Monthly Archives: August 2011

Light Lunch May Aid Weight Loss

The scoop via My Health News Daily – When we skimp on a meal, we usually end up feeling deprived, ultimately making up for it later by eating a little more —sometimes a lot more. But a new study shows … Continue reading

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Eating Dinner Too Close To Bed Time Is Bad For You

Via WebMD – Once again, mom was right: Don’t eat too close to bedtime. A new study suggests that waiting at least an hour after dinner before going to sleep reduces your risk of stroke by about two-thirds. And for … Continue reading

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Weight Watchers

WebMD published a review of Weight Watchers a while back.  It’s the best summary of the plan that I’ve seen in a while.  Here are the highlights: Calories still count in the Points Plus program because the bottom line in … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan – Cycle 2

Tomorrow, I start “Cycle 2″ of “My Own Fitness Plan.” It will be interesting to get back into the swing of things with these workouts.  I’ve done very little – close to nothing – since August 20th.  The eleven days has … Continue reading

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220 Days Between Diet Cokes

As mentioned in the past, I “gave up” drinking Diet Coke back on January 16th of this year. However, while in Disney last week, I “slipped” and had a Diet Coke on August 24th, 25th and 26th.  Basically, I was … Continue reading

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The Early Morning Runner

As I shared yesterday, we were in Disney last week – from Monday through Friday. We had a super-early flight out on Monday.  And, this required us to leave the house at 4:45 AM. Let me tell you – it’s … Continue reading

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Disney

I spent last week at Disney World with my wife and children.  (We were there from August 22nd through the 26th.  Didn’t get a chance to post this until now – thanks to Hurricane Irene knocking out our power.) Anyone … Continue reading

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Snowy Fitness Affirmation In August

As previously mentioned, yesterday, I attended a party.  It was my neighbor’s summer blow-out bash. I only really know about a half-dozen of my immediate neighbors.  But, the one who was throwing the party knows everybody.  He’s a very social guy.  … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 1.0 – Day 61

I went for a 5K run after dinner tonight. It was a busy day for me before I hit the streets.  House cleaning, errand running, went to a party, and then cut the lawn.  And, I felt it when I … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 1.0 – Day 60

I made it to the gym tonight after dinner and did four sets each of the following: Standing Alternate Dumbbell Curls Standing Cable Tricep Rope Extension Standing Preacher Curl Seated Triceps Extensions Cable Curls Icarian Tricep Extension It was not … Continue reading

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August Weigh-Ins, Since 2006

According to Weight Watchers, today I weigh 171.8 pounds. How does that compare to my past weights in August? See below: It’s up 1.2 pounds from August 18, 2010 It’s down .8 pounds from August 19, 2009 It’s up 7 … Continue reading

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Bill Clinton’s Vegan Journey

Via the New York Times Well Blog – After undergoing two separate heart procedures since leaving office a decade ago, former President Bill Clinton changed his diet to slow the progression of heart disease. But when a doctor told him … Continue reading

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Study: Obesity Directly Leads To Heart Problems

Via a University of Adelaide Press Release – University of Adelaide research has shown for the first time that obesity directly causes electrical abnormalities of the heart. Cardiologist and PhD candidate Dr Hany Abed says there is growing evidence that … Continue reading

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Four Healthy Behaviors Help Fight Cancer

Via U.S. News – A healthy lifestyle helps you live longer, a new U.S. study confirms. Researchers looked at long-term data from Americans aged 17 and older and found that those who embraced four healthy behaviors — not smoking, eating … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 1.0 – Day 59

And, on Day #59 of the plan, he crashed. Pretty sad – considering how well I’ve done over the first 58 days. I haven’t been sleeping well – not that I ever do.  Lately, it’s been really bad.  It’s stress … Continue reading

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Study: Watching TV Reduces Life Expectancy

Via the OnLine Journal – Watching too much television can be just as hazardous to health as obesity or smoking, according to an Australian study published Tuesday. “TV viewing time may be associated with a loss of life that is … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 1.0 – Day 58

I did get up early this morning and did some time with Sara Ivanhoe via a DVD. So, put a check-mark next to my Yoga goal for the day. (Man, were my hamstrings tight!) And, after dinner this evening, I … Continue reading

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#fitblog

I have to say…those darn #FitBlog Twitter Chats on Tuesday nights make it impossible for my IE to keep up with new tweets.  But, that’s OK.  It’s actually a good motivator to log-off and get some sleep for a change.

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My Own Fitness Plan 1.0 – Day 57

Day 1 of Week 9 – the final week of the plan. It was an interesting day.  Yesterday, I went out straight after work and didn’t get home until 10:30 PM.  Once in, I had some things to do and … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 1.0 – Day 56

Yesterday was supposed to be an “Abs” day. But, my legs were very heavy and tight. (Makes sense when you consider what I put them through in the four prior days.)  So, I skipped it and did a session of … Continue reading

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High-Fat Diet Decreases Ability To Taste Fat?

Interesting news from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation – Australian researchers are optimistic that a newly discovered link between a person’s ability to taste fat and their weight might help in the battle against obesity. They have found that eating a … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 1.0 – Day 54

In the past, this would have sooooo been a day that I would have ditched.  Doing “legs” at the gym, the day after running a 5K, having run another 5K two days before that, after spending two hours pushing a … Continue reading

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Ode to Oats

The Fooducate Blog had a great post on oats the other day.  Here’s a snip from that: Oats have been dubbed a “superfood” because of their vast nutrition benefits. They are superior to the standard extruded cereals. Oats are high … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 1.0 – Day 53 (Part II)

With my morning workout in the books, after dinner, I went for a 5K run. About 100 yards into it, I started to think “This is a mistake.”  I was laboring.  But, I told myself “Just keep running and see … Continue reading

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Reduced-Carb Diet Better Than Reduced-Fat Diet

Via the folks at RealAge – Which should you cut back on first if you want to trim belly fat — carbs or fat? You might think that dietary fat goes straight to your middle, but research suggests that too … Continue reading

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