Category Archives: nature

Cooking is Caring

One of the skills I learned at an early age that will certainly fuel my life in retirement is cooking. Today, not only do we cook most of our meals but actually eating more than going out. Growing up there … Continue reading

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Mountains of Tomato’s

The second half of the month of August is always a joy to me. This is the time where my acquired “Square-foot-gardening” skills start to show the rewards of working those raised bed gardens pay off. The heirloom tomato’s are … Continue reading

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Mom passed last week

Conscious confirmation to self that all is well Cardio all week and my body weight drops, Weight lifting on the weekend and my body weight goes up. But progressively my body weight is dropping slightly each week as I am … Continue reading

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Friday Meeting with the Doctor

After reducing my beer intake and adjusting my diner hours I can say that my blood sugar has come down to 116. It was teetering around 150 for ever but I am starting to see the light at the end … Continue reading

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Seven weeks with Whole Food Plant Based

At 7 weeks progress continues to be made as I have now dipped down to 181 lbs. from the original 196 when I started. I am finally back into my 34″ waist pants. I am feeling fantastic as this Whole … Continue reading

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What I Eat for Breakfast

Breakfast is pretty simple and packed full of energy, vitamins and minerals. I start with Bob’s Red Mill instant oatmeal. It comes in many varieties but I always choose the one with less sugar. I boil some water and pour … Continue reading

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Never too Late to go Vegan

I have 4 weeks under my belt since I made the decision to adopt a Whole Food Plant Based way of eating and I have say that each day seems to get a little better. Initially I dropped a significant … Continue reading

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Three weeks into the Whole Food Plant Based adventure

It’s been 3 weeks now since I started eating a Whole Food Plant Based diet, which is rapidly becoming a Whole Food Plant Based LIFESTYLE. The first thing I noticed was an incredible increase in energy. I no longer felt … Continue reading

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I have found my way back to a “Healthy Lifestyle”

It was a little more than 12 years ago, and I still remember it clearly. During an annual physical with my physician it was noted that my cholesterol was peaking towards 200. My doctor wrote a prescription for me for … Continue reading

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Winter Body Fat

After Christmas and approaching New Year’s us humans are feeling the pressures of the few pounds we put on over the last month or so. The additional weight we added to our bodies are in the form of fat and … Continue reading

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