THE HART SERIES: Counting: February 24, 2007

February 28, 2007 by  
Filed under OBESITY

Brunch

Coffee – 1 point
>> 2 toasted turkey breast sandwiches:
with 4 whole wheat toast – 4 points
with 150g of turkey breast – 3 points
and with 3 aspirins! (had a headache)

Outing to Fancy Italian Restaurant With Some Friends

>> We went to Bellisimo’s Restaurant and I had:
9″ Sicilian style homemade pizza, with chicken, pepperoni, beef, roasted pepper and chicken – taking 27 points
>> Dessert .. my wife and I shared 1/2 of each of the following:
1/2 of Hazelnut Chocolate cake with raspberry and chocolate sauces – 7 points
1/2 of Death by Chocolate (10 layers) – 7 points
(that’s what my wife took in points)

SUMMARY

>> Total 49 points
>> OVER by 17 points .. 11 splurge flex points remain

Pictures of my Lunch


THE HART SERIES: Counting: February 23, 2007

February 28, 2007 by  
Filed under OBESITY

Breakfast

Coffee – 1 point
4 whole wheat toast – 4 points
2 TBSP Peanut Butter – 4 points

Lunch

none

Snacks During the day

Orange – 1 point
All-Bran Bar – 2 points

Dinner

5 Chicken Fingers (7pt/3pc) – 12 points
Salad – 0 point
with red peppers – 0 point
with 14 croutons – 2 points
with bacon bits – 1 point
with caesar dressing – 2 points

SUMMARY

>> Total 29 points
>> UNDER by 3 points – 28 splurge points remain

>> BTW .. I really do count points daily .. even if I don’t manage to post them daily 😀 // it’s always busier for me (offline work) during the last week of each month.

Picture of my dinner


How To Automatically Become A Guest Writer Here At Battling-Stress.com

February 24, 2007 by  
Filed under STRESS

Want to be a Guest (or Ghost) Writer on my blog?

If you are reading this through your favorite RSS feed reader .. you may not have noticed .. but I have installed some new code on each of the 8 Battling-Series of blogs including this one.

When I signed up with PostReach .. two things happened:

* (1) I insert some javascript code on my template, to appear after the second post only ..

Everytime there is a refresh to this page, it will automatically fetch a new GUEST POST from another blogger who also signed up to PostReach. Nothing will appear in my archives, nor in my RSS feed. The Guest Post that will be shown is based on tags that I create in my profile for each blog, so that (hopefully) I will get related types of guest posts in this blog. It’s a BETA program, so there may not be a lot of “inventory” in specific tags that I have created .. so it’s highly possible that you may be seeing posts from around my Battling-Series of blogs .. instead of any annoying ‘Join Me’ post. But, there will be a banner like the one above that you can click on and press and join yourself!

* (2) I provide my RSS feed URL for each blog that I have joined to be inventoried ..

Basically, every post that I make has a tag so people can find out what the post is about. Although, I can be a little more specific at times .. I’m currently using the Ultimate Tag Warrior plugin that automatically converts my categories that I use for each post AS the tags for post as well. If other people who join PostReach put the code on their site, and I have a tag similar to their tag .. then my post might randomly appear on their site as the guest post!

The Apparent Benefits of these Guest Posts

As I mentioned .. PostReach is in Beta at the moment, and I suppose its success will be the amount of people that join up and offer their posts into the randomness of these Guest Post on blogs around the internet.

For myself .. I hope that my aticles appear as Guest Writers for other sites .. and readers will want to read the rest of the article and come to this site. Maybe I will obtain a new reader or subscriber that I didn’t have before!

Also, I hope that on the days that there are no postings on this blog .. readers coming to this site via their bookmarks will have something new to see .. and I can send new readers to other similar health sites.

A Win-Win situation, if it works.

How to Guest Post On This Particular Blog

Besides the randomness of hoping that your tags might coincide with my tags .. I have made it easier for people who want their posts to appear on my sites as a Guest Post from PostReach … Here’s how:

A) You must join PostReach and make your RSS Feed available ..

B) Add the tag to your post .. either “Battling-Series” (which may appear randomly on any of my Battling-Series of Health and Fitness Blogs) or the tag .. “Battling-Stress” (to appear specifically on this blog)

Of course, if you are signed up and have selected reasonably sensible tags on your posts (similar to my categories by the way) then you might end up here anyway!

Hope to see your guest post soon!
(if you are interested in that type of thing)

HART


How To Automatically Become A Guest Writer Here At Battling-Schizophrenia.com

February 24, 2007 by  
Filed under SCHIZOPHRENIA

Want to be a Guest (or Ghost) Writer on my blog?

If you are reading this through your favorite RSS feed reader .. you may not have noticed .. but I have installed some new code on each of the 8 Battling-Series of blogs including this one.

When I signed up with PostReach .. two things happened:

* (1) I insert some javascript code on my template, to appear after the second post only ..

