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How To Up Your Water Intake

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Here's a trick I've been using for a while now. Whenever it's getting late in the day and I see I haven't drunk enough water I reach for a hot pepper. Any hot peper like a jalapeno, chili pepper or Jamaican pepper (really hot) will do. Make sure your water jug is at the ready, take a small bite and (the hard part) start chewing. While it's clearing your sinuses and raising your heart rate you'll quickly feel an overwhelming urge to drink something. Hmm, this water looks good. I can usually get in a quick 2 to 4 cups of water with this method, depending on the pepper. The peppers are cheap (typically .05 to .15 cents each) because they're light and one can last about a week, even if not refrigerated. WARNING: Please make sure zippers are properly lubricated and that you remember the location of restrooms in your vicinity as this may lessen the probability of an "accident."

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MAE23321 3/17/2009 7:25AM

    That is a great idea. Thanks I will definately try it. My water intake is horrible right now.

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SEESKO 3/8/2009 10:36AM

    Love it! And on a plus, I have read that spicy food temporarily increasis calorie burn.

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Beware of Trojan Horses! New Calorie Outlook

Friday, February 13, 2009

Hey all! Today at work an associate offered me four bags of candy (to see how many I ate and the calorie surplus created check out my food log for 2/12/09). My immediate response was to say no but I thought beyond myself and said I knew a few folks who wouldn't mind the treat. Once in my possession it was only a matter of time. Why do we do this to ourselves? Good intentions gone bad emoticon Well, I cracked the first bag and a while later the second seemed to dissappear. I now know why people who track what they eat lose/maintain their weight easier because once I did the math on the first two bags there was no way I was going back for thirds. Besides I really intended to give some away. On our way to our healthier selves we will encounter the occassional pizza party, donuts in the breakroom, the candy bowls, etc, etc. It's ok to indulge now and again but vigilence and the disciplined "no thanks" to these calorie pitfalls can only help in our fight for health.
One of the first blogs I posted mentioned I was only going to list five foods since that's all the points SP gave each day for listing foods eaten. Now I'm going for total transparency! It'll mean a little more work but I want yaw'll to see everything; the good the bad and the ugly! I want you to see that we can occassionally f*#! up and still reach our weight loss/health/strength/endurance goals. Practice doesn't make us perfect, practice makes us better.

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BETRME100 2/13/2009 6:27AM

    Good for you for getting on SP and tracking what you'd eaten. And great for you passing on the other two bags of candy. I find the nutrition tracker to be one of the most valuable of the tools here at SP. It's a real eye opener to see how many calories we take in if we aren't paying attention!

And I don't know why people think they're doing us a favor when they offer us junk like that (possible that she didn't want to eat it herself?). As you continue to progress down this road toward better health and fitness it does get a little easier to say "no thanks."


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"Don't Dream It...Be it."

Monday, February 09, 2009

Hey all! Not sure how many of you have seen "The Rocky Horror Picture Show," but that was one of lines sung by Frank N. Furter. And even though the source is a little weird it still rings true. I think if you hold a vision of something strongly enough that you start taking actions, no matter how small, towards its end you will eventually bring that vision into your reality. Hope you all have good workouts and a great week.


What's in your walkman?

Friday, February 06, 2009

Hey all! Just curious what some of you are pumping during those workouts. Here are a few of mine. Looking forward to adding to my mix:

Michael Jackson/Man in the Mirror
Van Halen/Right Now
Jamalski/Rebel SOLDJAH
De La Soul/U Can Do (Life)
Roni Size&Reprazent/Dirty Beats
The Cure/Fascination Street
The Streets/Has It Come To This
Radiohead/Jigsaw Falling into Place
Boards of Canada/Rue The Whirl
The Wiseguys(UK)/Ooh La La
Megadeth/Architecture of Aggression (don't fear the metal/good and very high energy)
Republica/Get Off
David Bowie/Panic In Detroit
Aphrodite/Blue Mystique
The Crystal Method/Broken Glass
Duran Duran/Rio
Devo/Whip It
Sabastian Tellier/Pomme
Everything But The Girl/Lullaby of Clubland
En Vogue/Free Your Mind
Fluke/Atom Bomb
Foo Fighters/Everlong
George Michael/Fast Love
Goldie/Temper Temper (Grooverider Remix)
Gorillaz/Feel Good Inc
Gravity Kills/Down (Praga Kahn Jungle Remix)
Prince/Let's Go Crazy
Karsh Kale/Instinct
The Fugees/Take It Easy
Peter Gabriel/Digging in the Dirt
Justin Timberlake/Rock Your Body
Depeche Mode/Nothing's Impossible
Silverchair/Young Modern Station

These artists have a lot of other good songs you may enjoy. Also, a lot of podcasts on iTunes are good and free. Some I like are:

Fat 2 Fit Radio
Stuff You Should Know
NPR's Car Talk
Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy
Savage Radio
Fit Girl
Inside Out Weight Loss
Logical Weightloss
Jillian Michaels

Thanks for your suggestions. Enjoy!

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    Thank you Thank you... I have been looking for some new tunes and I don't have all those cool new gadgets YET...

Here's a few of my faves:
Lady GaGa - Just Dance
Fall Out Boy - Dance Dance
Rob Zombie - Dragula & Living Dead Girl (LDG gets boring sometimes)
Powerman 5000 - When Worlds Collide
Brittney Spears - Circus
Anything by Prince :)
Timberlake - Sexy Back (LOL)
Korn - Coming Undone & Freak on a Leash (FOL ~so-so~ not my all time fav)
The Killers - When you were Young
Just to name a few :)

Thank you again... I get to add some new tunes tonight... I'm super excited!!

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LOGICALLOSS 2/8/2009 3:03PM

    Thanks for the mention.

Dave Jackson
Logical Weight Loss Podcast

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OMG...What was I thinking?

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Hey all! Spending the weekend in Columbus, OH I decided to go and see "Quantum of Solace." But in the planning Google maps showed it about 5.2 miles by car and I thought "how far if I walked?" 5.1 miles. Hmmm. Save some gas burn some calories. A good idea for the other three seasons but believe me...snow changes everything! It took 2 hours 15 minutes to get there (they showed about 95 minutes travel time). I didn't even time myself on the way back, just glad I made it. 10.2 miles!! Thank God I brought music and some water otherwise it would have been really bad. I'm making a big deal of this but in the "olden times" this kind of distance was probably routine and required. Could cars be making us fatter? I will say I was worried by the distance but when I made it there and was still feeling reasonably good, I knew I'd make it back...if no one hit me and/or my thighs didn't burst into flames. Just kept putting one foot in front of the other and that's the same way I need to be on this journey. There's gonna be some slippin' and sliding but if I hold my course and keep moving forward I will reach my destination. Good luck all and have a safe great injury free week.

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PIGSDOFLY 2/2/2009 12:16AM

    That's awesome! emoticon

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    You did better than I would have!
I'm glad you're safe. I hope you enjoyed the movie as well.

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KRISTINB1977 2/1/2009 8:18PM

    glad to hear that your thighs didn't burst in to flames!

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