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Biggest Loser Challenge @ Work

Friday, May 21, 2010      5 comments

We've started this challenge a few weeks ago @ work to motivate one another to lose more weight. The duration of this challenge is until June 25th. One colleague has held the top spot since the inception of this competition. I've managed to hold... Read more

Sleuth B is on the job

Monday, March 08, 2010      1 comments

Last week I thought that high fiber oatmeal was stalling my weight loss. But, now I am not so convinced. The oatmeal has been eliminated for a few days and the same problem exists. This week, my assignment is to find out what the culprit is in m... Read more

Is high fiber oatmeal the culprit?

Saturday, March 06, 2010      4 comments

I have been consuming higher fiber oatmeal w/45grams of carbs this week. Consequently, I have been maintaining instead of losing. I have always had trouble digesting high numbers of carbs in the past. However, I wanted to add the high fiber oatm... Read more

Boot Camp Ball Trick

Saturday, January 30, 2010      2 comments

This week's boot camp challenged us to perform back extensions on the workout ball. I was more than skeptical and failed to see the advantage of using the ball for this exercise. Boy oh boy was I wrong. I tried them side by side and found that t... Read more

Bootcamp Status

Wednesday, January 20, 2010      4 comments

I have been rather consistent with my cardio work outs for the past three weeks. I am beginning to build up the endurance to incorporate strength training. I also make certain that I stretch after my work outs to increase flexibility. Boot camp ... Read more

Changing Strategies....

Thursday, January 14, 2010      1 comments

I have been struggling to raise my heart rate to the minimum level of intensity during my work outs for the past two weeks. I am used to easily reaching an average of 130 heart rate. But these days, I am lucking to reach 120 hr. I had to sit dow... Read more

Five required daily servings of fruits and veggies

Tuesday, December 29, 2009      1 comments

Fruits and veggies not only contain essential antioxidants as well as sugars, water and other required nutrients but, I find that they keep my blood sugars on an even keel throughout the day. When I spread the intake throughout the day, they kee... Read more

Adding Green Tea to the Mix!

Sunday, December 27, 2009      8 comments

Green tea originates from China and contains a main antioxidant polyphenol called EGCG. This antioxidant has a thermogenic property that helps to increase the rate of fat oxidation. Now I am not making any claims here. However, yesterday I binge... Read more

Holding myself accountable!

Friday, December 25, 2009      2 comments

I am training myself to think about my decision before I eat. I made another right decision today to actually listen to my body. Am I really hungry? I am usually starving all day long when I stay in. But, not today. I rose early this morning and... Read more

Making the right decisions

Thursday, December 24, 2009      0 comments

Today, I made the right decision not to over do my caloric intake. I made the right decision to workout @ 6:30am. I am focusing on making more of those right decisions when I am in the thick of a situation.... Read more

Weekend is around again!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009      1 comments

I let myself down last week. I am prepared to come through for myself this time around. Laziness is thrown out of the window.... Read more

Weekend is here!

Friday, December 18, 2009      1 comments

I have to rely upon my strength to get me through this weekend. I am training myself to put me first and everything else second. I am up to the challenge of sticking to my convictions.... Read more

Time to execute the "no pain, no gain" cliche this weekend!

Thursday, December 17, 2009      0 comments

No more excuses! emoticon I will begin every morning with my workouts and stay within my food portion sizes. I will ... Read more

Portion Control Issues

Wednesday, December 16, 2009      2 comments

I have the hardest time practicing portion control. I have always been a volume eater. It was much easier for my body to burn off those calories when I was younger but, not now. I have to readjust my eating habits.... Read more

Cold weather syndrome

Tuesday, December 15, 2009      1 comments

I become a victim of the winter weather syndrome when the temps begin to dive. The colder the weather, the more calories I seem to need to keep warm. Does anyone else find themselves in this predicament?... Read more


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