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Wednesday, March 01, 2017      0 comments

Some recent men's team board posts were about prostate health and taking saw palmetto. I've decided to drop it since I see little evidence to prove it does anything. Anyway, there was mention in one post that once you start it, you should stic... Read more
Salt Wars
Sunday, February 19, 2017      1 comments

I'm having success in my battle with sodium. I'm guessing from the chart on the nutrition counter that my daily average is down from well over 5000 mg a day to well under 3000 a day. As I slowly replace all the high sodium products with either... Read more
Some Days Are Harder Than Others
Sunday, February 12, 2017      4 comments

Sometimes the challenge really is a challenge and sometimes it's easy because I already do it. Today was easy. Eat on a schedule. I eat three meals and a snack and I don't think any of them ever vary by more than an hour and most days more li... Read more
Calorie Density
Thursday, February 09, 2017      0 comments

The challenge from the coach today was to keep temptations out of the house or at least out of sight. I don't really have a problem with that anymore since I don't really deny myself any particular food, but when it's high in calories it's very... Read more
Thursday, February 02, 2017      3 comments

Part of today's challenge was list three things I've accomplished recently to dwell on the positive rather than the negative. I got my Diabetes under control. I've improved my blood pressure. Both were way out of control and each required som... Read more
Diet Soda Fan
Tuesday, January 31, 2017      4 comments

I drink diet soda. I confess. Why? Nobody has actually proven to me that I shouldn't. It's obvious why drinking regular soda is bad. It adds hundreds of calories a day. The little asides about diet soda being taboo are another story. Yes,... Read more
Not For Everybody
Saturday, January 21, 2017      2 comments

Spark Coach wants we to plan my menu for tomorrow, but I don't really need to and I think others are in my situation as well. I'm retired and have no time commitments. My wife is gone 8 hours most weekdays and we have no kids (DINKs). So, we ... Read more
Gimmicks and Gadgets
Wednesday, January 18, 2017      2 comments

Double wall insulated stainless steel cups are my latest toy. They've been around a while, but I never appreciated what they do. I got a smaller one for coffee because they don't hold heat as long as cold (only about four or five hours compare... Read more
Counting That Shouldn't Count?
Sunday, January 15, 2017      1 comments

I see now and then so many one word posts on the message boards. Many aren't even a response to the post. Just an emoticon to answer a question that should at least require a full sentence. Another self cheat that so many people argue in favo... Read more
Every Little Bit
Friday, January 06, 2017      2 comments

I don't do much exercise, but I'm gradually stepping it up. I really hate it and I figure if I sneak up on it, I won't notice it so much. It seems to be working. I started with five minutes on the Gazelle and a few shoulder exercises. I've s... Read more
Grip Strength Is Good Lesson
Friday, December 30, 2016      1 comments

The grip strength device I bought is adjustable and it was my plan to increase the time of use till the point I was fulfilling the time guidelines of the program I'm following and then to increase resistance. I figured it would be some time unt... Read more
Headed In The Right Direction
Tuesday, December 27, 2016      3 comments

I've got the grip strength thing moving well, up to three two minute sets per day. Now to increase resistance. Sodium reduction also going better than expected. This is something I've been putting off forever because I though it would be impo... Read more
BP Reduction?
Wednesday, December 21, 2016      2 comments

I read an article on a Harvard website that cites a very large study that concludes that a weaker grip equals a shorter lifespan. Several other recent studies (not as large) that I've read about cite various grip strength routines that lowered ... Read more
BP Must Come Down
Saturday, December 17, 2016      4 comments

New meds don't seem to be working as well for my BP, but at least there are no side effects as yet. The best path here is to get back on top of it on my own so I don't need the meds. My sodium intake has crept back up to astronomical levels ag... Read more
Saturday, December 10, 2016      1 comments

Sticking with the getting up and walking when the tracker tells me to. Sometimes, I hit the elliptical glider and it gives me extra steps and extra exercise minutes. Wheeee! ... Read more

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