November 2010

Rate My Meals – 2010-11-30

November 30, 2010
Tuesday Meals

Do you know what a sport pepper is? It’s a quintessential ingredient in a Chicago Style Hot dog – a pickled Serrano pepper, I’d say they have a medium heat. I found a jar in the grocery store the other day so I started to put them to use today, you’ll see them in both […]

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Rate My Meals – 2010-11-29

November 29, 2010
Monday Meals

Well this has certainly been a bit of an up and down day. I started the day off with 30 minutes of lower body strength training, which felt great. I’m shooting for 6 days of weights this week. I had to get a blood test* at the doctor and my blood pressure came in at […]

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Time For a New Treadmill?

November 28, 2010
Treadmill

Lately I have been thinking about getting a new piece of exercise equipment to start off 2011 – either a replacement treadmill for the one I already have or a new elliptical, something I have used only a few times in a hotel gym. To help me make a decision between the two (or maybe […]

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Countdown to Vegas – Week 2

November 28, 2010
Las Vegas

Diet starting weight: 304 Week starting weight: 299 Today’s weight: 298 Week weight loss: 1 lb Total weight lost: 6 lbs I’m feeling good to be logging my second loss in a row in my Countdown to Vegas challenge. After all, this was Thanksgiving week, traditionally a dieters nightmare. I started the week off well […]

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How to Eat a Persimmon

November 27, 2010
Persimmons

A few weeks ago I bought a persimmon at the grocery store. I didn’t know anything about persimmons but they were in the exotic fruit section of the produce area and I like to try new things so I bought one. The persimmon I bought felt ripe to me (it had a nice slight give […]

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How To Reduce Belly Fat – 4 Key Steps

November 27, 2010
Tom

This is a guest post by Tom. For the last 12 weeks I have been working hard on an abs challenge. My goal was to reduce belly fat and get rock hard abs. Now I’m the first one to admit, I didn’t have a lot of belly fat to start with. So my goal wasn’t […]

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Step360 Review

November 26, 2010
Step360

Disclaimer: Gaiam sent me this product sample to review, however I am under no obligation to do so nor to make the review positive. This review reflects my personal opinion about this product. Last month I came back from a business trip to find a large package waiting for me, with my children hovering over […]

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Why and How People are Getting Back to the Basics When it Comes to Fitness

November 25, 2010
Fitness

This is a guest post by Edward. Trends come and go in the fitness world. Remember the 80’s when everyone went to high impact aerobic classes wearing their leotards and leg warmers? For the last few years, the trend has been to work out in posh fitness centers, using primarily machines like the treadmill, dumbbells […]

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How to Eat Healthy Food in Sweden: The Good and Bad

November 25, 2010
Sweden

This is a guest post by Ingela from Best Natural Skin Care. Sweden is a meat and potatoes kind of country. Everyone has different opinions as to what healthy food exactly is, but in this article I’ll give you my take on what food to eat, what to eat sometimes, and what to try and […]

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