I just read The Depression Cure by Stephen Ilardi, and I'm impressed! It basically outlines parts of a lifestyle that affects depression. He mainly blames depression on an unhealthy lifestyle and calls it a "syndrome" rather than a "disease". Hi... Read more
The World Cancer Research Fund and the American Institute for Cancer Research have reviewed the scientific literature and come up with dietary recommendations to help reduce a person's risk of developing cancer.
Be as lean a... Read more
A - If you were an ANIMAL, what would you be? Hard choice, but probably a raven. I am intelligent and solitary and always wanted to fly.
B - BOOKS: What's on your reading list? I read all kinds of things... right now the Joe Grey series and... Read more
As a person who has struggled with depression for many years, and as a person whose diet could use some improvement, I looked up some natural mood-enhancing substances in food and which foods had them. I thought I'd share my findings here for ot... Read more
Starting on the programs I mentioned in my last post, I did the initial tests for them.
I accomplished 100 curl-ups, 70 squats, and 0 pushups. I did do 4 pushups against a table, however, so I will do the program using table pushups. I tho... Read more
I've decided to take the 100 Pushup Challenge, 200 Situp Challenge, and 200 Squats Challenge. I'm not going to do any modified pushups either! I don't need any equipment to do these, I just need to do them!
http://www.hundredpushups.co ... Read more
Since I'm breastfeeding, which requires quite a bit of energy, I cannot cut my calories too much to lose weight. So I looked up ways to boost my metabolism instead so that I burn more calories. Coach Dean wrote a great article here: www.... Read more
I had a club meeting at our house last Wednesday and we did our usual pita and hummus, cookies and fruit. I should've looked on SparkPeople though, for other healthy appetizers! A search of the site gave me some good ideas for next time:
C... Read more
I went on a 2 mile walk to the bakery and picked up some nice whole-wheat bread (day old so half off!) with my baby and dog. Dog was happy and baby slept! I carried my baby all the way so an extra 15 pounds to help me burn those calories! After ... Read more
Well, I did go over sodium slightly. I had to eat a peanut butter and jelly sandwich at the end of the day to meet all my goals. Yum. I love breastfeeding; I have to figure out where to get more calories from at the end of the day rather than fi... Read more
I want to be in good health if I get pregnant again, to give my baby the best possible start in life.
I want to be a good role model for my daughter, to help her have good eating and exercise habits.
I want to have energy and enduran... Read more
This is the start of (another) weight loss journey. I want to go gradually so as not to trigger my metabolism (and reduce my milk supply): 1 pound every 1-2 weeks over the next year. I want to get squarely within my healthy weight range. I want ... Read more
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