Everytime there is a refresh to this page, it will automatically fetch a new GUEST POST from another blogger who also signed up to PostReach. Nothing will appear in my archives, nor in my RSS feed. The Guest Post that will be shown is based on tags that I create in my profile for each blog, so that (hopefully) I will get related types of guest posts in this blog. It’s a BETA program, so there may not be a lot of “inventory” in specific tags that I have created .. so it’s highly possible that you may be seeing posts from around my Battling-Series of blogs .. instead of any annoying ‘Join Me’ post. But, there will be a banner like the one above that you can click on and press and join yourself!

* (2) I provide my RSS feed URL for each blog that I have joined to be inventoried ..

Basically, every post that I make has a tag so people can find out what the post is about. Although, I can be a little more specific at times .. I’m currently using the Ultimate Tag Warrior plugin that automatically converts my categories that I use for each post AS the tags for post as well. If other people who join PostReach put the code on their site, and I have a tag similar to their tag .. then my post might randomly appear on their site as the guest post!

The Apparent Benefits of these Guest Posts

As I mentioned .. PostReach is in Beta at the moment, and I suppose its success will be the amount of people that join up and offer their posts into the randomness of these Guest Post on blogs around the internet.

For myself .. I hope that my aticles appear as Guest Writers for other sites .. and readers will want to read the rest of the article and come to this site. Maybe I will obtain a new reader or subscriber that I didn’t have before!

Also, I hope that on the days that there are no postings on this blog .. readers coming to this site via their bookmarks will have something new to see .. and I can send new readers to other similar health sites.

A Win-Win situation, if it works.

How to Guest Post On This Particular Blog

Besides the randomness of hoping that your tags might coincide with my tags .. I have made it easier for people who want their posts to appear on my sites as a Guest Post from PostReach … Here’s how:

A) You must join PostReach and make your RSS Feed available ..

B) Add the tag to your post .. either “Battling-Series” (which may appear randomly on any of my Battling-Series of Health and Fitness Blogs) or the tag .. “Battling-Schizophrenia” (to appear specifically on this blog)

Of course, if you are signed up and have selected reasonably sensible tags on your posts (similar to my categories by the way) then you might end up here anyway!

Hope to see your guest post soon!
(if you are interested in that type of thing)

HART


How To Automatically Become A Guest Writer Here At Battling-Obesity.com

February 24, 2007 by  
Filed under OBESITY

Want to be a Guest (or Ghost) Writer on my blog?

If you are reading this through your favorite RSS feed reader .. you may not have noticed .. but I have installed some new code on each of the 8 Battling-Series of blogs including this one.

When I signed up with PostReach .. two things happened:

* (1) I insert some javascript code on my template, to appear after the second post only ..

Everytime there is a refresh to this page, it will automatically fetch a new GUEST POST from another blogger who also signed up to PostReach. Nothing will appear in my archives, nor in my RSS feed. The Guest Post that will be shown is based on tags that I create in my profile for each blog, so that (hopefully) I will get related types of guest posts in this blog. It’s a BETA program, so there may not be a lot of “inventory” in specific tags that I have created .. so it’s highly possible that you may be seeing posts from around my Battling-Series of blogs .. instead of any annoying ‘Join Me’ post. But, there will be a banner like the one above that you can click on and press and join yourself!

* (2) I provide my RSS feed URL for each blog that I have joined to be inventoried ..

Basically, every post that I make has a tag so people can find out what the post is about. Although, I can be a little more specific at times .. I’m currently using the Ultimate Tag Warrior plugin that automatically converts my categories that I use for each post AS the tags for post as well. If other people who join PostReach put the code on their site, and I have a tag similar to their tag .. then my post might randomly appear on their site as the guest post!

The Apparent Benefits of these Guest Posts

As I mentioned .. PostReach is in Beta at the moment, and I suppose its success will be the amount of people that join up and offer their posts into the randomness of these Guest Post on blogs around the internet.

For myself .. I hope that my aticles appear as Guest Writers for other sites .. and readers will want to read the rest of the article and come to this site. Maybe I will obtain a new reader or subscriber that I didn’t have before!

Also, I hope that on the days that there are no postings on this blog .. readers coming to this site via their bookmarks will have something new to see .. and I can send new readers to other similar health sites.

A Win-Win situation, if it works.

How to Guest Post On This Particular Blog

Besides the randomness of hoping that your tags might coincide with my tags .. I have made it easier for people who want their posts to appear on my sites as a Guest Post from PostReach … Here’s how:

A) You must join PostReach and make your RSS Feed available ..

B) Add the tag to your post .. either “Battling-Series” (which may appear randomly on any of my Battling-Series of Health and Fitness Blogs) or the tag .. “Battling-Obesity” (to appear specifically on this blog)

Of course, if you are signed up and have selected reasonably sensible tags on your posts (similar to my categories by the way) then you might end up here anyway!

