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Some Alternative Protein Choices: The Dairy Aisle
Tuesday, July 06, 2010      19 comments

We all know the basic choices when it comes to protein: chicken, turkey, tuna, salmon, yogurt, etc. But how can you mix things up for a little variety and maybe even make better choices, or maybe some of the basics simply don’t appeal to you wha... Read more
Some Assembly Required - Weight Cage Weekend !
Sunday, June 27, 2010      15 comments

Just a quick note to say that in addition to working on a numbers intensive report this weekend I assembled a weight cage that arrvied this Friday. There were a few more nuts and bolts than I'd like to normally see but it was laid out nicely an... Read more
Creatine: The Urban Myths Live!
Sunday, June 20, 2010      13 comments

In another position statement published by the International Society of Sports Nutrition (Buford, T. W., Kreider, R. B., Stout, J. R., Greenwood, M., Campbell, B., Spano, M. et al. (2007). International Society of Sports Nutrition position stand... Read more
When Good Protein Goes Bad … How Much Is Enough?
Sunday, June 13, 2010      11 comments

A recent article in Consumer’s Reports caused quite a stir, for example see blog link below: http://www.burnthefatblog.com/
als_found_in_protein.php The issue was the amount of heavy metals found in s... Read more
The Carb Coles Notes
Thursday, June 10, 2010      15 comments

A number of my SP friends found the last blog a bit dense, others enjoy the details. But it is always a good practice to provide a summary up front so in the future I will do so. Thanks to all for your input, it is much appreciated. So here i... Read more
The *Sweet* Science … Part II – Rating Carbs
Wednesday, June 09, 2010      11 comments

Ok now that the basics of the metabolic window have been discussed, what next. If you accept we need to boost carbohydrates right after exercise to achieve a beneficial spike in insulin and kick start the replacement of glycogen and other nutri... Read more
The *Sweet* Science … And I’m Not Talking About Boxing
Tuesday, June 08, 2010      24 comments

I have a few plans for the upcoming year. One is to work on building muscle. Most of you have heard that, so on to the new stuff. I’m planning to research health and fitness to bring myself up to a level of comfort that I might actually know ... Read more
The Next Big Thing
Tuesday, May 04, 2010      11 comments

Now that I’ve reached my second goal weight, I’ve been asked what do I plan to do next. Well that is a good question and I’m not sure I have all the answers yet, but I’m working on it. One thing for sure is to basically keep doing more of the ... Read more
The Lists Keep Coming
Wednesday, February 24, 2010      13 comments

Stolen from Woodsygirl who stole it from Dacius, who stole it from Yoovie, who stole it from PAAATS. *wheee* 1. What time did you get up this morning? Yesterday went to bed at 8 pm got up at 11, when to bed a 4 am up at 7 am. Hard to tell... Read more
The AZ Madness Continues!
Sunday, February 07, 2010      9 comments

A is for Age: It’s just a number … okay some higher than others … 57. B is for Before: Before I joined SparkPeople I was racing towards disaster. C is for Career: I evaluate government programs for fun and profit. But my next care... Read more
Hilfiger Hostage and the Donkey Jobs
Friday, January 22, 2010      15 comments

Last Saturday was a great day, got up early and had a great workout, weight was down. So far so good! Then off to pick up some Sushi and watch an episode of The Wire (the last season with the focus on the newspaper). Life is indeed good! Th... Read more
Bedtime for Bonzo … and Woodsy and Susan
Wednesday, January 06, 2010      13 comments

Seems many of my friends have trouble getting a good night’s sleep, especially WOODSYGIRL and SUSAN134. Well so do I but that is self-inflicted by simply not going to bed. Once I do go to bed I’m out shortly after my head hits the pillow. But ... Read more
100 Reasons To Love SparkPeople
Sunday, January 03, 2010      20 comments

The reasons to love SparksPeople are legion. It is free, it provides great resources, and there are great people to help you reach your goals. When I started out my weight was 315 and I dropped a few pounds but was starting to plateau. That’s... Read more
Santa's Workshop Office
Tuesday, December 15, 2009      18 comments

It started off with just a few items. Slowly it grew and each year I addrf more and more knickknacks. Tis’ the Tacky Christmas Office season. The time of year I fill my office with tacky or sometimes not so tacky Christmas booty. I’ve tried ... Read more
Domo Arigato, Mr. Detecto!
Saturday, December 12, 2009      17 comments

A while back I grew frustrated with oscillating weight scale numbers from the traditional home scales. I tried a number of them but eventually the fluctuations would leave me wondering if it was the scale or the natural ups and downs of weight ... Read more

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