BEAR8MM's Blogs

Sunday, January 06, 2013      5 comments

Let me be up front about this. This ain't diet food! When the wind is howling and the temperature's dropping, wrap yourself around a bowl of this, and all will be all right with the world! First, you need to roast a small to medium turkey. ... Read more
Tuesday, December 04, 2012      9 comments

My beard grows slow, but thick. Not so with the hair on my head! Ever since I got the implant, I have been shaving the sides of my head, so the magnet can stick better. I shaved my head Sunday, but just turning my head today (Tuesday) caused the... Read more
Solitary Thanksgiving
Friday, November 23, 2012      13 comments

I had planned on spending Thanksgiving with my brother, but he works for the railroad, and he got called up for a trip to Yuma on Thursday morning. We will do the feast on Saturday instead. So, kind of at loose ends, did a 6 mile walk in the m... Read more
Sunday, November 18, 2012      7 comments

Haven't posted any blogs lately, and today I am tring to beat a sparkpoints daily best, so here we go... I am doing really well with the implant, and can hear surprisingly well. Still not totally used to the "tunnel voice" sound, but it bea... Read more
Wednesday, October 31, 2012      6 comments

Well, in today's news, I finally got my implant activated, and had the first of many processor programming sessions. I had my head direct wired to a programming computer. I was fairly pessimistic about immediate results. The cyber docs lead you ... Read more
Tuesday, October 23, 2012      7 comments

Kinda slacked on the workout today, 77 minutes and 613 calories. I'm not getting home from work until about 4, and even if I change immediately and get back out the door, sunset is getting earlier. The great state of Arizona does not believe in ... Read more
Saturday, October 20, 2012      5 comments

OK, time to 'fess up. I AM AN OVERACHIEVER! I need to develop a 10 step plan! My personal cross to bear is blowing my goals out of the water. If I set myself a goal, that little voice in my head says "You can do better than that", and then I set... Read more
Tuesday, October 16, 2012      14 comments

Went for my normal 6 mile walk after work last night, pretty much slacked off over the weekend to keep my fitness minutes down. Trying to bust a plateau that has been plaguing me for the last month. Did the first 3 miles walking in zone 2, burne... Read more
Wednesday - mileage corrections
Wednesday, October 03, 2012      5 comments

For the last 3 or 4 months, I have been doing a lot of walking. I mapped a lot of different routes on the fitness tracker page, and I called these my "known distance" routes. That got boring, walking the same route all the time, so I recently st... Read more
LAZY DAY WORKOUT - with pretty cool calorie burn!
Monday, October 01, 2012      6 comments

OK, I was scheduled for a "hard day" workout this morning, but the weather was so cool and beautiful this morning that I had no desire to push into the higher heart rate zones, and get all hot and sweaty. My normal 6.28 mile route is getting a l... Read more
Friday, September 28, 2012      6 comments

No, this ain't the lotto! Yesterday, I did a "recovery day", and kept my heartrate solidly in Zone 1 for the first mile and a half, and in Zone 2 for the remaining four and a half. The only hard part about this was walking slowly enough to keep ... Read more
finally got some EXERCISE today!
Monday, September 24, 2012      5 comments

Kinda sorta against doc orders, but I had to get some exercise time today. Kept it real low key and moderate. Got out of the house about quarter after five this morning, still dark, still cool. I was aiming to keep my heartrate between 110 and 1... Read more
Sunday, September 23, 2012      14 comments

OK, I have the outer bandages off now. Thankfully, looks like they didn't stitch it up, just taped up with steri-strips, that I have to leave on for 8 - 12 days. There is a slight bulge behind my ear, and the ear sticks out a little more than th... Read more
Home from the hospital....
Thursday, September 20, 2012      13 comments

First, I want to thank all my Sparkster friends for all the sparkgoodies and good wishes! Living alone, it is nice to know somebody cares. They put me under at about 7:30 this morning, and I woke up about 11. Having a lot of pain, but dug into m... Read more
Friday, September 14, 2012      3 comments

OK, over the last 2 weeks or so, I have tried out 3 different heart monitors, and blogged about the first impressions. After I've used each one for several days, here is a better idea of the qualities and limitations of each one. SPORTLINE ... Read more

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