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Stretch and Roll
Saturday, March 11, 2017      2 comments

So that was the doctors instructions. I had watched a couple videos on stretching and I am trying to do the piriformis stretches 3 times a day. Once more seriously and a more cursory job a couple of other times. I am also rolling daily. I find... Read more
Lemon Grass and Galangal
Wednesday, March 08, 2017      2 comments

So yesterday I made chicken curry laksa. It called for lemongrass and galangal. I called the rather small Asian grocer here and they assured me they had both. Now lemongrass I have not cooked with before but I know what it is. I had to resort ... Read more
piriformis syndrome???
Tuesday, March 07, 2017      3 comments

So after looking on various pages and sites online this is what I think I have. The piriformis is what appears to be a relatively small muscle in the hip area. The gist of things is that it runs past the sciatic nerve. Yep that's the probl... Read more
Everybodies working for the Weekend
Friday, March 03, 2017      3 comments

I really don't work that much, 15-20 hours a week and my job is really pretty easy for me, however I still like it when Friday comes and I have a full day the next day for me. It's supposed to hit the upper 40's tomorrow which is warm in March... Read more
So What if you are in a FUNK
Wednesday, March 01, 2017      3 comments

Generally I would say when I am in this deep of a moody quagmire I definitely need a workout. However time is not allowing that until late tonight. I have a meeting scheduled with a friend and her kids, I need to stop at the library, and I ... Read more
Non Exercise Activity Thermogenisis
Tuesday, February 28, 2017      3 comments

That there title is a fancy term for the calories we burn through daily activity. It can be quite a lot. At my house as stated in previous blogs we have gotten pretty addictive about our fitbits. They measure our heart rate throug... Read more
We Fall down and we get back up
Thursday, February 23, 2017      2 comments

So for the long weekend we were in Detroit Lakes with family. Lots of fun, lots of food, esp. sweets. Not the best for my fledgling efforts. Also it's a solid four hour drive from Bismarck, To DL. So not as many steps and too too too many sweets... Read more
Steps and more steps
Tuesday, February 14, 2017      4 comments

So I am working out a relationship with the fitbit Charge 2 hr I like it a lot but . . . I have a bum knee and therefore all this stepping has some consequences and limits and I think I have reached it today. I had done two days over 11, 0... Read more
Friday, February 10, 2017      5 comments

So ADL is an acronym for Activities of Daily Living. I have been thinking about this for the past week or so. I remember one of the many wake up calls when i was at my heaviest was being at a friends home for a meal and wearing fairly tight ... Read more
Motivation spelt F-I-T-B-I-T
Saturday, February 04, 2017      3 comments

So I have wanted a fitbit for a while now. I started wanting a wrist based tracker that would read my heart rate. That technology if finally available in a little less expensive and less bulky form. So why is this motivational. 1. lik... Read more
And then there is the SCALE
Tuesday, October 11, 2016      5 comments

So I have been an everyday weigh in person for a long time. I stand by that as a good thing for me. My weight whether it is salt, water retention, random female issues that continue to plague me despite my age, or something else can vary 3 -... Read more
Apples and Tomatoes
Thursday, October 06, 2016      6 comments

So our trees had a bumper crop of apples this year. I have made tons of apples sauce and apple crisp and frozen many chopped and sliced apples. I have also found what seems like a fool proof way to make steel cut oats in my crockpot over night. ... Read more
Wednesday, October 05, 2016      3 comments

So my solution to high cholesterol is exercise more, eat healthier and lose weight. Generally that means try hard to eat a lot of vegetables. Of late that has included beets. They might or might not help cholesterol but they do work in the... Read more
Lose the clutter lose the weight
Monday, May 16, 2016      7 comments

This is the title of a book I have checked out from the library. I recommend the text if not the specific program described. There are a lot of studies cited about the impact of clutter in our minds and homes and schedules also affecting wei... Read more
Friday, March 11, 2016      5 comments

So I am part time staff at our community college library here. That means I am off for Spring Break for a week. I was planning to leave after work today for the whole week. First stop was to spend time with a former room mate in the cities. ... Read more

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