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Around the World in a Week

Monday, May 23, 2011      7 comments

Tonight I was busy with prep work. One of the great things about having an extensive recipe repertoire is you can look at what's on sale, and plan the weekly menu around it. This week's groceries, I bought chicken, chuck roast, ground pork/be... Read more

There and Back Again

Sunday, May 22, 2011      5 comments

After a week long visiting family and friends, I'm back home again. It was a nice visit, though I don't think I can say it was relaxing. I'm exhausted! I think being home will be the first rest I'll get! My best friend and I did a number... Read more

Relearning What I Thought I Knew

Friday, May 20, 2011      4 comments

When I was a kid in the 80s, I don't remember a lot of overweight people in my area. Obesity was still a relatively rare phenomena, but there were concerns about it becoming a problem. The government changed dietary guidelines. They said Amer... Read more

Modern Human Are Wimps

Thursday, May 19, 2011      10 comments

Continuing my latest saga on anthropology. ;) Yesterday we talked about food. Today, let's talk about fitness! Has anyone read the book "Manthropology"? It's about how wimpy modern man is compared to our primitive ancestors. Even not s... Read more

I Am a Neolithic Eater

Wednesday, May 18, 2011      19 comments

Based on the recommendation of some Spark friends, I decided to check out the "Paleo Diet" book. I admit to being drawn to the idea for a couple of reasons. I'm really fascinated about our ancient ancestors and how they lived. This may be... Read more

Thoughts on my Meal Plan (Repost)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011      15 comments

I've been trying to adjust my diet to Zone diet ratios of 40% carbs/30% fat/30% protein, but I've been having trouble reaching it. I'm getting closer to 60/20/20 consistently. My calorie goals are about 1300-1400. 1500 max. If you aren't f... Read more

Saturday Short Hikes

Sunday, May 15, 2011      3 comments

I'm back in my home state of Colorado for the week. While here, I'm trying to stay active. My best friend of the past 18 years has a goal to hike as many of the area hiking trails as possible. I'm so proud of her, and excited that she's takin... Read more

Omnivore's Dilemna is Right

Saturday, May 14, 2011      9 comments

Ok, I know this is an old book. I am late to the party. I was reading this while on the plane, and I'm totally depressed. (Apologize in advance if my thoughts aren't quite polished. I'm still very fatigued from travel.) Ethical eati... Read more

I Must be Underestimating Calories

Thursday, May 12, 2011      6 comments

Yesterday I blogged about being disappointed about my weight and measurements staying static. I've spent so much time carefully plotting and planning my meals and exercise. All my data says I should be losing about a 1/2 per week. It's a ... Read more

Ups and Downs

Wednesday, May 11, 2011      8 comments

This morning I woke up in a downer. I suppose it is inevitable. All my enthusiasm and hyperfocus on my fitness goals is exhausting. This past week, I haven't seen much in the way of measurement or weight changes. My 1lb loss Spark re... Read more

Goal Adjustment, and Preparing for Travel

Tuesday, May 10, 2011      10 comments

I've mentioned a few times that my goal was to eat zone diet ratios of 40% carbs/30% fat/30% protein. After looking at my nutrition stats and trying my hardest to juggle things around, I've come to the conclusion that this likely isn't going to... Read more

Yogurt Update - 3 Different Types

Monday, May 09, 2011      15 comments

Quick recap. 3 weeks ago, I bought a yogurt maker. I got interested in making yogurt because I eat it every day for breakfast. There was a recipe in a recent issue of Clean Eating magazine for homemade yogurt. I had never heard of such a... Read more

Fitness Goals

Sunday, May 08, 2011      11 comments

Running is a great exercise. It is free, and you can do it almost anywhere. Many people have in their minds that running a marathon is the ultimate fitness achievement. Many Sparkers have successfully run marathons, which is incredible! Cong... Read more

Pork Carnitas and Shrimp Mango Ceviche

Friday, May 06, 2011      6 comments

I meant to do a food blog but I forgot. I'll just do a quick recap. I'll post the instructions sometime next week. Last night for Cinco de Mayo I made pork carnitas using pork tenderloin. I served with a cucumber salad, homemade salsa, a... Read more

Goal Analysis

Friday, May 06, 2011      14 comments

As I mentioned a couple days ago, I use a variety of tools to track my fitness goals. BodyMedia Fit, heart rate monitor; Spark, BodyMedia website, and an excel spreadsheet. - BMF gives me a full day picture on my calorie burn. - Heart ... Read more

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