Saturday, April 21, 2012
or Do you lose weight steadily for 3 or 4 days, maybe even longer and then suddenly the scale goes up .2 and the next day .6 and then maybe the next day you lose a pound? Truly you are a yo-yo.
Ever since I decided to start living a healthy lifestyle I have been a yo-yo. But being I'm one of those people who keep records, writing things down, making graphs, etc. I started looking over some of the things I've written and collected over the past 3 years or so and I discovered that being a yo-yo does not mean that I'm a failure.
My heaviest weight was 162, and while that may not sound like much to some of you, all my life has been spent with weights ranging from 105 to 119 -- so yes, 162 was a big thing to me. So I was thrilled when I discovered Spark People, and thought that at last here was a place where I could again get down to the 120 pound person that lived inside me. It was discouraging because I lost slowly, but I kept on. Looking back on it I saw by my monthly weigh in on a chart I maintained the first year I ranged somewhere between 162 to 157. The next year was more like 157 to 150 and the third year saw me in the 150 to 141 range.
So it's not always a bad thing. And a 1 or 2 pound weight gain can come from a number of reasons. Too much sodium will do it. Not enough water will do it. Overeating will do it. Lack of exercise will do it.
Basically to consistently lose weight you have to monitor your food intake and be consistent in the amount of exercise you get. So when you slip up on either of those categories, you can expect to see the scale register that something wasn't right.
But I was reading today that the people who eat a rigid diet and never vary from their allotted amount of calories may not be able to continue on like that forever. It's good to "slip up" once in awhile, in moderation, of course. So if you haven't had a dish of ice cream in two or three months, I'd say you are due for one. But don't let it demolish your food plan, kind of plan it into your food intake.
And don't get so shook up over the scale going up and down. It's pretty normal -- look at the long range, are you doing the yo-yo with lower numbers? If so you are still winning! Of course if you are yo-yo-ing in "higher" numbers, better check out what you're eating.
Monday, April 16, 2012
Iíve had a healthy lunch,
Iíve even had a walk.
Calories, protein, fat and carbs,
Just enough of each one you see
To make me smile with glee!
My dogís losing weight,
And I am too
The beloved number on the scale
Certainly has an effect on me!
With the smile on my face, who would disagree?
My blood pressure has hit a new low
My list of healthy recipes is continuing to grow
One of these days if this keeps up
Iíll get the coveted ďMotivator of the DayĒ
And it wonít be because of good luck!
You see Iím one of the many folks
Not the uninformed, unknowning bloch
Iím with the in-crowd now
Itís healthy all the way!
Come and join me, itís all I have to say!
Saturday, April 14, 2012
I received this as one of the many forwards that I receive on a daily basis, and it made me smile, so maybe you will too!
WHO IS GOD?
God sits in heaven and listens to our prayers all day. It keeps him busy because there are some people who pray other times than when they go to bed, like preachers and stuff. It must get really noisy for Him, unless He has figured out a way to turn it all off.
When you believe in God you are a Christian. If you don't believe in God you are an atheist. I don't believe we have any atheists in Cornville (where I live) at least not in the church that I go to.
He also makes people. He makes them in the form of babies because they are much smaller and easier to make than adults. Then he turns them over to Moms and Dads to get their training, that way he doesn't have to do it.
He used to have a son, named Jesus, who came to earth and spent all his time talking to people, trying to make them believe in God. He worked hard at this -- all the time. And because of that it was annoying to some people, so they crucified him and three days later he went to heaven to live with his father. He helps God listen to all the prayers, and he can handle some of the stuff that doesn't require God's attention. He sits at the right hand of his father. Kind of like they each have favorite chairs, like my Dad.
When you pray you should never pray for something that your Mom and Dad have already said you can't have. Because it might make God angry to see you are doing that, and if there is anybody you don't want to make mad, it's God.
I love God because he is always with you, even when you are out camping and it seems like you are all alone. You know you are never really alone, because he is there, even if you can't see Him. That is why it is good to believe in God instead of being an atheist -- because then you would really be all alone.
Thursday, April 05, 2012
As I lay on the driveway leading up to the house, I saw this squirrel jump on the porch and then up to the eaves -- from there it made it's way to the window and carefully walked all the way around the window, looking for an opening so it could get inside my house!
There are all kinds of small animals and it's my job to guard the house! I don't know if Mom and Dad realize how hard it is to watch for all the things waiting to get into the house and in the yard. It's why I have to take so many naps every day, it's very tiring!
Well, I'm going to go chat with some of my "catty" friends now -- it's been nice talking to all of you.
Anber (Eve's dog)
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