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
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
Anti -Inflammatory Diet
Monday, October 16, 2017 4 comments
A few have asked that I blog about this.....well, here's the link/website that shows the food pyramid: https://www.drweil.com/diet-nu
diet-pyramid/ I don't follow it to a tee....I must admit, fruits and veg... Read more
Blood test results are in
Monday, July 17, 2017 6 comments
Doctor seemed more concerned with hypertension/blood pressure than he did pre-diabetes this time. So it's the old lower sodium, lower sugar, exercise more, and lose some weight. Also get my pressure checked twice a week. New tact to exerc... Read more
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