Thursday, October 30, 2008

Losing Weight & Keeping it Off!

Margaret always reads health & fitness magazines, watches shows like Biggest Loser and she says that it inspires her. I never understood why a woman in such great shape could be inspired by all of this, seems like she is the one doing the inspiring. She explained to me that by constantly paying attention to wellness it reinforces what you are doing everyday and it also offers the opportunity to find new gem every now and then..... That is why I think this Project has worked so well for me. The time with Chris and my other test pilots has been a huge inspiration to me and it keeps me focused. I have signed up for daily e-mails like, "Losing It with Jillian Michaels" and "Everyday Health" to keep me focused and in hopes of finding some gems. Today was a reinforcing moment from "Everyday Health" that I thought I would share, I have cut an excerpt and placed it below. I have also included a link to it and to Jillian's website if you like daily gems!

"No Excuses!"

Health Tip: Lose Weight, and Keep it Off
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10/28/2008 12:00:00 AM
(HealthDay News) -- Losing extra weight is the first step to better health. It's also important to keep those extra pounds from creeping back.
The American Heart Association offers these suggestions:
Figure out what works for you -- what motivates you, which rewards you prefer, and which long-term habits you can maintain.
Be realistic about how much you can lose and how long it will take.
Pay attention to your calorie intake versus calories burned.
Use a pedometer to track your how much you walk each day.
Make a healthy shopping list -- and stick to it.
There's no need to weigh yourself every day -- once weekly is fine. Try measuring inches lost, instead of pounds.
Keep a record of the foods you eat, total calories, and exercise.
Plan ahead for special occasions such as holidays, and make up for the extra eating before and after.
Last Reviewed 10/28/2008 Last Updated 10/28/2008

1 comment:

Loretta Cooprider said...

Hey Matt - Sounds like all is going well for you! Good post today -- that is certainly a problem I've had over the years.......gaining the weight back and more. Good advice from both Margaret and "Everyday Health". Thanks!