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

2018 Accomplishments


The past few years have been challenging, to say the least. 2016 I realized my marriage was going to end, I was suicidal and depressed. 2017 I relocated, cocooned myself to protect, love and rebuild my emotional, mental, physical and spiritual health, mourn the loss of my marriage and decide on a course of action … Continue reading 2018 Accomplishments

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

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

Acceptable Body Measurements


Listening to health professionals of all walks of life, one would think an average person was morbidly obese, failing to achieve any measure of health, each and every one of us the epitome of laziness and sloth. Throughout the years, I've done quite a bit of research on health, meaning exercise, fitness, eating, low carb, … Continue reading Acceptable Body Measurements

Need To Raise Funds-Please Buy My Books!


  Recently I've had some dental work done, my dentist re-cemented a 20 year old bridge that had popped out last month for  my wedding. Today she had to drill it out to fix one cavity-not bad for not seeing a dentist in 10 years. Instead of recementing it a third time, she said I have … Continue reading Need To Raise Funds-Please Buy My Books!

Lab Results Via Nephrologist


Got latest lab results from Nephrologists office and some numbers are great, some are elevated. There's been an ongoing battle regarding all my cholesterol level numbers. My A1C has gone down from 9.1 months ago to 8.4, cholesterol is 244, triglycerides 696, HDL 37, glucose 219. The Dr's keep prescribing medications that do all the damage, then … Continue reading Lab Results Via Nephrologist

An Hour or Three of Exercise


Just finished an hour of exercise, cause even middle agers need to keep as healthy as we can! What do I do? Depends on the day, I do 30 minutes of strength training, 30 minutes of plyometrics and between 1-2 hours of aerobic/cardio per day.  That could be walking, exercise pedals, or plain ole marching … Continue reading An Hour or Three of Exercise

Alive and Survived


I'm 12 years post-kidney transplant, the borrowed kidney is fine, but scarred and striated. I've survived renal failure, heart failure, four types of heart issues [currently have three stents in heart and may need further surgery], two umbilical hernia surgeries, colon cancer diagnosis then misdiagnosis. I've had over 30 surgeries and procedures kidney, fistula, graft … Continue reading Alive and Survived