Monthly Archives: September 2011

My Own Fitness Plan – Cycle 2 – Day 30

I’m starting to get off track. Yesterday was supposed to be a “Chest & Back” day at the gym.  But, I went to a wake after work – the father of one of my long-time friends passed away – and … Continue reading

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My Right Foot

Wednesday night, I fell asleep in front of our TV in the family room. Happens a lot lately. In any event, when I woke up, I turned off the light and headed out of the room (towards our bedroom). And, … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan – Cycle 2 – Day 28

With my Little League game last night, there was no way for me to get to the gym. So, I flipped today’s “rest” day with yesterday’s “legs” day – and did four sets each of the following at the gym this evening … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan – Cycle 2 – Day 26

I had a day from hell at work yesterday.  It’s going to be that way all week.  But, I got home, had dinner, and pushed myself to the gym.  Glad that I did it.  While there, I did four sets … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan – Cycle 2 – Days 24 & 25

Never did get my yoga in yesterday.  But, I did go for an hour walk with my family on the boardwalk.  So, I did get “something” in yesterday in terms of moving around. Today was a more interesting day.  Lots … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan – Cycle 2 – Day 23

First, the bad news. I’ve dropped the ball recently – in terms of sticking to the plan. Never did the “Yoga” session that was supposed to happen on Day #21.  And, I never got to my run last night (Day … Continue reading

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Beating Food Addiction

Via Today.com – NBC News’ chief medical editor, Dr. Nancy Snyderman, appeared alongside Williams on TODAY to discuss her own family’s struggles with overeating and weight. She noted that her sister recently lost 50 pounds, and that she herself used to … Continue reading

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Better, But Not There Yet

I got on the scale this morning and I’m about three pounds heavier than I like to be (at that time of the day). Granted, that’s better than where I was two weeks ago.  And, it is better than when I … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan – Cycle 2 – Day 21

What a bust.  Today, per the plan, was to be a “yoga” day.  But, I have a Little League practice to manage tomorrow, directly after work.  So, I thought I would swap today and tomorrow. However, it started raining on … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan – Cycle 2 – Day 20 (Part II)

I pushed myself to get to the gym after dinner this evening and did four sets each of the following: Hammer Strength Shrugs Icarian Leg Extensions Hammer Strength Shoulder Press Icarian Leg Curls Life Fitness Lateral Raises Standing Calf Raises … Continue reading

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Low Blood Sugar For Obese Leads To Greater Desire For High-Calorie Foods?

Via Everyday Heath – A new study links low blood sugar in obese people to a greater desire within the brain for high-calorie foods, a finding that offers insight into why people who become overweight tend to stay that way. … Continue reading

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Toronto To London Success Story

This is a great story. And, it’s proof that making good food choices, using portion control, tracking/journaling your intake, and making yourself accountable goes a long way towards having a healthy body weight.

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My Own Fitness Plan – Cycle 2 – Day 20

Per the plan, yesterday was supposed to be a “Shoulders & Abs” day.  But, that never happened. I had a very long commute into work.  It took over 90 minutes to drive 45 miles – all stop and go, the … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan – Cycle 2 – Day 18 (Part II)

This is crazy. We went to a street fair today and the wind was blowing.  That’s never good with hay fever.  Afterwards, we came home and I fell asleep in front of the TV – watching a baseball game.  I … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan – Cycle 2 – Day 18

Day 17 never happened.  Between Little League responsibilities and family things to do, we were out from 11 AM until close to 7 PM.  Totally missed a chance to get to the gym before it closed.  So, I went early … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan – Cycle 2 – Day 16 (Part II)

Did make it to the gym tonight after dinner. And, that was impressive since I was dead-tired (as I barely slept at all last night). Also, hay fever was terrible today – all I wanted to do from lunch-time on … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan – Cycle 2 – Day 16

I need to be a little creative now. Yesterday was supposed to be a “Chest & Triceps” day at the gym. But, after work, I had a Little League practice with my son – I’m the team manager – and … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan – Cycle 2 – Day 14

Went for a 5K run after dinner.  (And, I spent an hour cutting the lawn before dinner – after a long day at work.) Did the 3.1 miles in 26 minutes and 36 seconds.  Not my best time.  But, it was … Continue reading

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Better Now?

For what seems like two weeks – maybe longer? – I’ve been having issues with making posts here – and accessing the site.  I hope that it’s better now.  The true test will be this evening.

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My Own Fitness Plan – Cycle 2 – Day 12

Did four sets each of the following at the gym last night: Hammer Strength Shrugs Icarian Leg Extensions Hammer Strength Shoulder Press Icarian Leg Curls Life Fitness Lateral Raises Standing Calf Raises Would say more, but, WP is giving me … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan – Cycle 2 – Day 11

I finally hit “5K Goal #3” today – albeit by a hair. Before dinner this evening, I went for a 5K run and did the 3.1 miles in 25 minutes and 59 seconds. That’s my first time under 26 minutes! … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan – Cycle 2 – Day 10

Interesting day, today.  I was up at 6 AM.  (One of my dogs woke me up.)  I had some things to do around the house in the morning – and then my family and I left the house at 10 … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan – Cycle 2 – Day 9

Change in plans today. I found out late last night that I have to attend a Little League meeting this evening. So, I hit the gym this morning (instead of tonight) and did four sets each of the following: Hammer … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan – Cycle 2 – Day 8 (Part II)

I did go for a 5K run tonight after dinner – there was a window in the rain that allowed me to get it done.  I was interested in how I would do since my last attempt to run was … Continue reading

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Study: Weight Watchers Works

Via the Herald Sun - A trial of more than 700 overweight and obese adults in Australia, Germany and Britain found those using Weight Watchers lost an average of 6.7kg over 12 months compared with 3.3kg for those receiving advice from … Continue reading

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