Tuesday, February 15, 2011


I can now do multiple sets of complete, full-hang pull-ups, 4 reps to a set--unassisted.  It wasn't long ago that a single pull-up was a challenge.  I'm already anticipating buying a dip belt so I can add weight to my pull-ups, once I'm doing 10 or more reps.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Prostate Cancer Genome Decoded

"By mapping the full genetic blueprint of the tumor, researchers hope the information will eventually lead to the development of more targeted drugs and a better understanding of which prostate cancers are likely to spread, one of the biggest challenges for physicians and patients."


Exciting news; if not for us, then our sons and grandsons.  Hopefully this is a first step towards truly  discerning indolent from aggressive prostate cancer.

Saturday, February 12, 2011


I've been exercising a lot more in conjunction with my weight loss efforts.  Today I did 16 miles on my hybrid bike (earning 7 WW points).   I also just starting using an Omron heart rate monitorOmron HR-100C Heart Rate Monitor, which seems to work very well.  Now I now when I'm at an optimum level of exercise.
Three days a week I do dumbbell workouts and two days a week I do pull-ups on a pull-up bar I installed in the doorway of our laundry room.  When I started out I could do one, now I can do three pull-ups from a complete hang.

Maximum Fitness Gear All-In-One Doorway Chin-Up Bar with Bonus Top 20 Exercises To Six Pack Abs GuideOmron HR-100C Heart Rate MonitorCap Barbell 40-Pound Dumbbell SetSchwinn Volare Hybrid Bike (700C Wheels)