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6/29/08 11:29 A

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My personal training sessions have ended. The trainer was nice, but I think it was mainly just a job for him. They have others there I think I would try to get if I were to do it again. The main thing I learned was the benefit of 'switching' it up and not doing the same thing the same way all the time.

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6/29/08 10:03 A

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Deeann, can I ask what kinds of things your personal trainer has done for you? I've completed about eight of my twelve sessions and she has put together three complete one hour strength training sessions for me which we've completed together 1-2 times each. She also taught me the benefits of HIIT - high intensity interval training. This coming week I think she's going to teach me how to use some of the equipment at the gym so I'll feel more confident using the weight room portion of the gym.

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6/29/08 10:00 A

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LOL, good question. From Wikipedia the definition of whole food is... Whole foods are those that are unprocessed and unrefined, or processed and refined as little as possible before being consumed. They typically do not contain added ingredients, such as sugar, salt, or fat.

There go my breakfast cereals like All-Bran, Weetabix, Kashi Crunch, etc. When I say that I eat whole foods I'm saying that I don't eat whites, I don't eat frozen dinners, I don't eat store bought baked goods, I don't eat cheese puffs. LOL.

To me a whole food is anything I make in my kitchen that came to me in its original form or barring that, one step from its original form with no added ingredients like sugar, sodium, artificial colours or sweeteners.

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5/19/08 4:34 P

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Hmmm... a whole apple would certainly be a whole food. But at what point does it cease to be an apple? If you make your own applesauce with all whole ingredients (no perservatives or chemicals), it seems like it would still be considered 'whole' -- so if you purchased an all natural applesause (made with just apples -- no sugar or chemicals), it should also be considered 'whole' shouldn't it?

When I think of foods that are not 'whole' - I think of processed foods that are processed to the point that it is chemically changed with added chemicals or ?? Otherwise, when I put carrots +/or other veggies into the Vitamix and blend them, they would no longer be 'whole'.

What does everyone else think?

Dee

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5/19/08 3:42 P

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I am learning that many things that I considered whole foods are not. I would consider an apple but I was wrong. Applesauce is processed. Hmmm if I cut up lettuce for a salad that makes it processed. Does that make it not whole anymore?

Dee not fair! Now I am going to be pondering what is whole and what is not the entire day. I wish there was a list.

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5/19/08 3:25 P

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Re: Subway -- yeah it could have been a lot worse than Subway, but that's the first time I've had white bread in a long time, and if I'm not mistaken... their turkey is luncheon meat, but maybe not.

Do you ever wonder what is considered 'whole' foods and what is not?

Like...

cottage cheese
bread (whole grain, of course)
yogurt

... and other similar things that are considered 'healthy' by most, but are still 'processed' at least to some extent.


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5/19/08 3:20 P

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SSIGAFUS wrote: "My thighs were burning!"

WTG! I love it when I get some exercise and can really tell that it did some good.

I have a session with a personal trainer this afternoon, so I'll be inside for my exercise. We bought a package of so many hours in so many weeks. I think our last day will either be today or Thursday.

It was nice over the weekend, and I jogged 5.2 miles on Sunday. The temp was nice and there was a nice breeze.


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5/19/08 2:29 P

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It's supposed to be very hot here in No. Nevada, too. This weekend I was able to get outside and do some serious weeding. My thighs were burning!

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5/19/08 2:16 P

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Check the nutrition on the subway sandwich. They aren't as bad as you might think.

I know it is hard to exercise in the rain. Ok I don't because I love to walk in the rain. I know how it is to not want to exercise when it is a depressing day.

I am not looking forward to the weight gain next week either.

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5/19/08 1:51 P

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Well... I'm feek okay - all things considered. I've been at the same weight for three weeks now. Better than a gain I guess.

I better straighten up fast though or I'll be seeing a gain next week. I'm off to a bad start -- Saturday (day before weigh in) I had a slice of chocolate chip cookie and ice cream at my grandson's 3rd b'day. Sunday night I had Oreos and ice cream. THEN today.. it was a co-worker's b'day and someone brought cake. It's raining and I wasn't in the mood to pass it by. And if that wasn't bad enough -- they had a sales rep in that brought lunch (Subway), and I had a small sandwich. I USUALLY pass all that stuff up.

My last couple weeks were pretty good food/exercise wise. So now that I've had about 2-3 not so good days in a row, it's time to get back on track. ;-)

How's everyone else doing?

Dee

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“Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” --Will Rogers
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5/19/08 11:55 A

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Well it is the start of a new week. Are we all excited and going to meet goals this week?

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5/18/08 1:09 P

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I think the ants are bad around here too. I know they've had problems with them at work, and I've heard a few say they have them at home too.

As cold as it got last winter, you'd think the bugs wouldn't be so bad -- maybe it was all the precipitation.

Dee

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5/18/08 12:19 P

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We are having an ant invasion. ICK. It is suppose to be a very buggy year.

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5/18/08 9:54 A

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Beautiful day yesterday -- a bit cooler today, I think. We had an outdoor b'day party for my 3 y/o grandson (at his house) yesterday evening, and it was very 'buggy' I hope that's not an idication of how bad the bugs are going to be this year.

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5/17/08 2:50 P

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It is going to be too hot for the next three days in Salt Lake City UT.

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Beautiful morning in Salinas, CA !!

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4/29/08 10:36 A

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We're looking at another cold day (for springtime) today. Yesterday's weather was quite entertaining. Everytime I looked out the window it was doing something different. It would be sunny, then raining, then sunny, then snow mixed with rain, then cloudy, sunny, sleet, sun, etc. etc. Seriously, I could look out and see sun, walk to the other side of the building, glance out and see sleet. It was actually kind of fun.

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4/29/08 10:34 A

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Morning back atcha. It's a beautiful day here, so I'm out to work in the yard!

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I'm heading off to work but wanted to stop in and say Good Morning to all!

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4/29/08 9:05 A

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Happy Tuesday everyone!

Good luck with finals Valerie emoticon

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4/29/08 8:38 A

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mmmmmornnnnnninnggggg

finals week student no get sleep..........

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Porcupine2. :)

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