Half marathon yes or no
Thursday, February 14, 2013      4 comments

I did not get a real run in (other than a little jogging around the neighborhood with the dogs and the horse) because of my recent cold. I could try to go on a long run tomorrow if the weather is decent. I'm trying to decide whether I really ... Read more
16 days without dairy just ended - Happy Valentine's Day to me!
Thursday, February 14, 2013      3 comments

I don't know if it was the latte with almond milk last night that tasted a little bitter or the fact that I knew we had more than a gallon of full-fat raw A2 milk sitting in the fridge that would not keep more than a few more days now. But I dec... Read more
I know I shouldn't eliminate whole food groups...
Sunday, February 10, 2013      16 comments

... said the dog before sticking his nose into the cat litter box. I apologize for introducing my topic by grossing you out. If you were eating dinner, too bad, that's not something you should do in front of the computer anyhow. But I'm tr... Read more
How my favorite dog and I handle being sick
Friday, February 08, 2013      19 comments

Me: I feel horrible! (it's just a cold) Dog: I don't have as much energy today. Will go sleep some more. Me: What can I do to feel better? Maybe eat? Nothing tastes good. This is so annoying. I don't even have the energy to make myself fe... Read more
More progress
Wednesday, February 06, 2013      6 comments

My body scan yesterday revealed that my body fat finally dropped a bit from 23% to 22% and my muscle mass increased by another 2 lbs. My total weight was up by about 4 lbs. but the rest was water, which means I was better hydrated, a plus in mo... Read more
It's not about the weight - Weight does not matter much
Monday, February 04, 2013      18 comments

I find myself saying this all the time. I even hear or read people agree with me and then act the opposite. There are a lot of weight loss challenges on Spark while at the same time there is advice about not stepping on the scales too often. Spa... Read more
Finally - Long Run
Sunday, February 03, 2013      7 comments

The weather was beautiful and my resting pulse was down another 7 beats this morning, so cutting out dairy seems to be working. I decided to give a long run a try. I made it easy on myself by waiting until midday when the temps were around 50... Read more
Running Progress on day 4 of dairy-free
Friday, February 01, 2013      5 comments

I ran for 4.4 miles at an average heartrate of 132 on mostly level ground. Total time 61min. 40 sec., avg. pace 4.28 I did notice that my calves were slightly sore at the end, not surprising given that I had not done a whole lot of running w... Read more
3rd dairy-free day, short run
Friday, February 01, 2013      9 comments

I managed to not get tempted by dairy, but it came at a cost. I increased my berries to 3 servings and I had more almond milk and nuts than what would have been ideal carb-wise. But one step at a time. I did get a 2-mile run in and an hour of... Read more
Ditching Dairy
Thursday, January 31, 2013      10 comments

Not by choice, but because I seem to be sensitive or allergic. I had noticed in the last few weeks that some of the symptoms I had left behind since giving up wheat and then grains were returning. In particular a bloated feeling after eating, so... Read more
Good fat - Bad fat
Monday, January 21, 2013      2 comments

Here is an interview with Dr. Steven Gundry www.askthelowcarbexperts
-vs-bad/ ... Read more
Do you want to be beautiful or think that beauty will make you happy?
Saturday, January 19, 2013      6 comments

You might enjoy this short talk by Cameron Russell: www.ted.com/talks/camero
odel.html Birgit... Read more
Dental Health Summit - What your dentist may not know can hurt you
Wednesday, January 16, 2013      5 comments

I've been doing a lot of learning about dental health at this online dental health summit. The lectures are free for each day but it is also possible to buy the whole package. This is particularly important for people who have had amalgam fillin... Read more
Running with snow/ice spikes (video blog)
Tuesday, January 15, 2013      6 comments

This is a great way to stay safe when running or walking on snow or ice. Spikes like these only cost about $15.00 and the individual spikes are replaceable.... Read more
Passing on a very special blog
Monday, January 14, 2013      25 comments

What is special about it is that it is my 15-year-old daughter's first blog and it is a topic that I'm passionate about (which got me an "honorable mention" in it). ... Read more

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