Sick

I was out of town last week and have been sick all of this week. I haven’t quit blogging or cooking, just waiting to get well. Update: This entry is too short for the format. So I’m adding some lines to make it fill out.

Measuring Fitness

I’m turning 40 in 5 days. I’m going to be out of town on that day and arriving home at 6 AM on Saturday. Some time late Saturday afternoon I’m going to execute the President’s Challenge test. Here it is: Challenge Item Primary Fitness ComponentMeasured One-mile run/walk heart/lung endurance Curl-ups (or partial curl-ups) abdominal strength/endurance…

Metabolism and body temp

One of the things they tell you when you start looking into hormone replacement therapy is if your thyroid isn’t right, you can’t lose weight. One of the things they tell you when you start body building for weight loss is the goal is to rev up your metabolism. This morning I decided I needed…

Knife Class

Went to the Sur La Table knife class last night and it was fun. Longer than I expected, but that was good. I felt I got my money’s worth. The teacher was Ed McCain who has his own cooking blog. He was a lot of fun as a teacher, and branched out from just knives…

Hormone Update

Feeling really good today. Lots of energy. Got up this morning and went for a 30 minute walk. Then at lunch I went for another 15 minute walk because I needed to burn off some energy. I also have less appetite. Reminds me of being a teenage, where I didn’t eat if I didn’t feel…

Is my blade sharp?

I’m sitting at work with my 10″ Chef’s knife in my backpack. Being a computer geek by trade, this is an unusual occurrence, but tonight is my knife skills class. Look for an evaluation of the class tomorrow. One thing I’ve wondered is if my knife is sharp. It seems to cut well, but I’m…

Diet Success

USAToday is reporting the success rate of a number of popular diets. Interestingly PCRM, a vegan doctors group, reports the benefits of the various diets instead. With Ornish, a vegan diet, coming out on top.

OmniWeb beta and Netflixs

I currently am using the most awesome browser on the Mac OmniWeb. I’m living on the edge and running 2.0 beta 5. I reran into a problem today where I couldn’t log into Netflix. I decided to post the solution so others can find it and so I can find it if I run into…