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What a great day so far....

I've done no working out but I've been very busy. I'm making my first 'commercial' and am very impressed with what I've been able to put together. When it's done I'll include a link so you can laugh!!!

Since fasting for almost 20 hours I've just been energized and mentally with it. It's kind of amazing. I've gotten a ton of stuff done that I've been putting off for weeks. I've gotten some things organized and even cleaned up my room. Not to mention made a commercial. I'm not sure if all this stuff is related but it seems pretty coincidental.

So far today I've put the commercial together, cleaned the house from top to bottom, stripped the beds and washed everything. I've been very efficient and productive. I like it.

One thing I haven't done yet is shower. I'm off to do that before I go grocery shopping.

Interesting day

So I fasted. Well, almost :) No, I did really well until lunch, which didn't happen until 2 p.m. I felt really good. I felt very energized and alert. I wasn't really hungry at all. I did drink a lot more water than normal and that made me wonder if I'm mistaking thirst for hunger. A very common problem. Anyway, I was feeling unbelievable good and didn't even want to stop working for lunch. But I decided to sit down for a few minutes and that's when it started to fall apart.

I saw the other folks eating lunch and I thought I could have just a little. I wasn't really hungry but the sight of food, you know. So I had some lettuce, tomatoes, and cucumbers - no dressing. I was not even close to full and I thought I'd be okay. I thought wrong. Approximately 2 hours later I started having a blood sugar reaction. Oh this is not good. At that point I had to either ride the shakes out or have something else to eat. I opted for an apple, after which I wa…

Thinking Part II

Now it's 2 hours later and time to continue my thinking......

If you do a G**gle search for Intermittent Eating you will be amazed at the amount of info out there. Granted, it's the internet and a lot of it is crap, but there is some good stuff too if you can weed through it. There are all kinds of studies on fasting and there are some serious indications that it may help level off hormones, increase fat burning, reduce cancer risks, etc.

Let me clarify something. I'm not talking 3 days nothing but juice or some sort of master cleanse kind of thing. I'm talking taking a temporary break from eating once or twice a week, 24 hours at most. That's all.

Let's look at the numbers. If my BMR is 1500 (rounded for simplicity). That's what it takes me just to live. If I add in some activity what am I talking, a couple of hundred more calories?? So let's say in a day I burn 1800 cals. The prevailing theories say I should eat 500 cals a day less to lose 1 lb…

Am I thinking too much?? Part 1.......

Once again I didn't workout this morning due to plain and simple oversleeping. If I lay a certain way in bed my arm goes numb. Well, I kept doing that all night and kept waking up cause my arm was numb. I finally figured out what I was doing and I guess I missed the alarm. Oh well. The entire week is shot, tomorrow is a new day.

I've been doing a lot of reading about nutrition. A. Lot. The reason being is that all the methods I've used for losing weight in the past are no longer working. If I eat any less I'll starve myself. I haven't had anything sweet in weeks. My diet is so clean it's squeaky. And I've been working out (okay, not this week but this is an anomaly). Yet I can't seem to get the scale (or fat %) to move. So I've been reading. And reading. And reading. All the 'experts' say pretty much the same thing, which is what I'm doing.

So I started thinking. When I can't figure something out, I will take the sit…

New Toys

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Last week I pulled out my digital camera (that is less than 1 year old) to take a picture and it wouldn't work. Hmmm..... I started looking at it and checking it out. I had just charged the batteries so they should be good.... What could be wrong??

It was then I noticed that the cover on the battery compartment was a tiny bit warped. Uhh?? What's this. I look more closely and discover it's been melted. What?? Now I carry my camera in my purse and I do not put my purse anywhere that's hot enough to melt a camera. So some more investigation and finally prying open the battery cover I discover one of the batteries had apparently overheated. I do not know how this happened. I charged the batteries in the charger and then they sat on my desk overnight and I put them in the camera the next morning. So they didn't go from the charger into the camera when they might have been hot. They were Duracell rechargeable and they were only AAA. Anyway, the camera is shot…

Do you ever have one of those days??

