Photo Essay #5: Lady Bird Lake, an Urban Oasis
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Photo Essay #5: Lady Bird Lake, an Urban Oasis

Along with my friend Adrienne and my dog Freida, I hoofed several hundred miles this past year around Lady Bird Lake (formerly Town Lake), in Austin, TX. The name’s a bit deceiving; it really doesn’t look like a lake. It looks more like a river that cuts from east to west and separates south Austin … Continue reading

Rebooting the BSP (and Me)!
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Rebooting the BSP (and Me)!

Summer vacation is over, kids & the BSP is back! In addition to rebooting my body this year, I’ve rebooted the look and feel of this blog, and I hope you like it. There’s more emphasis on photos, to be sure, and navigation is a bit more inspired, too! Everything needs a makeover once in … Continue reading

Atkins Diet, In Theory and (Personal) Practice
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Atkins Diet, In Theory and (Personal) Practice

Reboot Camp Post #4: Good Thing I Enjoy Protein It’s been 8 weeks since I kicked off my “Reboot Camp” with a diet–the Atkins Diet, specifically–and it’s time for an update. Let’s start with a little background on the plan itself. THE SCIENCE OF ATKINS Unless you’ve never had to lose a few pounds (lucky … Continue reading

Walking for Fitness and Fun
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Walking for Fitness and Fun

Reboot Camp Post #3: I’m Actually Moving, and It Feels Pretty Good! After years of non-stop sitting, with only intermittent fits of exercise, I clearly need to move. Yes, it will help weight loss, but there’s a bigger issue: healthy aging. In the past few years, I’ve felt more sluggish. Last year’s physical revealed that … Continue reading