Category: Health and Fitness

Ebola: the anti-lottery

Ebola: the anti-lottery

| October 16, 2014 | Reply

Millions of Americans spend roughly $50 billion a year on lottery tickets, although the chances of a big payout are, well,┬ávery slim (see this great infographic — and, yes, just keep scrolling down). But the upside is so great — millions, tens of millions, even hundreds of millions of dollars — that over 50% of […]

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Four Hour Body diet update — first goal (-30 lbs) reached

Four Hour Body diet update — first goal (-30 lbs) reached

| June 19, 2012 | Reply

I said in my last FHB post that I’d post again when I hit my -30 lbs goal. Well, I hit that yesterday (6/18) — about two months later than I had originally hoped, but still in pretty remarkable time: 5 1/2 months. What makes it a bit more remarkable is that last week was […]

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Four Hour Body diet update — five months in

Four Hour Body diet update — five months in

| May 31, 2012 | 1 Reply

It’s now been five months since I started following the Four Hour Body diet — here’s my original post on the subject, from two weeks in. Where do things stand now? Well, they stand pretty well. As of this morning (5/31), I am down 26.5 lbs from where I started. My blood pressure has gone […]

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Four Hour Body diet — week 9

Four Hour Body diet — week 9

| March 3, 2012 | Reply

I continue to make progress, even though I didn’t do nearly as much exercising as I should have this week. Still, I’ve lost 20.1 lbs out of my initial goal of 30 lbs, and I still have 7 weeks to go. The steady loss is all the more impressive when you consider that my Cheat […]

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Four Hour Body diet — week 8

Four Hour Body diet — week 8

| February 25, 2012 | Reply

I am definitely off that plateau, probably thanks in large part to my daily mile-long walks up and down the driveway. At this point, halfway towards my goal date, I’ve lost 18.6 lbs (of my goal total of 30 lbs), including another 2 lbs this past week. I’ll probably add one extra driveway “lap” (= […]

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Four Hour Body diet — week 7

Four Hour Body diet — week 7

| February 18, 2012 | 1 Reply

  I spent most of the last three weeks bouncing against a weight plateau, with my weight going up and down over a 3- to 4-lb range; checking around on the ‘net indicated that this isn’t unusual. Complicating things was that I spent eight days on the road (with my wife), visiting family in Utah […]

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Four Hour Body diet — week 4

Four Hour Body diet — week 4

| January 28, 2012 | Reply

Saturday (Cheat Day) morning; lost 1.2 lbs since last week, making a total of 15.4 lbs since I started just over four weeks ago. Still very happy with my meals, still eating better (e.g., more green leafies and veggies on a daily basis) than I have in years. And for those intermittent cravings, I still […]

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Four Hour Body diet — week 3

Four Hour Body diet — week 3

| January 21, 2012 | Reply

  Another week, another Cheat Day, a few more pounds gone. I weighed in this morning at 2.2 lbs less than than last week; if I can keep losing 1-2 lbs/week, I will be very happy indeed. I did again gain 4 lbs the morning after Cheat Day last week, which means my weight is […]

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The Four-Hour Body diet: an early report

The Four-Hour Body diet: an early report

| January 14, 2012 | 2 Replies

Some months back, I ordered a copy of The Four Hour Body by Tim Ferriss, probably due to a mention on some other blog. After it arrived, it sat with 20 or so other books on my nightstand, unopened. However, some family members in other states started following Ferriss’s ‘slow carb’ diet from the book […]

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Marvels of Modern Science

Marvels of Modern Science

| September 18, 2009 | Reply

My former wife has worked, at various times, as a registered nurse, a childbirth educator, and a licensed midwife. My (current) wife also worked as a childbirth educator. In fact, the two of them became best friends while working together as childbirth rights activists in Utah County, the childbirth capital of the nation. (How I […]

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