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June Beast Mode Goals
Saturday, June 06, 2015      2 comments

1. Weight/circuit training at least 4 days per week. 2. Cardio 3 days per week at least 10 minutes per session, (walk, run, bike, etc.) 3. Track food and exercise daily (the only way I seem to make progress). 4. Lose 3-4 pounds... Read more
May Beast Mode Challenge Results
Sunday, May 31, 2015      3 comments

1. Weight training at least 4 days per week. - Check, average 5. 2. Cardio 3 days per week at least 10 minutes per session, (walk, run, bike, etc.) - 50% or accomplished in 2 weeks out of 4. 3. Lose 3-4 pounds – Check, released 4.8 pounds ba... Read more
Sleep Study
Saturday, May 30, 2015      3 comments

At the recommendation of my cardiologist, I underwent a sleep study last night. I should of gotten a picture of myself all wired up! It would make a great Halloween custom. Very Borg like! The strange thing is, I think I slept better last night... Read more
Beast Mode Challenge
Saturday, May 02, 2015      6 comments

Hopefully this challenge will give me the kick in the pants, er.. motivation I need. 1. Weight training at least 4 days per week. 2. Cardio 3 days per week at least 10 minutes per session, (walk, run, bike, etc.) 3. Lose 3-4 pounds... Read more
Feeling Better
Friday, May 03, 2013      6 comments

The "drain and shot" seems to be holding up. The right knee is much better, even managed 30 minutes on the exercise bike. Let's hope the swelling and stiffness are gone away for awhile. Excelsior!... Read more
Rough Day
Tuesday, April 30, 2013      4 comments

Doctor drained the right knee and put in a shot of cortisone. Should be feeling better tomorrow. Got a flat after work and couldn't get the spare down from the undercarriage of the minivan. Needed Thor's mighty hammer! Called AAA and they weren'... Read more
New Reading Material
Wednesday, April 24, 2013      0 comments

In order to look a little more like my avatar and a little less like current self, I'm reading "Man 2.0 Engineering the Alpha: A Real World Guide to an Unreal Life: Build More Muscle. Burn More Fat. Have More Sex" . Certainly an engaging title. ... Read more
Interesting Evening
Thursday, March 14, 2013      2 comments

I attended a "running" seminar at a local runner's store by the name of Fleet Feet. Charlie (the store's owner) is not only a knowledgeable and experienced runner but a great guy. I always knew there had to be a right or better way to run, I jus... Read more
Strange - Like Old TImes
Sunday, March 10, 2013      3 comments

Strange experience during this afternoon's workout. I actually got sick to my stomach and well, I'll spare you the gory details. Haven't have that happen since high school wrestling practice some 40 years ago. Needless to say I didn't finish th... Read more
I Stepped In It Now!
Saturday, March 09, 2013      7 comments

Our CEO is a big proponent of health and fitness (who over 30 isn't) and supports a number of company initiatives to support employee wellness. One of his favorite fitness events is the local Corporate Challenge ( ... Read more
Monday Morning Blues
Monday, March 04, 2013      5 comments

It's painfully obvious that my horrible weekend choices are destroying my successes during the week. I need to break out of this loop. I went through a similar cycle during the 2 month holiday period which has undone 3 months of work. Just trac... Read more
Lost Week
Sunday, October 21, 2012      4 comments

Well, haven't done a single thing right all week; no planning, no tracking food, and worse of all no exercise. The scale certainly reflects the facts! Just right the week off to "overcome by events". Time to dust myself off and get moving forw... Read more
Sunday, October 14, 2012      2 comments

I haven't written anything in a while so here goes. Just returned from spending a week with my daughter, son-in-law and grandson down in North Carolina. Needless to say the weather is a little warmer than in upstate New York! We were there to he... Read more
This Week's Medical Exams
Friday, August 17, 2012      2 comments

Thank you each and everyone for your support and kind comments on the condition of the Becker family. In the grand scheme of things turned out fine. Mom is doing fine and her cardiologist agreed to "turn up" her pacemaker and she immediately ... Read more
A Pain in the Neck ..
Monday, August 13, 2012      6 comments

Literally speaking. I have a neck issue that crops up occasionally (a couple times a year). I normally go to the chiropractor and after a few treatments I'm good to go again. Unfortunately, not this time. After 4 weeks of treatments I'm about ... Read more

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