I Write about Reading,Now Read about Reading and ..Read some more. December 27, 2017
Growing and Succeeding- Love Criticism, Blog Postt December 24, 2017
Found this post and Had to share..YUMMMM December 6, 2017
Had to share because of the contents and title…not berry season but come summer….now to find suitable substitute for a Christmas popsicle (or frozen berries??)
It’s Mashed Potato Season…How to Enjoy and Dig In ? November 20, 2017
I will be celebrating for several hours in the kitchen this Thursday. Happy Thanksgiving to all.
As I cook traditional foods for the majority I will create some healthy plantbased alternatives. It will be a tiring but fun day and interesting to see how the different dishes are received by the ~100 folks eating.
This is year 18 for this annual commitment but not anywhere near the end, at least for my service.
The following links are some fun ideas for traditional goodies and some fun.
vegan mashers- with yukon gold potatoes and vegan butter for great creaminess.
Change Begins with Choice (thanks J.Rohn) June 20, 2017
“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going” -Jim Rohn
I read an article by Jim Rohn about making changes and how to go about it, even when it is difficult. The fact that it is easy to ignore and take the easy path so it is true that we must make the decision, the choice first…..
In recent medical WAKEUP I found I had developed heart failure and Atrial Fibrillation (A Fib) . The initial treatment focused on losing, flushing fluid from the body…a secondary benefit of that was a loss of weight. This benefit showed itself when I began exercising and walking. A drop of 50 then 70 and now over 100 pounds has reduced the strain on my body, knees and legs allowing me to workout more frequently.
The cardio workouts are strengthening my heart and lungs and the weightlifting is strengthening the body and spirit…I love walking and running BUT pushing weights is a BLAST. As I lost a lot of fluid weight and it is still gone- now I workout and lose the Fat and Gristle and continue to drop the weight, move towards a target body-weight and body shape for my 80 inch body . Time to decide on where to settle but for now somewhere in the 245-250 lb neighborhood is the target.
Looking at the article by Mr.Rohn- I need to make the decision everyday to workout and eat properly. This will help develop the HABIT to allow for success in the process and later maintaining the target fitness level.
Will use this and other Rohn ideas and writings for setting and achieving goals and success.
Heart Failure, Heart Health and Nutrients- POTASSIUM May 31, 2017
Now that I am continuing my challenge with heat failure, and since I am continuing to use diuretics the potential for flushing necessary nutrients from my system grows every day. 2 of the more important minerals are POTASSIUM and MAGNESIUM. This post will focus on getting enough potassium back in our bodies.
Low potassium levels can cause muscle weakness and heart rhythm disturbances. Reduced potassium can lead to -HYPOKALEMIA- which can cause muscle cramps, muscle aches and muscle weakness(as noted above). The heart is a muscle so cramps and weakness can be problematic. Another symptom is heart palpitations.
We can end up with reduced/low potassium as the result of the medicines we take to deal with our cardiac issues.
With all this concern- where can we get potassium in our diet?
POTASSIUM N FOODS:
- potatoes and sweet potatoes 600-900 mgs (depending on serving size)
- beans 400-600
- dried apricots 500-1500
- avocado 700-900
- banana 400
- dark leafy greens 150-200
- Squash-winter 350-500
- mushrooms 100-300
With a thoughtful but simple combination of the foods we can rest assured that we have enough potassium in our system to prevent any serious challenge with our hearts.
What will you add to your daily diet?
Your favorite Running / Fitness Books January 31, 2016
I read a lot for fun and work and knowledge and health. As an athlete and fitness enthusiast I have read a lot of related books.
In this post I am asking you for input on your favorite running and fitness books. I have listed my favorite books about running- it was a tough choice but 1 of the books was a clear leader( because it was my first fave).
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My favorite running books:
- Galloways Book on Running by Jeff Galloway http://www.amazon.com/Galloways-Book-Running-Jeff-Galloway/dp/0936070277 And his website www.jeffgalloway.com
- Chi Running by Danny Dreyer http://www.amazon.com/ChiRunning-Revolutionary-Approach-Effortless-Injury-Free/dp/1416549447 Also at his website http://www.chirunning.com
- The Lore of Running by Tim Noakes, M.D. http://www.amazon.com/Lore-Running-Edition-Timothy-Noakes/dp/0873229592
I originally read these books in their 1st Editions and the later editions added or changed some things. Galloway’s book took me from my first road race (a 10 miler) ever to a marathon As a one time footballer and still a 6’8 280-300 runner it was very helpful.
Chi Running has in the subtitle as Injury-free running and since I started running after years of football and basketball with the attending knee and ankle injuries- running without additional injury is a goal -a passion.
I originally read THE LORE OF RUNNING in its 2nd edition but really like the changes that arrived in 3 and 4.
Now in my 50’s my workouts on the roads and trail combine the ideas of bot Galloway and Dryer and the info in Lore has combined with other reading for background on how I live sweating and in rest of life.
WHAT ARE YOUR BOOKS?