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What's Up With The Spark Spin Wheel?
Sunday, February 16, 2020      1 comments

Almost every day I spin the Spark spin wheel. If I get a bonus spin, I'll do that too. I hate that I do this. To me, the spin wheel represents everything that is wrong with human online society. The only thing it does is reward you virtual... Read more
In Praise of My Cats
Friday, February 14, 2020      2 comments

I've got two sweet fur-babes who are a great joy to me. L and D came to me as bottle babies, my first ever bottle babies. I bottle fed them several times a day, until they were weaned, usually in my lap or on my chest. We bonded. Although t... Read more
Volunteering at Local Animal Shelter
Saturday, February 01, 2020      4 comments

I've volunteered in a local animal shelter for about a year and a half. Once a week, I spend two hours or so in the cat kennel. My job is to socialize cats as well as help out potential adopters. It is a great volunteer job because of the cats a... Read more
Some of my Daily Routines, Old and New
Monday, January 20, 2020      1 comments

Doing something every day is easier than doing it only once, or a few times, a week, because daily activities become routine quickly. Especially if I always do the activity at the same time, or after the same other activity. Some things I h... Read more
How did you learn to ENJOY exercise?
Sunday, December 22, 2019      0 comments

Someone created a topic on the Fitness and Exercise message board entitled "How did you learn to ENJOY exercise". These tips are based on what I did and do: • don't "try", "learn" or in any other way force yourself to ENJOY exercise. I... Read more
Assignment: Eating Plan for Tomorrow
Monday, December 02, 2019      3 comments

I'm writing this post as an assignment. I am trying a 14 day trial of Spark Premium. Today's "Daily Community Task" is to "Use your blog to plan out tomorrow's meal(s) and ingredients!" I do NOT cook and probably never will. Fortunately for... Read more
Not Eating in Front of the TV or Computer (1)
Saturday, November 30, 2019      4 comments

I've ignored for years the advice not to eat while watching TV. On the one hand, I've had great success without it. And... watching TV while eating has been a habit from a very early age. I would come home from school and watch Ultrama... Read more
Staying Tech Savvy into Old Age
Thursday, November 21, 2019      1 comments

When I was a kid in the 70s, my mom was sometimes called in the middle of the night to go to the government institution where she worked and troubleshoot the mainframe computers. She wrote some of the software that these mainframes used. I am pr... Read more
My Ebike: 3 Things
Tuesday, November 19, 2019      1 comments

My regular bikes have always been stored in the backyard shed. But, when I brought my shiny new ebike home, I made room for it in the house. I bough... Read more
Is Riding an Ebike Exercise? My Take
Wednesday, November 13, 2019      6 comments

There have been several articles online addressing whether riding an ebike is good exercise or not. Here is one example: https://www.outsideonlin
e.com/2404475/riding-e-bik
e-not-cheating This is my own take. First t... Read more
How I Finally Decided to Buy and Which Ebike to Buy: Part 2
Tuesday, November 12, 2019      2 comments

Over the last decade I've seen electric biking grow as a thing in the US. A few local shops have sprung up and there are more and more articles in the online media. "Regular" bike stores all stock an ebike, or two or three nowadays. The ratio in... Read more
How I Finally Decided to Buy and Which Ebike to Buy: Part 1
Monday, November 11, 2019      2 comments

When I was 16, my family took a European vacation, and I fell in love with mopeds. My parents allowed me to rent a moped in Paris and tool around the city independently. It was soooo much fun. About 10 years ago I got the idea to see if mop... Read more
Ebike
Sunday, November 10, 2019      1 comments

Last week I bought my first ever ebike. I've gotta admit that it is a fun, luxury buy. But I am exploring its use for exercise and transportation as well as a means of saving money down the line. I remember when I was a kid and rode my bike... Read more
PAI Score 2: More High Intensity Intervals
Thursday, November 07, 2019      2 comments

About two months ago I switched to using PAI score as my main metric for exercise decisions. To learn about PAI score, read my previous blog post and, more importantly, read about it here: https://www.paihealth.co
m/ Ma... Read more
PAI Score: Deciding When to Push and When to Rest
Wednesday, November 06, 2019      7 comments

I used to measure daily and weekly step counts as an exercise metric. I also experimented seriously with measuring HRV (heart rate variability) to i... Read more

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