Category Archives: Diet Confusion

Fitness Challenge Day 64: A Chat with Dr. Esselstyn

Yesterday I voiced my dilemma concerning my blood pressure meds and my frustration with the pain.  In my efforts to find a solution, I made my way to the website of Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, a world renown specialist in the prevention of heart disease and a New York Times Best Selling author of the book […]

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Fitness Challenge Day 63: My Dilemma

I have a huge dilemma.  It has been a week since I started taking Lisinopril-HCTZ as prescribed by my doctor, who said to me a couple of weeks ago, “I would be committing malpractice if I didn’t insist that you take your blood pressure medicine.” So, after getting home from Woodflock last Monday, I started […]

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Fitness Challenge Days 56-58: The Lab Results Blues

Today has been a tough day and ended up with me singing the blues about my Lab Results from last week.    To begin with, I really didn’t want to get up at 5:10 AM and walk. Had to really look hard and heard echoes of my #TeamSumoflam friends encouraging me to get up. Ultimately, my […]

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Why it’s so hard: Cravings, Temptations and Self-Honesty

As I watch TV nightly, I am amazed at how many food commercials are on. For example, as we watched one 30 minute program the following commercials appeared during the epsiode: Taco Bell Smothered Burrito, CheezIts, Little Caesar’s Pizza, Arby’s, Sonic Pretzel Dog, Hershey’s Chocolate Sauce and Burger King. On a second hour long program […]

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Super Size Me, Fat Head and Bliss Point: The confusing world of fast food

The last couple of weeks have been really difficult to stick with the vegan regimen and to stay focused on exercise, etc.  I am not sure what is going on mentally with me, but it seems that perhaps the stress of finding employment, or perhaps the associated impact of discouragement and other factors have been […]

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