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Very Important Reminder

Monday, November 24, 2014

  
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FITGIRL15 11/26/2014 10:37AM

    emoticon TOO FUNNY!!!!! Thanks for the reminder!

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KLH702 11/24/2014 3:36PM

    Ha!! Love this! :)

Happy Thanksgiving! emoticon

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JOYFULME01 11/24/2014 12:31PM

  Beautiful! Just what I needed today.

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DS9KIE 11/24/2014 11:39AM

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MONTREALESTMOI 11/24/2014 11:29AM

    HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

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REBESANCON 11/24/2014 10:59AM

    Thank you for the morning chuckle. Have a beautiful day! emoticon

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PJB149 11/24/2014 10:45AM

    My girl friend emailed me and I opened it when I was at work and laughed out loud. Too cute. Would that I could, emoticon I am glad it was shared here.

Have a happy Thanksgiving.

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About the BMI

Monday, November 24, 2014

I found this on the McDougall forum about the best BMI for reduced risk of disease:

"Impact of Overweight on the Risk of Developing Common Chronic Diseases During a 10-Year Period Arch Intern Med. 2001;161:1581-1586

Conclusions: During 10 years of follow-up, the incidence of diabetes, gallstones, hypertension, heart disease, colon cancer, and stroke (men only) increased with degree of overweight in both men and women. Adults who were overweight but not obese (ie, BMI 25.0 to BMI 29.9) were at significantly increased risk of developing numerous health conditions. Moreover, the dose-response relationship between BMI and the risk of developing chronic diseases was evident even among adults in the upper half of the healthy weight range (ie, BMI of 22.0-24.9), suggesting that adults should try to maintain a BMI between 18.5 and 21.9 to minimize their risk of disease."

https://www.drmcdougall.com/forums/v
iewtopic.php?f=22&t=6916


I am not getting any younger and I need to get serious about eating for health reasons. According to this study, it looks like I may need to lose a bit more weight than I thought because I have always been in the upper half. But I am thinking that I really need to just put my focus on eating the right foods and I am sure everything else will fall into place naturally.

  
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DS9KIE 11/24/2014 11:38AM

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WINACHST 11/24/2014 8:28AM

    I know that the BMI is only one indicator of health. But looking at my body and knowing that my body fat % is way too high. I know I have quite a bit too lose and I'd be fooling myself if I'd say I am gaining muscle.


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MARGOH12 11/24/2014 8:20AM

    Loosing weight is good but be careful of only using BMI as it doesn't take into account what your weight is made up of ie muscle weighs more than fat so if you so a lot of strength treaining you will have a high BMI as do I. It's grerast that you are taking control wishing you good luck in your endeavors.

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3 pounds gone

Sunday, November 23, 2014

WOW! I must have been holding a lot of water. Had to get up 3 times last night and was down 3 pounds this morning. I am feeling less bloated today.

  
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DS9KIE 11/23/2014 10:21PM

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TRESSWANN 11/23/2014 4:21PM

    I love when that happens!

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I have to get back in control

Saturday, November 22, 2014

OMG! I stepped on the scale this morning and had reality slap me in the face. I gained 10 pounds since July. In 4 months, I added 10 pounds. I knew I was out of control with my eating ever since I had a foot injury and quite running.

I had been eating lots of junk food and it was like I was on auto pilot, just reach for the food and stuff it in my mouth. I had been wanting to get back with a program, at this point, any program would be better than what I was doing.

I am tired of barely being able to zip up my jeans and then walking funny til I get them stretched out. I hate feeling bloated all day long. It is time to take charge and turn this around.

I follow Jeff Novick on facebook, he is with Dr. McDougall and he has an outline on what to eat; simple and easy. He says what type of food to eat, how much and roughly how many calories.

Breakfast:
Whole Grains (2 cups) 320 calories
Fresh Fruit (1 cup) 120 calories

Lunch:
Starchy Vegetable (2 cups) 320 calories
Legumes (1/2 cup) 120 calories
Veggies (2 cups of salad, soup and/or steamed veggies) 100 calories
Fruit (1 serving) 60 calories

Dinner:
Starchy Vegetable (2 cups) 320 calories
Legumes (1/2 cup) 120 calories
Veggies (2 cups of salad, soup and/or steamed veggies) 100 calories
Fruit (1 serving) 60 calories

I am thinking that this might work for me to get back on track. Each meal is about 5 cups of food. That seems like a lot, but I can easily eat that much in junk food. Here is what I had for lunch using the outline as a guide, I modified a bit to use what I had on hand:


So, cheer me on and wish me luck!

  
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TRESSWANN 11/23/2014 4:23PM

    Food looks yummy. I am trying for 9 cups of veg a day. It's filling and I am not getting up to 9! BTW, it just gets rid of the bloat big time

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TWIRLNYC 11/22/2014 8:07PM

    Good luck! You can do it!

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JAMBABY0 11/22/2014 7:01PM

    you can do this thanks for sharing

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I bought a new toy

Friday, November 14, 2014

The Life Trak Core C210 ~ Costco had it for $39.99.

lifetrakusa.com/product/core-c210/

I was not excited about wearing a plain old pedometer anymore because it kept resetting whenever I picked up my grandson. I like wearing this on my wrist as a watch, I no longer need to pull out my phone to check the time whenever I am out running errands.

It has a goal tracker and a sleep tracker. I am finding this little device to be more motivating than the pedometer I was wearing. However, the downside of this device is that it does not automatically upload the information to my computer. But for the price that is a small inconvenience.

  
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LUVS2BIKE101 11/14/2014 8:45PM

    Enjoy Sparking with it!!!
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FITGIRL15 11/14/2014 11:53AM

    This one even tracks your sleep? How cool is that? Motivation comes from all over the place!!

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DS9KIE 11/14/2014 9:51AM

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GARDENCHRIS 11/14/2014 7:44AM

    have fun with it...

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EVILCECIL 11/14/2014 7:33AM

  Toys are great - especially ones that help to motivate us!
Have a great Friday.

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