Judge Not Thine Authors
This blog entry isn't about dieting and exercise at all. Regardless, I would love any input on this topic. Thank you.
I blog little, and I rant less. In general, I prefer to live by a "what they do is their business and I don't have time... Read more
The Superhero Diet: Restructuring the Brain
When I was 27 years old, I coined the term "The Superhero Diet" while trying out for the police force. I also call it the GOYA Diet... "Get Off Your Assets," and it's all about mindset.
Really, that's the key to it all. Yes, exercise matt... Read more
Calorie Deficit and Blood Sugar Control
I started my New Year's Resolution the day after Christmas: to gain control over EVERYTHING I put into my body! At only 31 years old, I've acquired a handful of health conditions that pretty much disappear if I diet and exercise right, but will... Read more
Detoxing without Commercial Gimmicks!
Let's see... what makes me feel absolutely horrible, that I eat anyway?
And so, starting this morning, my goal is a 7-day detox. All of the above is to be cut out of my diet. I don't eat a lot of... Read more
The Great Calorie Race
Our short-term goals have been met! I am now 3 pounds below my goal weight, and my husband's pecs stick out further than his belly does... he's also lost 10 pounds in one month.
It's time for some new goals! So we started a calorie race. ... Read more
Dieting, Unemployment, and Tibetan Buddhism
First of all, I make no claims on Buddhism other than this: I have read and understand a book by the Dalai Lama, and find it very enlightening and I respect the contents. I am born and raised LDS, and intend to stay such, though I love to add A... Read more
I ate sugar and got sick!
I went without sugar for a whole month! The first week, I sneaked a piece of candy here or bite of dessert there... but after clearing out ALL sugar from the house, I was sugar-free before I realized it. Before I knew it, we were at the goal d... Read more
Results so far from sugar-abstinance
A short-but-sweet post.
My calorie counts from two days of no-sugar dieting: 1400-1700 calories per day... and add that to a 900-calorie workout yesterday and about 200 calories extra burnt per day from lifting boxes at work... we're doing ... Read more
Talk about being off the wagon! It was going ok, then I reinjured my rotator cuff, and that hurt for 2 weeks, then I pulled something in my knee, and that still hurts whenever I bend it at a 90-degree angle. That would have all been something ... Read more
Vegetarian Week Day 6
Family support is the biggest asset to sticking to a program. Today was the first day I actually craved meat... and I wanted thick cold cuts on a hot deli sandwich or some Thai-spiced meat. Something really thick I could sink my teeth into. H... Read more
Vegetarian Week Day 4
This week is a lot easier than I expected. But then again, I've educated myself awhile ago on how to get protein without meat, if only to feed my daughter, who really doesn't like much meat. And you know... I'm really not missing the meat. I'... Read more
Vegetarian Week has started!
Reasons for starting Fad-Weeks: 1) to explore different aspects of healthy living, 2) to exercise more self-discipline, 3) to see which aspect will be more difficult to adhere to. (I'm thinking no-sugar.)
My family has agreed to observe Ve... Read more
New ideas to stay on the wagon
I have a problem with see-food. If it's in the house and I see it, it goes in my tummy. I usually solve this problem by just not buying see-food, but lately I've been giving into my cravings. My very favorite way to stay healthy is to get exc... Read more
How to justify the calories
Ok, so it's basic math:
Calories my body needs to maintain a steady weight if I'm active through general daily activities: 1800 (I'm tall!)
Calorie range to slowly lose weight with general daily activities: 1500-1600
Calories I n... Read more
I was floored today.
I went to the gym and stepped on the scale like I always do: in the morning, with the same clothes/shoes I always wear, having eaten about 16 oz. food and gone potty...
I expected to weigh the same as I had a few days ago, considering my 5-... Read more