Wednesday, June 06, 2012
I'm trying something new to me...Dr. Joel Fuhrman's 90/10 plan recently featured by Dr. Oz. The testimonies look promising and this is the time of year to go this way for sure. It is basically 90% fruits, veggies, nuts and whole grains with the final 10% given to fats, meat and dairy. Dr. Oz touted it as his approved 7-Day Crash Diet. We'll see. I started this a couple days ago and stocked up with lots of fresh veggies and fruits as well as more frozen berries and lots of canned beans, something I love and use a lot anyway. After failing to hit calorie goal yesterday, I'm adding nuts in a couple places today and some steel cut oats. If I can get all of my planned food down, I will meet all my goals except that I will have an excess of fiber which was true for yesterday as well. I think that is a good thing for me as I tend towards constipation despite drinking lots of water. So, since I think I can do anything for a week, I'm eager to see how my results compare and kickstart summer a bit. Some of the folks who commented on line have followed this plan as a life style for quite some time with good success. We'll see. A little change has always been good whenever I've felt in a bit of a rut. Time will tell.
Friday, June 01, 2012
I've managed t keep up pretty well on my walking and other exercise lately. Yesterday I worked on hula hoop for awhile and did a bunch of squats while watching a health program. Then I walked out the door to handle some errands in the area. I logged over 15,000 steps while getting quite a bit accomplished along the way. It will be hotter today and I'm scheduled to walk with a friend on the river parkway by her house. She has cancelled nearly every time we've scheduled this so I am really hoping she will walk with me today. I many not have yet lost all the weight i'd like to have, but I know that SP had helped me lose some weight and definitely has inspired me to move more. Thanks SP friends! Have a great June!
Monday, May 28, 2012
Yesterday, I logged nearly 15,000 steps at our air show. I was pleasantly surprised I could do that since I had walked quite a bit the day before, too. So, I was even more gratified when I walked with my dh today. I never walk so many days in a row due to struggles with ms. Now, i'm almost ready to believe I've turned a corner and can continue upping the challenges. Can't wait to see what I can do tomorrow! Have a great week everyone!
Monday, May 21, 2012
Ouch! For years I've complained about weight struggles. I've yoyo dieted most of my life. Today, I lamented once again that I need someone to hold me accountable as I do a lousy job of it on my own or in print. My doctor is no help. He needs to lose a few pounds, too, and always tells me my weight is o.k. After telling my DH that I think I need to find a skinny doctor so perhaps he or she would 'bug' me about my weight, his reply floored me. For the first time ever he told me I should lose weight. He's concerned that I could have a heart attack if I don't get it under control. In the past he's always told me I looked good no matter what my weight. So, I know he is concerned. I'm not even all that close to my highest weight at this point, but for whatever reason today was the day for him to finally say something about me needing to lose this girth. I'm not sure how I feel about it. I wonder how I will feel if he actually says more in the days, weeks, months and years to come. I hope I can take his criticism as the encouragement I know he intends. Still, somewhere inside I am cringing and sad. I have let him down and caused him worry. I will be interested to see if this is what I've needed or if I balk and rebel. I must pay attention and see how it goes. Have a great week everyone!
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