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Changing How I Measure Success
Sunday, April 10, 2016      2 comments

I'm ending my life-long relationship with my bathroom scale. I no longer trust what it tells me, and most of my interactions with it leave me feeling lousy. I've come to the conclusion that weighing in is only one way, and maybe not the best way... Read more
Thursday, March 03, 2016      6 comments

I'm a creature of habit. It's so much easier to do things that I don't have to plan, think through, or decide on, like brushing my teeth, tying my shoelaces, or signing my signature. Effortless gestures accomplished with little or no thought. I'... Read more
Unlearning 50+ Years of Health and Fitness Fads (Long post...but 50 years IS a long time!)
Tuesday, March 01, 2016      2 comments

Over the last few days I have really enjoyed getting familiar with SparkPeople's Nutrition Tracker and the rigorously honest feedback of the weekly nutrition report. The information has caused me to reflect back over a lifetime of conflicting he... Read more
Mud Season: Vermont's Version of Spring
Sunday, February 28, 2016      5 comments

The light in Vermont noticeably changes around groundhog day, giving a hint of warming sun and longer days in the months ahead. Things really change at the end of February and beginning of March: Vermont's fifth season known as Mud Season arrive... Read more