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Props to the Biggest Losers!!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Yesterday I tried to work out like a Biggest Loser and limped away with a new found respect for the physical effort they put forth to be able to stay on that show week to week. I think I worked out about 2.5 hours between bike, elliptical and walking. Also did about 20 minutes of strength training. I wasn't wiped but I could feel it! Jillian talks about them working out 6+ hours a day 6-7 days a week. That's huge! That they could do that, at higher weights, is amazing and shows the beauty, resilience and strength of our bodies.

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SURFINKIMO 3/22/2009 8:33PM

    I agree, they work their butts off. that's why some of them lose 10-14Lbs a week. I love the show. I got hooked about 4-5 weeks ago. As big as I am, I fully understand their struggles.

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Sweat makes for a sweet victory!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

What is it about sweat? I think I've come to love it because when it's there it means I'm burning up...literally. The only reason we sweat is to cool ourselves. And when I'm working out that intensely that sweat shows up it's a good sign that I'm moving in the right direction. Yeah, it stinks after a while, and you leave puddles in office chairs but that's the price of progress. Or maybe I should go take a shower already? Peace!


I think my girlfriend likes the changes!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Hadn't seen her for a few weeks and all I can say is: change is good! Positive reinforcement is worth the time, sweat, sore feet, sore muscles and occasionally feeling a little hungry. I think it was Tom Venuto who said, "Hunger is the feeling of fat cells shrinking." Works for me! Peace emoticon


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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