Sunday, August 26, 2007

diet help

We've read it all before, what to do, what to eat, how to increase activity, all for the success of getting healtlhier and losing unwanted weight. There are no surprises in the process. Hints: 1. Support from others is critical to making a successful lifestyle change. 2. Plateaus are an inevitable - and frustating - part of the weight-loss process. 3. Varying your exercise routine can help bust a plateau and keep you from getting bored with your workouts. See you next weigh-in, a little lighter I hope.

Friday, August 24, 2007


It's been almost a month since I have had access to a computer. The good news is I have lost six pounds since my last weigh-in. I did it the hard way, I was very sick. Of course, that means I have not exercised in over a month. I am stilll somewhat weak but I don't like how my muscles have seemed to let loose. I must get back into the habit of stretching and doing moderate exercise as before. I am also seeing loose skin. I can't wait until I can do things like aerobics again. I know because of my heart, I will need to drop about eighty pounds to be able to handle the cardio stimulation.

I just read a short paragraph on "What Works." Based on studies of people who've successfully lost weight and kept it off, the strategies that appear to work the best are eating a low-calorie, low-fat diet, and exercising. As if we didn't already know that! I say it is utilizing what we do know. Actually foods that are good for you, really do taste good. My problem is I let myself get too hungry and I feel like I need instant gratification. Ahh fast food!

Hint: Chew gum while you're making dinner to prevent those calorie-laden bites that can really add up!

Thursday, August 02, 2007

weight & fertility article

(I can't remember where I clipped this article from but the info is interesting.) Weight loss can help fertility. Obesity encourages insulin resistance and ploycystic ovarian syndrome -- conditions that can lead to infertility. "Higher insulin levels lead to more fat storage and disrupt proper ovarian hormone production," says reproductive endocrinologist Laurence Jacobs, M.D. His program, x2 Fit and Fertile (, helps women correct insulin resistance with weight loss. Through use of a weighted vest, a low-carb diet and, in some cases, medication, the program has had a 50% success rate.

JOKE: Who was the heaviest of King Arthur's knights? Sir Lunch-alot.