Hope to see your guest post soon!
(if you are interested in that type of thing)

HART


How To Automatically Become A Guest Writer Here At Battling-MS.com

February 24, 2007 by  
Filed under MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

Want to be a Guest (or Ghost) Writer on my blog?

If you are reading this through your favorite RSS feed reader .. you may not have noticed .. but I have installed some new code on each of the 8 Battling-Series of blogs including this one.

When I signed up with PostReach .. two things happened:

* (1) I insert some javascript code on my template, to appear after the second post only ..

Everytime there is a refresh to this page, it will automatically fetch a new GUEST POST from another blogger who also signed up to PostReach. Nothing will appear in my archives, nor in my RSS feed. The Guest Post that will be shown is based on tags that I create in my profile for each blog, so that (hopefully) I will get related types of guest posts in this blog. It’s a BETA program, so there may not be a lot of “inventory” in specific tags that I have created .. so it’s highly possible that you may be seeing posts from around my Battling-Series of blogs .. instead of any annoying ‘Join Me’ post. But, there will be a banner like the one above that you can click on and press and join yourself!

* (2) I provide my RSS feed URL for each blog that I have joined to be inventoried ..

Basically, every post that I make has a tag so people can find out what the post is about. Although, I can be a little more specific at times .. I’m currently using the Ultimate Tag Warrior plugin that automatically converts my categories that I use for each post AS the tags for post as well. If other people who join PostReach put the code on their site, and I have a tag similar to their tag .. then my post might randomly appear on their site as the guest post!

The Apparent Benefits of these Guest Posts

As I mentioned .. PostReach is in Beta at the moment, and I suppose its success will be the amount of people that join up and offer their posts into the randomness of these Guest Post on blogs around the internet.

For myself .. I hope that my aticles appear as Guest Writers for other sites .. and readers will want to read the rest of the article and come to this site. Maybe I will obtain a new reader or subscriber that I didn’t have before!

Also, I hope that on the days that there are no postings on this blog .. readers coming to this site via their bookmarks will have something new to see .. and I can send new readers to other similar health sites.

A Win-Win situation, if it works.

How to Guest Post On This Particular Blog

Besides the randomness of hoping that your tags might coincide with my tags .. I have made it easier for people who want their posts to appear on my sites as a Guest Post from PostReach … Here’s how:

A) You must join PostReach and make your RSS Feed available ..

B) Add the tag to your post .. either “Battling-Series” (which may appear randomly on any of my Battling-Series of Health and Fitness Blogs) or the tag .. “Battling-MS” (to appear specifically on this blog)

Of course, if you are signed up and have selected reasonably sensible tags on your posts (similar to my categories by the way) then you might end up here anyway!

Hope to see your guest post soon!
(if you are interested in that type of thing)

HART


How To Automatically Become A Guest Writer Here At Battling-HeartandStroke.com

February 24, 2007 by  
Filed under HEART AND STROKE

Want to be a Guest (or Ghost) Writer on my blog?

If you are reading this through your favorite RSS feed reader .. you may not have noticed .. but I have installed some new code on each of the 8 Battling-Series of blogs including this one.

When I signed up with PostReach .. two things happened:

* (1) I insert some javascript code on my template, to appear after the second post only ..

Everytime there is a refresh to this page, it will automatically fetch a new GUEST POST from another blogger who also signed up to PostReach. Nothing will appear in my archives, nor in my RSS feed. The Guest Post that will be shown is based on tags that I create in my profile for each blog, so that (hopefully) I will get related types of guest posts in this blog. It’s a BETA program, so there may not be a lot of “inventory” in specific tags that I have created .. so it’s highly possible that you may be seeing posts from around my Battling-Series of blogs .. instead of any annoying ‘Join Me’ post. But, there will be a banner like the one above that you can click on and press and join yourself!

* (2) I provide my RSS feed URL for each blog that I have joined to be inventoried ..

Basically, every post that I make has a tag so people can find out what the post is about. Although, I can be a little more specific at times .. I’m currently using the Ultimate Tag Warrior plugin that automatically converts my categories that I use for each post AS the tags for post as well. If other people who join PostReach put the code on their site, and I have a tag similar to their tag .. then my post might randomly appear on their site as the guest post!

The Apparent Benefits of these Guest Posts

As I mentioned .. PostReach is in Beta at the moment, and I suppose its success will be the amount of people that join up and offer their posts into the randomness of these Guest Post on blogs around the internet.

For myself .. I hope that my aticles appear as Guest Writers for other sites .. and readers will want to read the rest of the article and come to this site. Maybe I will obtain a new reader or subscriber that I didn’t have before!

Also, I hope that on the days that there are no postings on this blog .. readers coming to this site via their bookmarks will have something new to see .. and I can send new readers to other similar health sites.

A Win-Win situation, if it works.

How to Guest Post On This Particular Blog

Besides the randomness of hoping that your tags might coincide with my tags .. I have made it easier for people who want their posts to appear on my sites as a Guest Post from PostReach … Here’s how:

A) You must join PostReach and make your RSS Feed available ..

