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What I learned from my heart attack
Saturday, July 14, 2018      4 comments

I had a small heart attack 25 days ago. I always figured it would happen but not this young (I am 57). I have a strong family history, I don't handle stress very well and despite trying over the years I am overweight and have diabetes. ... Read more
Rehabilitating the 'D' word
Friday, October 09, 2015      3 comments

I see a lot of posts on the message boards about the D word ( diet ). Many people chime in that diets are no good and you need a lifestyle change. By the way I agree with this sentiment, but people who are new to eating healthy in general may ... Read more
What if it isn't Diet and Exercise
Thursday, June 18, 2015      2 comments

This entry is for a specific group of people of which I am a member. I am not talking to people who have found a way of eating, lost the weight and are happily in maintenance. I am happy for you and congratulations on your progress. I am also... Read more
The Wisdom Diet
Monday, February 16, 2015      7 comments

This is a tongue in cheek idea for a diet plan (like we need another of those). My diet will not tell you what foods to eat, and I will not tell you how many carbs or how many points or calories to eat. I will stress that calories are not irre... Read more
The nutrition wars again
Saturday, September 06, 2014      5 comments

I see this week another study tells us that low carb high fat diets can be as good as or better than traditional low fat diets. Since I personally eat low carb that is good news to get the news out there. My problem with all this is that t... Read more
It is time for a plan for the rest of us
Monday, July 28, 2014      5 comments

If you read my previous blogs you might surmise I am a skeptic of the long time gospel of calories in vs calories out. Now I don't hypothesize that it has no value. For the vast majority of people who are following an eating plan and it is co... Read more
Lessons from binge eating
Tuesday, July 22, 2014      4 comments

I am a binge eater. I know I am not alone here. I am 53 and I have been binging off and on since I was about 12. For many of those years it was something that was out of control but I didn't understand why. Over the last five years I hav... Read more
Calories in Calories out
Thursday, July 17, 2014      1 comments

I have always argued against weight loss being simply a math problem. I have never argued that calories are unimportant, just that 100 calories of sugar are not equivalent to 100 calories of broccoli. I did a study using my logged nutritio... Read more
Weekly weigh in
Monday, April 14, 2008      0 comments

I have managed to go an entire week of pretty good adherrance to my eating plan. I had a couple of slips during the week but did get back on. This an accomplishment to me. I am more than over weight, I am a food addict. I lost 4.... Read more
Slow but sure
Tuesday, April 08, 2008      0 comments

I notice I have lost a few pounds. I have not been particularly adherrant to my eating plans. I think I can thank being sick for a lot of it. I lost about 10 pounds when I was sick a couple of weeks back. This still gives me optimism. T... Read more