Thursday, May 10, 2012
Yes, you have heard this from me before. I really want to get the extra weight off my body. Now, it has been since October 2010 that I have been this weight (and even gained a couple of pounds) and it is time for me to do something about it.
Since I am Hypothyroid, Coach Nancy recommends that we eat as if we had Type 2 Diabetes. I do believe that this would work for me as the amount of carbohydrates is much less than what is recommended. However, what I need to do is endeavor to eat a bit more proteins, count down substantially on the carbs, and watch my exercise level (which is quite good). During the night, I decided that I will try this way of eating (I never say 'diet') for a while and see what happens. So far today, I have stayed within my calorie range but the proteins have not been met.
Wish me luck! It is NOT how my family eats so I will need to modify things for me.
Saturday, December 03, 2011
These were found in Reader's Digest. Enjoy!
While planning our wedding, I had to find a place to hold a reception for our 80 guests. One of the caterers I called regretted he could accommodate only 40 people, but added optimistically, "Well, dear, maybe next time."
To improve my television reception on one of the northern gulf islands in British Columbia, I had a very complicated wiring system installed. Since my area of expertise is medicine, I call a technician when something goes wrong. He lives about 50 kilometres away on Vancouver Island, and his mother now recognizes my voice.
The last time I phoned, I heard her say to him: "It's your doctor calling. She wants you to make a house call."
I was playing on an unfamiliar golf course and wasn't doing very well. On one hole I hit my shot such a distance over the green that it rococheted with a bang off the metal roof of a nearby mobile home before landing by the front door. As I went to retrieve the ball, a woman came, and I fully expected a scolding. "What club did you use?" she asked.
"A five iron," I replied.
"Next time use a seven."
Monday, October 31, 2011
Have you tried Facial Exercises before? Give it a try with those below:
Challenge for Week 3 - Oct. 30 to Nov. 5, 2011
Welcome to the weekly Facial Exercising Challenge!
We are already in our third week! Please do these for a minimum of 5 days a week. You choose the days that suit you best. If you can do these for the 7 days, all the better for you! These will take a little more than 8 minutes to complete.
BEFORE YOU START EXERCISING, DON’T FORGET TO LUBRICATE YOUR FACE WITH CREAM OR WITH WATER.
Neck and throat
Sit upright, tilt your head back looking at the ceiling, while keeping your lips closed and relaxed. Open your lips and stick your tongue out as it you were trying to touch your chin with the tip of your tongue. Keep your tongue out in this position for 10 counts, and then return your tongue and head to its normal position.
Place middle finger just above the middle of your top lip. Place index finger at one end and ring finger at the other end of your mouth holding lip in place. Now attempt to smile with your top lip. Hold for a count of 5, release and repeat.
Lips and general face (provided by MOTLEM)
Say: "EE (phonetically), then AR, Oh, AR" by really stretching the face. Do 20 times 3 times a day (you can do this while watching TV and doing the dishes).
Frown as much as possible and try to bring your eyebrows over your eyes while pulling the eyebrows toward one another. Then lift your eyebrows as far as possible while opening your eyes as far as possible. Repeat 5 times.
Neck and throat
Place your hand at the base of your neck and hold. Tilt your head back 35 times while smiling strong (mouth closed). You will feel your neck and chin working.
After doing these, massage your face and neck with upward strokes.
Don’t forget to come back to your original reply and edit as you go along. Thank you.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
I am presently in the tenth week of the Turbo Fire program. Even though my weight has been horribly stable, my stamina and endurance have improved tenfold since I began the Turbo Fire program.
When I was in Week 1, I thought to myself that I would not be able to do everything! Oh yeah! Well I proved myself wrong. Although I am not jumping all the time as the 20 and 30 y.o.'s are doing on the tape (hey, I am 63 y.o), I am joining them in jumping jacks, running on the spot, etc. When I do get tired, I follow the easier style until I catch my breath again and whamo I'm right back in.
Today was supposed to be my day off from Turbo Fire so I did a 45 minute Taebo Cardio class with Billy Blanks. It wasn't easy but I did it easily... My cardios are getting easier to do. Going uphill is a cinch now with no slowing down. Yep, my stamina and endurance have really improved.
Once I finish the 20 week program, I will definitely be restarting it. Or should I try Insanity??? On that, we shall see. There's no harm in trying.
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