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Marking a Milestone
Tuesday, June 28, 2016      24 comments

Those of you that have followed my experience realize that I have struggled to recover from my pelvic injury and inflammation has been a part of that struggle. This Friday will mark 68 weeks since the injury made itself known. It has been ... Read more
Happy Solstice!
Monday, June 20, 2016      12 comments

Wishing all a Happy Solstice (Summer/Winter) whichever it may be for you. Yesterday evening, DH and I took an evening stroll under moonlit skies. It was beautiful. We were also graced by the presence of owls on multiple occasions. Love t... Read more
Leptin Experiment Check-In #10
Monday, June 20, 2016      10 comments

Several days ago 195 days of inflammatory monitoring came and went. Here's the score ... 86 days excellent for 44% 72 days so-so for 37% 37 days poor for 19% The situation continues to improve. So much so, that I may begin to ... Read more
Looking Back - Year 3
Thursday, June 02, 2016      13 comments

This is the third blog of a three-part series Year 1 -
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Leptin Experiment Check-In #9
Thursday, June 02, 2016      13 comments

I see that it has been a little over a month since my last check-in regarding the ongoing leptin experiment.
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Looking Back - Year 2
Monday, May 30, 2016      14 comments

This is a continution of a blog series that began with
al.asp?blog_id=6173065 Year 2 would be June 2014 thru May 2015. June 1, 2014 - noted lost 60 pounds ... Read more
Looking Back - Year 1
Monday, May 30, 2016      11 comments

I have decided to take a look back at where I've been as I prepare to move forward. I've decided to chronicle a bit more of my journey. Year 1 would be late-June 2013 thru early-June 2014. June 25, 2013 - I committed to walking during t... Read more
Looking Forward
Sunday, May 29, 2016      11 comments

As another semester came to a close and I find myself looking forward to mid-June and 6-weeks with more flexibility, my thoughts turn toward the possibilty of ramping fitness activity back up. I need to complete my grading first and support... Read more
Beck Check - Week 4
Sunday, May 29, 2016      17 comments

Beck Blue's Foundation Strategies Checklist 1. Create an advantages list to motivate yourself every day. Advantages list is created. Did not review at all this week. 2. Sit down, eat slowly, and enjoy every bite. Every meal eaten w... Read more
Friday, May 27, 2016      22 comments

Inspired by ONEKIDSMOM's post
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Beck Check - Week 3
Sunday, May 22, 2016      10 comments

Rough week for me. Biggest stress was inadequate sleep. Too many late nights and too many long days. This lead to a missed meal yesterday, a missed walk, and missed PT exercises. Otherwise, eating was on plan. What we saw last w... Read more
Exercising Caution
Sunday, May 22, 2016      14 comments

The past several weeks have been anything but routine for me. Work demands have been high. It has meant health/fitness activity planned has not occurred and I am not getting enough sleep. Losing sleep is a bad thing for me. It is a stress to... Read more
As suspected ...
Sunday, May 15, 2016      17 comments

I signed off yesterday's blog with the following ... "I'm curious what the hydration % will read on the scale tomorrow. Up? Down? About the same? Would not be surprised if it is up a bit. Adding 2 minutes more to my walk is a stretch for th... Read more
Week in Review ... and then some
Saturday, May 14, 2016      16 comments

I will be back later today to add to this blog; but, wanted to note something of interest to me before I forget it. I took a look back at my Saturday weigh-ins for the 5% Spring Challenge and have noticed with the inflammatory situation settlin... Read more
Hydration versus Inflammation
Monday, May 09, 2016      17 comments

Hindsight can be a beautiful thing. I have a scale that provides data other than weight. It can provide BMI, body fat, hydration, and bone mass. I am well aware that the manner in which this data is determined can be incredibly inaccurate... Read more

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