Welcome to my Self-Isolation and Self-Quarantine going on 22 Years


Welcome to #Covid19 #Coronavirus #SelfIsolation #SelfQuarantine, or as I like to call it: Every normal day of my life, now with added bonus of yet another disease/virus/harm intent on killing me. I've been disabled (multiple health issues going on 22 years). How have I coped? By keeping busy, filling my hours and days. How have … Continue reading Welcome to my Self-Isolation and Self-Quarantine going on 22 Years

11 Weeks Keto and Pyramid Workouts


Today marks 11 weeks I started Keto and ramping up my dumbbell workouts and 2 weeks ago started pyramid dumbbell workouts. Measured my stats this morning and had a little bit of an ego boost! While my weight isn't going down (as I've discussed before) my measurements have improved. Chest went from 41" to 43" … Continue reading 11 Weeks Keto and Pyramid Workouts

4th Quarter of 2018


We're in the last quarter of 2018, last gasp to accomplish those New Year's Resolutions. I've shared my fight with weight all year long, what worked (temporarily) and what didn't. I'm still fighting,  moving forward. Time to take stock of what you wanted, how far you've come and what you can do the last three … Continue reading 4th Quarter of 2018

Weight Loss Journey


The past six months or so, I've shared weight loss ideas and my journey over the past ten years. I started out with 3-hour workouts about ten years ago, with my 'Simple Healthy Fresh' Cookbook and Lifestyle. It was that exercise program that almost destroyed my health, leaving me with significant health issues, from plantar … Continue reading Weight Loss Journey

2018 First Quarter Almost Over


2018's first quarter is almost over, we have one week to examine our resolutions, determine where we are and what or if our goals are the same or have changed. Taking stock of our lives is a great way to find out our happiness, health and truth. With one week to go for the first … Continue reading 2018 First Quarter Almost Over

Goodbye 2017, Hello 2018!


2017 was a year of big changes, from moving, divorce, settling in a new apartment and new town, plus writing and publishing two new books. The year started out stressful and heart-wrenching--a move across multiple counties 130 miles away, single-handedly unpacking a moving van (that took me two weeks to recover), not getting out of … Continue reading Goodbye 2017, Hello 2018!

Coming Into The Light


Finally seeing the light in life! Life has gotten brighter recently, seeing the light at the end of the proverbial tunnel. Slowly paying off bills, (difficult on low-income, but making headway, nonetheless), making plans to buy needed furniture, treating myself to some rings (some crystal bar rings, metals, gems) and continuing eating right and exercising, … Continue reading Coming Into The Light

Blood Sugar and Supplements


Since I've caught up some bills, I decided to re-introduce some supplements to my daily regimen. Back came Fish Oil, Magnesium and Vitamin C. Right away my Blood Sugar came down a couple hundred points, to a more manageable 180-200 (what my GP wanted). Remember, I've got a transplant and diabetes along with heart issues … Continue reading Blood Sugar and Supplements

Exercise and Fitness Stats


Since moving to San Juan Island in March 2017, I decided to renew my exercise and fitness goals. I've talked before about the stress of the past few years catching up to me, weighing in at 180 lbs March 3rd. I'd decided to get back to my Simple, Healthy, Fresh cookbook and lifestyle choices. I … Continue reading Exercise and Fitness Stats

Hello 2016, Goodbye 2015


Before we say great big hello to 2016, we must bid goodbye to 2015. 2015 was a pretty good year here at chez ONeil. I published four ebooks, remade covers on four more, didn't have any new surgeries or procedures and I got married! I updated the cover on the cookbook I published the year … Continue reading Hello 2016, Goodbye 2015