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RGranddad’s Anti-Aging Efforts Showing Dividends?

Exercise Heart - anti-aging exercising

Anti-Aging Efforts Update – February 14,2017

Ok so once again I need to apologize for not writing on this blog for a while….. (Short Break)

Ok  I’m back I just had to figure out how to download an ebook from my library. I haven’t done it for a while and I needed to reinstall the Overdrive app on my iPhone to do it! Anyway I did it and just now downloaded the book! Now the question becomes do I want to read The Perfect Assassin, book one in the David Slator series from Ward Larsen first, or continue Assassin’s Silence book three in the series, that I checked out of the library yesterday!! Can you say too many books to little time!! oh, well, I think book one has to come first!!

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A New Year – Back to the Basics and Running!

A New Year a Return to Running!

Renaissance Granddad Returns to an Old Workout and Starts Running Again!!

Ok so I haven’t written anything here in a very long time! One of the reasons is that I switched and started posting more at my original website Me, Myself, Music and Mysteries, and most recently I decided that I was going to focus more on the books that I read, so I started a new website This Man Reads. The second reason is last year I sucked at turning my biological clock backwards. In actuality, I think the clocks moved faster last year! Anyway, I have vowed to do better this year.  So far that is happening and hence this post!!

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So Once Again, Here’s How I’ll Start…..

Chalra Healing - Dean Evanson

Fresh from the Vegetarian Slow Cooker

To Try and Get that Biological Clock to Slow Down!

So this week I’m bound and determined to do better with both my exercising and my diet. I know you’ve heard that a lot in 2016, but the other day I got on the scale and my weight was a lot higher than I want it to be! And the pants that I wear to work and Target must have shrunk because the button popped off! yeah right! Any way that means I need to get serious with my diet, no glazed apple pies at night or other cake type snacks! I think it’s time to break out the Fresh from the Vegetarian Slow Cooker and 5 Essentials for a Winning Life from Chris Carmichael and pick out some old favorites or new recipes to try to go shopping! Hmm? I also have put a lot of  cookbooks on the Kindle that were either free or 99 cents. Maybe it’s time to check out a few of those books!

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The Dash Diet and Yoga Highlight the Week!

WArrior II yoga pose
Even With a Cold Babysitting, The Dash Diet and Yoga Make it a Good Week!

So having a wicked cold and babysitting all week does not mix well with trying to blog .I think that the cold had more to do with it than babysitting because three out of the four days I babysat this week were with Zoe and that’s a cake job and then on Friday Oliver and I had a pretty good time together! So other than occupying my time that didn’t babysitting wasn’t the reason that I haven’t written anything since Tuesday, I do believe that the constant coughing and not getting a good night’s rest had more to do with it!! But anyway here I am on a blizzard Saturday trying to catch up!!

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Granddad tackles his Cholesterol Levels….

and discovers why even though he was running those pounds weren’t melting away!

So last week after I looked at the results from my recent yearly blood testing, I decided it was time to get back to eating better. Over the last many months while my diet has not been horrible, there have been certain things that have been missing. First, the strawberries, blueberries and walnuts! Most days I used to have cereal with blueberries, oatmeal with extra raisins and walnuts or vanilla yogurt with strawberries and walnuts for breakfast, but somehow I stopped that many months ago. Lately two days a week my breakfast has been sausage egg and cheese on a croissant shared with Oliver (he eats mostly the croissant). Hum, they may just have a tiny effect on my cholesterol levels!! Those and the Sara Lee Chocolate Cupcakes and the Chips Ahoy Cookies I may occasionally gobble down don’t help either!! You get the point, it’s time to start eating better!!

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