Category Archives: Health

Walks in the Park

One of our favorite family traditions are our weekend morning walks. Every Saturday and Sunday, Meaghan, Rowen, and I get ourselves out of the house right after breakfast to take advantage of the lovely early morning weather and the best … Continue reading

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Paleo Diet – Phase Two

For the past three and a half months I’ve been following the Paleo diet or at least, as the author describes it, under a modified version of the Paleo diet suitable for beginners to get used to the practices. Having established a level of comfort with the new habits and choices of the diet, I feel ready to ramp up to the next phase. Continue reading

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One Month on the Paleo Diet

I’ve been on the paleo diet for a little over a month now. Despite my initial fears about not being able to find anything on the menu at restaurants, I’ve been pleasantly surprised at just how easy it is to modify … Continue reading

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Caffeine Free

I’m now completely caffeine free. I don’t drink soda, coffee, tea, or even those Sobe fruit drinks that try to disguise themselves as something else. For the past two years I’ve had no caffeine at all and my energy levels … Continue reading

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My Morning as a Pin Cushion at OHSU

This morning I received my flu shot, got a tetanus booster, and as part of a typical annual wellness assessment had blood drawn to learn my vital statistics. This will help me to save money on my health insurance next … Continue reading

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Lunch at Busters then Football and Frisbee in the park

Our friends Matt and Holly took their son Ben to an Easter egg hunt this morning at a small farm close to where we live. After Ben had finished hunting, we were able to meet up with them for lunch … Continue reading

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January Budget

The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry.  We exited the Christmas financial bleed looking pretty good.  We’d avoided putting anything on credit and had sufficient remaining funds in January to have a clean month and still put … Continue reading

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Second day back on the job…

So begins my second day back from vacation.  I’m still feeling the effects of the cold I picked up on the plane on the way back home.  I’m drugged up on Theraflu and DayQuil, which makes the effects of the … Continue reading

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Soda

I’ve been told that I shouldn’t be drinking soda every day because it strips the calcium from your bones.  However, I still find myself wanting a soda from time to time.  In the last few months I’ve stopped eating after 7:00pm at … Continue reading

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Calculating BMR

The Basal Metabolic Rate is the number of daily calories it takes to perform the basic background tasks necessary for life.  There are two different formulas for this as it differs for men and women.  The formulas listed here are … Continue reading

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