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Exercise is better than I thought

Friday, March 22, 2019

Typically, I hate exercise except for table tennis. Last fall my wife and I applied to the University of Iowa for an exercise research project because told us they will pay us to do it. I thought that would give me the motivation to do it. It is working. I use the stationary bike or treadmill 3 times a week for 50 minutes. I am amazed, my blood pressure has come down 25 points for the top number and 15 points for the bottom. And since I also started my Ice Cream Diet with counting calories, I've also lost 29 lbs. The research program is for six months and we are about 60% done. We will see how life is after the research program is over for us. For now, life is good ... we are living the dream.
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    Way to go on the weight loss, sticking to it, and your BP drop! That is awesome!
    331 days ago
  • JAROL7
    NIGHTGLOW: Here it is - I measure, weigh and calculate every morsel of food and document the calories on SparkPeople Nutrition Tracker. I have set a goal of 1000 to 1200 calories a day but aim for 1050. I choose not to add any food to compensate for my exercise or activity. It's only 1000 to 1200 per day. Then at 7:30 each evening, I weigh out the grams of ice cream I can have based on the calories I have left for ice cream. I use 63 grams for 1/2 cup, etc for 3/4 cup or 1 whole cup of ice cream. I've been keeping my total calories at about 1,050 most days. It's a great reward at the end of the day for another successful day. My favorite is Edy's Double Brownie Fudge for 120 calories per 1/2 cup.
    332 days ago
    That is fantastic news! And great incentive. And you get paid for it? Fabulous. Now about this ice cream diet... What the heck is that? :)
    332 days ago
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