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Guide for Beginners
Monday, April 17, 2017      3 comments

I'm going to start collecting tips and videos on getting started in this blog in an attempt to get most of the startup stuff all in one place. If you see any omissions, flaws or errors, please comment. I'll come back and add clickable links to... Read more
Low Carb and Low Sodium
Tuesday, March 28, 2017      5 comments

I was wondering if the two are possible to do together, but after thinking it over, I guess it should actually be easier. Green vegetables, fats, and protein in their raw forms don't have much sodium and they are the mainstays of low carb. I'v... Read more
Thursday, March 23, 2017      0 comments

Now that the dust has settled a little I'll comment on the recent changes. I did not like the way it was done. Kind of take it or leave it. OTOH, I'm glad they finally woke up to the fact that the points were originally intended to entice us ... Read more
Saturday, March 18, 2017      4 comments

I'm finally beginning to develop actual habits over a long period of time, not just short term special efforts. BP and glucose are under control and Arthritis is better. Still have some changes to make, but the long term is looking better than... Read more
Intuitive Eating
Monday, March 06, 2017      0 comments

Today's Spark Coach video wanted me to do that. I passed due to my Diabetes. My Docs instructions involve eating smaller amounts evenly spaced and about the only way for me to do that is to have a pretty exact schedule. I think it would be a ... Read more
Wednesday, March 01, 2017      0 comments

Some recent men's team board posts were about prostate health and taking saw palmetto. I've decided to drop it since I see little evidence to prove it does anything. Anyway, there was mention in one post that once you start it, you should stic... Read more
Salt Wars
Sunday, February 19, 2017      1 comments

I'm having success in my battle with sodium. I'm guessing from the chart on the nutrition counter that my daily average is down from well over 5000 mg a day to well under 3000 a day. As I slowly replace all the high sodium products with either... Read more
Some Days Are Harder Than Others
Sunday, February 12, 2017      4 comments

Sometimes the challenge really is a challenge and sometimes it's easy because I already do it. Today was easy. Eat on a schedule. I eat three meals and a snack and I don't think any of them ever vary by more than an hour and most days more li... Read more
Calorie Density
Thursday, February 09, 2017      0 comments

The challenge from the coach today was to keep temptations out of the house or at least out of sight. I don't really have a problem with that anymore since I don't really deny myself any particular food, but when it's high in calories it's very... Read more
Thursday, February 02, 2017      3 comments

Part of today's challenge was list three things I've accomplished recently to dwell on the positive rather than the negative. I got my Diabetes under control. I've improved my blood pressure. Both were way out of control and each required som... Read more
Diet Soda Fan
Tuesday, January 31, 2017      4 comments

I drink diet soda. I confess. Why? Nobody has actually proven to me that I shouldn't. It's obvious why drinking regular soda is bad. It adds hundreds of calories a day. The little asides about diet soda being taboo are another story. Yes,... Read more
Not For Everybody
Saturday, January 21, 2017      2 comments

Spark Coach wants we to plan my menu for tomorrow, but I don't really need to and I think others are in my situation as well. I'm retired and have no time commitments. My wife is gone 8 hours most weekdays and we have no kids (DINKs). So, we ... Read more
Gimmicks and Gadgets
Wednesday, January 18, 2017      2 comments

Double wall insulated stainless steel cups are my latest toy. They've been around a while, but I never appreciated what they do. I got a smaller one for coffee because they don't hold heat as long as cold (only about four or five hours compare... Read more
Counting That Shouldn't Count?
Sunday, January 15, 2017      1 comments

I see now and then so many one word posts on the message boards. Many aren't even a response to the post. Just an emoticon to answer a question that should at least require a full sentence. Another self cheat that so many people argue in favo... Read more
Every Little Bit
Friday, January 06, 2017      2 comments

I don't do much exercise, but I'm gradually stepping it up. I really hate it and I figure if I sneak up on it, I won't notice it so much. It seems to be working. I started with five minutes on the Gazelle and a few shoulder exercises. I've s... Read more

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