Monday, September 8, 2008

Welcome To Our House # 2: Exuhcise

This is hysterical. "The most important part of acting is not being fat."

Check out the Ortiz sisters - who teach you how to exuhsize.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Mr. Low Body Fat - loses 133 pound

Mr. Low Body Fat - loses 133 pounds and chronicled his weight loss story on his web site. My new hero.

he started gaining the weight in college, 20 30 40 pounds. And before you know it he is 300 pounds in his mid 30s.

Point well taken. He also blogged about his weight loss. Hnece my hero status.

Mr. Low Body Fat aka Muata Kamdibe's Tips (abbreviated)

1. Calories count!

2. Educate yourself about the weight-loss process

3. Establish a realistic plan to accomplish your goals.

4. Don't lie to yourself anymore.

5. Read both sides of the debate about saturated fat and cholesterol.

6. If you can't do 20 strict form push-ups and chin-ups, then you shouldn't think about touching one dumbbell.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Post Traumatic Stress every year in May

Ok that didn't go to well. I got all stressed out with a work project then immediately fell into bad habits of staying up late, and then being too tired during the day, so resorted to getting my energy from magic food like fries.

ok. They are not magic. But tell that to my denial.

As for post traumatic stress, i always hate May becuase when i was in university I had 5 exams and 5 tests worth 70% of my mark each all in May. it was awful. And though i am not in school, i think my body goes into some weird memory and i feel horrible. Like really horrible. much more horrible than the actual events call for. I feel as horrible panicked as i did in university, and that in itself was too stressful for words. I think it's some kind of memory.

All in all, very disconcerting as stress has negative effects on Health. And i just read a book called the Type C Connection -Gabor Mate, where people who are under constant anxiety get more cancer than others. Not fair.

The deal is all this stress can wreak havoc on our bodies and negatively impact our health. This is because the body releases cortisol when you are afraid. Too much cortisol is hard on the body. When the peaceful times get shorter and shorter - the cortisol times get longer. Hence - adverse health effects.

Stress accounts for up to 80 percent of all illnesses; elevated blood pressure, higher likelihood of stroke. And as mentioned above, the cortisol interfere with the body's immune system, making individuals more prone to catching illnesses, autoimmune, cardiovascular diseases, allergic reactions, and -the dreaded C word.

they say over 19 million people suffer from anxiety in US. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness and according to the National Institute of Mental Health, they are
the number one mental health problem among American women while for men anxiety comes second after alcohol and drug abuse. For adults over 65, the most common mental health issue they face is anxiety.

Ok. So now that I am stressed, i will go for my fave de-stressor - food. Yummy comforting food. And becuase i need to work, i won't go outside, but will stay inside and sit and eat. And just get fatter and unhealthier.

I an so mean to myself when i am stressed. I should go and work out - exercise is magic. But no. I won't do that. I am to stressed!!!!!!

Monday, May 12, 2008

I will start my diet tomorrow....

I am starting this blog because after college and a few years of work behind the desk, I have slowly been gaining weight. I can't deny it any longer - I have to do something. My pants don't fit, and I don't want to buy new ones.

But I am a lazy Susan, so this may be trickier than I think. I don't really want to exercise, it gets boring, and after work I like eating chips. I hate denying myself, because it makes me feel different from other people, and I get all jealous and resent those who eat what they want. So this is going to be tricky.

Ok - first things first. What makes me feel good? Lying on the coach and eating cookie dough. I am too lazy even to bake. So we won't be able to follow that approach. It's not about feeling good. It's about...feeling bad? that didn;t come out right.

It's about getting fit. In a healthy fashion.

I am going to write about all the things I try. THe diets, the zones, the machines, my successes and failures. And we'll see just how much willpower I really have.

Ok. A couple more cookies. I will start tomorrow.

Just kidding!