Losing weight and my mind all at the same time! I'm a SAHM, Wife and Girl Boss. Working hard to hit my goal weight of 160 pounds by following the Weight Watchers program. There's been a bunch of excuses and other such things blocking my way, but 2017 is going to be the year!
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Walk the Talk
Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse showed for the first time that the "talk test" is an accurate gauge for your exercise intensity. When treadmillers in the study reached the stage of where they needed to take a breath every few words during a conversation, "they were in their ventilatory threshold, the point at which could be very difficult to maintain that level of exertion for too long", says John Porcari Ph.D. When you are in this high intensity zone, lactic acid begins to build in your muscles and your body fatigues faster. If you can barely utter a full sentence then you are at the right intensity to squeeze more minutes from your cardio session.
My biggest reflection from week nine is that I was over confident. This is a rabbit hole I fall into quite often while trying to lose weight. I have a really good week for weight loss like I did on week eight, then in a true self sabotaging action I get lax on my "food rules". This week it was some Peeps Oreos on Sunday and Monday, extra biscuit (or 2) with dinner on Sunday, a box of mini Charleston Chews on Tuesday and a whole pint of frozen yogurt on Wednesday. Thankfully my brain snapped back after that pint of froyo. I stood in my kitchen and actually said out loud "WHAT IS YOUR DEAL?" The Oreos and biscuits were foods that were brought into the house by someone else, but I chose to eat them and I chose to not track them. The other items I purposefully went out and purchased, I tracked them, but then tried to starve myself out to "make-up" for the points. We all know that is the worst thing you can do to your body. I know it's horrible, bu…
Boost your know how about this essential nutrient.
During the April 9th meeting we discussed protein and its importance in your daily diet. It's something that will help you to sustain yourself a little longer with higher protein foods. especially is you're working out.
According to the Weight Watchers weekly, you should aim for 8 grams of protein daily for every 20 pounds you weigh. If you weigh 180, for example, you'd aim for 72 grams of protein per day. Let's remember that protein is a nutrition hero!
Protein can help to strengthen your bones and support muscles, cartilage, skin and blood health. We all are fairly familiar with animal proteins such as poultry ,seafood, eggs and dairy. But don't overlook vegetarian proteins like beans, peas, soy products, nuts and seeds. Many high protein foods are rich in B vitamins, vitamin E, iron, zinc and magnesium, all of which help keep the body running smoothly. Since much of our body is made up of protein eatin…
After my recent Weight Watchers meeting room topic on "Let it go" and the fact that Tuesday June 27, 2017 was PTSD Awareness Day, I have decided to finally publish this post. It's a tough read, but one that for my own healing needed to write.
Some of you know me personally and know a good deal about me. This post has a little bit for everyone, for my friends - I hope this shines a light on what flies around in my head most days and for people stumbling upon this post - I hope it helps you either personally or with someone you know. That it helps you understand why we act the way we do sometimes, because it can become exhausting pretending that we are ok. The post is long, but something I needed to write for my own healing.
Lately I've been struggling and not just with my weight. I 've been pulling away from social situations and staying close to what's familiar and comfortable. I've been keeping my support people as close as possible. Anxiety is …