Monthly Archives: January 2013

6th Anniversary Of Making Lifetime At Weight Watchers

Six years ago, today, after being on the program for seven months, I reached “lifetime” status with Weight Watchers.  And, over all this time, I have consistently maintained that status. On January 31, 2007, I weighed 174.8 pounds (which was … Continue reading

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Slipping From My Plan

Since January 17th, I have only been to the gym once (on January 26th).  And, since that time, I have only gone for a run four times.  Working out five times over a two-week period is not going to cut … Continue reading

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Report: Myths About Obesity & Why They’re Wrong

Via the Associated Press – Fact or fiction? Sex burns a lot of calories. Snacking or skipping breakfast is bad. School gym classes make a big difference in kids’ weight. All are myths or at least presumptions that may not … Continue reading

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Wednesday Weight – 1/30/13

Last Wednesday, my weight was 177.1 pounds. Today, it is 178.6 pounds. And, I am not shocked by the increase. I had a terrible day yesterday. I was stressed from work. I was tired from not sleeping the night before … Continue reading

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Some NYC Restaurants Ban Photos Of Food

Via the New York Times – When it comes to people taking photographs of their meals, the chef David Bouley has seen it all. There are the foreign tourists who, despite their big cameras, tend to be very discreet. There … Continue reading

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Workout – 1/28/13

I wanted to go for a run yesterday – especially since the forecast for today is for snow/sleet and rain. But, I had some family things to attend to in the morning. And, my son had a basketball game at … Continue reading

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Workout – 1/26/13

I went to the gym at 4 PM today (following my son’s basketball game).  It would have been easy to punt this one.  I was tired.  It’s freezing outside.  My throat is sore.  My neck/shoulder is still not 100% normal.  … Continue reading

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Workout – 1/25/13

With my neck/shoulder injury, I didn’t workout on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.  I have been taking Naproxen Sodium every night and using the heating pad on it.  And, it’s getting better everyday.  At this point, I would say it’s … Continue reading

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Wednesday Weight – 1/23/13

Last Wednesday, my weight was 179.6 pounds. Today, when I got on the scale, it read 177.1 pounds. I’m happy to see my weight go down over the last week. But, I wonder how much of it is due do … Continue reading

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My Aching Neck & Shoulder!

My rear neck and right shoulder are still a mess.  In fact, today, it hurts worse than it did in the two days prior.  It’s screaming right now. On Sunday, I tried Tylenol and Schreiner’s Herbal Solution. No luck there. … Continue reading

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Half Full Or Half Empty?

My shoulder is still really smarting today.  That’s the bad news.  The good news is that I got on the scale this AM and it read 176.2 pounds.  And, that’s better than where I have been recently. Maybe I should … Continue reading

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Workout – 1/20/13

Despite yesterday’s huge failure, this morning’s ungodly early start, and it being just as windy today as it was yesterday, I decided to go for a 5K run at 1 PM today. And, I elected to go down to the … Continue reading

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Workout – 1/19/13

This was a disaster.  I finally got out at 4 PM today for a run.  And, when I started, my legs felt heavy and it was hard to run since I was running into to wind.  (I hate running against … Continue reading

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Two Day Workout Drought

Yesterday, I had an early start to work.  That killed any chance for a morning run.  And, then, right after work, I had to pick up my 8-year old son from his indoor travel baseball practice. My wife and daughter … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Betty Marion White Ludden!

She’s 91 years young today.  And, she’s a role model inspiration that we can stay young and active for a very long time…

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Workout – 1/16/13

This is workout #10 for 2013.  (Double-digits!  Long way to go to triple-digits.) After dinner I went to the gym and did for sets each of the following: Hammer Strength Incline Press Low Cable Rows Ab Coaster Hammer Strength Shoulder … Continue reading

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50 Dietary Changes To Be Healthier & Lose Weight

Great stuff here from Runner’s World today.  Here are some of my fav’s from what they share: Eat Often Aim for three healthy meals and two small snacks a day, which means you’re eating something around every three hours. A … Continue reading

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Lori Yates

What an awesome story she has to share! More on this here.

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Wednesday Weight – 1/16/13

Last Wednesday, my weight was 179 pounds.  And, today, it’s 179.6 pounds. This is disappointing.  I was hoping to lose a couple of pounds over the last week.  I am not sure why the result is what it is…but, for … Continue reading

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Workout – 1/15/13

This is workout #9 for 2013. This one was a challenge. It was cold, damp and grey outside this morning. It rained all night into the early morning. And, the ground was very wet. And, I was in no mood … Continue reading

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The World’s Strongest Librarian

Looks interesting.

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Getting Some Perspective – Running From Work

Thirteen years ago, I used to live in another state.  Where I lived, there was a ferry service that many people took to work.  And, there were different ways to get to the ferry:  Car, bus or train. Twenty years … Continue reading

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Workout – 1/13/13

This is workout #8 for 2013. This keeps me right on pace for my goal of working out 60% of the days of the year.  Today, after breakfast and before our family plans for the day, I went to the … Continue reading

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Workout – 1/12/13

This is workout #7 for 2013. Yesterday, the work-week, and the work-day, caught up with me. Plus, I was really feeling my head cold – runny nose, burning eyes, etc. Oh, and, yes, it was pouring rain. So, I ended … Continue reading

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Turmeric (Curcumin)

I was looking up something on Keri Glassman which led me to this.  And, that, in turn, led me to this: Turmeric (Curcumin) In the U.S., turmeric is best known as a spice. It’s one of the main components of … Continue reading

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