B) Add the tag to your post .. either “Battling-Series” (which may appear randomly on any of my Battling-Series of Health and Fitness Blogs) or the tag .. “Battling-HeartandStroke” (to appear specifically on this blog)

Of course, if you are signed up and have selected reasonably sensible tags on your posts (similar to my categories by the way) then you might end up here anyway!

Hope to see your guest post soon!
(if you are interested in that type of thing)

HART


How To Automatically Become A Guest Writer Here At Battling-Depression.com

February 24, 2007 by  
Filed under DEPRESSION

Want to be a Guest (or Ghost) Writer on my blog?

If you are reading this through your favorite RSS feed reader .. you may not have noticed .. but I have installed some new code on each of the 8 Battling-Series of blogs including this one.

When I signed up with PostReach .. two things happened:

* (1) I insert some javascript code on my template, to appear after the second post only ..

Everytime there is a refresh to this page, it will automatically fetch a new GUEST POST from another blogger who also signed up to PostReach. Nothing will appear in my archives, nor in my RSS feed. The Guest Post that will be shown is based on tags that I create in my profile for each blog, so that (hopefully) I will get related types of guest posts in this blog. It’s a BETA program, so there may not be a lot of “inventory” in specific tags that I have created .. so it’s highly possible that you may be seeing posts from around my Battling-Series of blogs .. instead of any annoying ‘Join Me’ post. But, there will be a banner like the one above that you can click on and press and join yourself!

* (2) I provide my RSS feed URL for each blog that I have joined to be inventoried ..

Basically, every post that I make has a tag so people can find out what the post is about. Although, I can be a little more specific at times .. I’m currently using the Ultimate Tag Warrior plugin that automatically converts my categories that I use for each post AS the tags for post as well. If other people who join PostReach put the code on their site, and I have a tag similar to their tag .. then my post might randomly appear on their site as the guest post!

The Apparent Benefits of these Guest Posts

As I mentioned .. PostReach is in Beta at the moment, and I suppose its success will be the amount of people that join up and offer their posts into the randomness of these Guest Post on blogs around the internet.

For myself .. I hope that my aticles appear as Guest Writers for other sites .. and readers will want to read the rest of the article and come to this site. Maybe I will obtain a new reader or subscriber that I didn’t have before!

Also, I hope that on the days that there are no postings on this blog .. readers coming to this site via their bookmarks will have something new to see .. and I can send new readers to other similar health sites.

A Win-Win situation, if it works.

How to Guest Post On This Particular Blog

Besides the randomness of hoping that your tags might coincide with my tags .. I have made it easier for people who want their posts to appear on my sites as a Guest Post from PostReach … Here’s how:

A) You must join PostReach and make your RSS Feed available ..

B) Add the tag to your post .. either “Battling-Series” (which may appear randomly on any of my Battling-Series of Health and Fitness Blogs) or the tag .. “Battling-Depression” (to appear specifically on this blog)

Of course, if you are signed up and have selected reasonably sensible tags on your posts (similar to my categories by the way) then you might end up here anyway!

Hope to see your guest post soon!
(if you are interested in that type of thing)

HART


How To Automatically Become A Guest Writer Here At Battling-Cancer.com

February 24, 2007 by  
Filed under CANCER

Want to be a Guest (or Ghost) Writer on my blog?

If you are reading this through your favorite RSS feed reader .. you may not have noticed .. but I have installed some new code on each of the 8 Battling-Series of blogs including this one.

When I signed up with PostReach .. two things happened:

* (1) I insert some javascript code on my template, to appear after the second post only ..

Everytime there is a refresh to this page, it will automatically fetch a new GUEST POST from another blogger who also signed up to PostReach. Nothing will appear in my archives, nor in my RSS feed. The Guest Post that will be shown is based on tags that I create in my profile for each blog, so that (hopefully) I will get related types of guest posts in this blog. It’s a BETA program, so there may not be a lot of “inventory” in specific tags that I have created .. so it’s highly possible that you may be seeing posts from around my Battling-Series of blogs .. instead of any annoying ‘Join Me’ post. But, there will be a banner like the one above that you can click on and press and join yourself!

* (2) I provide my RSS feed URL for each blog that I have joined to be inventoried ..

Basically, every post that I make has a tag so people can find out what the post is about. Although, I can be a little more specific at times .. I’m currently using the Ultimate Tag Warrior plugin that automatically converts my categories that I use for each post AS the tags for post as well. If other people who join PostReach put the code on their site, and I have a tag similar to their tag .. then my post might randomly appear on their site as the guest post!

The Apparent Benefits of these Guest Posts

As I mentioned .. PostReach is in Beta at the moment, and I suppose its success will be the amount of people that join up and offer their posts into the randomness of these Guest Post on blogs around the internet.

