Monthly Archives: November 2011

Oh, That Darn Scale!

Sixteen days ago, I lamented about the scale having me at 176 pounds.  And, then, I set a goal for myself to be at 173 pounds by today. It was looking pretty good.  Twelve days ago, I was at 173.5 pounds.  … Continue reading

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American Actual & Ideal Weight Marks On The Rise

Via the L.A. Times – As we enter the season of the year in which Americans typically gain at least a pound or two that never goes away, a new report from the Gallup Poll finds that as our actual … Continue reading

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Brain & Hormones Work Against Weight Loss

Via the Seattle Times – When you’re trying to shed more than a few pounds, chances are pretty high that both your brain and hormones are conspiring against you, even when you’re not facing a groaning holiday table. Researchers have … Continue reading

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Being Overweight Hits Your Pockets

Via USA Today – According to the STOP Obesity Alliance, the overall costs of being overweight over a five-year period are $24,395 for an obese woman and $13,230 for an obese man. Thirty-four percent of U.S. adults are obese, according … Continue reading

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New 4-Part HBO Series “The Weight Of The Nation”

Best Bites Blog tweets – Just announced at #PHAsummit: New 4-part HBO series “The Weight of the Nation” will air in May. Examines the obesity epidemic. Should be a good one. Looking forward to it.

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My Own Fitness Plan – Cycle 3 – Day 27

Went to the gym after work and did six sets on the Ab Coaster along with four sets each of the following: Leg Press Standing Calves Icarian Leg Extensions Icarian Leg Curls It was pretty intense as I went heavy on … Continue reading

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Kinect “Sports”

Every time I see that commerical for Kinect Sports (for the Xbox) that proclaims “play the sports you love the way they were meant to be played,” I want to scream. Sports were “meant” to actually be played – not … Continue reading

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Balsamic Portabella Burgers

I have these at least twice a month – maybe more.  My wife makes them for me.  And, I enjoy them, every time.  Here’s how she makes them: Ingredients: Annie’s Naturals Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing 2 Portabella Mushrooms, stems removed … Continue reading

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Forecast: In 18 Years 50% Of Adults In U.S. Will Be Obese

Dan Glickman served as U.S. Secretary of Agriculture from 1995 until 2001. Ann Veneman served as U.S. Secretary of Agriculture from 2001 until 2005. Here’s some facts on the Obesity Epidemic that they recently shared: Good nutrition lies at the … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan – Cycle 3 – Day 26

First, a recap on Day #24 and 25. I missed the Yoga workout scheduled for Day #24.  Maybe  I will make it up on Day #28 (which is a scheduled “rest” day)?  And, I did hit my cardio goal on … Continue reading

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More First Time 5K Race Results

The race results are now online.  And, per those, I can tack on to my report regarding my 5K race this morning. Overall, I finished 91st out of 317. For men in the race, I finished 58th out of 138. … Continue reading

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My First Ever 5K Race

The day after turning 49, I ran my first ever 5K race (today). First, my early fears about the weather conditions were a waste.  It was perfect out there this morning – high of 54° F and partly cloudy.  (And, … Continue reading

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Old Country Style Muesli

I read about Bob’s Red Mill Old Country Style Muesli in the December 2011 edition of CSPI’s Nutrition Action Healthletter. So, I had to try it – and, I’m now hooked. I want to eat it everyday. It’s so good! … Continue reading

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The Best Shape Of My Life?

Tomorrow is my 49th birthday. I was lamenting this, a bit, yesterday.  And, when I did, my wife said to me “Hey, you’re in the best shape of your life.  So, what’s the big deal about being forty-nine?” This got … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan – Cycle 3 – Day 23

Today was supposed to be a total body dumbbells day.  But, the gym was pack when I got there at 9:30 AM.  (Day after Thanksgiving – so, no shocker that it was jammed.)  As such, I did the best that … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan – Cycle 3 – Day 22

Went for a 5K walk this morning – and not a run. (I want to keep my legs fresh for my race on Sunday.) My wife and my daughter begged me to take my son (who is 7 1/2) with … Continue reading

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Thank You, Mr. Scale

Remember that “173.5″ mark on the scale from 6 days ago? Well, today, I’m at 171.5 pounds. Hey, it could just be an aberration. But, for today, I will take it. It’s better than seeing “176.”

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Four Days Until My First Race

At this moment, my countdown clock is at 95 hours before my first ever race.  (No, I don’t really have a clock going.  But, I do know the time, date, when the race is, and how to count.) At this … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan – Cycle 3 – Day 21

Three weeks down and six to go…for Cycle #3. Went to the gym this morning at 7:30 AM and did four sets each of the following: Hammer Strength Shrugs Icarian Leg Extensions Hammer Strength Shoulder Press Icarian Leg Curls Life … Continue reading

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IIN’s 101 Healthy Holiday Recipes

Click here to check them out. Looks like some good stuff in there!

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Hell Sandwich Served Up On A Rain Roll

Because of rain and traffic, it took me one hour and 45 minutes to drive 43.1 miles into work yesterday. I should have stayed in bed. It was a day from hell in the office – problems, problems and more … Continue reading

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Saboteurs Win

I had a plan for today.  Work until 5:30 PM.  Eat dinner at 7 PM.  Head to the gym at 8 PM.  Get home at 9 PM to take care of some things there before bed. But, I got hit with a … Continue reading

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Two Die During Philly Marathon

Sad news via the Christian Post – Authorities have reported that two participants in Sunday’s Philadelphia Marathon collapsed and died from apparent heart attacks. Philadelphia police officer Jillian Russell served as spokeswoman for the event and reported that a 21-year-old … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan – Cycle 3 – Day 18

Went for a 5K run this morning at 10:30 AM.  This will be my last run before my race next Sunday. I took a different route today for a change of pace to see if it messed with my head.  … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan – Cycle 3 – Day 17

Hit the gym at 9 AM this morning – it was packed! – and did four sets each of the following: Low Cable Rows Standing Preacher Curls Hammer Strength Rows Cable Curls Cable Wide Grip Pull-downs Standing Alternate Dumbbell Curls … Continue reading

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