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Postby Dolly » Fri Jan 12, 2007 11:37 am

They say, we should eat just enough every day to meet the needs of our body. What
goes in is broken down into the molecules to power our body and the result precisely
equals what we burn. The residue (what comes out) is discarded to make room for the
next day's food. This is the condition of stable weight.

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Postby Dolly » Fri Jan 12, 2007 11:37 am

Exercise to lose fat? No way! Image
Exercise only to keep your heart, lungs, nerves and muscles healthy. Lose your fat by eating less food
or you could end up wearing out your knee and hip joints and having them surgically replaced (like so many people are now doing)
Don't exercise away your gluttony.

[center]Those who do not find time for exercise now will instead have to find time for illness.
--The Earl of Derby, 1873[/center]

We mustn’t kid ourselves into thinking that exercise, by itself, will make us lose
weight. Consider the following activities, and the number of calories an average
person burns per hour in each.
[center]Activity Calories/hour
Walking 300
Bicycling 300
Aerobics 400
Swimming 400
Tennis 500
Basketball 500
Jogging 700 [/center]

Compare those numbers, remembering that they're for a full hour spent non-stop in
the exercise, with the calories in the following food items:
[center]Tasty Treat Calories
Peanut butter sandwich 275
Pizza (3 slices) 500
Big Mac 560 [/center]

Clearly, even an hour a day of exercise doesn't account for much food. And what's the
likelihood we'll find the time to spend a full hour, every day, month after month, year
after year, doing those exercises?

So, we shouldn’t exercise to try to burn off calories and lose weight (for that we should just eat the right amount of food) Unless we’re a professional athlete or obsessed with sports, we’re not likely to spend enough time
exercising strenuously enough to make much of a difference. Exercise will help us lose weight in more subtle ways.
Regular exercise increases our rate of metabolism: the number of calories we burn all the time,
it tones our body
plus, for many people, exercise actually reduces appetite.
But these are side effects: hardly reasons to start exercising.

The real reasons to exercise are that you'll live longer and feel better.
5 DAYS PER WEEK I'LL GO FOR A 15 MINUTE WALK AND I'LL STRETCH EVERY MUSCLE IN MY BODY BY ATTEMPTING THE YOGA SALUTE TO THE SUN (even though I have thyroid illness causing aching joints, a knee injury, a neck and shoulder injury and heel spurs (I guess we all have our own afflictions)

SALUTE TO THE SUN

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Postby Dolly » Thu Feb 01, 2007 11:19 pm

I've decided to do the Weight Watchers points program
where I can eat whatever I want but in limited amounts.

WEEK 1 - 96.4
My Waist measurement around my belly button is 112cm.
My BMI is an obese 34.6.

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Postby Dolly » Sat Feb 03, 2007 11:57 pm

WEEK 2 - 95.6
I'm enjoying the slow steady progress with the ww points program. I actually look forward to each new day.
Because of my thyroid gland problem I've placed myself on only 18 points of food per day.


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Postby Dolly » Sun Feb 11, 2007 10:46 pm

WEEK 3 - 94.8
I seem to be craving fruit lately, I've gotta find a new out of reach place for the fruit bowl,
I mean seriously who can stop at eating 11 grapes?


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Postby Dolly » Fri Feb 16, 2007 12:56 pm

WEEK 4 - 93.7
I've had a strange week where for the first time in 5 years food didn't seem important :shock:
I don't know whether this feeling will last or not, but it certainly helps with the diet.


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