Or weeks?? I just can't seem to get it together this week. There's nothing major wrong just little things keep tripping me up.

I over did it a little this weekend and had some serious muscle soreness. I went swimming Monday and it was a little tough as my upper arms/back were sore and kicking was an issue due to sore quads. Tuesday when I got up I was still a sore (more so than I thought I should be) and decided to put off my run. My plan was actually to run after cycling last night.

Trying to get to cycling last night proved to be too big a challenge. I left work a little late, so was off to a bad start. It was Mardi Gras and there were 2 big celebrations within blocks of each other creating a huge traffic nightmare. The normally 15 minute drive took me 45. Yea!!! So I got to the cycling location 30 minutes late. I didn't think it'd be a problem since we were riding the trainers. But I pulled into the parking lot I didn't see anyone. I drove around and…

I can be very strange.....

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even to myself :) I worry about the weirdest things, yet have no worries over other things. For instance, I'm not concerned at all about getting breast cancer even though it runs in my family. I have no fear of cervical cancer although I have a history of precancerous cells. Yet I worry uncontrollably about ovarian cancer. I mean an unnatural fear of it. It's weird. I get all panicky about getting into an auto accident yet ride my bike on narrow, busy streets. Strange.

I was just reading about mesothelioma. This is the cancer you get from exposure to asbestos. We have a lawyer here in Hawaii who advertises on TV quite frequently for mesothelioma sufferers. According to the National Cancer Society, almost everyone in our time has been exposed to asbestos. That's kind of freaky and causes me bizarre worries. It gets me thinking about if I've ever been exposed to asbestos. Probably....

There is lots of mesothelioma information out there and it's pretty sc…

Quick, get the duct tape!!

Because this will make your head explode!!

Mississippi wants to ban restaurants from serving fat people!!!

House Bill No. 282, which was introduced this month, says: Any food establishment to which this section applies shall not be allowed to serve food to any person who is obese, based on criteria prescribed by the State Department of Health after consultation with the Mississippi Council on Obesity Prevention and Management established under Section 41-101-1 or its successor. The State Department of Health shall prepare written materials that describe and explain the criteria for determining whether a person is obese, and shall provide those materials to all food establishments to which this section applies. A food establishment shall be entitled to rely on the criteria for obesity in those written materials when determining whether or not it is allowed to serve food to any person.This is so wrong on so many levels I could write all day. But since this is a health and fitness blog I&…

Grey Poupon

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Sometimes people send me stuff and ask me to review it and write about it on my blog. Well, this is one of those reviews. The other day I got some Grey Poupon in the mail. Specifically the Harvest Coarse Ground and the Hearty Spicy Brown varieties.

Now I love mustard but only with certain things. I adore mustard on sandwiches, but it has to be the right kind of sandwich. I love mustard on hot dogs, but that has to be a specific type of mustard. I know, I'm weird and have strange eating habits. Hubby and I finally realized we had a corned beef in the freezer and that is perfect for trying different types of mustard and comparing.

So the other night hubby cooked the corned beef with all the trimmings, cabbage, carrots, and potatoes. Yummmmmm......it was good. Anyway, back to the mustard…

Sorry about the crappy picture. This was also the night a battery melted down in my camera so I had to take this with my cell phone, but that's another post.

So first I tried the Harve…

What a busy weekend.

I didn't have any major plans but it seemed like I didn't have a spare minute after my run Saturday. I did get an awful lot accomplished though so I'm very happy with that. I was so exhausted last night that I was in bed by 8:30. That caused me to wake up before the alarm this morning. So at least I know I've gotten enough rest.

This morning was swimming. I wanted to start a swimming program but I forgot over the weekend and I didn't get one put together. I ended up just swimming and working on my balance and rolling. I got to the pool late and there was no one there. I thought maybe it was closed, but the lifeguard was in his spot. There were just no swimmers. It was weird, but nice to have the whole pool to myself.

I've been lifting weights for a few months now, but the last couple of months I haven't been feeling it. Then last week or so I read an article by the author of the program I'm using. He says you should feel it every workout and …