Monthly Archives: January 2012

My Own Fitness Plan 2.0 – Cycle 1 – Day 31

The first month of this new cycle is now complete. After work, and dinner, I went to the gym and did four sets each of the following: Hammer Strength Shrugs Hammer Strength Shoulder Press Leg Press Icarian Leg Curls Life … Continue reading

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5 Years Of “Lifetime” At Weight Watchers…And I Don’t Know?

Today is the 5-year anniversary of when I made “lifetime” status at Weight Watchers. And, I have “maintained” during these five years. But, I have also added a few pounds during that time – mostly lately – as well. I … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 2.0 – Cycle 1 – Day 30

Today would have been an easy day to skip.  Long day at work.  No sleep last night.  Wanted to watch House on TV after dinner.  But, I went to the gym anyway after dinner and did four sets each of … Continue reading

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New Plan To Lengthen My Runs

I’ve been thinking more about my recent running issue.  Maybe I have just been getting ahead of myself with my goals – albeit per my legs, lungs or head? After all, for the first 48 years of my life, I never … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 2.0 – Cycle 1 – Day 29

After that disaster on Friday, I was determined today. I kept telling myself “Today’s goal is to run the course and keep moving your feet.  Don’t worry about time and don’t keep looking at your GPS location.”  I wanted to … Continue reading

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TV Bomb Kids With Junk Food Ads

Sad facts from Women’s Health Magazine – According to media industry estimates, advertisers spend $900 million every year on television shows aimed at children under 12. And more than two-thirds of that advertising is for food products: fast-food meals with … Continue reading

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Dealing With Chronic Nightmares

I’ve always had issues sleeping and dealing with nightmares.  But, for the last two months or so, it’s been as bad as it has ever been for me.  I have problems falling asleep – and when I do, I have … Continue reading

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To Count, Or Not To Count, Calories

Interesting stuff on this via Tony Horton – It may seem like a no-brainer: If you’re hungry, you eat. But if America’s burgeoning waistlines are any indicator, there’s nothing simple about it. The human digestive tract isn’t just a fleshy … Continue reading

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Not Numb On The Number

This morning my bathroom scale read 174 pounds.  Looks like I won’t reach that goal that I set for the end of this month.  But, that’s O.K. I don’t feel fat.  My clothes fit just fine.  It just may be … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 2.0 – Cycle 1 – Day 28

Whatever happened in yesterday’s disaster, I’m feeling it today.  My legs are very sore.  (Big toe still hurts too!)  So, it’s good that today is a rest day. I am now four weeks into the new plan – with three … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 2.0 – Cycle 1 – Day 27

Today was a failure. I had the best intentions.  I was going to run after work and before dinner.  And, I wanted to push myself.  Tonight was the run where I was going to reach 5 miles for the first … Continue reading

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Shirataki Noodles

Here’s more on these via About.com – Shirataki noodles were originally developed in Asia, but they have recently come to the attention of people around the world. Because these noodles are almost totally a beneficial type of fiber, they have … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 2.0 – Cycle 1 – Day 26

Today was supposed to be a “Total Body with Dumbbells” workout. But, I was dead tired after work.  And, it was raining out – and I felt cold and damp.  Also, I wanted to watch American Idol with my kids.  … Continue reading

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Brusseling With Pride

Yesterday, I had a terrible day at work – followed by a nasty commute home. In the old days…say, around 2005…this would have sent me straight to the arms of the devil once I got home. But, what did I … Continue reading

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Fat? Blame Your Father…Or Maybe Your Mom?

Via the Star Tribune – Kids might be at higher risk for obesity if Dad is overweight, suggests a study published in the January issue of the International Journal of Obesity. The study, measured the height and weight of children … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 2.0 – Cycle 1 – Day 24

After dinner, and a stressing day in the office, I decided to lay down on the couch at 7:15 PM.  And, I told my wife “If I don’t get up by seven-twenty-five, wake me up.” Sure enough, I fell asleep.  … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 2.0 – Cycle 1 – Day 23

I went to the gym before dinner this evening and did four sets each of the following: Bench Press Hammer Strength Rows Cable Curls Seated Dumbbell Shoulder Press Seated Dumbbell Tricep Extension Memo to self:  Avoid the gym at 5:30 … Continue reading

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Tongkat Ali

Seeing this in an article by Shawn M. Talbott, who wrote The Secret of Vigor: How to Overcome Burnout, Restore Metabolic Balance, and Reclaim Your Natural Energy, caught my eye – In addition to a balanced diet, certain dietary supplements … Continue reading

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Using Supplements

It’s been about a year since I shared what supplements I take…so, here’s an update.  Every morning, I take the following nine supplements with breakfast: A “Male Multiple Vitamin” that’s an “advanced phytonutrient multiple vitamin, mineral and herbal formula for … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 2.0 – Cycle 1 – Day 22

I decided to stop feeling sorry for myself and take some action.  Related, I went out to my local Costco and bought a pair of Snow Trax – and then I went out for a 5K run. The Trax did … Continue reading

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What To Do When The Cold & Ice Won’t Let You Run?

At his moment, outside by me, it’s 25° F with a RealFeel® temp of 18°F.  And, while I have run in those conditions in the past, it feels much colder out there – probably because of the snow and ice … Continue reading

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Getting Through A Snow Day

Today’s good news is that I got on my bathroom scale this morning and it read 172.5 pounds.  (It’s always good news to see I am on track in terms of maintaining my weight.) Today’s bad news is that it snowed … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 2.0 – Cycle 1 – Day 20 (Part II)

I was supposed hit the gym last night.  But, after a long  day at work, I had to crash.  (This seems to happen way too often these days.  Work is killing me.)  So, since I ran this morning, I decided … Continue reading

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How To Maintain A Weight Loss

I was just reading an old Nutrition Action Healthletter that the National Weight Control Registry shared with me (with their one-year follow-up survey).  It’s an interview with Rena Wing where they talk about how people who lost weight kept it … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 2.0 – Cycle 1 – Day 20

I went for a 5K run this morning at 8 AM before starting the work-day.  It was cold out there – 28° F with a RealFeel® temp of 16°F.   It was pretty windy in spots – but, at least it … Continue reading

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