5 Steps to prevent Heart Disease

Thursday, February 27, 2014

 Humpback waving goodbye as I leave Maui tomorrow.
There was a reduction in sightings this last week of Feb.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

My new Jawbone

Article at:
Evaluation of Jawbone

Question: Do all people have same metabolic rate? I am 62 yo. Does the software figure a 2% reduction in metabolism for each decade? I am a reduced obese. I lost 80 pounds and gained back 50 pounds. When I have tested my resting metabolic rate it is below normal. This energy gap I have developed should be accounted for in the software. Yesterday I hit 92% of my UP goal for the day. 9,270 steps, 4.44 miles walking. My active burn was 710 calories. My resting burn was 2,027 calories. I love my UP24 and suggest it for everyone especially for the sleep app., but the absence of different metabolic rates in the software is a major flaw.

Sunday, February 9, 2014



I took this photo yesterday from a large Whale Tour boat from the second deck.  Feb. 8 is the peak of the whale season.  This is in the Au'au channel off Maui.  The Humpback have their babies here because the average water temperature is 70 degrees,  the waters are protected between three islands, there are no Orcas here, and it is shallow with average depth of 300 feet.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Update on my CIMT scores



            Average CCA Mean               Average CCA Max Region
12-17-09      0.599 mm                               0.741 mm


12-8-11         0.563 mm (.036 less)            0.661 mm (.08 less)


12-20-12       0.566 mm (.003 more)         0.676 mm (.015 more)


12-19-13         0.583 mm (.017 more)       0.709 mm (.033 more)




LDL-P
ApoB
HDL-P
HgbA1C
tg


Weight
1/3/2011



8.8



256.5
3/12/2011
1246
81
37.2
8.2
83


254
5/20/2011
765
81
35.7
7.7
45


257
8/27/2011
1097
63
33.7
10.1
65


246.5
12/6/2011
842

36
9.7
48


256
12/27/2011

62

10



256
5/2/2012

47

8.1



251
7/29/2012
504

28.2
7.4



261
10/12/2012
733

30.9




250
2-23-13
345
53
31.4
8.3
57


256
6-20-13
407

28.2
8.4
64


260
9-9-13
907

26.6
8.2
65


263
11-4-13

50

9.0



257.5
12-20-13
354

26.3
8.4
38


259


I have stayed on my Atkins type diet (low carb, high fat, high protein) for three years. 
My weight stays between 258 and 262 lbs.  

Thus weight loss is not the reason I have such good lipid metrics. 

While my CIMT is getting thicker year, I am still below my high baseline.  

Read more details about this at My quest for normal arteries