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BLC27 in Review

Tuesday, April 07, 2015      7 comments

BLC27 was a mixed bag for me. I cannot fault BLC at all -- I was responsible! I began BLC27 at a lower weight than I had ever imagined I could achieve. I wasn't anxious to lose, but I wasn't sure that I had reached my maintenance level. ... Read more

My Favorite Cardio

Monday, April 06, 2015      5 comments

In my dreams, I run, just as I ran from one end of campus to the other while in college, just because I felt like it. Now, as a senior on Medicare, after decades of sedentary lifestyle, I can run... for about 2 minutes. However, last June,... Read more

Creating a Travel Wardrobe

Tuesday, March 17, 2015      12 comments

I'm imagining a travel wardrobe for an upcoming trip to Puerto Rico: I don't know how well it can be seen, but I'm working with at least 3 tops, 4 bottoms, and 2 dresses... Read more

Tips from Pro Trainer Mike Howard - Day 5

Monday, February 23, 2015      6 comments

Back to 10 tips a day from Vancouver trainer, Mike Howard... Today is Day 5. 41. Join a challenge. While getting and keeping fit is a lifestyle with no time-constraints, transformation challenges can provide the right platform to propel you... Read more

The 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans just released

Saturday, February 21, 2015      5 comments

The latest U.S. nutrition report, just issued publicly for comments prior to official acceptance, makes sense to me; I have included the official source link for my excerpts that follow the link: www.health.gov/dietarygu
idelines... Read more

Tips from Pro Trainer Mike Howard - Day 4

Wednesday, February 18, 2015      4 comments

Here are tips 31-40 from Vancouver trainer, Mike Howard: 31. Vitamin D, fish oil a multivitamin/mineral and protein powder are “bordering-on-necessary” front line supplements. 32. Write down what you eat. Be specific and honest. Food l... Read more

Tips from Pro Trainer Mike Howard - Day 3

Monday, February 16, 2015      5 comments

Here is the third installment, 10 more tips, from Vancouver trainer Mike Howard, and afterwards I will add my comments: 21. Moderation: It’s less than you think it is. 22. Enter into and re-commit to your health journey knowing that it... Read more

Tips from Pro Trainer Mike Howard - Day 2

Sunday, February 15, 2015      5 comments

Today's 10 tips from Vancouver trainer, Mike Howard: 11. Yoga and Pilates can be effective but if your goal is fat loss or performance-based – they should be “extra’s” when you’ve done your strength/metabolic/cardio work. 12. Fat loss ... Read more

Tips from Pro Trainer Mike Howard - Day 1

Saturday, February 14, 2015      6 comments

I'm going through some old emails from Tom Venuto's Burn the Fat and Feed the Muscle newsletter, and wandered across a series of 100 tips from Vancouver-based trainer, Mike Howard (currently associated with fitocracy.com for online coaching). I... Read more

I Want to Say: "I Am Not Bound!"

Monday, January 12, 2015      11 comments

I want to say, "I am not bound!" But it is defiant, For I feel hemmed in by my limitations And my timidity to act. I wrote that poem about 40 years ago. It rings true to me now. It is a recurring personal theme, as evidenced by my b... Read more

BLC26 Progress: Entering Maintenance

Tuesday, December 09, 2014      6 comments

Tis the eve before the last weigh-in for BLC26. I'm curious to see just what my Weight Watchers weigh-in will reveal tomorrow, 12/10/14, at noon. In June I returned to SP to track nutrition and exercise, and to rejoin BLC. It was time to ... Read more

What to Wear?

Monday, December 08, 2014      12 comments

Last time I had to find an outfit for Azure Island, I chose But recently, I found this look, which I am planning on making: Read more

In My Dreams...

Sunday, November 23, 2014      10 comments

June 16 I uploaded this composite picture. The Caption is "In my dreams, I see myself running." During the past week, I came within 2.2 pounds of my nominal "ideal" wei... Read more

Out of My Comfort Zone with a Little Help from My Friends

Sunday, November 16, 2014      8 comments

Thanks to WINDYCITYCYNDEE, I unlocked the secret to making a truly clean protein powder -- hemp (100% hemp, no sweeteners, no additives) -- taste pleasant. My nutrition plan calls for eating at least one serving of veggies with a lean prote... Read more

Out of My Comfort Zone - Or Why I am Not 100% Clean

Saturday, November 15, 2014      12 comments

For Week 9 of Azure Destination's Spa Activity, I was challenged to do something outside of my comfort zone in my health journey. Well, the BLC26 Week 9 "Clean Eating" challenge took care of that. First of all, I am VERY comfortable with m... Read more


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