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Where am I?
Sunday, February 09, 2020      8 comments

I know that I haven't been here. If you've been following my blog, what should you make of my absence? Only, that I'm really, really busy. The course I'm teaching this semester - "Food, hunger and obesity" - is a new prep for me and that... Read more
Back on the horse!
Sunday, January 19, 2020      7 comments

I'm back Sparkin'. It took me an entire week to fully recover from my jet lag. But now I am back working out, back doing intermittent fasting, and finally sleeping through the night. Best of all, I lost two of the pounds I gained in Russia th... Read more
Russia FAIL!
Tuesday, January 14, 2020      10 comments

Well, we're back from Russia. Before I went, I saw this as a big challenge: almost a month away from home. No scale. No ability to cook for myself. Lots of meals out in restaurants. Lots of celebrations with relatives centered around eating... Read more
To Russia With Love
Monday, December 16, 2019      13 comments

A big challenge begins tomorrow. The family and I are heading to Russia for three weeks. Three weeks of eating carb heavy food prepared lovingly by relatives who will expect me to eat. Three weeks with no gym. Three weeks out of ... Read more
Pictures because I'm too flat out to blog
Monday, December 09, 2019      9 comments

Sorry, it is final exam time and I'm flat out. So here are some pics to show how it is going. This was last spring before intermittent fasting. ... Read more
The Freedom of the Hills (pictures)
Sunday, November 24, 2019      10 comments

Hello SparkFriends. I hope you are well. I have written before about some of the benefits I am experiencing because of losing weight - clothes that fit again, getting off all diabetes meds - but here's a different one. I used to climb all ... Read more
Going long, part 2
Saturday, November 09, 2019      6 comments

I'm assuming you've already read my blog "Going long." Well, it didn't go as planned: everything was fine for the first four days, but that evening my blood sugar was 67. I have a rule that whenever my blood sugar drops below 70, I eat som... Read more
Going long
Sunday, November 03, 2019      12 comments

Most of the fasts I've done have been 16 hours long using the "16/8" method. I've done a handful of 20 and 24 hour fasts but after 16 hour fasts, the next most common for me has been 36 hours. I stop eating after dinner on day one, don't eat a... Read more
Some things I have learned so far
Monday, October 28, 2019      6 comments

As you may recall, I'm starting to do research on Intermittent Fasting (IF). I have a collaboration going with a colleague in the Public Health Department. She is a registered dietician with a PhD in public health. I've got a second collaborat... Read more
Consistent Inconsistency
Monday, October 21, 2019      11 comments

I apologize for not blogging on the last two Sundays. Life (work mostly) has been really hectic and I have had to prioritize. Which leads me to the title of this blog, consistent inconsistency. My journey seems to be constantly changing, and my... Read more
Thrift Stores to the Rescue
Sunday, October 06, 2019      12 comments

This week I put on a corduroy jacket I haven't worn in a while. I looked at myself in our bedroom's full-length mirror and thought, "I look like a little boy trying on his father's clothes." Another jacket bites the dust: it had gone from too ... Read more
Experimenting on myself
Sunday, September 29, 2019      6 comments

Note: in this blog, when I use "IF" I am referring to intermittent fasting. Two weeks ago I blogged about having a week of setbacks and what I was going to do about it. Well, I managed to get back on track. For the past two weeks I have d... Read more
A week of setbacks and what I plan to do about it.
Sunday, September 15, 2019      9 comments

On my journey towards health, I've never had a perfect week where I ate what I meant to eat, in the amount I meant to eat, when I meant to eat it. Still, most weeks it has been two steps forward and one step back so that overall progress was ma... Read more
Science not fads
Sunday, September 08, 2019      11 comments

Not too much personal stuff to report this week. I am continuing with intermittent fasting, continuing to rack up great blood sugars while off all diabetes meds, and I continue to have becoming "merely" overweight (instead of obese) as my next ... Read more
On loving yourself: let's talk skin
Saturday, August 31, 2019      9 comments

I'm sorry there was no blog last Sunday. It was the day before the start of classes and I was going quietly crazy with all the things that had to be done. This week I'll be away on Sunday so I'm writing the blog a day early. I was having br... Read more

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