Tuesday, August 23, 2011
We've all heard some "expert" advising that we should only weigh ourselves once a week. And there's proven wisdom in that as The National Weight Control Registry ( www.nwcr.ws/ ) has reported that participants that weighed in at least once a week maintained the greatest losses over time. I too adhere to this and weigh in only twice a week: Sunday is what I post here and again midweek to see how I'm doing. Sometimes good and sometimes not so good.
Now a new study is preaching the gospel of the daily trip to the scale. Researchers from the University of Minnesota looked at more than 3,000 obese and overweight adults who were enrolled in trials that either focused on weight loss or on the prevention of weight gain. At the end of the two year study, researchers found that those who weighed themselves on a daily basis lost an average of 12 pounds, compared to people who weighed themselves weekly and lost an average of six pounds. Those who said they never weighed themselves gained an average of four pounds.
Of course, if one wants to follow such a regiment there should be rules like weighing at the same time every day, like first thing in the morning, and not weighing yourself next to windows above the 1st floor if prone to fits of hysteria at what you might see on the scale.
Although more studies are in order, researchers reason the daily weigh-ins allow people the opportunity to catch small increases in weight, and make the necessary changes, before they become bigger increases in weight. So where do you stand on this issue? Me, I'll be on the scale on the 1st floor.
Study in: Annals of Behavioral Medicine
Excerpts from: "Study: Daily weigh-in helpful for some dieters" at bodyandhealth.canada.com/channel_sec
Sunday, August 07, 2011
I'll be the first to admit I'm no early adopter. I'm also not the most patient cat. I've been waiting patiently for Samsung to release the Player 4 stateside (was to be here in the spring) but now that Apple is sueing over said device I had to get creative. Looked for something that had most of the features of the Player 4: Android OS, GPS, music player, Wi-Fi, a good camera and at least some video. Found it all in the HTC Hero and got one cheap online.
This is my 1st smartphone (see above) and I don't forsee ever activating it considering the ease of finding hotspots. Actually, I think my LG is pretty smart, just not this smart. I'm seriously impressed! Downloaded an app called Runtastic and it's...well fantastic. Now I can run, bike, etc where ever I choose instead of taking time creating maps from mapmywalk.com and guessing. Just hit start and go! Then I remembered this thing called Pandora and downloaded that. More awesomeness! Loving my Crystal Method channel. Already got me through a bike workout tonight and I really thought I was done for the day, at least that's how I felt, but there I was sweating to the beats and enjoying it. Still looking forward to Samsung's Player 4 but now there's no hurry. There's even a cool Sparkpeople App. Rock on!
Sunday, May 29, 2011
"Holding out" on myself? Why would I do this? There's a Latin quote: "nosce te ipsum" or "Know thyself." And I KNOW that after some bedroom wrestlin' running would go from 1st or 2nd to not even on the top 5 of things to do. Anyway, I got my 3 miles in, in a light drizzle no less, so I could get my day truly started off right. Either I'm getting serious about reaching my goal or running is more of a guilty pleasure than I was led to believe.
Hope you all enjoy a great Memorial Day.
Thursday, May 19, 2011
After a recent episode of Dave Jackson’s “Logical Weight Loss” I learned two things: Jillian Michael’s was leaving The Biggest Loser (after 10 seasons) and that her radio show would be coming back. Well it’s back! Actually, it’s been back since February, but better late than never. I learned a lot from listening to her show before and was bummed when it went off but after listening to a couple of her new ones it’s like she hasn’t missed a beat in the two years, in some regards maybe even improved. Still down to earth, still funny, still silly, still in your face and still full of great information and guests. Janice, her producer, is back and the show wouldn’t be the same without her. Definitely worth a listen if health, fitness, nutrition and learning new tricks to win are what you enjoy. Just search “Jillian Michaels” on iTunes (commercial free) and scroll down to Podcasts or you can download it here:
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