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Don't Have Your Cake; You'll Eat It
Monday, July 03, 2017      2 comments

For me, the most important part of nutritional regulation doesn't happen in my kitchen, or at the dining table, or in front of the television. It happens at the supermarket. I have conducted a number of experimental trials on my abil... Read more
Can You Hear Me Now?
Saturday, July 01, 2017      1 comments

Yes. Yes I can. So I was having a conversation with my body today. Well mostly I was listening. My body said "Chill out." It was probably right. I've done a couple of hard hikes with weight, and yesterday was especially rough... Read more
Where Does the Time Go?
Friday, June 30, 2017      3 comments

To my waist, apparently. I got out of the habit of Sparking - tracking my blood sugar, nutrition, exercise, and other health activities - more than a year ago, and in that time my weight has slowly crept back up. I did some good th... Read more
Inertia
Monday, April 25, 2016      0 comments

Having got away from regular tracking and blogging for many weeks, I'm finding myself working against a kind of inertia as I try to reinstitute the practice. I think the bottom line is that I have to assign the practice of tracking my nut... Read more
Fresh Air
Sunday, April 17, 2016      1 comments

Pollen Palooza seems to be over. My sinuses and my cardiovascular fitness are deeply grateful. Finally, I can breathe and exercise freely again.... Read more
Enough
Monday, August 24, 2015      0 comments

Key to health: Eat enough. Yesterday I did not, so late at night I was hungry and had a snack, with the result that my blood sugar was slightly elevated this morning. Eat enough. It will spare you unnecessary health problems.... Read more
Water World
Wednesday, July 15, 2015      1 comments

An interesting mathematical fact for exercising in the Summer in Georgia. Let X be the amount of water you have estimated that you will need. 2X + 3 = Still not enough. ... Read more
Flashlight!
Sunday, June 21, 2015      2 comments

(With apologies to P-Funk) When going hiking in the late afternoon, equipment should include water, emergency snacks, and at least one good flashlight. Preferably two. Because, hypothetically speaking, you might lose the trail, and... Read more
Oatmeal, Raisin, Cranberry, Peanut Butter Goodness.
Sunday, June 14, 2015      4 comments

All that in a single snack. Forget granola bars or energy bars. I've been making my own snacks and they are PERFECT. (Low cost too).... Read more
It's Raining Again
Friday, April 17, 2015      1 comments

I know. Because I was out hiking in it, slogging through lots of mud and puddles. It might not sound like fun, but it was so much better than being cooped up and unable to stretch my legs and breathe freely. I don't know if this... Read more
Singing in the Rain
Thursday, April 16, 2015      3 comments

No, seriously. It's been raining nearly constantly for a couple of days, and that meant that I was able to get out and get some mileage in for the first time in over a week! Yup, every year around this time I become a virtual p... Read more
It's Pollen Time Again
Wednesday, March 25, 2015      2 comments

*To the tune of "It's Crying Time Again" by Ray Charles* Oh, it's pollen time again, I'm feelin' sneezy And I've got that itchy feeling in my eyes I can tell by the way my throat's constricting Oh that I have to take my meds, it's pol... Read more
Delicious Discovery
Saturday, March 14, 2015      1 comments

Quite by accident (which is a terrible way to start a commentary about a cooking experience) I found another way to prepare and use spaghetti squash. I opted to do a stir fry chicken dish and had some chopped spaghetti squash left over from... Read more
More Than A Feeling
Friday, March 13, 2015      2 comments

Gratitude is more than an attitude; it's an action. Feeling grateful is far less useful than actually saying "thank you."... Read more
Fiber Uptick
Wednesday, March 04, 2015      4 comments

There is a huge industry around dietary fiber products, and it baffles me. From the old Metamucil to the more modern fiber-rich snack bars, I simply don't get it. And here is the cause of my bemusement: Dietary fiber abounds in so many... Read more

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