Monthly Archives: November 2012

The Wrath Of Grapes?

Lately, I have been eating a lot of grapes – especially at night, after 9 PM. And, I am starting to wonder if that could be an issue for me. Related, today, I found this: Q: Health experts tell us … Continue reading

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I Need To Lose Some Fat

One of the fitness centers in my community was offering a complimentary Body Fat Analysis and Fitness Strategy Session – in order to get you in there for a sales pitch. So, I decided to give it a try this … Continue reading

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Workout – 11/28/12

I went for a 4 mile run this morning at 7:20 AM – before starting my workday from home. (I’m on conference calls from 8 AM to 4:30 PM today – and I have a body analysis appointment tonight after … Continue reading

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Workout – 11/27/12

After a long and stressful day at work, and knowing that I have an even longer and more stressful today in store for tomorrow, I went to the gym (at 7 PM) and did four sets each of the following: … Continue reading

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Scale Results – 11/27/12

My scale read 177.6 pounds this morning.  That’s about 5 pounds heavier than I would prefer to see for me. My goal now is to lose that extra weight by Christmas.

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Today, I Am 50 – But, Am I Fit?

Three months ago, I set some goals for myself that I wanted to reach by my 50th birthday, today. They were: Lose five pounds and get my weight down to the range of about 172 pounds. Get myself back to … Continue reading

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My 8th 5K Race (Ever)

So much for my pre-race fears this morning about the course, weather, etc. Today, I ran in my 8th 5K race in the past year.  It’s also the 8th 5K race that I have ever run.  (I’ve only been running … Continue reading

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Pre-Race Fears

In less three hours, the starting gun will fire for my 5K race today. This course is a killer – monster hills.  Last year, I ran it – and it was my first 5K ever – and I did it … Continue reading

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2 Days Until I Turn 50

After a day in the city yesterday, with some overeating, I will be back on track today, exercise-wise, with a run today.  This past month has been one of my better months, maybe ever, in terms of getting a consistent … Continue reading

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4 Days Until I Turn 50

After two days of overeating, I went to the gym tonight – very late.  I didn’t get there until 8:50 PM and was there until 9:35 PM.  Yes, you can say that I closed the place.  (And, they really do … Continue reading

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Chamomile Tea

Via Active.com – Chamomile [tea], according to researchers from London’s Imperial College, is the one that’ll help prevent sickness. In a recent study, they found people who drank five cups of the brew a day for 2 weeks had increased … Continue reading

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5 Days Until I Turn 50

I went for a run at 9:30 AM today. It was very quiet on the streets. I guess everyone is inside cooking and/watching the parade. I went into this one with the mindset that I wanted to run fast. I … Continue reading

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Brrrr…What A Difference A Year Makes

The forecast says it’s going to be 36° F with a RealFeel® Temp of 23° F when my race on Sunday starts. That’s a big difference from when I ran this race last year. But, I have run in colder … Continue reading

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6 Days Until I Turn 50

After my blue moments today, I finally got the steam going to head out to the gym before dinner. I got there at 6:15 PM.  But, the only problem was that my gym closed early today, since it’s the day … Continue reading

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Down In The Dumps & A Mess

In about 113 hours, I will wake up as a 50-year old for the first time. Actually, part of me was looking forward to it.  But, today, I am in a much different place. I am stressed out over some … Continue reading

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7 Days Until I Turn 50

This morning, I got on the scale and it read 176 pounds.  That’s the same as it read 11 days ago.  And, it’s about 4 pounds heavier than my ideal number.  But, maybe I am carrying more muscle these days?  … Continue reading

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8 Days Until I Turn 50

I was pretty sore when I woke up this morning.  More sore than I have been in a while. So, after much thought this morning, I have decided to listen to my body and take today as a recovery/rest day.  … Continue reading

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9 Days Until I Turn 50

I went to the gym today before lunch and did four sets each of the following: Hammer Strength Wide Chest Press Lat Pulldowns Ab Coaster Life Fitness Lateral Raises Hack Squats Standing Calves Life Fitness Tricep Pressdown Standing Alternate Dumbbell … Continue reading

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Lose It Fast, Lose It Forever

I’m in the process of reading Pete Thomas’ book, Lose It Fast, Lose It Forever. Everything in the book is information that can and may have been seen elsewhere.  But, Pete does an excellent job at culling what’s proven and … Continue reading

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My Last Two Weeks

I am truly amazed at the workout streak that I have crafted over the last two weeks: 11/04:  Run 11/05:  Gym & Run 11/06:  Run 11/07:  Gym 11/08:  Run 11/09:  Gym 11/10:  Run 11/11:  Off/Rest 11/12:  Run 11/13:  Off/Rest 11/14:  … Continue reading

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10 Days Until I Turn 50

I went to what I thought would be an excellent park for a run this morning. Only problem was: Our Interscholastic Athletic Association State X-C Group Championships were being held there at the same time. And, the park was basically … Continue reading

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11 Days Until I Turn 50

After working from home today, after dinner, I went to the gym and did four sets each of the following: Hammer Strength Incline Press Low Cable Rows Ab Coaster Hammer Strength Shoulder Press Hammer Strength Leg Extensions Icarian Leg Curls … Continue reading

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Goodbye To Twinkes & Wonder Bread?

The story via NBCDFW.com – Hostess, the makers of Twinkies, Ding Dongs and Wonder Bread, is going out of business after striking workers failed to heed a Thursday deadline to return to work, the company said. “We deeply regret the … Continue reading

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12 Days Until I Turn 50

Another “hell” day at work. Today, it took an hour and 45 minutes to cover the 43.1 miles into my office. (Thanks to a car fire which caused a seven mile back-up while they cleared the wreck.) And, then, I … Continue reading

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Nuts!

I have been having a huge problem lately with almonds, walnuts, macadamias, cashews and peanuts. Simply put, I cannot stop snacking on them, with out tracking and being accountable for it, when I am home. Every time I am near … Continue reading

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