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Monthly archive January, 2012
Tools Work Only When You Use Them (Week 2 Update)

Tools Work Only When You Use Them (Week 2 Update)

The scale does not lie. Or does it? Perhaps it doesn’t tell the whole truth. Each day this week I have diligently weighed myself and have been horrified each day to see the trend moving in the wrong direction! After all, I hiked the Great Wall of China and followed that with an 8-mile walk...
A Photographic Excursion to the Great Wall of China at Mutianyu

A Photographic Excursion to the Great Wall of China at Mutianyu

The Great Wall of China at Mutianyu is a trip well worth making if you find yourself in Beijing. I came to China for a business trip, and scheduled a few extra days at the beginning and end of my trip to do some sightseeing. After all, it would be a shame to miss the...
A Big Bowl of Quinoa Goes a Long Way

A Big Bowl of Quinoa Goes a Long Way

I guess I’m late to the superfood party, having recently discovered quinoa. (If you too are uninitiated, you should know that you pronounce this word as “kee-nwah”. Not obvious.) Someone told me about it (pronouncing it correctly) but I did not associate that sound with the word that I saw when I perused the bulk...
Did I Live Up to Live It? (Week 1 Update)

Did I Live Up to Live It? (Week 1 Update)

Spaghetti legs. That’s how I finished up my week after a 3 mile-ish walk along the section of the Great Wall of China at Mutianyu today. Definitely a live it kind of day! Runkeeper says it was only 2.15 miles (according to the map of my trek) but I didn’t think about turning it on until I...
5 Ways to Live-It

5 Ways to Live-It

I’m not claiming that Live-It is an original concept, but I like the idea of referring to my food and nutrition lifestyle choices as a “live-it” plan instead of a diet. I learned about it first back in the early 80s from a book by Richard Simmons entitled Never Say Diet. Now why I was...