Saturday, January 08, 2011
I wrote this originally in response to questions about the safety of using microwaves and Splenda. I thought it might be of interest to my friends.....
I cook mostly veggies in my microwave, never meat. For meat I prefer to broil, bake or using a sauté pan with a daub of olive oil or spray.
I prefer to use Splenda, but I don't use it frequently. I do use some honey, but again, not often. Frequent use of any sweetener encourages us to prefer sweetened food too much. Similar to salt.
The less salt you use, the healthier you can become. At 71, I have no high blood pressure or heart problems. I rarely use processed foods or lunch meat either, because of too much salt and preservatives. I rarely eat fast food for the same reasons.
I rely on SparkPeople, Consumer Reports, and Center for Science in the Public Interest, whose publication is Nutrition Action, a monthly, just like Consumer Reports.
In the end we all must make the decisions for ourselves........
Friday, January 07, 2011
I finally got to Gold's tonight. I did ST and ran on the treadmill and achieved 43 aerobic minutes, including 33 Vigorous minutes and 7806 steps!
As I mentioned in my status report, I finally went to Gold's. They greeted me at the front desk. "Hello, Stranger!" My heart wasn't in this trip, I just kept mumbling to myself, "Just do it, Just do it, Just do it.....
I got changed and did just that. I spent 15 minutes on the T-mill getting sweaty, and then did some ST. I have to spend time to work up a routine similar to the exercises I did at Curves. I'll work on that tonight. After the ST I got even sweatier on the T-mill doing 1.5 miles of a 5K program on the machine. I'm going to try out more of their'programs' to add variety to my cardio and keep my body as confused as my mind is at times.
The ST included 3 sets of 12 reps of the 6 machines. At the end, I did plenty of stretches as I cooled down. The good news is that nothing hurt today when I got up! WooHoo!
Tuesday, January 04, 2011
I logged all my food again today.
I went fora 50 minute walk in the falling snow to the bank and to get my newspaper. The snow was crunchy under foot and the streets were otherwise pretty quiet. Fifty aerobic minutes, and 20 of them were even vigorous!
While watching the Biggest Looser - Where Are They Now? I fixed dinner and even got in another 20 minutes walking in place. Overall I had 7283 steps and 4.13 miles.
Tomorrow will be a challenge. I'm meeting friends for dinner at Red Lobster. I'll have to get to Gold's earlier in the day and rack up some steps and weight training. After dinner I will try to watch most of the new edition of Biggest Looser
Sunday, January 02, 2011
Last night I went out for the newspaper AND a walk. 44 aerobic minutes and 4 were vigorous! ..............
I logged my food today...............
I joined the January Bootcamp.................
It's a start........
Sunday, January 02, 2011
Well, here I am, The Curves door closed due to finances, where do I go from here? As the fini to Curves approached, I fell off the Spark Wagon with a Thump heard nowhere but in my mind.
Peanut brittle, wine, cookies, lack of body movement - those were the chosen weapons of my downfall. True, I didn't gain all that much weight back - 6 pounds.
Curves, my GoWearFit armband and determination had been my weapons of weigh loss for the last two years. From a high of 187 to my lowest - 147. Now I'm at 153....
Now what? Aye, that's the rub. What else is tugging me down?
1- My oldest nemesis - SAD.
2-Feeling good about myself after loosing 40 pounds, I joined Match.com to find some male company for this stage of my life. The results were mind numbing. Not one person was interested in meeting me in over two months! Woa! (There were many choices in my age range, but most were looking for women 5-10 years younger than they were!)
3-No more Curves
(to be continued..............)
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