Category Archives: Health/Tech

How to Add Mile Splits in a Spreadsheet

I’m preparing for the Ojai Half Marathon on April 27 and it’s a hilly course so I’m setting up target mile splits for race day. When I ran my first half marathon this past December it was a very flat course and my main goal was just to finish while keeping an eye on my heart rate.

But once you set up your goal mile splits, you’re going to want to figure out your total time and that’s where I ran into a problem. I’m fairly proficient with Excel but I fumbled around for a good 20 minutes before I started Googling easier ways to accomplish the task without doing it manually.

The solution was Google Drive spreadsheets. To add up mile splits in a spreadsheet: Continue reading

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The “D” Word #GetFit

Since my diabetes diagnosis three months ago I have lost 28 pounds. I feel great.

A few months ago I drove up to Sacramento and felt crappy during the long drive there and back. When I got back home I set up an appointment with my doctor and took a blood test. My glucose levels were high and I was called in to take an expanded set of tests after fasting.

Once again, my glucose level was high. I have diabetes. Continue reading

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How to Make a Veggie Egg White Frittata (VIDEO)

For those of you who follow me on Twitter or are connected on Facebook, you may know that I’ve been making some big shifts in my eating and exercise habits. These have been big changes for me but one things that has helped keep me on course is my love of food and cooking. Continue reading

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How and Why I Got Involved in Health Care Reform

So much has happened since the day I first contacted Veronica De La Cruz. May 13, 2009 seems like yesterday and like a million years ago. As of today, it’s been over five months since Eric De La Cruz died and health care reform is close at hand. It’s time for me to tell how I became involved. Continue reading

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Mom’s world grows dark to help daughters (VIDEO)

With mounting medical bills, Monique Zimmerman-Stein is ceasing treatment so she can help daughters preserve their sight. Monique and her daughters have a rare genetic condition called Sticker Syndrome. Continue reading

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Hell no we don’t want the status quo – Call your Senator

We need to turn up the heat and contact our senators and tell them we want the public option. Even if they are not on the Finance committee, they need to know where we stand.

Call Your Senator and be heard, via Health Care for America Now Continue reading

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Getting My Fitness On

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