Saturday, January 10, 2009
What Worked for ME in 2008:
Eating at the high end of my protein allowance
Eating at the low end of my carb allowance
Giving up (95%+ of the time) Sugar and White Flour
Weight Training with going heavy
Tabata at 5am for five minutes (Again, Thank you Donna)
Letting go of bad relationships
Meeting new friends
Going out Dancing
Joining a gym
Continuing to use the food tracker DAILY
Logging onto MMM's coffee thread every morning to focus myself for the day
What Didn't Work in 2008:
Too much Wine!
I will continue to do what works for Me in 2009 and Never stop learning.
Monday, December 22, 2008
Happy Holidays to Everyone!
I am so excited to start a new year full of happiness, and I wish the same for all of my Sparkfriends! I Loves you all!
Thursday, November 06, 2008
I joined Planet Fitness as a "Birthday/Get my butt in Gear" present to myself. For those of you that want to join a gym but, do not want to pay ridiculous club fees, this may be the gym for you. I am paying only $20 a month for:
Free use of all Planet Fitness Franchise Locations
Unlimited use of massage chairs
Unlimited Guest Privileges
1/2 Price Cooler Drinks
PF Black Card T-shirt
Now, the only downside (that I can see) to this gym is there are no cardio classes.
I took advantage of an introductory training class. I got to learn all about the machine weights and how to use them (I was very fearful about the machines). The trainer was informative, patient, sweet... and he had a great smile! just saying.
I am really liking it so far, and wondering why I was so fearful of the machines... I mean I have been working out for with weights for about 3 years now. I guess anything new or different can be scary but, this should NOT have been a fear for me.
Anyway, Go to their website and see if it is right for you.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
I open up my email account to find that, not one, not two, but THREE emails warning me of this...
Coffee Can Shrink the Size of Boobs
London, Oct 18: Here’s some bad news for ladies who can't get through the day without their coffee fix: the caffeine-fuelled drink can shrink the size of women’s boobs, a shocking new research has revealed.
The beverage, which is best known for keeping people alert and sobering up drunks, has caused a stir by suggesting women who drink more than three cups a day could see their bra size drop.
Tests by cancer researchers found half of all women have a gene linking breast size to coffee intake.
Nearly 300 women were quizzed but Helena Jernstroem, of Lund University, said women should not worry too much.
“Coffee-drinking women do not have to worry their breasts will shrink to nothing overnight. They will get smaller, but the breasts aren’t just going to disappear,” the Daily Star quoted her, as saying.
“Anyone who thinks they can tell which women are coffee drinkers just from their bra measurements will be disappointed.
“There are two measurements for a bra – the cup size and the girth, so you wouldn’t be able to tell,” she added.
While caffeine may shrink women’s breasts, the reaction is the reverse for coffee-slurping blokes – it can make their “boobs” swell.
On the plus side, the study showed regular hits of caffeine reduce the risk of women developing breast cancer.
Hmmmm? I think my friends are trying to tell me something. I have a daily 2-3 pot coffee habit... No wonder I have no boobs!!! Oh well, I love my coffee and I am not giving it up. I'll be boob-less ... well except for my friends who are Boobs! ;)
Now they're gone...
Tuesday, October 07, 2008
It’s been a stressful and emotional 2 weeks for me. I have not been myself at all. I have been eating junk (although, within calories) and have not been working out. Where did I go?
It started with my friend having a near airplane disaster coming into NY. All are fine. We had a great time when we were together but, then having to say goodbye is very hard for me.
Next, my family got into a pretty bad car accident. All are fine, except for the car which is totaled. Then all the issues of the aftermath regarding that.
Next, having to deal with a coworker who is spreading nasty rumors about me and my “none of his business” life! Which is still continuing and there seems to be no end in sight.
Then getting into an argument with my parents because they just don’t have any regard for anyone elses feelings but themselves.
Then having issues from Crohns because of the stress, which still hasn’t settled down, and is keeping me from working out.
And the cold, dark, damp, weather that has moved in hasn’t help me at all either.
And with the good and bad of the past few weeks I have been drinking too much wine.
There is a lot more but, I will keep it brief.
I am thinking of what I am supposed to take away from these past 2 weeks is:
I am NOT Wonder Woman, no matter how hard I try.
Life is too short so, go after what you want/need to.
Don’t listen to stupid people and/or their idiotic rumors.
Maybe now that I have let some of this out, I can move on and get back to being ME again. Boy, I miss me!
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