My Weight Loss Journey
January 27, 2017
December 12th, 2012
July 18th, 2012
May 25th, 2012
August 8th, 2011
January 4th, 2009
October 7th, 2006
March 19th, 2006
Yup, I will. I will work my way up to it at least. For now I will walk twice a week for at least half a hour. Tuesdays and Sundays, starting tonight. In all reality that isn't going to be much of a change. I've been doing that, but not EVERY Tuesday and Sunday. Exercise is important!
I got a bunch of exercise DVD's like Richard Simmons and Jane Fonda and I'm planning to get some more so I'll have variety.
I can have 2644 calories to maintain my weight so I can eat a whooping 2400 calories and still lose a pound a week.. well I guess I've done really well so far.. here is the link where they figure your calories to maintain Living a Healthy Lifestyle
I found this weight ticker at Fertility Friend. Kinda cool.
I figured out which Jane Fonda Aerobics tape I used to do and I STILL love it. It's Jane Fonda's New Workout and it has a Beginners and an Advanced on it. The Beginners is 35 minutes long and the Advanced 55 minutes. It's a lot of fun. However, I also like Richard Simmon's Sweatin' to the Oldies.
I have found another site to recalculate my calorie intake for the day. I think it might be a little more acurate. The other site doesn't seem to be working right now. Maybe it's just for the weekend, but I have to keep an eye on it and maybe take the link off if it doesn't work in the future. The link to the new site is:
I took some measurements today:
weight 250 lbs
Waist: 45 inches
Hips: 54 inches
Chest: 42.5 inches
Wrist: 6.5 inches (left)
Forearm: 11 inches (left)
Upper arm: 15 inches (left)
Upper leg: 26 inches (left)
calf: 18 inches (left)
Now that measurement I won't take again for a while. What it showed me is that I can take in 2534 Calories to maintain my weight. So I should stay around 2000 calories to lose a pound a week. My Body fat is at 32.61 % which is bad, but I only have to lose a little there to be in the acceptable limit. My waist to hips ratio isn't too bad and my BMI is bad at 39.54 (obese class 2).
|False Fat Diet||Elson M. Haas, M.D., and Cameron Stauth||
This is the second book in my collection that I'm trying to conquer. I'm flying over the pages, but there is some very ineresting information and the kind even "I" can follow. He's talking about food reactions (aka allergies) and here is just a small part of what he's saying:
When I place patients on the False Fat Diet, it often helps them reach their full physical and mental potential. The diet does this by reversing many of the terrible conditions caused by food reactions. Look at this long list of problems that are often caused by, or exacerbated by, food reactions.
Arthritis, Asthma, Candidiasis, Cardiovascular disease, Chronic Fatigue syndrome, Chronic pain, Cognitive Disorders, Diabetes, Digestive Disorders, Eczema, acne, and hives, Fibromyalgia, Hay fever and airborne allergies, Headaches (especially migraines), Hyperactivity and attention deficit disorder, Hypoglycemia, Insomnia, Irritable bowel syndrome, Mood disorders, Sinusitis.
When food reactinos are eliminated, these problems are frequently cured or controlled.
This book has a lot of interesting information. However, it's almost as tough to follow as the "Last Diet" I read. However, I think getting an allergy test done and trying to elminate the foods from there is not too bad of an idea. I already avoid the foods I KNOW I'm allergic to.
|Your Last Diet!||Kathleen DesMaisons, Ph.D.||
This is the first book in my collection that I'm trying to conquer. Here is something out of the book I found interesting:
Volotile Blood Sugar
Blood sugar volatility affects your moods in a big way. When blood sugar rises, you feelg reat; when it falls, you get really cranky. Serotonin
Serotonin also acts as the brakes in your brain. Think of serotonin as the "just say no" chemical. If you have too little, you may have all the good intentions in the world, but chocolate chip cookies will hop into your mouth before you know it. You may feel you have no self-discipline or no willpwer. This is not a character flaw; it is biochemical and comes from low serotonin.
Interesting. It's true though.. food can be another trigger of being cranky just as the not enough sleep or being in pain can be. This book is not for me though. I refuse to give up Sugar completely. I can deal with less sugar, but I won't give it up all the way.
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