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ACTIVEGRANDMAP
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So you want to be the biggest loser
Thursday, May 12, 2016      11 comments

I'm sure lots of you have read the article about the former contestants and the weight they have gained back. The sad reality is that rapid weight loss does a real number on your metabolism. The contestants they studied showed a dramatic drop in... Read more
Build muscles-burn calories?
Wednesday, May 04, 2016      7 comments

It's important to do weight training but this little tidbit of information is a little disheartening. One pound of muscle burns 7-10 calories per day, a pound of fat burns 2-3. If you strength train for 4 months you put on 3-5 pounds of muscle. ... Read more
Military diet, cabbage soup diet, juice fasts and detoxing
Wednesday, April 20, 2016      17 comments

There are all very popular on spark chat these days. People think they will "jump start " their weight loss by doing one of these. The real fact is that ,while the weight on the scale will go down, it's not helpful in the long run. When you d... Read more
Starvation mode
Wednesday, April 13, 2016      8 comments

Here's a word that has been thrown around on the chat board. What is it and is it real? It doesn't mean you will starve to death. What it does mean is that if you don't eat enough calories your metabolism will slow. Reactive thermogenesis is ... Read more
Muscle gain and fat loss
Sunday, April 10, 2016      5 comments

Today's article in the daily coaching was about gaining muscle. Basically it said that in order to gain muscle mass, you need to eat at least your maintenance calories. You don't gain muscle when there's a deficit. Strength training while you're... Read more
It's called discipline, people
Wednesday, April 06, 2016      18 comments

What's the difference between success and failure? Discipline!! Tired of tracking your food? Do it anyway. Tempted to overeat? Don't. Don't want to exercise? Do it anyway. If you're undereating because you're not hungry, eat anyway. I went 4 mon... Read more
Fast food addiction
Tuesday, April 05, 2016      10 comments

I keep reading about this idea of being addicted to fast food. Guess I just don't understand it because fast food has never been a big part of my life. When my daughter was a kid we did KFC once a week because of lessons. We didn't even have to ... Read more
My thoughts
Friday, March 11, 2016      12 comments

1. I think it's good to go by your spark guidelines for diet unless your health care professional says differently 2. I think water is water and exercise is exercise 3. I think all over the counter weight loss products are worthless 4. I thin... Read more
Abstainer or Moderator ?
Tuesday, June 04, 2013      14 comments

I read an interesting article in Good Housekeeping about how you look at food and your way of reaching and maintaining your goal. Some people just can't seem to " eat just one" and for them it seems best to just completely stay away from certain... Read more
Tracking Nutrition on Spark
Sunday, June 19, 2011      10 comments

I finally tried the nutrition tracker and it is so easy to use. I have been trying to lose the few pounds from trips and cooking for my son( skinny as a rail and can eat anything). After fooling myself for a while I decided to start the tracking... Read more
Praise the Lord anyway!!
Thursday, December 09, 2010      14 comments

It was just one of those days. Yesterday I got in my car to go to bible study and it was slow to start. No problem, it's done that before. After bible study I went about running my errands( we live 9 miles from town, so I need to combine trips).... Read more
busy days in the yard
Saturday, July 31, 2010      11 comments

Sometimes I forget how blessed I am to live out in the woods. Yesterday morning about 8:15 I looked out the window and saw this Then this morning when we got up, we fou... Read more
exercise as medicine
Monday, May 10, 2010      5 comments

My hubby and I went to the doctor last week. Hubby has had by-pass surgery on one leg, and double by-pass surgery on the heart. His other leg has been cramping up and has some sores on the foot. So instead of just prescribing another pill, the d... Read more
Info for Maya's clients (you know who you are)
Wednesday, May 05, 2010      5 comments

I've been using My Fitness Coach for months, always telling Maya " no sweat" after the workout, but still never got to any of those level 5 exercises I heard about. well, I found out the secret. Pause the game after the warmup( to pause i... Read more
Why do I exercise ?
Thursday, March 25, 2010      4 comments

Here are a few of the reasons 1. It pleases God, He made this body and wants me to take care of it. 2. It feels so good when I stop. I know that sounds wierd, but the after effect of a long aerobic workout is the most incerdible feeling o... Read more

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