Wings Clipped by a Nose!
My wings are clipped today by a horrible bout of allergies or something that keeps my nose running, stuffed up, constant tickle that often, but not always, leads to a sneeze.
I was awoken in the middle of the night out of a sound sleep, si... Read more
Good Calories, Bad Calories
Sadly here is further evidence of how politicized almost ANYTHING can become!
Good Calories, Bad Calories
By Courtney E. Martin, AlterNet
Posted on December 12, 2007, Printed on December 12, 2007
If you spend much time at all tryin... Read more
Fanfare For the Purple Toes
My old Asics HAD to go...! The plastic was wearing through the heel and blistering my heel. I had looked around extensively but couldn't find a replacement until recently. Great! My wife said, we can wrap 'em for under the tree.
Okay, but ... Read more
It has been about a year since I decided to make a serious commitment to a healthier lifestyle and begin to give up all these pounds once and for all.
Last December 2006 I had become deathly ill with some gastrointestinal bug...no matter wh... Read more
Well, I allowed myself to cut lose yesterday and am pushing myself on the treadmill to make up for it. Also right back to healthy eating today. Broke my record again on the 'mill yesterday with 87 minutes and another 61 today. Also revving up my... Read more
View From The 'Mill (First Snowfall)
Our first winter's snowfall has graced our countryside this morning and try as I may to wince over the cold and discomfort which the winter brings, I am entranced all over again as I get started on my treadmill in the dark and watch the sun grad... Read more
Broke My Record!!
Broke my record today with a big help from Carlos Santana's Live @ Montreaux DVD...81 minutes on the treadmill and that was after a half hour of an upper-body strength-building workout...woo hoo!
This is such an inspirational live concert!!... Read more
Shrinking Again, Hooray!
Down 3 more pounds this week, fitting into XL shirts and 46, even 44 pants!
Feeling so GOOD to see my regimen working again after my vacation mini-plateau!... Read more
Whew...! Finally weighed in today after missing last week due to travels / vacation and I was SOOO relieved to find that I DID NOT GAIN! But I also did not LOSE so it's sort of a two week plateau...not a biggie, but I'm ready to move on. The pou... Read more
Big Engine, Little Winky
Did anyone catch this piece of health news posted at the SP Health News section? I've copied/pasted it below and my rant follows:
Americans' Health Declining: Report
The overall health of Americans declined by 0.3 percent over the past... Read more
Life's getting hectic in preparing to leave town for the next week to visit my son in Grand Rapids, MI. He's completing a year in a surgical residency and his birthday is on Halloween.
We'll be staying with my son so there won't be any tre... Read more
No Candy For YOU!
Recently someone passed along to me via email a coupon for a free bag of candy at a store chain.
Now I love a bargain and I love to pass them along if I can...that's a fundamental value of mine.
However, there's a NEW fundamental value... Read more
At last the leaves of upstate NY have begun to peak in their color...such a glorious time of year!
Which has me thinking about color and clothes. I've become aware that one of the things draws me toward others, that I find appealing is the ... Read more
I grumble at times about the growing dark in the morning as I fumble my way in the dark to my treadmill. I don't like to turn on the lights, but have everything situated so that I can just slip on my sneakers, hop on and get going.
But this... Read more
New Food Documentary: King Corn
I heard on NPR today about what sounds to be a SUPERB documentary coming out:
Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis, two best friends from college, made th... Read more
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