Friday, November 29, 2013
I like Starbucks. I also like sweet beverages, VERY MUCH. However, I like to read nutrition labels. I went through cardiac rehab after discovering a blocked artery. One of the many things I learned there was to be focused on reading labels. Saturated fat is something that we should avoid. There are various studies on this topic. You can decide that for yourself. But I will say that the calories in the holiday drinks from Starbucks, sugar and other ingredients, are at unhealthy levels. This peppermint drink is one of the holidays drinks that Starbucks offers.
As you are holiday shopping, think wisely before purchasing certain foods and drinks.
Espresso, steamed milk, mocha sauce and peppermint-flavored syrup. Topped with sweetened whipped cream and dark chocolate curls.
Nutrition Facts Per Serving (16 fl oz)
Calories 410 Calories from Fat 140
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 45mg 15%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 63g 22%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Vitamin A15%Vitamin C2%Calcium35%Iron20%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
**Each caffeine value is an approximate value.
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Monday, November 18, 2013
There are many things in my life that I have no control over. But I have found that I can take control over my body and health. I love the way I feel about myself while I exercise. While I am working out, I have the image in my mind that I am younger and thinner. I think that by keeping my focus on health and strength that I have improved my quality of life. I am not at the goal weight that I want to be. But I have seen improvements in my body and lost inches. At this time, I am happy with that.
Never tell me the sky's the limit when there are footprints on the moon. - Unknown
Saturday, November 09, 2013
I have been slow in the weight loss game recently. In particular, this has been a rough week. We traveled to various states this week on some short trips. Well, I will say that we had a lot of fun. Just the two of us and visiting some landmarks in the southeast. The problem is, when we travel, we go to restaurants everyday. There were a few days that we ate at restaurants twice in a day. I tried to be healthy - sometimes we ate a Subway and I tried to make healthy choices. For instance, no mayo and several veggies. It did not matter. We also walked a lot. A few days I walked over 2 hours. As I have learned through the years exercise is necessary. It is great. Nevertheless, I have to also watch my calories.
I have learned that calories do add up. Here is something I want to share.
A forkful of mac ‘n cheese here, a few fries there; how bad can that be? “For every 100 extra calories you consume daily, you gain 10 pounds each year,” from Woman's Day.
In the past I also had the mindset that if I exercise over an hour or two daily, I can just go eat more. But it all adds up.
Saturday, October 19, 2013
I normally feel pretty well. At least enough to get in a lot of exercise. But feeling tired today with an aching stomach. It always pays to do things that you need to do earlier in the day. When you start feeling low, you can look back and realize that you did accomplish something during the day.
I will set my goals to do the same tomorrow. I expect to put in more than the 40 minutes of exercise I did today. I am setting a goal to walk and do plenty of other cardio and strength exercises. I am still on my challenge teams and want to keep on track.
Happy Sunday, friends.
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes. ~Marcel Proust
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