I think I had a bit of a virus or cold or something yesterday. It’s hard to tell because the pollen and my allergies have been bad enough that I’ve been sneezing and snotting for a month regardless. I had the shivers for a while last evening, then I felt like I was burning up […]

Week 3

My weight on Sunday was 240, down about 6 pounds from baseline. I also got out while the weather was nice and rode my bike to the Central Avenue Metra station. This was groundwork to figure out how long I’ll need if I ride to the train. It was a little embarrassing how winded biking […]

Week 2

My weight this week was 244, slighly down but a small enough amount to be statistical noise. I’m going to start adding in some excercise this week, possibly biking to the train and possibly at the gym in my building. So far so good. Also on:

Eat Drink and Be Healthy

I finished the book Eat, Drink and Be Healthy a few days ago. I read it on the recommendation of my friend JonnyX. Overall I think this is a great book. It is not preachy but matter-of-fact. Willet is not making any wild eyed assertions but backs up all his recommendations with loads of data […]

Stepping Up

This is the beginning of my second week without sodas. Other than adjusting to the lower amount of caffeine I get, it has been pretty much without incident. I suffered from some bad Diet Coke cravings at the beginning, but that has diminshed over time. Now I just drink a lot of water. I’ve also […]

Eat Drink and Be Healthy

On the word of JonnyX I ran out and bought the Walter Willett book Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy. Willett is suggesting that the USDA food pyramid is part of the reason why Americans are getting so fat. As he points out, it wasn’t developed by an agency promoting health but one charged with making […]

Cold Soda Turkey

I was having a hard time cutting down on sodas. For a little while I was able to get back to 3 a day, but I find that I work better with prohibition than moderation so I’m cutting them out totally for a while. I’ve been getting a lot of headaches lately. I’m not sure […]

This Old Body

I haven’t been posting my fitness progress for one sad reason: there has been none! Coincident with the time I wanted to commit to my plan, I had a lot of changes in my life. Not the least of which is that instead of working in my home, spending most of my time in the […]

It Begins

In a way, I wish I wasn’t getting serious about fitness right at the new year. That has the stink of a resolution that will soon be abandoned. That’s not how I feel. I’m getting back in slowly, with the intent of staying in for a long long time. I don’t have any explicit plan […]

Less of Me

I created a new category in the blog, and from now on I’ll be taking the lead from people like Bruce and posting about my fitness. Looking at the XMas photos after the fact, I’m so heavy in them that it makes me sick. I’m about to outgrow my size 38 pants, and I have […]

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