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Accurately Estimating Calories Burned

Friday, May 06, 2016      0 comments

Today is Day 14 of the "30 Day Plateau-Busting Challenge" and the subject is ensuring that we're not overestimating our calorie burn each day and thus eating too much. They suggest getting a heart-rate monitor to get the most accurate measuremen... Read more

Weighing In - When, How, and Why?

Thursday, May 05, 2016      0 comments

Today is Day 13 of the "30 Day Plateau-Busting Challenge" and today's topic is weighing in. They suggest weighing in (1) once per week, (2) with the same scale, (3) at the same time, and (4) with the same clothes or lack thereof. Fair enough, b... Read more

Strength Training and Metabolism

Wednesday, May 04, 2016      3 comments

Today is Day 12 of the "30 Day Plateau-Busting Challenge" and the subject is strength training, and more specifically, adding variety thereto. For me, I'm just getting back into shape and it's important for the long-term that I not do too much t... Read more

Fiber- and Water-Rich Foods Suppress Hunger

Tuesday, May 03, 2016      1 comments

Today is Day 11 of the "30 Day Plateau-Busting Challenge" and the subject of the day is battling the constant feeling of hunger by adding fiber- and water-rich foods to our diets. As I looked at the list of foods that are high in fiber, I'm doin... Read more

New Cardio Ideas - What Are Your Favorites?

Monday, May 02, 2016      2 comments

Today is Day 10 of the "30 Day Plateau-Busting Challenge" and the subject is shaking up our cardio habits. My primary cardio exercises are the elliptical machine and treadmill in the gym and cycling and walking out of the gym. I'd love to find f... Read more

Paying Attention to Nutrients

Sunday, May 01, 2016      1 comments

Today is Day 9 of the "30 Day Plateau-Busting Challenge" and the assignment of the day is to ensure that we're taking in the right nutrients in the right ranges. My diet is already pretty well balanced, but I'm going to take this day as a challe... Read more

Exercise Excuse Busters - What Are Yours?

Saturday, April 30, 2016      6 comments

Today is Day 8 of the "30 Day Plateau-Busting Challenge" and the subject of the day is exercise excuse busters. They recommend commiting to and scheduling at least 10 minutes of exercise every day for the rest of the challenge but since I've alr... Read more

Week One is Done

Friday, April 29, 2016      4 comments

Today is Day 7 of the "30 Day Plateau-Busting Challenge" and the task of the day is to assess how things are going and either to make adjustments or to celebrate. For me, it's definitely time to celebrate because, first and foremost, the challen... Read more

Making Sure the Numbers Are Accurate

Thursday, April 28, 2016      1 comments

Today is Day 6 of the "30 Day Plateau-Busting Challenge" and the subject is ensuring that our food, fitness, and weight goals are correct. The point of today is that as our weight shifts, our calorie-range also shifts and one reason people plate... Read more

Changing Up the Workout Routine

Wednesday, April 27, 2016      4 comments

Today is day 5 of the "30 Day Plateau-Busting Challenge" and the subject is changing up our workout routines. As you probably know, the body, amazing creation that it is, adapts to exercise and learns to handle it more efficiently, that is, it b... Read more

Portion Distortion

Tuesday, April 26, 2016      6 comments

Today is Day 4 of the "30-Day Plateau-Busting Challenge" and the subject is portion distortion. The point of the challenge today is to pay very careful attention to the calories I'm taking in because, they say, it's common to measure cals carefu... Read more

The 30-Day Plateau-Busting Challenge

Monday, April 25, 2016      4 comments

Having finished the "Realistic Resolutions Challenge" last week, I decided to take the "30-Day Plateau-Busting Challenge." Today is day 3, and the following is my assignment: "For something so small, the scale sure can hold a lot of power.... Read more

I have a blog

Sunday, April 24, 2016      4 comments

I have a blog. This is an entry in my blog. Have a good day!... Read more

Two Great Bike Rides in a Row

Saturday, April 23, 2016      2 comments

Well, I'm still way overweight and way out of shape, but my body is starting to respond to 31 straight days of eating well and exercising at least a little bit and sometimes a lot a bit. My average speeds have been embarrassingly slow and I'm st... Read more

Finished the "Realistic Resolutions Challenge"

Friday, April 22, 2016      1 comments

I finished the "Realistic Resolutions Challenge" today and I'm feeling good! Now I plan to find another challenge for the next month and I look forward to the process and outcome. Any suggestions? Hope you all have a great day.... Read more


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