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Day 3 - I survived, now I' m thriving

Tuesday, October 16, 2012      8 comments

There are a couple of reasons: The physical process of switching to ketosis is done. Some of my feeling a little off yesterday was probably from the chlorine when swimming. My eyes and throat are a little sensitive to it and both were burni... Read more

I survived day 2 of ultra low-carb

Monday, October 15, 2012      9 comments

I did go swimming this morning, didn't swim as much as I wanted to, only 750 yards, because I continued having trouble with my goggles. I also went for 2 walks, on with my daughter on horseback, one with some of the dogs. I only ate lunch at 4... Read more

Low-carb countdown has started!

Monday, October 15, 2012      7 comments

I realized this morning that including yesterday I have 18 days until my next body scan. The good news is that I'm in ketosis as of this morning, it only took 36 hours, and my weight is down 2 lbs. which of course is partly water weight. I'm ... Read more

16 days of radical low-carb ahead

Monday, October 15, 2012      10 comments

Last night I had two lovely ripe pears with yogurt as my dinner. They were sweet and yummy, like all our homegrown fruit that I have enjoyed lately: watermelon, apples and plums. They also had more sugar than what my formerly sugar-addicted body... Read more

Maybe I can be a swimmer after all!

Monday, October 08, 2012      12 comments

I had been trying for well over a year to improve my swimming at least to the level where I can use it as my cardio. I tried some private lessons which helped my technique somewhat. But I did not make swimming a regular occurrence in my life. Pa... Read more

Cholesterol testing - what matters most

Sunday, October 07, 2012      7 comments

Another interesting looking interview by Jimmy Moore:
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Exercise is fun!

Friday, October 05, 2012      3 comments
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Could have been scary! Normal weight and pre-diabetic is possible!

Friday, October 05, 2012      9 comments

I'm talking about what my insulin levels must have been like before starting to eat low-carb. Here is the reason. During my recent blood work my insulin levels were 2.2 which is on the low side. I already know that my fasting glucose levels ar... Read more

2nd strength training session

Wednesday, October 03, 2012      6 comments

It was mostly the same as the last one except I did the planks for 45 seconds each and I did more ab exercises this time. I had a 2nd short workout in the afternoon and repeated a few of the exercises. I was not sore any more from 2 days ago but... Read more

Why eating LESS wheat is a VERY bad idea!

Wednesday, October 03, 2012      13 comments

If you have been cutting down on your wheat consumption, even your whole wheat consumption, thinking that fewer carbs have to be so much better for you please read this blog from Oct.2, 2012 Bi... Read more

Are you a leader?

Wednesday, October 03, 2012      8 comments

Whether you are aware of it or not, you probably are because true leadership comes from the example we set for others. Make the most of it. Somebody's usually watching.
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1st recovery day from strength training

Tuesday, October 02, 2012      6 comments

The good news is that I'm only a little sore today. I suspect it may have something to do with my diet because I've read several times that on low-carb there is less build-up of lactic acid and therefore faster recovery. Time will tell. This m... Read more

Starting strength training for real

Monday, October 01, 2012      8 comments

Inofficial start was last week. I had two 1/2 hour sessions that were more of a reminder how to do it. Today was a big exercise day for me. I ran about 2 1/2 miles, went for an hour-long walk and did a 1 hour upper body and core workout. be... Read more

Moving from ideal weight towards ideal body composition

Saturday, September 29, 2012      12 comments

I just had a body analysis done a couple of days ago. The good news is that my percentage of body fat is not as high as I feared, 30.9 pounds out of 130 lbs. total weight or 23.6 %. The one time I had body fat measured before with a less accur... Read more

Labeling of GMO's

Saturday, September 29, 2012      5 comments

If you have not read this please take the time even if you don't live in California. It could change the nation and a lot of the nation's produce is grown in California so will make it on your dinner table.
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