Tuesday, December 25, 2007
Monday, December 10, 2007
Does anyone have experience with bringing yourself down a notch after being on the fast lane for awhile?
Monday, November 26, 2007
I am going back on the diet again and staying to my guns. I shall not eat anything junk food unless it is on a Sunday. I was feeling good about myself and controlling what I was eating. I am going to stick to it again and follow through on this. For Christmas, I will stay on track and also for the new years too.
I did take in a lot of protein, which is one good thing from this.
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
I see other people waiting to lift when someone with no knowledge is hogging the weights. I came close to tell them where to go and how to get there.
So could someone please explain this to me?
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
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Thank you very much Jennifer for your comment.
Tuesday, November 06, 2007
Does anyone have any good suggestions of scales to get?
Thursday, November 01, 2007
I am still keeping track as to what I am doing each day, but that is not going to help besides show everyone that I am eating the wrong foods.
Have a great and safe Halloween.
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
The only two things that went right was me booking the flight, through BEyONd THE MAP, and getting sushi at a local restaurant across from my hotel. The sushi bar was awesome. They had some great food that really hit the spot. They also had warm sake which can be sweet but also extremely soothing on a stressful day. The sushi was also great and great in protein. Every bit of it just melted in your mouth and especially the salmon. The protein count in sushi is much higher than you realize. Just think about it. When you eat salmon it is typically cooked which is responsible for burning away some of the protein content within the food. So by eating it fresh and raw, the protein content, omega 3 fatty acids, and everything else about salmon is much higher.
Monday, October 08, 2007
Saturday, September 29, 2007
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Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Here is a picture of it.
With this chart I am writing down when I have eaten or done the bad habits. This will show me while I cannot lose more weight.
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Sunday, September 09, 2007
I just so happened to notice a weight change when I least expected it, and that was when I was doing one hour of walking on Tuesdays and Thursdays, weight lifting at nights on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and I was playing racquetball during lunch on the days I lifted. I happened to notice by chance but when I stopped lifting for the three months because of my feet, I gained it all back and have been at the same weight for a long time.
Anyway, I have started on counting my calories and we will see what this brings us.
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
I have been meaning to go to the doctor and find out what is going on on that side. I went into the clinic and we took some x-rays and found out that nothing was wrong. All of the joints look great and the bones look very healthy. (That is what exercise and lifting does for you. Healthy, Healthy, Healthy) We did some more exploring of the feet and it appears that I have Plantar Fasciitis.
In short, Plantar Fasciitis is the tearing of the tendons due to overweight, intense use, flat feet, poor shoes, anything dealing with high strain with the feet. It can be avoided by stretching. Stretching is so important and I was not doing as much stretching as I should have and now I plan for stretching before any activity.
Sunday, August 19, 2007
My daughters were very illed tempered due to the cabin fever that we had to endure since nothing else was going on and we didn't want to go to the closest major mall.....1 hr away. Try to keep your wits about you and try not to take it out on the kids, because they are going through it too.
Monday, August 13, 2007
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Friday, July 20, 2007
This has made me think about eating out in a different frame of mind. Eating up should the time to have the foods that you typically do not have at home but also maintaining your good habits of eating. For instance, tonight we are going to be going out to eat at a seafood restaurant and I am going to get the typical shrimp but instead of the fries, I am going to get the baked potato with fat free sour cream. Make sure you ask your restaurant if they have this as an option because most do.
Thursday, June 21, 2007
You have probably heard about the six meal diet which says to eat three meals that are small but full of protein, carbs, and fruits and veggies; and three meals that are based on snacks….healthy snacks. This diet is also known as just grazing which is to mimic the eating behavior grazing animals like cows, goats, etc. This diet is great, but they have only limited the feeding down to six meals which in my opinion should be more because the body then has to put itself back into storage mode. If you notice animals in the wild, they are eating a little bit and then eating something again shortly after unless they are going through a famine which their bodies then place itself into storage mode. My opinion and this is only my opinion, we should eat about a cup of food slowly every hour thereabouts. This would ensure that we get the food that our bodies only need and not want. This would mean that the food would have to be prepared prior too or you would have to buy something really small.
