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Moved! And now to get healthy again.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017      1 comments

When I got back from Christmas I had a plan to get back on track. I hit it the moment I walked through my front door. There was no, "I'll do that tomorrow." I went straight to the store, I had two weeks worth of healthy food. I was givin... Read more
Stress and the body
Thursday, January 12, 2017      1 comments

My mother suffered from heart disease nearly half her life. She had her first heart attack when she was only 41 years old. She always had high blood pressure, and a multitude of other stress related health problems. She was the ki... Read more
Got caught
Wednesday, January 11, 2017      12 comments

Don't buy food you are ashamed to be seen with...that is a lesson I need to learn. I'm under a good deal of stress lately. What with suddenly having to find a new home, knowing I'm going to have a fight to get money back from my current l... Read more
Just when I'm settled
Friday, January 06, 2017      5 comments

I have lived in my current apartment for a year and a half. I'm settled and comfortable. I'm an awesome tenant. I pay my rent on time and in full, I'm clean and quiet. But back in Oct my apartment was sold. The new owners have backdated... Read more
Article about a 105 year old man bike racing, 14 miles
Wednesday, January 04, 2017      0 comments

Truth be told I bike a lot. I bike to work every day, I bike to the store, I bike for fun. In the past I used to commute roughly 20 miles by bike each day. But this is impressive.
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Struggling with Rewards
Tuesday, January 03, 2017      2 comments

I see the value in setting goals and rewards. I think it's very motivational to occasionally stop and take a look at how far one has come and reward the hard work, rather than solely focusing on the end results. My issue is, I struggle to... Read more
So what's the damage?
Saturday, December 31, 2016      1 comments

My holiday plans were derailed, as they are every year. Instead of trying to eat healthy, I ended up with big slices of cake with thick frosting for breakfast and desserts and eating out a lot. Instead of kayaking on the bay, I ended ... Read more
Starting Planning for the New Year
Thursday, December 15, 2016      1 comments

I have new information about my genetic make up and I'm working on next year's fitness plan, incorporating that new info. I learned two things from my 23 & Me DNA test. 1) I am sensitive to saturated fats. I will gain more weight eat... Read more
Lunch, Check. Keys Check. Pants, Check. Shirt...oops.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016      0 comments

Got to work only to realize, I didn't have a shirt. Yep, I hit it hard at the gym this morning. Put in extra effort on the bike ride to work. Pulled out my work clothes and realized that I'd forgotten my shirt. I had everything els... Read more
It's not an, "Aha! Moment." It's a, "NO! NOT GOING TO HAPPEN! I WILL NOT ALLOW THIS! Moment."
Monday, December 12, 2016      4 comments

I haven't been that bad. I mean, yes, I've fallen off the wagon a bit. But it's December, who doesn't fall off the wagon a little in December? And for me, December also holds no less than seven work place Birthdays and about six friend'... Read more
Birthday And Thinking About New Year's Resolution
Tuesday, December 06, 2016      2 comments

I started my birthday with a good workout. I briefly considered going on a hike after work. But then I remembered that I'd left my bike light at home, and there is no way I'm going to ride on streets that don't see a lot of bike traffic, a... Read more
23 & Me DNA Test Update!!!
Friday, December 02, 2016      3 comments

I got the results back from my 23 & Me DNA test. Turns out I'm the whitest of the white. I'm 100% European and 75.2% of that is Irish. I'm not a carrier for any of the genetic diseases they tested, so that's good. I can smell Asp... Read more
Last New Years Update
Monday, November 28, 2016      1 comments

One month until 2017. (let me take a second for the shock to wear off) Ok, so my 2016 New Year's Resolutions were... 1) Get my roommate to help out more with the cleaning. Hahaha, What was I thinking. Ok, so no power is goi... Read more
What Happened to the Weekend?
Monday, November 14, 2016      1 comments

I had a three day weekend, and yet I did literally nothing. I ran some errands on Friday morning, but ended up with a massive headache, and took a 3 hour nap. After the nap I was just tired and ended up lounging around like a slug the rest... Read more
Wednesday, November 09, 2016      5 comments

They say sleep is as important to weight loss as working out and eating right. Well, I didn't get any sleep last night. Nor do I think I'll be getting much rest for the next four years. When the news came in I was setting at my desk... Read more

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