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95% failure is a lie.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015      5 comments

When I started trying to lose weight I had several people tell me that 95% of people who lose weight will gain it back in a year or two. Many of the studies I read referenced this fact. But now I'm learning the truth. Apparently, t... Read more

Finally found a diagnosis for my itchy arms.

Friday, May 15, 2015      1 comments

For years I have had a weird itch on my arms just above the elbow. I can actually mark the exact area of the itch. But the problem is I’ve had no idea what it is. There’s no rash, no redness, no swelling, no bumps, no temperature change... Read more

Not Keeping Track

Tuesday, May 12, 2015      0 comments

I don’t know if it’s a good thing or a bad thing, that I’m not keeping track of my workouts. Over the weekend I went to the gym every day and I was on the elliptical for at least an hour and a half each day. I worked out at a vigor... Read more

What’s a “Serving”?

Monday, May 04, 2015      2 comments

So what exactly is a serving of Yellow Squash? Is it a whole yellow squash? A half of one? Is it a cup, or 6 ounces? As a kid, a serving was approximately the size of Mom's big serving spoon (or two). But again, that's not exactly ... Read more

We need to stop using BMI

Friday, April 24, 2015      1 comments

BMI was not designed to measure if a person is obese or not. This article is a perfect example of how the BMI gets it wrong.
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Want to upset people? Attack their drug.

Friday, April 24, 2015      3 comments

Several people around me have been talking about this Listeria outbreak. They keep going on and on, about all the people who have died (3 so far) and all the people who are sick. Finally, I got fed up with it. I’m rather sick of the Med... Read more

Apparently Shoes are Important.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015      1 comments

I’m a country kid. I grew up barefoot. I had a pair of shoes for school and going to town. But on the whole I was running around barefoot, and I liked it that way. I know what a Bullhead sticker feels like when you step on it, I have also h... Read more

Top 5 Most Addictive Foods

Monday, April 20, 2015      8 comments

Over the weekend I heard a radio personality reading off a Top 5 List of the most addictive foods. These were not general food groups, like Pasta/Bread; but actual specific items, that are designed to keep you eating them until the bag is... Read more

Why we do what we do?

Monday, April 20, 2015      2 comments

I like cheeseburgers. When I’m at a restaurant with good burgers I always order a cheeseburger. Always. Then the other day I got a mixed up order. I got a burger without cheese and only realized it halfway through. So I had to... Read more

That moment...

Monday, April 20, 2015      0 comments

That moment when you’ve spent the previous night saying that you’re going to give yourself a pass and sleep in the next day. But you wake up at 5am anyway, and figure, “Well, since I’m up I might as well go to the gym.”... Read more

When, “No, but thank you.” isn’t enough.

Friday, April 17, 2015      3 comments

Today, we hosted a meeting, during which they had lunch delivered. There were leftovers and the rest of the office was welcome to take them. I politely declined. But several people took it upon themselves to come to me to insist that... Read more

Last Soda ?

Tuesday, April 14, 2015      3 comments

I don’t remember the first time I was given a soda. But I always remember begging for a Pepsi, or running to the fridge in the hopes that Mom had bought some, which she did. When I was sick, they’d give me Mountain Dew or Seven Up t... Read more

A vacation to follow my dream

Monday, April 06, 2015      3 comments

For years, I’ve always dreamed about being a writer. The feedback I’ve gotten from my short stories has always been very encouraging. But I’d never been able to expand it into a full novel. The major issue has always been time ... Read more

Wonders of weight lose? I think not.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015      1 comments

I admit, I'm a sucker for the "Before and After" pictures. I am motivated by the "Success Stories" But then I run across these stories.
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Know, dont guess.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015      1 comments

I had a shining example of why tracking your food is so important. Last night I wasnt feeling hungry, plus I was really busy doing some housekeeping. So I ended up snacking on a three granola bars. I was a little worried that I wa... Read more

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