• May 29th, 2012

    Fitness Report

    I haven’t addressed the issue of my own personal fitness status in some time. Ultimately, I was successful in my weight-loss effort. In total, my two-year project realized a 38-pound loss. To put that in perspective: I was 15 in 1975. I weighed in at 184 pounds and measured 6-foot-2. That’s almost where I’m at […]

  • November 25th, 2011

    Happy Thanksgiving

    Here’s another great recipe. This one is far from health food, but once a year, it’s OK to indulge. Many years back, I acquired this recipe and then lost the card in one of the innumerable moves I’ve done. Its original version was for pumpkin. But unless your market has pre-cut pumpkin (because cutting it […]

  • October 8th, 2011

    Goal Weight Achieved, World Changed

    I recently had a pleasant surprise at my doctor’s appointment. I stepped on the scale and realized that not only had I reached my goal weight, but I had passed it by 2 pounds! I didn’t make my projected goal of 185 by my 51st birthday. Rather than despair over it, I decided that slow […]

  • January 20th, 2011

    New Progress Report

    It is six weeks until my 51st birthday. I just weighed in at 190 lbs. That gives me enough time to lose the remaining 5 lbs to reach goal weight. My workout and walking regimen has worked wonderfully. I decided that I had to ramp things up a little. I didn’t change my interval training […]

  • November 18th, 2010

    Great Recipe

    I promised  some suggestions for great healthy food options, so here is one that I do a large casserole tray of every week. Sweet & Yukon Gold potatoes topped with thick slices of tomatoes 2-3 heirloom tomatoes, sliced 3/4″ thick 2 large sweet potatoes, sliced 1/4″ thick 2-4 Yukon gold potatoes, sliced 1/4″ thick extra virgin […]

  • November 13th, 2010

    How to Get Results

    Sorry for the delay in getting this photo on the blog. This is the “new, improved” me. The first photo was me at 219 pounds. This one is at 195 pounds. I’ve ramped up my exercise regimen to reach my goal of 185 before my 51st birthday. What I did: Essentially I did it the […]

  • November 9th, 2010

    Fitness by Design?

    For those of you who’ve followed this blog from the beginning, you’ll remember that I wanted to address lifestyle as well as design and decor. I’ve been trying to come up with the appropriate tag line for the section of the blog that will address fitness and wellness issues. Would you all consider what the […]