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Valentine's Day: The Heart...It's Complicated!

Friday, February 14, 2014      18 comments

Here I was ready to march off and either zap ye olde heart or slap a pacemaker in and be good to go! Sadly no such simple solutions await... My EKG confirmed a return of the atrial flutter, however with some worsening features that ma... Read more

What Is It About February?

Monday, February 10, 2014      22 comments

It was a year ago when I had my atrial flutter and electrical heart block with low resting heart rates around 20-30 or so. Got my cardioversion zap and was finally taken off coumadin and cleared for no restrictions in my activities this past Jun... Read more

Holding Firm / Addiction

Thursday, February 06, 2014      15 comments

The pounds they have grown stubborn, but I'm MORE stubborn and sticking with my zero sugar / zero grain approach. Also sticking with my 16 hour daily fasts and limiting my eating to the hours between noon & 8-9 pm. Calories varying between 1400-... Read more

Stronger Than Food!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014      14 comments

I'm thinking of that old Ajax commercial: Stronger Than DIRT! Well this week began my "Season of Pain": ...all the "easy" pounds have been lost! While following a very similar food plan this week...the same plan that brought me n... Read more

Food: Slowing Down and Savoring

Monday, January 27, 2014      12 comments

I've been trying to focus on savoring food that I eat. One of the best examples for me are natural almonds. I always keep them on hand in my car for snacking. However in the past I would mindlessly snack without limiting myself. Now ... Read more

From Driven to Driver!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014      18 comments

I've noticed another change in my thinking since beginning my re-set two weeks ago. First, a confession about a bad-old-habit I picked up along the way. Despite knowing logically that it is the easiest thing in the world to out-eat any wor... Read more

Killer Fact: 30-40 Percent of Health Care Spending in the U.S. Is Tied to Excess Sugar Consumption

Monday, January 20, 2014      16 comments
ller-politics-big-sugar This is an extremely sobering article filled with very eye-opening information such as: “Basically, the U.S. healthcare system spends about $1 trillion per year (and ... Read more

Better Scale-a-tude!

Saturday, January 18, 2014      16 comments

Felt like I needed a mid-week boost so I jumped on the scale...and three more pounds bite the dust! Beginning to feel my clothes loosen a bit, too. Yes, I know I won't always have that sort of pay-off, but here's a pay-off I'm planning to ... Read more

Re-Set Pay-Off!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014      21 comments

All righty...last week was my first weigh-in so THIS is my first week of seeing the pay-off: SEVEN POUNDS! Here are some of the numbers I'm seeing on the nutrition tracker: Daily calories totaling around 1400-1500 Daily carbs tota... Read more

Rolling with my Re-Set!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014      13 comments

I have really gotten rolling with my re-set: ---No sugar, no grains ---Eating only between noon - 8-9pm, resulting in a daily "fast" of 16 hours ---Tracking all food ---Weighing in weekly. I've avoided the latter two f... Read more

Re-Framing Hunger, My Best Buddy!

Friday, January 10, 2014      19 comments

It was a late work day yesterday (heck today too!), after 8 pm when finished and I was HUNGRY! Way more than my usual hunger thus far in my re-set for the new year. But I thought of WATERMELLEN's advice from and Siebold's tip to... Read more

CX Bounce Back!

Sunday, January 05, 2014      12 comments

Well yesterday's allergy symptoms oddly let up enough for me to get a super night of sleep and woke up with hardly any symptoms other than an occasional runny nose. Whew! Glad that didn't hang on...I don't *do* sick very well, lol! Spent a ... Read more

Fighting to Kick the Habit

Saturday, January 04, 2014      15 comments

I came across a surprising editorial in the New York Times by Mike Tyson during my 'net wanderings today. Although he focused on his recovery from alcohol / street drugs, I, on the other hand, honed right in to how closely his insights & experie... Read more

Joining In The New Year Re-Set

Thursday, January 02, 2014      16 comments

I usually do my utmost NOT to join in with the crowd as I've always disliked the I'm-doing-it-cuz-everyone-is-d
oing-it mentality. As a result I've never been a fan of New Year's Resolutions. Well, this year will be an exception as... Read more

Car Maintenance Success!

Saturday, December 28, 2013      15 comments

What? Me work on my car? Not on your life...I'm woefully all-thumbs with most things mechanical as my wallet well-knows! But: the one thing I enjoy about taking my car to have work done is that the shop is just a few blocks from the upper e... Read more

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