Monthly Archives: March 2011

250 Weeks Of Weight Watchers

Today starts my 250th week since I became a member of Weight Watchers.  That’s 250 weeks of making better food choices, using portion control and tracking my food.  It’s also 250 weeks of being accountable at weekly weigh-ins and making … Continue reading

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Food Day – October 24, 2011

Food Day is committed to: Reduce diet-related disease by promoting healthy foods Support sustainable farms & stop subsidizing agribusiness End “food deserts” by providing access to healthy foods Protect the environment & animals by reforming factory farms Promote health by … Continue reading

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Two Tasty Items For Next Thanksgiving

Health.com shares 25 Healthy Recipes for a Vegetarian Feast.  Here’s two in there that really caught my eye…thinking ahead to next fall…

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Don’t Bag It, Just Bang It Out

I was supposed to run yesterday – per my schedule. But, it was a long day. Left work at 3:45 pm. Had Little League practice with my son’s team at 5 pm. Just got there in time. Ran some drills … Continue reading

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Lemon Poppyseed Muffins

My wife makes these for our kids – and, every time she does, I end up eating them too. They’re so tasty, healthy, and a cheaper substitute for a VitaMuffin product. Ingredients: ——————————– 1 1/2 cups brown rice flour 1 … Continue reading

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Getting Back Into A Fitness Routine

Back when I joined my gym in October 2010, my goal was to workout every Friday, Sunday and Tuesday. These days synched up nice with my job and family requirements and they also gave me some rest/spacing between days – … Continue reading

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Eating With Buddhi

Below is some great information on mindful eating that I found in an Active.com feature entitled “8 Yoga Poses to Help You Stay Slim” – Mindfulness is a powerful thing, especially when it comes to weight. In studies on what … Continue reading

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A Real “Work” Out

I’ve been working out at a gym, usually three days a week, for the last 5 1/2 months. And, I’ve been running now for the past 2 1/2 months. Plus, I’ve been at a healthy weight for the last four … Continue reading

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Not All Calories Are Created Equal

I just came across this information via an ABC News report from last year – But experts like Jonny Bowden, a certified nutritionist and author of Living Low Carb, (Sterling, 2010) insist that all calories are most certainly not created … Continue reading

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Still Running Two Weeks After C25K

Went for a 3.1 mile run this morning. First time running since five days ago.  It’s been a crazy week in terms of finding time to exercise.  Also, if was nutty cold out there this morning, 28° F with a  RealFeel® temp of … Continue reading

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Toenail Says…Eat Fish!

Good news from a recent study via Bloomberg News – Ingesting mercury found in most fish didn’t cancel the food’s heart-health benefits, according to a study made public Wednesday by Harvard Medical School. Higher mercury exposure didn’t boost the incidence … Continue reading

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Many Unaware Or Underestimate Their Weight

Some interesting findings on how “Obese and overweight women and children may underestimate how heavy they are” in the L.A. Times yesterday: Women and children who are overweight and obese may have a skewed vision of just how heavy they … Continue reading

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You, Go, Girl!

It’s been a raw day here, all day. Just nasty. Gray. Wet. Chilly. Yuk! Around 5:30 pm, I ducked over to Weight Watchers for my weekly weigh-in. As I was leaving, I saw a girl running on my street. Yes, … Continue reading

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Eat Fat To Get Fit

Whitney Provost over at Beachbody deserves an 11 on a scale of one to ten for sharing some great information on “the good fats.” Here are some highlights: …research shows that a moderate-fat diet (with about 35 percent of calories … Continue reading

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Not The Whole Biggest Loser

Yesterday (Monday) was a long day for me. In terms of “door-to-door,” meaning the time I left for work and the time I got home from work, it was a 14-hour day. And, today was not a walk in the … Continue reading

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Sweating To The Futures?

Saw this today on “The Slim Capsule” that was posted on WWLTV about three weeks ago – Some local women say they are losing weight in an unusual way, by relaxing in a space-age looking pod. But what do the … Continue reading

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Beware Some So-Called Healthy Drinks

Good stuff from Victoria Stein at AOL today – Did you know that Americans consume about 100 to 150 calories a day from sugar-sweetened drinks? Keep that up and you’ll put on about 10 pounds a year. While it’s old … Continue reading

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Four Years & Nine Months Ago…Weight Watchers

Four years and 9 months ago, today, I joined Weight Watchers. In terms of personal “smart moves,” this was one of my better ones. If I had to offer the most important thing to come out joining, I would say … Continue reading

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Quercetin

I did my personal 5K around the neighborhood this evening before dinner. Just like last time, this was a 27-minute run. Not too bad coming off a busy day yesterday. However, just as I feared, there was a lot of … Continue reading

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The Bad Side Of Quinoa’s Popularity

I saw this news regarding quinoa and Bolivia in the New York Times. It was published yesterday. But, I just saw it today. Here’s the highlights from it: When NASA scientists were searching decades ago for an ideal food for … Continue reading

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Fitness Is Fun & Fruitful

Busy morning today. Dropped off my wife’s car for an oil change. Treated the family to breakfast out. (I had a veggie omelet, no cheese.) Finally got myself some good running foot gear, New Balance® 470 Running Shoes, on sale … Continue reading

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Double-Header Fitness Affirmation Day

I had an appointment, for a check-up, with a new doctor today. It was fun. Here’s how it went down: Doctor, looking at me for the first time: You must be a runner. Me, tying not to laugh because I’ve … Continue reading

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Eat Fiber, Cheat Death

Great stuff on the importance of fiber via Appetite for Health – According to new research reported recently in the Archives of Internal Medicine, a high-fiber diet was found to help prevent death. While this is not the first study … Continue reading

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Obstacles To Beating Obesity Epidemic

Carole Carson wrote this on the Obesity Epidemic last October, but, I just found it today: The economists predict that by 2015, three-quarters of Americans will be overweight or obese and that this condition will drag down our economy and … Continue reading

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Damn, Young, Courteous Gym Rats

This evening was a “Chest & Back” session at the gym for me. As usual, it was four sets per exercise with the goal being ten reps per set (or as best as I could do). I started out with … Continue reading

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