenges are the best! Inspiring people are working with you! No one judges, you just have to participate, which basically means post your exercise minutes daily and your weight on Saturday. So, join in t... Read more
5% - will I ever get there? Keep at it!
Sunday, May 27, 2018      12 comments

If you're like me, 5% weight loss seems almost insurmountable! I've been in many a challenge, but have not lost 5% of the weight Yet, I continue with the challenges. Why? Because great, fantastic, and above all, non-judgmental, people ar... Read more
New Chapter - Deja vu
Saturday, May 26, 2018      8 comments

this has more to do with state of mind than physical health or activity, but in less than two months, I'll be retired from the company I've worked for 37 years. I know it's time, although I'm only 58. It's time to do something else. And w... Read more
Happy Weight????
Wednesday, January 03, 2018      3 comments

Interesting SparkCoach session today on finding your happy weight...essentially, don't get caught up in the scale results and track/focus on other items, such as cardiovascular condition, your body not getting in the way of you doing things, etc... Read more
Is walking better than running?
Tuesday, January 02, 2018      6 comments

Yes sirree! "Is walking better than running?" is a FAQ of many. And of course, many fitness pros, medical professionals, and others with opinions (fact based or otherwise) will provide answers. Here's mine. Lately, I say yes....giv... Read more

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