With the small amount of food consumed and the frequency that the food is eaten, the person will not be hungry and not full. This will eliminate the storage factor to kick in and have the body go into storage mode.
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Wednesday, May 02, 2007
Tuesday, May 01, 2007
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
This is just a first chime on the subject with more to come. Just about this, when you get a salad or a basket of veggies or fruits, don't you feel better after eating those? Why do you think that is? Maybe because anything that is canned or bagged is filled with chemicals that might take that feeling away? Just sit and ponder.
Thursday, April 05, 2007
Authors comments: "I could not believe that something natural could be bad for our consumption. Anything natural we have evolved to and should not be bad but a benefit.
- Coconut oil is rich in medium chain fatty acids and monoglycerides which have immune-boosting and antioxidant activity and are antimicrobial, according to Dr. Jon J. Kabara (2001)
- Lauric acid (which makes up about 50% of coconut oil), and its derivative monolaurin, support the immune system and may dampen or prevent toxic/allergic reactions - as well as playing a role in destroying pathogens like HIV, herpes, and the flu (Dr. Mary G. Enig, 2001)
- Coconut oil may boost the metabolism and improves thyroid health (unlike soy or canola, which can suppress the thyroid). Animals fed on “cheap coconut oil for fattening” in the 1940s became more active and were leaner, as opposed to animals fed on corn and soybeans. Corn and soy feed were used to replace thyroid-suppressant drugs that were given to animals to make them sluggish and heavier (Dr. Ray Peat, 2001)
- Coconut oil appears to stabilize blood sugar levels and prevent symptoms of hypoglycemia (Peat, 2001)
- Coconut oil, unlike most fats, has been noted in two 1995 and 1988 studies as a “neutral fat,” having no negative impact on cholesterol or the health of the arteries (Enig, 2001). A 1989 study showed that men who were accustomed to coconut oil in their diet demonstrated undesirable changes in their HDL-LDL cholesterol ratio when corn oil was substituted instead of coconut in the diet
- Coconut oil feeding resulted in lower serum cholesterol than olive oil in a cholesterol study in 1997, and a 1994 study showed similar results when comparing coconut to olive and corn oils.
- Unsaturated oils oxidize at high temperatures and go rancid - outside and inside the body. Unlike other cooking fats - including olive oil - coconut oil is not damaged at high heat, nor does it contain any (“partially hydrogenated”) trans fats which have been linked to heart disease, cancer, diabetes, high LDL (“bad”) cholesterol, and obesity (Dr. Mary Enig, 2000)
Raw Food Diets
- Raw coconuts and coconut oil are widely recommended in raw food diets, some of the healthiest diets for weight loss and cleansing
Coconut’s Undeserved Bad Reputation: Where did it come from?
According to Dr. Mary G. Enig (2001), “The coconut industry has suffered more than three decades of abusive rhetoric from the consumer activist group Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), from the American Soybean Association (ASA) and other members of the edible oil industry, and from those who learned their misinformation from groups like CSPI and ASA.”
It all began in the late 1950s with the misinterpretation of several studies showing the health impact of polyunsaturated and saturated fats (Enig, 2001). These studies were used by various groups, including the CSPI and the FDA, to make a case that partially hydrogenated (trans) oils were the healthy ones, while coconut and palm oil were called “cheaper artery-clogging oils from Malaysia and Indonesia.”
In the 1960s, 70s and 80s, several American health boards (some of which had originally been in favor of the more stable saturated fats over unstable unsaturated and trans fat) began to use the same misinformation to promote domestic corn, soy, and other oils over foreign coconut, palm and palm kernel oils, under the guise of sage health advice.
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Tuesday, April 03, 2007
Monday, April 02, 2007
Thursday, March 29, 2007
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Tuesday, March 20, 2007
I have been trying to get into racquetball and I want to play with a co-worker but he is single and not able to commit to this sport because he wants to explore more options and "play." I don't blame him, I would do that to if I was single and did not have kids.
I have no solution besides the fact that if you want to do something then you have to know what to give up in order to get it done.
Monday, March 19, 2007
Friday, March 16, 2007
I might be over reacting about this but I do not see the benefit in just coming into the gym and talk the entire time instead of lifting and getting something out from the money that you spend in membership.
