Why Calorie Counting Didn't Work for Me
Not so long ago in a neighborhood near you, I was an ardent believer in calorie in minus calorie out. But once I took a close look at the numbers, I noticed that my weight loss didn't follow the pattern. 500 calorie deficit a day did not lead t... Read more
Why I Am Fitting in More Low Intensity Exercise
I think there is currently too much emphasis on high intensity exercise.
I'm definitely a practitioner of HIIT, but I don't do it to the exclusion of everything else. There's a lot going for low intensity exercise, but most people dismiss ... Read more
Week One Down
I've been at 'normal' weight and bodyfat range for a few months, but I'd like to improve more. I'm still a bit more spongy than I would like. I'd like to be closer to 21-24% bodyfat. It's clear that I need to step up my routine. I kinda took... Read more
How much rest on a rest day?
An interesting point came up on my previous blog about rest days. What does rest day mean? Does it mean no activity, or light activity? How much time does one need for recovery after hard workout days?
I am probably someone who is overly... Read more
Carb Cycling Followup
I left things kind of vague in my last blog because I wanted to try this out for a couple of weeks before getting too detailed. It resulted in some very good questions, though. So I'll explain the concept of what I'm attempting.
Those of ... Read more
When you get into the single digits left for weight loss goals, losing even .5% bodyfat is cause for celebration and dancing in the streets. I *only* have 7-8lbs to lose as a goal milestone, but I've been stuck for over 3 months.
When I ha... Read more
Stepping Up the Exercise
I can't believe October is almost over. How did it go so fast?
Here in the south, the weather is just now getting lovely. DH and I have been enjoying weekend walks on the beaches without fear of blistering sunburns.
For my October go... Read more
What Shows Are You Watching?
I enjoy watching TV shows on my iPod Touch while working out. I'll be honest and admit that I find treadmills, ellipticals and the like to be a drag. I'd much rather be on my real bike with the wind in my face, but as we all know, realities of... Read more
Exercise: High or Low Intensity?
Over the years, I've experimented with intense exercise for short periods and low intensity for long periods for weight loss. 30 minutes 'jogging' on the elliptical versus 1 or 2 hours cycling, for example. Which one was better?
In the be... Read more
October and the Fall Goals
Start of fall. This is my favorite time of year. The cooler weather is quite welcome in the South. While I used to look forward to getting out in the summer time, I now find it too hot to be outdoors where I live! Spring and fall tend to be ... Read more
Exercise and Diet
One of the topics that I vacillate over is whether exercise, diet or both are more important for weight loss/maintenance.
We can cite all the studies and research we want, but I maintain a high degree of skepticism due to my personal observ... Read more
Warning: As the title suggests, there are pictures of cakes in the blog! Do not proceed if you're one of those people who can't look at sweet treats without danger!
I'm back! It's been a busy, busy month. My dad is on the mend, and I'm b... Read more
Getting Back to Normal
A follow up with my dad's surgeon says he's healing very well. No sign of infection at all. She again emphasized that he needs to eat lots of protein and yogurt to continue healing. My dad says he doesn't like yogurt, so I'm going to buy prob... Read more
My dad is doing great. He's looking and feeling a lot stronger.
As I mentioned in previous blog, I've taken over the kitchen. He did have a few concerns about my dietary changes. He thought he was eating too much food.
These types o... Read more
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Home Nutritionist and Recovery
When we are little, our parents are responsible for teaching us how to tie our shoes, dress ourselves, clean up our boo-boos, and how to eat. For the first decade of our lives, our parents are completely responsible for the foods we put in our ... Read more