For myself .. I hope that my aticles appear as Guest Writers for other sites .. and readers will want to read the rest of the article and come to this site. Maybe I will obtain a new reader or subscriber that I didn’t have before!

Also, I hope that on the days that there are no postings on this blog .. readers coming to this site via their bookmarks will have something new to see .. and I can send new readers to other similar health sites.

A Win-Win situation, if it works.

How to Guest Post On This Particular Blog

Besides the randomness of hoping that your tags might coincide with my tags .. I have made it easier for people who want their posts to appear on my sites as a Guest Post from PostReach … Here’s how:

A) You must join PostReach and make your RSS Feed available ..

B) Add the tag to your post .. either “Battling-Series” (which may appear randomly on any of my Battling-Series of Health and Fitness Blogs) or the tag .. “Battling-Cancer” (to appear specifically on this blog)

Of course, if you are signed up and have selected reasonably sensible tags on your posts (similar to my categories by the way) then you might end up here anyway!

Hope to see your guest post soon!
(if you are interested in that type of thing)

HART


How To Automatically Become A Guest Writer Here At Battling-Addiction.com

February 24, 2007 by  
Filed under ADDICTION

Want to be a Guest (or Ghost) Writer on my blog?

If you are reading this through your favorite RSS feed reader .. you may not have noticed .. but I have installed some new code on each of the 8 Battling-Series of blogs including this one.

When I signed up with PostReach .. two things happened:

* (1) I insert some javascript code on my template, to appear after the second post only ..

Everytime there is a refresh to this page, it will automatically fetch a new GUEST POST from another blogger who also signed up to PostReach. Nothing will appear in my archives, nor in my RSS feed. The Guest Post that will be shown is based on tags that I create in my profile for each blog, so that (hopefully) I will get related types of guest posts in this blog. It’s a BETA program, so there may not be a lot of “inventory” in specific tags that I have created .. so it’s highly possible that you may be seeing posts from around my Battling-Series of blogs .. instead of any annoying ‘Join Me’ post. But, there will be a banner like the one above that you can click on and press and join yourself!

* (2) I provide my RSS feed URL for each blog that I have joined to be inventoried ..

Basically, every post that I make has a tag so people can find out what the post is about. Although, I can be a little more specific at times .. I’m currently using the Ultimate Tag Warrior plugin that automatically converts my categories that I use for each post AS the tags for post as well. If other people who join PostReach put the code on their site, and I have a tag similar to their tag .. then my post might randomly appear on their site as the guest post!

The Apparent Benefits of these Guest Posts

As I mentioned .. PostReach is in Beta at the moment, and I suppose its success will be the amount of people that join up and offer their posts into the randomness of these Guest Post on blogs around the internet.

For myself .. I hope that my aticles appear as Guest Writers for other sites .. and readers will want to read the rest of the article and come to this site. Maybe I will obtain a new reader or subscriber that I didn’t have before!

Also, I hope that on the days that there are no postings on this blog .. readers coming to this site via their bookmarks will have something new to see .. and I can send new readers to other similar health sites.

A Win-Win situation, if it works.

How to Guest Post On This Particular Blog

Besides the randomness of hoping that your tags might coincide with my tags .. I have made it easier for people who want their posts to appear on my sites as a Guest Post from PostReach … Here’s how:

A) You must join PostReach and make your RSS Feed available ..

B) Add the tag to your post .. either “Battling-Series” (which may appear randomly on any of my Battling-Series of Health and Fitness Blogs) or the tag .. “Battling-Addiction” (to appear specifically on this blog)

Of course, if you are signed up and have selected reasonably sensible tags on your posts (similar to my categories by the way) then you might end up here anyway!

Hope to see your guest post soon!
(if you are interested in that type of thing)

HART


THE HART SERIES: Counting: February 22, 2007

February 23, 2007 by  
Filed under OBESITY

Breakfast

Coffee – 1 point
Honey Nut Cheerios – 4 points
Milk – 2 points
Coil Bread (points included yesterday)

Lunch

Multi-Grain Cheerios – 3 points
Milk – 2 point

Snacks during the day

none

Dinner

12 low fat Italian meatballs – 6 points
Salad
with red peppers
with 14 croutons – 2 points
with Bacon bits – 1 point
2 TBSP Poppy Seed Dressing – 4 points
13 Wheat Thin crackers – 2 points
Smartscoop Ice Crea – 4 point
with syrop – 1 point

SUMMARY

>> Total 32 points
>> EVEN .. 28 splurge flex points still remain

Picture of my dinner


THE HART SERIES: Counting: February 21, 2007

February 23, 2007 by  
Filed under OBESITY

Breakfast

Coffee – 1 point
Cinnamon Bun – 6 point

Lunch

Coil Bread (2 points per 1-1/2oz) – see next section
plain Bagel – 3 points
with 100g turkey breast – 2 points

Snacks during the day

Coil bread bought at the bakery at the shopping center
total weight – 10 oz
3 oz=4 points >> say 14 points in total all day (and a bit next day)

Dinner

Coil Bread 4oz – see above section
with 100g turkey breast – 2 points
Salad
with croutons – 2 point
with 1/2 bacon bits – 1/2 point
with parmesan cheese – 1/2 point
with Caesar dressing – 2 point

SUMMARY

>> Total 33 points
>> OVER by 1 point, 28 splurge points remain

>>> I was eating the coil bread as a snacks all day. It was quite delicious and a treat for me.

