Behind schedule on long runs
Saturday, January 12, 2013      5 comments

I just got a little bit of a late start with my long runs this year. It had to do with my body still adjusting to fewer carbs. Now that I feel I've adjusted I will do my regular long runs. My half-marathon is coming up on March 2 and if I w... Read more
2nd MAF test
Wednesday, January 09, 2013      10 comments

It's been just over 3 weeks since my last MAF test. I did have a significant improvement. Mile 1: 4.3 mph Mile 2: 4.2 mph Mile 3: 4.0 mph average pace: 4.16, average heartrate 133 My body has clearly adjusted to the lower ca... Read more
Should The Biggest Loser be named The Biggest Gainer?
Sunday, January 06, 2013      17 comments

Before all the Biggest Loser fans start hitting me over the head let me say this is not about Biggest Loser bashing at all, although sometimes this would be tempting. As I have learned in the last year, many practices that people hear about o... Read more
Thanks for all the comments on my cheat day!
Sunday, January 06, 2013      3 comments

To my surprise the scales were not up at all this morning. I'm not sure why, maybe because the cheesecake I ate (incl. about 15 grams of carbs from Xylitol) was something my body needed (well, at least the fat and protein in it)? Maybe it's ju... Read more
Somewhat of a cheat day
Saturday, January 05, 2013      9 comments

I wish I could say that I had this planned, that I wanted to find out what I could get away with and still stay in ketosis. But that wouldn't be quite true. I started by feeling I really deserved a sweet treat, so instead of ordering my regula... Read more
Making slow progress and staying on plan
Saturday, January 05, 2013      14 comments

I've been running three times this week and done strength training 3 times. I was able to avoid Xylitol and have stayed around 20-30 grams of carbs/day. No significant weight loss yet but I think my strength training is starting to pay off an... Read more
Life in Balance
Monday, December 31, 2012      7 comments

Most people join Spark to lose weight and/or get healthy. Most people assume that being overweight has to do with eating too much or the wrong food and/or not exercising enough. This may be true, but I think these are only the symptoms. Disord... Read more
Plan for New Year - no Xylitol and more sleep
Monday, December 31, 2012      8 comments

I don't call it a New Year's resolution but a plan because a plan is something I change as needed as the situation changes. After all it is silly to continue doing something that is not working, no matter how good an idea it seemed to be at fir... Read more
It wasn't his child
Tuesday, December 25, 2012      4 comments

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Oh Holy Night
Monday, December 24, 2012      4 comments

I like this simple version of my favorite Christmas Hymn and wanted to share it with you: www.youtube.com/watch?v=
Kl6G48X-aPY Peace and a Merry Christmas Birgit ... Read more
My top pick for Health Book of 2012 - The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Performance
Sunday, December 23, 2012      7 comments

I've read so many good books about exercise and nutrition this year. But for me the the absolute favorite is the book by Jeff Volek and Stephen D. Phinney "The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Performance." This book came out early this yea... Read more
WARNING! Low-carb bread by Julian bakery may not be low-carb
Saturday, December 22, 2012      4 comments

I just found this story on a low-carb blog here: www.meandmydiabetes.com/
histleblower-starts-new-website/ I have not been able to confirm the information but be careful before buying.... Read more
Definitely back in ketosis this morning
Saturday, December 22, 2012      1 comments

I'm sure glad it did not take very long. The problem is that I still don't know exactly how low my carbs need to be to stay there. I will limit my exercise to some long walks this afternoon with the dogs and maybe do a few upper body and core ex... Read more
12/21/12, Day 2 and winter solstice
Saturday, December 22, 2012      2 comments

I'm really looking forward to the days getting longer again. I'm hoping that after this second day of less than 20 grams of carbs that my energy will gradually start to improve. Today was what I hope to have been the all-time low in my runn... Read more
Back to ultra-low carb
Thursday, December 20, 2012      2 comments

Today was a rest day. I spent the morning at the dentist's office after only a cup of decaf with cream. Lunch was a big piece of brie cheese and a plain full-fat yogurt with another cup of decaf with cream. Dinner was a large portion of gro... Read more

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