Diet and Health, The Basics

The Basics: Drink the water!

Sure, I'm running to the bathroom every hour and a half, but it is a small price to pay for the benefits. Water is Basic Number One. 

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Diet and Health

Tools I’ve used to lose weight and improve my diet this year.

A lot of folks have asked me what program I'm using to lose the weight. (62 lbs in a year, as of today). And I never have an easy answer for them. I can't say I'm doing KETO or Weight Watchers or HerbaLife or anything like that. Last year, I armed myself with some basic… Continue reading Tools I’ve used to lose weight and improve my diet this year.

check-ins, Diet and Health

One Year Diet Check-In: Who I am now

I had my annual check up and labs done again last week. Weight: 219 lbs (down 58 lbs from last year) Blood Pressure: 120/70  (down from 135/90 last year) Cholesterol – 235 (down from 273 last year) LDL: 161 (down from 205 – significant improvement, but still borderline high) HDL: 41 (up from 39 –… Continue reading One Year Diet Check-In: Who I am now

Diet and Health, food prep

Food Prep 1/1/18, this week’s menu, and how to make juicy chicken breasts

Tomorrow I'm supposed to hit the ground running because Rogue Festival is literally eight short weeks away and January is when my schedule becomes overwhelmingly busy. But in terms of the diet and exercise, I've been in maintenance mode since Thanksgiving. The Win: I've actually lost 3 lbs since Thanksgiving. That's about .5 lbs per… Continue reading Food Prep 1/1/18, this week’s menu, and how to make juicy chicken breasts

Diet and Health, food prep

Fridge Clean-Out Food Prep 12/17/17 + Maintaining during the holidays + Fruit Bake

Well, it has been a couple of months since my last update, so I thought I'd catch up tonight. First, the past month has been a slog as far as my eating is concerned. I had a five days at a conference in San Diego with a foodie companion just before Thanksgiving and ever since… Continue reading Fridge Clean-Out Food Prep 12/17/17 + Maintaining during the holidays + Fruit Bake

check-ins, Diet and Health

Check In and Lab Work – 10/18/17 + Facebook suggests recipe sites

Finally had my follow up labs done to see how the weight loss and “re-balance” of my diet has affected my health. Weight: 240 lbs (down 37 lbs) Blood Pressure: 120/70  (down from 135/90 in May) Cholesterol - 235 (down to borderline range from high range) LDL: 161 (down from 205 - significant improvement, but… Continue reading Check In and Lab Work – 10/18/17 + Facebook suggests recipe sites

Diet and Health, food prep

Food Prep 9/10/17 and How to Make Balsamic Chicken Thighs

September 10, 2017: Current weight 247.  Reached my first goal, losing 10% of my weight. Total: 27 lbs down. As of last week, my calorie goals are 1440 per day during the week and 1600 on the weekends.  The last two weeks' food plan looks like this: And yes, I do write this stuff out.… Continue reading Food Prep 9/10/17 and How to Make Balsamic Chicken Thighs

check-ins, Diet and Health, food prep

Food Prep and Week’s Journal 7/30/17: Rehearsal foods, TJ’s in the freezer, & How to make a Farmer’s Sandwich

7/30/17 Current weight: 252 lbs. 5 lbs away from first goal. 22 lbs lost. When mom died on the 18th, I was 3 lbs away from my first goal (10% of my weight lost, or 27 lbs).  But in the two weeks after mom’s death, I gained back two pounds.  Not so bad considering I… Continue reading Food Prep and Week’s Journal 7/30/17: Rehearsal foods, TJ’s in the freezer, & How to make a Farmer’s Sandwich