Picture of my Dinner


THE HART SERIES: Counting: February 20, 2007

February 23, 2007 by  
Filed under OBESITY

Breakfast

Coffee – 1 point
Cheerios – 4 points
Milk – 3 points

Lunch

none

Snacks during the day

Thinsation Chips Ahoy – 2 points

Dinner at Polo Park Shopping Center

Flavored coffee with regular cream – 1 extra point
At Famous Woks Restaurant
Bourbon chicken helping – 8 points
Chicken Balls – 8 points
Wok Chicken – 8 points
Sweet & Sour sauce – 2 points
Sesase seeds – 1 point
Rice – didn’t eat that.

SUMMARY

>> Total 38 points
>> OVER by 6 points, 29 splurge flex points remain

>>> My wife emailed me early in the day asking me to meet her at the shopping center to buy new workout shoes for cross-training .. and then eat in the food court afterwards. I was planning this dinner since about 10am and didn’t eat much all day – although, I did drink lots of water.

Picture of my dinner


THE HART SERIES: Counting: February 19, 2007

February 23, 2007 by  
Filed under OBESITY

Breakfast

Coffee – 1 point
Orange – 1 point

Lunch

SUBWAY FootLong Sub
with Turkey and Bacon
with Lite Mayonaisse (based on 5 pts per 6″ sub)
with cheese, lettuce, onion
with salt & pepper, extra pepper … – 10 points
Chocolate Chunk cookie – 5 points

Snacks during the day

none

Dinner

Garden Salad
with red peppers
with 14 croutons – 2 points
with 100g turkey breast – 2 points
with 2 TBSP of Creamy Poppyseed dressing – 4 points
1 cup Smartscoop Icecream – 4 points
Syrop – 1 point

SUMMARY

>> Total 30 points
>> UNDER by 2 points, 35 splurge flex points remain.

>>> I was out and about doing errands and at the last minute, wanted to stop at Dairy Queen for a Brazier burger and milkshake and fries .. just down the street was the Subway restaurant. It was a better choice, health wise .. I thought.

Pictures of my lunch


THE HART SERIES: Weigh In: Week 7

February 23, 2007 by  
Filed under OBESITY

Monday February 19, 2007

276.5 lbs

>> UP 1.5 lbs
>> YTD Down 5.5 lbs

Reflection

>> No surprise.
>> 45 points Feb 13th (Client Meeting)
>> 48 points Feb 14th (Valentine’s Day)
>> 55 points Feb 17th (Festival du Voyageur)

These remaining 35 weekly splurge points are definately an indication of how my success is doing, but when you are 21 points OVER .. I can only be up in weight, not down.

I’ve noticed a recurring problem though .. caused by my offline work .. I am becoming more sedentary in my chair and at my desk with stress trying to get all of the work complete, than taking breaks to eat snacks. I am drinking lots of water. I believe the mix will improve and my results for next week be positive (or rather in weigh pounds – a negative!)


Efficient Treatments for Multiple Sclerosis

February 21, 2007 by  
Filed under MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

By: Groshan Fabiola

Despite the fact that there is no specific cure for multiple sclerosis in present, existing treatments are effective in slowing down the progression rate of the disease and preventing the development of further complications. Considering the fact that most of the effects of multiple sclerosis are irreversible, it is imperative to timely diagnose the disease and begin the administration of the appropriate course of medications. With the right treatment and with the aid of supportive therapies (physiotherapy and kinetotherapy), patients with multiple sclerosis can regain control of their bodies and live normal, active lives.

The medications available today are used to accomplish a series of goals in patients with multiple sclerosis: some medication treatments are aimed at slowing the progression rate of the disease, while others are aimed at ameliorating its generated symptoms and prolonging the periods of remission. The medications that are nowadays extensively used to delay and control symptomatic flare-ups among patients with multiple sclerosis are known as “ABC drugs”. This category of medications consists of Avonex, Betaseron and Copaxone.

The so called ABC drugs are crucial in the treatment of multiple sclerosis, as they reduce the intensity, duration and frequency of the immune system’s attacks on healthy nervous cells. These medications act by triggering a series of biologic mechanisms that decrease the autoimmune response of the body. Prescribed in the appropriate dose, each of these previously mentioned multiple sclerosis medications can reduce the frequency and intensity of specific neurological symptoms by up to 30 percent.

