Archive for June, 2013

American Heart Association 2013 Heart Walk in Birmingham, Alabama



I walked in the 2013 American Heart Association Heart Walk 5k last Saturday along with a hundred or so other St. Vincent’s associates. Our team raised $ 46,000 for the AHA!

When I signed up for this walk, there was a “walking in honor of” field for me to fill in. I quickly skipped over the field because I didn’t really have a person in mind. Actually, I never really pay attention to heart disease and the American Heart Association because I’ve never lost someone to heart disease and I don’t have a heart problem.

Improve Your Health With These Fitness Tips

The world of fitness is so large that it’s easy to become confused and lost about what is right for you. All the possibilities available can overwhelm anyone, so it’s important to get as much information as possible about what is out there. Here are some dynamic suggestions for working on your fitness.

Stretch afterwards. Studies have shown that over-stretching before running or performing weights has shown decreased stamina and increased damage when weight lifting. Stretches are good for increasing flexibility but can be potentially dangerous by weakening fibers before they are utilized. Good fitness requires a combination of flexibility and strength, so don’t exclude stretches completely.

Hot flashes no more!

Deb posted this comment in response to the Smarter, Faster, Better post describing the transformations in her brother’s life and her own health minus wheat:

After watching my 52-year-old brother drop 53 pounds in 6 months, I knew he was onto something BIG! For years he had experienced severe digestive issues, was turning into a recluse, he complained constantly about aches and pains, and he was depressed. A friend turned him onto Wheat Belly and it changed his life. Thank you for giving me my brother back! After eliminating wheat, he no longer has any digestive-colitis issues, his depression is gone (without medications) and the weight is flying off. He also never feels hunger and feels completely satisfied by the amount of food he eats each day. He is dedicated to losing another 90 pounds. I truly believe this goal is in sight. His doctor is overjoyed with his results.

Weigh-In: 5 LB Loss This Week For A Total Loss Of 269 LBS

Weigh In:

Last Weigh-In (6/19/13): 368 LBS

Today’s Weigh-In: 363 LBS

Loss for the week: -5 LBS

Starting Weight 02/01/09: 632 LBS

Total Weight Lost Since 02/01/09 : 269 LBS

Goal Weight: 232 LBS

LBS To Go: 131 LBS


Sorry I skipped the weigh in last week. I didn’t have the heart to post a 2lb gain. However, this week I have been consistent, and have a loss. Woot!

Also, I’m really pleased with a streak that I’ve started. I’m walking an hour every day, and so far, I have walked 10 days in a row! I will keep it going.