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March 9 - Exercise!

Sunday, March 09, 2008

It's "Spring Forward" again - and I sprung....for a walk.

In order to protect my knees and hips, I'm trying to mix the surfaces. I'm doing some walking on concrete, since all of the 5K, 10K, and half-marathons seem to be on concrete or asphalt. The blisters from practicing on dirt and "competing" on some other surface are just not worth it.

At the beginning of my walk today, I met Mrs. Finder who was trying to walk her dog, Reno. Reno probably weighs more than Mrs. Finder. She has developed diabetes and has gone from a plump grandmotherly type to a slender grandmotherly type. we walked together for a time, then she went home and I went on.

2.15 miles, 38 minutes


End of week 1 - FlatBelly Jumpstart

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Started the Prevention Magazine "FlatBelly Diet" on Sunday, 2 March 2008. The first four days are an "Anti-Bloat Jumpstart" where the specified foods to eat are very limited. After that, the real diet begins.

The philosophy is that you lose a lot of weight in four days to motivate you, then start the real work. Unfortunately, it seems to stop there. There's a book available, but I ordered mine over a week ago and (since it's not it's not here yet. They provide a meal plan, but finding the recipes on the web site is challenging - and sometimes impossible. They have a decent web site but because the site is new, there are lots and lots of bugs. They have some discussion groups, but the messages posted are mostly gripes about the site...just a lot of not-very-happy people.

Be that as it may. I think it's back to WeightWatchers diet because I know it works long-term and I know how to navigate their site. I think I'm going to stick with SparkPeople for the buddies, though. We seem to be a bunch of much happier people!