Monday, October 22, 2007


When you blot your pizza, you do more than turn your napkin a scary shade of orange: You also absorb 9 to 14 percent of a slice's total fat and 17 percent of the saturated fat, according to a study by ABC Research. That makes the occasional slice a nutritious choice; tomato sauce in the vegetable category, crust for grain and cheese for dairy.
Just stay away from the stuffed crust: The fat will overwhelm the pat. J.B.

That's all well and good if you can manage to eat only one piece, not! I never never can. Until I have self control in my corner, I have to stay away from the trigger foods that make me overeat, for now. I also know you can downsize the calories by using whole grains for the crust, tomato paste for the sauce, no or low fat cheese, and all the vegetables you desire for toppings. That will keep me from eating more than one slice.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow.

Saturday, October 13, 2007


You have to train for weeks before you get any benefits?

Nope. It may take a month or two before aerobic workouts get noticeably easier, but you'll shave pounds within a week. And your strength will sharpen: Studies done at Ohio University demonstrate that muscle responds to weight-lifting after only four sessions. It gets better: Recent researach suggests reduces stress, a rosier outlook, more confidence, better sex, sounder sleep all kick in after one workout. H.

Wait a minute here, I am gaining weight a little, the last couple of weeks (although I have started four new medications.) I started to pedal for at least ten minutes for the last month straight in a row faithfully and I am not losing weight anymore. I did not say I was exerting myself to a sweat. That is what I get for bragging about all of my new better health habits I have incorporated into my lifestyle for changes. Don't give up, when all else fails, add something new to your regimen. (My self-pep talk!)


Thursday, October 04, 2007


I lost weight seven weeks in a row (small amounts.) Too good to be true, I had to break my record by gaining 1.50 pounds two weeks ago. This week I recovered with a 3.75 pound loss at my weigh-in. I try to have at least one salad a day. I pedal (stationary) ten minutes or more a day. I alternate days with stretching exercises....twister....or cardio. I take vitamins and herbs. plenty of water and get sufficent sleep. Eating lots of vegetables and now incorporating a continual cut-back on sweets until I wean myself completely, "I hope." I have faced the fact that you have to do the right thing to get the right results!

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Before you put on a frown, make sure there are no smiles available.