Thursday, December 22, 2011

Lillys First Professional Grooming

I have to hand it to the folks at Petco. They possess skills which I don't have.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Coronary Heart Disease Studied in Framingham, Puerto Rico and Honolulu

I'm currently reading Anthony Colpo's "The Great Cholesterol Con" (TGCC), partly motivated by a recent "high" cholesterol test result. In chapter 6 Colpo references a 1981 article from the journal "Circulation" comparing coronary heart disease (CHD) studies from Framingham, Puerto Rico and Honolulu. Colpo writes:

"...all three populations showed an inverse relationship between total calories and CHD incidence. The more people ate, the less likely they were to suffer a heart attack."

I had to check this out for myself. Below is table 5 from that article (click on tables for larger view).

Saturday, December 10, 2011

My Diet Trilogy

Sometimes when I write a blog post, I have a stream of consciousness that starts where a previous post left off. These posts aren't planned to be a series, like parts I, II, III, etc. They don't follow sequentially. They aren't necessarily planned to follow each other at all. The titles change. The topics shift. But, there is a flow to the posts.

I recently noticed in hindsight three such posts on my blog: a trilogy. It's like Star Wars, episodes IV, V and VI. Or it's like the Star Wars prequels, episodes I, II and III. It's like The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Harry P...nevermind. Well, maybe it's really nothing like those trilogies.

I'm talking about my Diet Trilogy.

Part I, September 4, 2011:
Body Weight Loss = Carb or Calorie Restriction?

I looked back at my attempts to lose weight following a low carb diet, including the guidelines I followed, when I succeeded, when I failed and a hypothesis for what worked and what didn't work.

Part II, September 25, 2011:
Transitioning My Macronutrients Via Fat Loss Bible

I presented the guidelines for changing my diet for macronutrient levels that provided enough carbohydrates for energy to exercise, enough protein for muscle recovery from exercise and enough fat to reach my total calorie deficit target.

Part III, November 13, 2011:
12 Weeks of Not Livin’ La Vida Low Carb

This post has by far been my most popular. My dieting experiences are compared between one with near 15% of calories from carbohydrates, and the other with near 50% of calories from carbohydrates. It also reviews the effects of exercise on diet and weight loss.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Commencing Logan's Last Year of Teenagehood

I've already been told that I will not blog about Logan's P90X experience.

Podrunner: Give Me a Beat

If you are looking for a source of free music to workout to, then try Podrunner at this URL/link:

As of this post date, DJ Steve Boyett has just over 100 hundred free downloads of techno music. Each download consists of about an hour of music. He has them categorized by speed: 130 to 180 bpm (beats per minute).

I found this website while searching for methods to improve running form. I don't make any claims that listening to this music will improve your form, but it may help with motivation to get moving.

Subscribe (for free) to Podrunner and you will get regular updates on new tracks in your news reader.

Listening to this music makes running seem like dancing. I like Runner Funker.