Avonex (Beta-interferon-1a) is a very effective multiple sclerosis medication that is administered under the form of intramuscular injections. This medication is used to successfully alleviate a series of symptoms such as muscular weakness, visual problems, as well as cognitive affections (poor concentration, memory loss, confusion). Administered in the appropriate dose, Avonex can also reduce the frequency of symptomatic flare-ups. Due to the fact that it also generates various side-effects ranging in intensity from mild to moderate, Avonex is usually associated with acetaminophen and ibuprofen, drugs that minimize the undesired effects of Avonex on the body. The side-effects produced by the prolonged use of Avonex comprise fever, chills and muscular pain. However, these symptoms are completely eliminated when the treatment is interrupted.

Betaseron (Beta-interferon-1b) is an effective multiple sclerosis medication primarily administered to patients with secondary-progressive multiple sclerosis. Betaseron is administered under the form of subcutaneous injections and produces the best results on long-term use. The side-effects generated by Betaseron are usually mild and consist of flu-like symptoms and local skin irritation at the site of the injection.

Copaxone (Glatiramer acetate or Copolymer-1) is yet another efficient medication used to decrease the frequency and duration of multiple sclerosis flare-ups. This medication is also administered as subcutaneous injections. Unlike interferon-based medications, Copaxone is very well tolerated by the body and produces no perceivable side-effects. Under special circumstances, Copaxone can produce temporary irritation and tenderness at the injection site.

Apart from the popular ABC drugs, the treatment of multiple sclerosis often includes medications such as steroids (anti-inflammatory drugs), as well as anticonvulsive and antispastic medications. Amantidine (Symmetrel) is often used to eliminate the states of generalized fatigue characteristic to multiple sclerosis, while medications such as Oxybutynin (Ditropan) and tolterodine (Detrol) are administered to patients confronted with bladder problems due to implication of multiple sclerosis at the level of the urinary system. Chemotherapeutic drugs such as methotrexate and azathioprine (Imuran) are rarely used, being prescribed to patients confronted with severe types of multiple sclerosis.

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Eat Food. Not Too Much. Mostly Plants.

February 21, 2007 by  
Filed under OBESITY

A couple of good reads this morning …

* Unhappy Meals – by Michael Pollan – New York Times

By MICHAEL POLLAN
Published: January 28, 2007
Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.

That, more or less, is the short answer to the supposedly incredibly complicated and confusing question of what we humans should eat in order to be maximally healthy. I hate to give away the game right here at the beginning of a long essay, and I confess that I’m tempted to complicate matters in the interest of keeping things going for a few thousand more words. I’ll try to resist but will go ahead and add a couple more details to flesh out the advice. Like: A little meat won’t kill you, though it’s better approached as a side dish than as a main. And you’re much better off eating whole fresh foods than processed food products. That’s what I mean by the recommendation to eat “food.”

* Eat Like Grandma, Live Longer – by David Bradley – on Sciencebase

According to an article in the New York Times magazine recently, there are nine golden rules of nutrition that in these days of overweight obesics, rising sugar levels, and general all-round fitness collapse, we could all do well to follow. Or, could we?

I’ll list the rules, as compiled by article author Michael Pollan, and re-compiled by Jess3 and then discuss briefly whether the concept is valid or not.


A Golden Rule To Manage Job/Workplace Stress

February 20, 2007 by  
Filed under STRESS

By Javier Fuller

A Golden Rule To Manage Job/Workplace Stress: Having gone for a sea bath, don’t be afraid of the oncoming waves. Take your plunge!

* Getting a job, involves lots of stress.

* Getting a job, without the stressful environment, is a blessing.

* Getting a job, with the type work profile that you like, a cheerfully disposed staff, and the administration that maintains the human relations at its best, is a boon!

You put in your best efforts, but everyone around you is dissatisfied. The reasons are beyond your understanding. Your fellow-workers are not happy with you; some of them do not hesitate to taunt you. Your boss frowns at you for nothing. Your wife nags you for your late arrival by 30 minutes from the office. Traveling through public transport, leaving your kid to school, going to the market in between hustle and bustle of office and home-what more is required for you to say, ‘oh, this hellish life!’

These are some of the issues that contribute to your job workplace stress.

If someone else is to be blamed for your stress, blame yourself much more for giving that prominent place for the Satan of stress. Throw him out lock, stock and barrel from your personality. Take a firm stand. Yes, it is possible; it is achievable.

A story goes thus: An educated youngster, fed up of his job workplace stress, ran away to Himalayas. There he met a Yogi. The youngster prostrated at his feet with all humility, and prayed that he wants to stay at His hermitage, as he was fed up of the city life and the job workplace stress.

Yogi’s reply was historic: Don’t runaway to any Ashram; create an Ashram, where you are!

What you need to to is to analyze and understand your stress. Take out the negativities one by one. Unburden the burden! Mind in itself, doesn’t have any existence. It is supposed to be a bundle of thoughts. Take out the thoughts, one by one and reduce the heavy load that you unnecessarily carry on your head.

