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Week in Review - September 25 - Activity/Fitness
Monday, September 26, 2016      13 comments

I am back ... Let's take a look at what's occurring on the activity/fitness front for me recently. A few weeks ago I began working Runner's World, Stage 1 - Start Walking Plan. I am taking it slow and easy and have been repeating each wee... Read more
Week in Review - September 25 - inflammation
Monday, September 26, 2016      14 comments

Okay, let's see if I can regroup here ... Where was I? Reviewing the last week, looking forward, looking back ... eyes, inflammation, activity/fitness. Back to the eyes ... thank you all for your comments, encouragement and support.... Read more
Week in Review - September 25
Sunday, September 25, 2016      16 comments

For nearly three years now, I spend some time on Sunday reflecting on the week that's past and looking ahead at the week to come. Apologies up front ... this is going to be a long post. I can feel it coming. Lots on my mind today and lo... Read more
Continued Balancing Act
Sunday, September 18, 2016      20 comments

As planned, I repeated week 1 of the Runner's World Stage 1 - Start Walking Plan. Like last week, I was unsuccessful in working it as written. I am, however, feeling ready to move onto week 2 of the plan. Stage 1: Start Walking Plan - Wee... Read more
Hydration Numbers Catching My Attention
Sunday, September 11, 2016      23 comments

Well, Sundays are the day that I step on the scale and select the button that gives me more than a simple weight reading. In addition to the weight I see BMI, body fat, hydration, and bone mass. I realize that these readings are not highly acc... Read more
Honoring the body and the process
Wednesday, September 07, 2016      21 comments

On Monday, I accompanied some friends to their race and emoticon them on. They did great! Both of them placed in... Read more
Thinking about calorie burn and fitness activity ...
Saturday, September 03, 2016      18 comments

This journey has been interesting and well worth the effort. I have learned much and feel much better despite continued health challenges. Overall, I am far healthier than I was 3+ years ago, when I committed to regular walking to reduce stres... Read more
Thinking about carbohydrates and activity levels ...
Sunday, August 28, 2016      17 comments

One of the things I've learned in recent weeks is that my carb intake is going to be something that will likely vary with activity levels. Given my current sedentary state, to remain free of inflammation and poor fluid function, it's been neces... Read more
How are things on the inflammatory front, etc.?
Sunday, August 28, 2016      18 comments

Things are certainly settling down on the inflammatory front. There's still work to do. But, overall things are MUCH better. This week I saw trends inline with annual trends for the first time since the end of June and the onset of the infect... Read more
It's looking promising ...
Wednesday, August 10, 2016      21 comments

With last night's weigh-in I saw the sixth successive day free of poor fluid function. Can I make it a seventh? With proper meal spacing, appropriate food choices, an appropriate level of activity and otherwise healthy function, the answer to ... Read more
The morning after
Tuesday, August 09, 2016      12 comments

Well, with a return to established calorie targets yesterday following the 3 days of protein and raw greens, the scale did not pop up as I expected it to do. It dropped a tad more and actually dipped below the center weight around which I'd bee... Read more
Go to Center, Go Directly to Center, Do Pass Go, Do Collect Health & Well-Being
Monday, August 08, 2016      10 comments

For those of you that have played the board game, Monopoly. You likely recognized my play on words from the Go to Jail Card - Go To Jail, Go Directly to Jail, Do Not Pass Go, Do Not Collect $100. Well after 3-days of this protein and raw g... Read more
While I wait
Monday, August 08, 2016      12 comments

So, as expected, no issues with evening hunger / cravings last night. Not hungry this morning. In fact, I've usually eaten breakfast by now. But, I want to wait until I talk to the nutritional folks. A message has been left and I am awai... Read more
Wrapping up day 3
Sunday, August 07, 2016      17 comments

Well, no challenges with hunger following dinner last night. Did not awake ravenous this morning. Saw another drop on the scale. The body released another 0.8 lbs. This morning's weigh-in was the lowest I have seen in 28 days and dropped... Read more
Okay, day 2 underway with significant fluid release from yesterday.
Saturday, August 06, 2016      14 comments

Okay, let me first say, "I am surprised." Honestly, I did not expect this. But, was willing to try it. And, I remain guardedly optimistic. I am skeptical by nature. And, an isolated day down means nothing to me. Does it catch my attent... Read more

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