Monthly Archives: June 2011

Study: Frequent Eating Leads To U.S. Obesity

Via Reuters – Americans may be cutting back on super-sized meals, but waistlines continue to expand from more frequent eating, according to a study released on Wednesday. The number of daily meals and snacks consumed by U.S. adults rose to … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 1.0 – Day 9

Good day for some rest/recovery.  After being active in six of the eight previous days, this is a good spot for a break.

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Iliotibial Band Syndrome

The other day, I shared some information on Iliotibial Band Syndrome.  And, now, I’ve found two other great links with more on “ITBS.” Here they are: Save Yourself from IT Band Syndrome! Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome 101

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My Own Fitness Plan 1.0 – Day 8

Today was a test – and I passed it. I left work “early” at 5:15 pm – so that I could get home in time to join my wife and kids for a trip to the movies (at 7:15 pm).  This … Continue reading

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Coconut Bars With Blueberry Compote

Sounds yummy!  I haven’t had them yet.  But, just knowing what’s in them, I would bet they’re tasty.

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Tangelos

Lately, I’ve been eating tangelos like crazy.  They’re just so easy to peel!  Here’s more on this eater-friendly fruit: Information on Tangelo Tangelo is also sometimes referred to as the honeybell fruit and it is actually a hybrid fruit. Tangelo … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 1.0 – Day 7

Per the plan, today was a yoga day.  So, I got up early this morning to make sure I got it in before having to leave for work. I borrowed one of my wife’s DVDs – Sara Ivanhoe’s 20 Minute … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 1.0 – Day 6

Interesting day. I tried my new running route and “IT” stretching idea. Starting out, I felt great.  I was starting to think I found a miracle cure.  And, then, about 2 miles into the run, that usual bad news mark, … Continue reading

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Do I Have Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS)?

I’m really getting tired of telling the story of my left knee. And, I’ve tried so many soultions now – including asking anyone for help. Lately, more than one person has suggested that I might have Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS). Here’s … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 1.0 – Day 5

Did a repeat of Day 1 today – as planned – at 7:30 am in the gym.  Pretty proud of myself to get that done today.  My knee also feels good today.  Not sure what I am going to do … Continue reading

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Looking For Help On Knee Pain

I’ve decided to reach out for help since I don’t know what to try next in dealing with my knee pain.  Related, I’ve made posts on this matter at four running discussion forums.  Here are the threads: LetsRun.com RunnersWorld.com CoolRunning.com … Continue reading

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Is My Problem Chondromalacia Patella?

Still trying to figure out the problem with my knee, I found an interesting (albeit old) thread at LetsRun.com that had the following exchange: “Sweet C” – I have a bitching case of “runner’s knee” (Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome) that absolutely … Continue reading

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Beans, Beans, The Magical Weight Loss Meat Substitute

Via RealAge.com – Plan that summer picnic around bean salads instead of brats and you may enjoy a smaller waist — even if you eat the same number of calories as the brat lovers! In a recent study, the biggest … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 1.0 – Day 4

Under the plan, today is a scheduled rest day.  And, given the situation with my left knee, I’m going to take advantage of that and take it easy. Yesterday, after my run, the knee was killing me.  I could barely … Continue reading

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Depressed Over Runner’s Knee

I just went back and checked my records. In the 4-week period from March 8th through April 5th, I did a 5K run 8 times with no issues. My usual time was around 27-28 minutes, give or take. Then I … Continue reading

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What Makes You Gain & Lose Weight

Interesting news via NOW@NEJM – What is the secret to losing weight and keeping it off? People have asked this question for ages, and many different answers have been proposed. We’re all familiar with various dieting fads that have passed … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 1.0 – Day 3

Went for a 5K run this morning with the new shoes and insoles.  First time running in a week.  Sadly, the pain in my left knee came back.  It was enough for me to feel, and enough for me to … Continue reading

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Road Runner Shoe Dog To The Rescue?

Following up on today’s thoughts, this evening, I did the Road Runner Sports Shoe Dog thing – where they measure your feet and video tape your running gait.  It was interesting.  Their exam confirmed that I do overpronate on the … Continue reading

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Overpronation & Runner’s Knee

My left knee has been an issue for a while now – and it’s not getting any better.  Earlier today, I began to really question if it had something to do with a need for better running shoes.  And, after … Continue reading

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Don’t Omnivore, Be Happy

Via VegNews Daily – Researchers at the Department of Nutrition at the Arizona State University have found that those who follow a veg diet might be able to add “mental health” as another reason to ditch meat. In a survey … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 1.0 – Day 2

I had no DOMS this morning after “Day 1.”  So, even though today is a scheduled “rest” day, I decided to go for a 5K walk this morning.  Yes, it was a walk and not a run.  I’m still waiting … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 1.0 – Day 1

Today was Day 1 of “My Own Fitness Plan 1.0.”  Here’s what I ended up doing at the gym this evening – two sets each of the following: Bench Press Hammer Strength Rows Ab Coaster Crunches Seated Dumbell Presses Seated … Continue reading

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Weight Watchers 5-Year Anniversary

Five years ago today, on June 21, 2006, I attended my first Weight Watchers meeting.  At that time, I weighed 232.4 pounds.  (That was better than the 242 pounds that I weighed on April 21, 2003.  But, I was still … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 1.0

As promised, I have the first draft of “My Own Fitness Plan” to start tomorrow.  Here it is – the nine week cycle with seven days in each week:  DAY Wk 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1 TB … Continue reading

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Kashi GoLean Fiber Twigs, Soy Protein Grahams & Honey Puffs

I’ve developed this new habit at work. It’s making a snack run around 2 pm and grabbing a container of Kashi GoLean – Naturally Sweetened Fiber Twigs, Soy Protein & Honey Puff Cereal. I eat it dry and wash it … Continue reading

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