Whey? No WAY... unless...
Since beginning to track my nutrition, I'm finding it's hard to get the recommended daily amount of protein. I like meat and nuts, but I just don't eat a lot of them. Eggs are something I like quite a bit, so maybe I can add in some more eggs ... Read more
Sacrifice and Strength
Yesterday I posted a blog entry that began with St. Augustine saying that prayer is more powerful when accompanied by sacrifice. I thought a bit more about sacrifice over the course of the day.
In the season of Lent, some Christian denomin... Read more
Challenges, Sacrifice, and Appreciation
A couple weeks ago, our pastor reminded us how St. Augustine said that prayer is most powerful when accompanied by sacrifice. I have Googled for an exact quote, but I can't find one, so I guess if you want to know exactly what St. Augustine sai... Read more
The Perfect Time to "X" - Smart Forecasts!
A few days ago, I posted about the RunKeeper app and how wonderful it is. You can track all kinds of activities (not just running), and set it up to sync to your SparkPeople fitness tracker.
I've got another app I used for many years befor... Read more
I've told you before that my favorite cardio activity is running. Like many people, I prefer to run outside as opposed to indoors on a treadmill (although I don't dislike that, either.)
A few days ago, I wrote about RunKeeper Go and how it... Read more
An Anti-Inflammatory Concoction
I've been struggling with tendinitis issues in my arms lately, which is not good when you're a concert pianist. So a caring, health-conscious good friend of mine (who also happens to be a professional violinist) gave me a recipe for an anti-inf... Read more
I discovered fitness 18 years ago, at the age of 29. At that time, I discovered that running is the cardio exercise my body is best suited for and that (coincidentally?) I like the best. Now, I'm not going to try to sell anyone on running in th... Read more
Resisting the Baking Frenzy
As you may know, I've recently begun tracking my nutrition again after a long, long time away. Boy, was I overeating. Here's one thing that causes me to struggle with overeating (and eating poorly).
Baking treats for my family.
My ki... Read more
Creatures of Habit
It's a unusually cold, snowy morning in the south as I write this. The birds are in a feeding frenzy around our feeders. There are about 30 birds out there, including 6 finches on the thistle seed feeder alone.
We have a large picture win... Read more
A Little Jam Goes a Long Way
I've started tracking my food intake again. It's been a couple years since I did this. No wonder my weight has slowly creeped back up. Once I started tracking, I was also appalled at my poor nutrition. So I started entering my proposed diet ... Read more
"Stop Wishing, Start Doing!"
I've recently come back to SparkPeople after gradually losing fitness over the past two years. I wrote my first blog post in about 15 months, titled "It's Not Like You Have to Saddle Up the Horse," which is basically about no longer making path... Read more
"This Beer Tastes Like Llama Spit."
I've been a fan of humor writer Dave Barry since I was in my teens. A line from one of his columns has always stuck in my mind.
"This beer tastes like llama spit."
I thought of my first experience drinking beer (in college at a frat p... Read more
Spreading Our Wings
Buzzards are probably not considered the most attractive birds out there. In fact, they look downright creepy sometimes. I once hit a buzzard as it flew right into the windshield of my pickup truck as I came by. I remember after my shock and ... Read more
Starting your day with Snap! Crackle! Pop!
Anybody around my age (47) or older should definitely remember those commercials for Kellogg's Rice Krispies, with the 3 little elves(?) pouring milk in the bowl. The kid at the table put an ear to the bowl and listened, smiling, to the noises ... Read more
"It's not like you have to saddle up the horse."
Yesterday was January 1st and part of my New Year's resolutions are to move my body every day. Over the past two years, I have run and worked out less and less. I've made all kinds of excuses. The main excuse is that since I moved to a differ... Read more