Sunday, May 16, 2010
Day 1 went well, as was to be expected. It'll be a few days before the excitement of having a plan diminishes.
Results for today:
Stayed within my calorie range
Exercise: 30 minutes walking
Okay, that's all I've committed to track. Wow, that was easy.
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Reason: In 7 weeks (actually exactly 50 days) I'll be leaving on my big summer trip. No, nothing exotic, just going home to see my folks.
Motivation: Figure it's time to shape up a little, so Mom won't get on my case. Yes, my 70-year-old mom, who walks every day and has trouble not slipping below her measly 110 lbs.
Food: For the next 7 weeks I'll actually stay within my daily calorie limit. I'll keep an eye on my macronutrient spread, but will put the emphasis simply on counting calories.
I'll need to keep this simple. If I get overwhelmed I eat...
Exercise: I'll commit to three 60-minute power tae sessions a week plus a 30 minute walk on non power tae days. This will give me a weekly total of 300 fitness minutes.
Weigh-ins: Only 3 - May 31, Jun 30 and Jul 4.
Accountability: I'll report daily on my progress (successes and challenges) via this blog.
Alright then, I'm on my way to Trader Joe's and Sprouts. If I want to do this right I'll need some good supplies to see me through.
Thursday, April 01, 2010
This is what I heard on the radio this morning. A group advocating “corporate accountability” wants Ronald McDonald retired, because the mascot allegedly lures people, especially kids, into the fast food restaurants and that’s why America in general and American kids in particular are overweight.
What a crock! (Somehow I’m hoping it’s an April Fools Day news hoax.)
I am not disputing that over-consumption of fast food contributes to weight gain. What has me on the fence here is the fact that once again America is looking for someone to blame instead of finally taking responsibility for their actions.
If my child is overweight or obese, I, the parent, am to blame. Yes, blame. That two-year-old does not make any of her own food choices by any means.
I am the first to admit that I am guilty taking my kids for a Happy Meal and some play in the play place when they were small, while I sat back for just 10 minutes and enjoyed a cup of coffee and some well deserved rest and peace.
How, may I ask does this contribute to my child being obese, if, 99% of the time I advocate healthy home-cooked meals, and introduce my child to yummy fruits (and maybe even veggies…)? The power here is really with the parent/s.
We live in a society of plenty (too much actually) and, while we want this freedom, we clearly don’t seem to handle it very well.
Take responsibility! Both for yourself and for your kids, and don’t spread around the blame. Does anyone honestly believe that fewer people will stuff their faces at McDonalds just because they take away Ronald McDonald who, by the way, is a great icon when it comes to their charity organization?
SP’s success is proof that many people do want to be accountable. Congratulations to everybody here including me. We rock! Weight-wise, exercise-wise, health-wise we might not be where we want to be yet, but at least we’re on the road getting there.
Please spread the SPARK today.
Saturday, March 27, 2010
... to people who are very active on SP, logging, blogging, posting, and then one fine day they are gone? The link to their SparkPage is no longer active, and they cannot be found anywhere.
Are they still here but starting over under a new screen name to preserve anonymity or have they given up?
I makes me sad to lose SparkFriends this way. Yes, this is a cyber friendship but nevertheless, these people have shared parts of their lives with me. They have shared their wisdom, their triumphs, and their struggles.
There are plenty of people on SP with whom I have corresponded over the years, who are no longer active. But, they have not taken down their pages, so I'm thinking maybe one day they'll be back. And many of them do come back and it's always great when they do.
What could possibly happen that would prompt me to take down my entire page? I'm puzzled...
Thursday, February 18, 2010
I had quite an interesting evening last night. Went to a Sunrider meeting.
During the course of the presentation they spoke about their philosophy, manufacturing methods, balancing nutrition and other interesting and informative topics.
Here is one that really made me think. When Dr. Chen was speaking about weight-loss and balancing nutrition he asked why we thought that people who go on a protein diet lose weight rather quickly. His answer was, that since they're practically overdosing on protein and not getting balanced nutrition they're actually poisoning themselves. So, it's not that they're losing the weight and get healthier, they're losing the weight because they're dying. I thought that this is a quite interesting opinion and it really drove home a point.
So here we are at SP, balancing our nutrition and doing it right. No gags, no gimmicks, no shortcuts, no regrets.
I'm very happy to be here and very happy my SparkFriends are journeying alongside me.
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