Living ~400lbs

… and believe me I am still alive


  • Changing A Few Things

    I’ve been struggling to do more than 10 minutes on the treadmill for months. I’ve also been concerned that my pulse was anaerobically high when I’d finish on the treadmill. I’d been toying with going to shorter times and just doing more of them, and then the new endocrinologist suggested the same. I’ve started doing… Continue reading

  • Yoga revisited

    I never really stopped stretching, but now I’m starting to do a few yoga poses again.  I stand in a “warrior” pose and marvel at how my mat holds my feet still, and I remember being able to have my feet further apart without any of the balance wobbling I’m doing. I remind myself I… Continue reading

  • Thankful Thursday

    [Another weekly exercise in gratitude.] 1) I am thankful and honored to read the comments people have made in response to yesterday’s post. 2) Hugs from the man of the house yesterday. 3) Elevator repairs at work this week mean I’m walking more stairs.  I’m managing this MUCH better than I was afraid I would ;) 4) Experimenting… Continue reading

  • Fat Yoga in the News

    I was surprised to see an article on yoga classes that target fat people in a mainstream newspaper (in this case The New York Times).  Overall it’s a good article.  The main thrust is that different body types can result in needing to adapt poses.   Poses considered standard for those who are fit or slim… Continue reading

  • Yoga Videos & Books I have known

    I started doing yoga in college with Raquel Welch’s book on yoga.1 Even then I found yoga relaxing and energizing.  It also helped me improve my strength & flexibility. Years later I wanted to try yoga again, but, remembering how I’d had no idea how to modify some poses, I looked for something more tailored… Continue reading

  • Why I Should Go to Yoga Tonight…

    … even though I’m probably going to want to skip it just on general “it’s my Monday I want to go home and collapse already” reasons. More than 1,000 studies have been conducted to determine whether yoga helps people suffering diseases. Here’s a sample from the medical literature: Depression: Patients diagnosed with depression showed significant… Continue reading

  • Day in the Life: Yoga Night

    [One of the occasional series of posts about my typical day.] Tonight was yoga night.  After work I go into an empty, industrially-carpeted room of the local community college with my yoga mat, blocks, and strap.  We always end with laying down and a brief guided meditation.  What varies is almost everything in between.  Sure,… Continue reading

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Former software tester, now retired heart patient having fun and working on building endurance and strength. See also About page.

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