Sunday, November 29, 2009
From SPARKPEOPLE.COM Healthy Reflections Oct. 27
Are You Neglecting Your Body?
If you crave chocolate as much as Aunt Marge does, you know that nothing else could possibly come first. Her tastes aside, food can actually be more of a foundation than a passion. To have an enriching & healthy life, fitness is a must. Good eating can be part of that fitness springboard that makes bigger things possible. The next months and years are filled with hard work that takes energy and action. If you're starving your body, depriving it of what it needs, you're handicapping yourself in the race for your dreams. And if you're filling it with garbage, don't expect much in return. This all may seem obvious, but too many people sabotage themselves by ignoring that simple fact. For so long, we've been hearing so many bad things about different foods, it's almost as if food is our enemy, one that can kill us or ruin our lives. Truth is, food--good food--is the thing that makes everything else possible.
Saturday, November 28, 2009
SPARKPEOPLE.COM Exercise Tip of the Day for Friday, Nov. 6th
Keep the Weight Off with Daily Weigh-Ins
Sometimes the hardest part of weight loss is keeping it off. It can be daunting to know that within two years, most dieters regain two-thirds of what they lost! But researchers at Brown University Medical School in Providence, Rhode Island studied 291 people (mostly women) who had lost at least 10% of their body weight (an average of 44 pounds) in the previous two years. Participants were given scales (and encouraged to use them daily), as well as different levels of support (either a monthly email, an internet chat group, or face-to-face meetings).
At the onset of the study, 40% of the dieters were weighing themselves daily. After 18 months, 65% of those who chatted online and 72% of those who received face-to-face support weighed themselves daily, while those without support weighed themselves less. On top of that, 68% of dieters who did NOT weight-in daily gained five pounds or more over the course of the 18-month study.
Saturday, November 28, 2009
SparkPeople's Healthy Reflections from Nov. 9th.
Are you afraid to try or are you afraid to fail?
A well-lived life is not for the timid. The world was never meant to be approached with extra caution and fear of making mistakes. Kids know that you have to jump in feet first and be willing to take some lumps on the head if you're going to have any fun. When did we stop trying new things? Why did we stop taking risks? In large part, we're afraid of messing up. We've settled into our comfort zones and don't want to look like a fool to ourselves or others. What's the price we pay for our pursuit of perfection? No growth, no sense of discovery, few real experiences. The sacrifice isn't worth it. Are there points in your life that you wish you could have back because you didn't pursue an idea or a new interest? Those chances are gone forever--but you'll have more in the future to take full advantage of. It's been said that most people don't learn much that's new past their 20s. That's an awful long time to stay stagnant. The only mistake you should be afraid to make is not trying.
Tuesday, November 03, 2009
I purchased a pair of jeans at target and love them.
Merona Brand "Fit Solutions" Slimming Style, stretch denim.
with the TUMMY CONTROL PANEL.
They also have one with a "no-gap" waistband style for those who have that issue.
The specifics: ID 149410_MA09_01A63_i
barcode 0 84084 84317 3
Cost on label: $29.99
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Twin Cities Snowshoe Shuffle sponsored by Sam's Club
10:00 Start Time
Long Lake Regional Park in New Brighton
Register at www.active.com
Join the over 4 million U.S. Snowshoers and become a participant in the forth Twin Cities Snowshoe Shuffle race/walk event. This certified 5k and 10k race is for all ages and all abilities. It is for those serious about racing, those looking for winter training and workout opportunities and those wanting to have a fun activity to do. A Fun Run course will be set up for kids.
An entry fee of $35 includes registration, a long sleeved knit shirt and a post event warm-up chili lunch. Local sports equipment outlets have rental equipment and a limited number of shoes can be rented through the registration form.
Awards will be given to the top 3 men and women finishers in each of 7 age catagories which are listed on the registration form. A United States Snowshoe Association regional qualifier event. Timing is by Hanger 51 software.
Pre-race spaghetti dinner will be held on Friday, February 6 from 5-8 at East Side neighborhood Services. Fee is $5. Avoid standing in line to check in for the race, get your race number, confirm shoe rental, meet other racers and get your goodie bag.
Need a hotel for the race? Contact AmericInn 763-786-2000 or www.mermaidminnesota.com
The race begins
A silent auction will be set up at the lunch location to benefit children with financial needs to attend Camp Bovey, the summer resident camp of East Side Neighborhood Services.
The Twin Cities Snowshoe Shuffle honors the memory of Joe Holewa, event co-founder and snowshoer until age 87
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