There was another young man who wanted to take a bath in the sea. He stood at the seashore all the time worrying- let these waves disappear from the ocean, then I will take bath. Will that situation ever be possible? The message to such an youngster would be- having gone for a sea bath, don’t be afraid of the oncoming waves. Take your plunge!

With a positive bent of mind it is possible to control and transcend job workplace stress. Stick to your job, have patience and understanding! Go placidly amidst the noise and din. Everything is happening, as it should!

To get detailed information on stress, stress management and other stress management tips & resources visit www.aboutstressmanagement.com/stressrelief/

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6 Alternatives to Prozac

February 20, 2007 by  
Filed under DEPRESSION

By Beverly Terhune

Amino Acids

The building blocks of neurotransmitters; the amino acid 5-HTP is the most popular. Talking it can elevate the mood in cases of depression, anxiety, and panic attacks, and relieve insomnia. This supplement also increases the production of the neurotransmitter serotonin.

B Vitamins

Many people, particularly women over 65, have B-12 deficiencies and respond dramatically to injections of this vitamin – Vitamin B-12 lozenges are also available and quite inexpensive. All B vitamins can boost mood; they work by facilitating neurotransmitter function.

Other pluses of taking a good Vitamin B complex are that they are critical for the prevention of heart disease, cancer and Alzheimer’s.

DHEA

This hormone is marketed in Europe specifically for post-menopausal depression, though it may be helpful for other forms as well. DHEA has been used in conjunction with estrogen to treat hot flashes. It may also help to elevate mood and promote energy.

Essential Fatty Acids

Supplements containing essential fatty acids, such as Omega 3 fish oil or Flax Seed oil are among the best documented. The reason they are so effective? Essential fatty acids are part of every cell membrane, and if those membranes aren’t functioning, well, neither is your brain.

GABA

GABA, or Gamma-Amino butyric Acid, is an amino acid that is considered a major inhibitory neurotransmitter found in approximately 30% to 40% of all brain synapses. In clinical study, GABA supplementation has demonstrated a wide variety of health benefits that may help to provide positive support for: tiredness, fatigue and weakness.

GABA has been used for treatment of depression and can assist in elevating the mood. The amino acid, GAMA can also help treat occasional nervousness, anxiety and panic attacks.

SAM-e

An amino acid combination produced by humans, animals and plants. Supplements come from a synthetic version produced in a lab that has shown a lot of promise in European studies.

SAM-e affects the synthesis of neurotransmitters. Due to its sedative-like qualities, it is widely used as a natural pain reliever and muscle relaxant.

As with any vitamin or supplement, please consult your doctor before taking.

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What Is Acute Myelogenous Leukemia?

February 20, 2007 by  
Filed under CANCER

By Tony Tade

AML, (acute myelogenous leukemia), is an aggressive cancer of the bone marrow and blood. It is the most common type of leukemia. AML is also known by the following names-acute myeloblastic leukemia, acute myeloid leukemia, acute granulocytic leukemia or acute nonlymphocytic leukemia. Blood cells are malformed and useless. The cells can accumulate in parts of the body.

Acute myelogenous leukemia statistics
• Rare in people under 40 years old
• More common in men than in women
• Average age is 65 years old
• 5-year survival rate
o under 65 years old-33%
o over 65 years old-4%
• 2007 it is predicted there will be 13,000 cases (majority will be adults)

The symptoms of acute myelogenous leukemia include abnormal blood counts, a general run-down, unwell feeling that never gets better, reoccurring infections, swollen lymph nodes, and bone/ joint pain. Symptoms are acute (comes on suddenly, and accelerates quickly) instead of chronic (mild symptoms that gradually worsen over years).

When the malformed cells collect around parts of the body, it can cause skin, lung, central nervous system, kidney, and even testicle problems. Initially, acute myelogenous leukemia may mimic other conditions. Blood tests identify the possibility of AML. The final diagnosis is usually made after a bone marrow test and sometimes by a spinal tap, also known as a lumbar (lower spine) puncture (LP).

There are several types treatments available, one or more will be used to treat a dignosis of AML.

Chemotherapy-strong drugs taken orally or intravenously that kills the cancer cells. Occasionally it’s injected directly into the spine. It is a systemic treatment because it travels throughout the whole body.

Radiation-high energy rays like X-rays kill the cancer cells

Bone marrow transplants-unhealthy cancer producing bone marrow is destroyed and replaced with matching bone marrow.

Immunotherapy-stimulates the immune system to destroy cancer cells or boosts natural defenses. It can be a made naturally or artificially.

Risk factors for AML
• Previous chemotherapy or radiation treatments
• Exposure to radiation and chemicals like benzene
• Genetic disorders like Downs Syndrome
• Smoking
• Blood disorders like myelodysplasia

People with risk factors should watch more closely for symptoms of AML because early treatment increases survival rate.

TT is a writer for the medical health information website.

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