Fitness Data Privacy – The Danger of Oversharing

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Reading Time: 7 minutes The Downside of fitness apps Last year I worked out 161 times, ran 360 miles and set 22 personal records for running and biking.  It didn’t take a lot of research to find any of this out. Fitness apps on my phone and GPS have made tracking these metrics easy.  Having these numbers on hand … Read more

Fitbod App – Artificial Intelligence for Fitness

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Reading Time: 4 minutes Can Artificial Intelligence get your body fit?  I have been weight training for the last year and have made some modest gains.  For all the time and energy I’m putting in though, I’m fairly certain I’m wasting a lot of effort.  I can tell if I’m working hard or not, but I question whether I … Read more


Reading Time: 4 minutes Weav was featured on the Apple app store, so I downloaded it.  Weav promised to solve the biggest problem with running to music. It plays music that automatically adjusts the beats per minute to match your stride. Stride cadence is getting a lot of attention in running circles as being not only a crucial element … Read more

Fitness Toolkit

Reading Time: 4 minutes image: Gear: ASICS Men’s GT-2000 4 Running Shoe – I have worn the same shoe for over 20 years. Every time I need a new pair of shoes I go to Sports basement or whatever shoe store. I try on at least 10 pairs of shoes from all brands and all types and I wind … Read more

Intermittent Fasting Week 11-12

Reading Time: 2 minutes I gave myself a break these two weeks from fasting.  Except for one pure fasting day where I ate nothing, I ate pretty much normally.  I went to a party and completely blew out calories and drank a lot of them as wine.  And my birthday party I somehow managed to eat 5000 calories. Oh, … Read more

Intermittent Fasting – Week 10

Reading Time: 5 minutes Photo:  What I ate in France this summer.   Body Composition My body weight has held steady for the last three weeks.  Disappointing because my goal has been focused on reducing my body weight to take the stress from my knees.  This plateauing of body weight correlates to my switching to the 4:3 pattern from … Read more

Intermittent Fasting – Week 8

Reading Time: 5 minutes (picture from 2 years ago, loading truck at 220 lbs.)   Overview Week eight brought a breaking of the plateau around 200 lbs.  Looks like I am well on my way to normal BMI of 25 at 188 lbs. by the end of November.  I made a few tweaks this week.  The biggest was switching … Read more

Alternate Day Fasting – Week 7

Reading Time: 5 minutes (picture from two years ago at 220 lbs.)   The 10 Day Plateau – Then Success 10 days ago, I was so close to breaking 200 lbs. in body weight, something I haven’t done in over seven years. Then I got stuck in a plateau for 10 days.  My weight had been bouncing around between … Read more

Alternate Day Fast – Week 6

Reading Time: 9 minutes Photo from June 2017.  Approximately 220 lbs. Almost at 200 lbs. Close to breaking the 200-lb. weight barrier.  I haven’t weighed less than 200 lbs. since 2010.  In the sixth week of my alternate day fasting I have lost almost 20 lbs. for an average of 3+ lbs. a week. Since my third week report … Read more

Alternate day Fasting – Week 3

Reading Time: 5 minutes Lost 10.4 lbs. over three weeks. This is a slower rate than the first two weeks.  I think I might be getting closer to my fat set point. A couple of other factors may be responsible. I discuss below. I added some more information to my weight loss chart to give insight to my performance … Read more