Thursday, April 07, 2011
1. My weight can fluctuate as much as a pound from one day to the next, influenced by both salt and how many carbs I ate the previous day.
2. Full meals, with meat and at least 2 vegetables, satisfy my body for a long period of time.
3. Grazing is good, as long as my snacks aren't cheesecake, brownies, or similar foods.
4. Exercise makes me feel healthier, more pain-free, and spiritually virtuous, but is a big challenge because of procrastination.
5. I am on this journey for myself, no on else, nor can I compel someone to travel with me.
6. Spark People and the community here are tremendously powerful. There are some big losers here that have a great influence on the rest of us, not to mention the people who've permanently put exercise into their lives.
Monday, March 21, 2011
I belong to a herb club, and love to grow and use herbs of all kinds. [By the way, the official correct pronunciation is with the "h" clearly said. We're finally joining the rest of the world.] Tell me how you use herbs in your cooking, especially with the idea of using herbs instead of salt or a fat to add flavor.
Have you ever used tarragon? For what?
How about fresh cilantro? If so, where do you live?
Do you grow any herbs? Which ones?
Our club just had a 90 year old speaker who was responsible for the introduction of fresh herbs into some Dallas grocery stores and garden centers. Yay! She stood through her entire presentation, a memorial to her healthy life. She also called herself "ladybug" in the herb book she produced. Can you tell I liked her?
Friday, March 18, 2011
proved to cause a pound weight gain yesterday. Since I exercised and didn't go over my calorie limit, I'm assuming the gain is caused by salt intake. I'm trying for this not to discourage me, but the consequences of weighing every day is that those temporary gains are evident. My sister, who lost 20 lbs. on Weight Watchers and has kept it off, eats almost no salt these days. I've cut down, but still use too much, I'm sure. Eating lots of greens, both cooked and raw, and beans, is another of her strategies that works. She doesn't have the addictive personality I do, so I just play with the cards I've been given, following her examples while understanding our differences.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
If you're familiar with Zig Ziglar, you know what that means. Basically.... to get ready to commence to begin to think about starting perhaps someday to do SOMETHING, and like a biscuit getting ready to rise, you get stuck in that beginning position, hardened like a hockey puck.
Second day of Zumba that I've missed.... Get another chance next Monday. Here's putting it out there, so you guys won't let me do this again.
Top o'the evenin' to ya....
Thursday, March 10, 2011
I'll be starting next week. My local Curves initiated it this week, but I've been inactive lately, and didn't want to jump in "full hog," which is how I've been injuring myself this past year. The cycle of vacation and little activity, then back to normal routine immediately, even trying to do more so that I can "catch up" -- that's not a good practice.
If you've been going to Zumba at your Curves place, let me know. All the better to motivate me, my dear! Everyone here seem to love it, though the one member who'd gone to a regular Zumba activity said it was pretty tame. [All the better, for me!]
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