Monday, March 12, 2007
This song is by Fall Out Boy. Great fast beat.
I am still trying to figure out how I can place my play list on the site that everyone can benefit from. Does anyone have any ideas?
Friday, March 09, 2007
My wife has allowed me to go outside the diets specs, just for the fact that I need more protein than she does and in order to stay within our budget I am eating a lot of tuna.......a lot...I like tuna.....a lot. :)
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Friday, February 16, 2007
This thing hit me hard. I mean my burps smelt like rotten eggs and if I thought I was going to sneeze or pass gas, I ran to the bathroom. I could not do any lifting at all because I was worried about the effects. So I stayed away from the gym and I tried to go to bed early every night. It is sometimes hard to because I have kids and I try to keep up with my chores around the house.
Some of the other symptoms were gas and a poor appetite. Like I said, this thing sucked.
Wednesday, February 07, 2007
I caught myself starting to take the easy way out and just do some little walking here and there and also do some lifting at a relatively slow pace. Last Monday, I started to kick it back in gear again and I actually feel pretty good from it. I have a pain in my right heal so I am not able to get back into jogging but I can still do cardio on the elliptical machine.
Just remember, do the work and the rewards will be overwhelming.
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Monday, January 29, 2007
So what do I have for a suggestion in trying to stay away from crap like that? Substitution! Whenever you have the urge to indulge your taste buds, try to find something else that you like very much and eat or drink that instead. My substitution is coffee instead of a sugary treat. I love coffee, one would think that I would have a blog on that instead of losing weight and gaining muscle. Every time at work that we have donuts or some sort of treat, I will make a cup or two of coffee with my French press mug. I have come to own a French press mug so I can make my own cup of coffee and not have to worry about the crap that they serve at work.
I have already used the substitution method earlier today. I had two cups of coffee today because someone brought in some candy which ended up in the possession of a coworker. I have to say that the new method of substitution really worked nicely.
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Friday, January 19, 2007
The reason why this post has come about is because a local radio station had a test for the listeners and that was to drink two gallons of water the quickest. A nurse called the radio station to warn them of this terrible challenge and how deadly it was. They said that they were legally secure so the person can perform this challenge. The lady was married and had children and once she got started on the challenge and was almost done, she died of water intoxication. I guess the story of too much of a good thing is not good...actually pertains to this person.
Monday, January 15, 2007
I have read that most women who used to exercise a lot move down to walking a lot. They will try to walk the same length of time as they would jogging or biking. Others want to walk a slow rate but at a longer distance. I would suggest any women to move down to long distance walking at a slow rate. This way you will insure that you are not harming the baby by jogging or anything that jar the body. Increasing the distance and slowing down the speed will also allow you to still burn the calories but doing it at a gentle rate.
MOST IMPORTANTLY! Drink a lot of water during this. You do not want to get dehydrated because that will cause false labor which happened to my wife once. If you have any questions on this please let me know and I can direct you to the right people or site some resources.
Saturday, January 06, 2007
I, myself, have not been doing the best as far as watching what I eat. It is hard to do so when people bring in donuts and other treats to start off the new year. My department is really bad about it because we just got two new hires and they have to bring in donuts or something as a treat for of the people within the department.
I have still noticed that I have been doing better with my lifts and also with my cardio still. I look at myself in the mirror and I see me still losing the weight and toning up.
Thursday, January 04, 2007
This is another example of Americans being stupid again. We have creatine on the market and people have used and abused that which have related to deaths in the states. Many of the cases are with wrestlers in high school and college using creatine and not drinking enough water so they can make weight. They end up dieing due to dehydration. Creatine pushes the water in your body towards you muscles which them makes you dehydrated. You have to drink more water to equalize the effects of creatine. This is a warning on the bottle which we typically ignore.
I can see the government wanting to get involved and say that we can't eat beef anymore.
Wednesday, January 03, 2007
There might be a few people that stay on and become the new regulars, but a very small percentage will actually do that.
Losing weight is hard and sometimes the butt of the doer can be kicked to lose the weight because of the new years resolution, but most of the time, it is the people who really want it will start and do it with out a new of a new year.