We're living longer. At the same time, being overweight has become the top health concern. But we're living longer. Then we're told that being overweight shortens your life. Wait... what? We're living longer. Butter and bread and sugar and meat are cut from our diets but we're gaining weight. No one wants to look at what has been added to our diet: Fake sugar and soy. Maybe the problem isn't butter, bread, sugar, and meat, but fake sugar and soy.
I'm old enough to remember when soy was fed to cattle to fatten them up.
The experts complain that we're fattening up. So they advise us to cut butter, bread, sugar, and meat and eat soy because it's good for you. Wait... what?
I've cut soy from my diet.
My cravings have greatly reduced.
No, I'm not losing weight in huge amounts. However, I am losing weight, the healthy way, a little bit at a time.
The experts also say that you can't lose weight by walking. With my back, I can't do much more than my physical therapy and walking.
Take a break from the holiday madness with a Christmas romance novella.
The eighth novella in the series is here...
Welcome back to Holiday, USA, small town America, where nothing happens, except holidays... and a little romance, if the hero and heroine trust God.
Terra Connor is looking forward to her first two-week vacation, even if it means working part of the time to ease her daughter's mind. Her daughter's wedding on Christmas Eve is her only priority, and she definitely doesn't have time for romance.
Carson McDonald is in Holiday for his younger brother's wedding. The friendly town is as good a place as any to rest and recover from the upheaval of losing his job due to an accident. He has enough on his plate for the foreseeable future.
Right up front: Never in a million years could I do what is required. However, I needed to start somewhere. Considering how fit the SEALs are, I figured it was a good place to start. My pushups are against the wall.
Using 1, 2, and/or4-lb weights:
PT ~ Physical therapy
UBP ~ Upper body exercises, pushups, and chair sits against the wall
SEALFit shared some good hints I want to learn and remember:
Jimmy Thomas is a business man, running a popular romance book cover site, a cover model, personal fitness trainer, and health advisor.Pictures: February 2012 and June 2012. Inspiration, at least to me:
The holidays are here, and I'm stressed. So, I'm taking the opportunity to be a bit snarky in a relatively safe way. Not many people read this blog, so not much risk of offending. If a person is offended, it's their choice. I don't post every comment made.
Anxiety for one person is not anxiety for another.
Some people are worrying about everything they need to do, having enough money, remembering everything, finding the right gift.
Some people worry about the next flashback, the next smell that throws you into a tailspin, the next meltdown because of limited coping skills.
All my nattering worries flew out the window when I fell, again. All my plans hit the trash heap as I now focus on recovering. Nothing like an injury to put life in perspective.
A few think I'm queen of all I survey. Ha!
If I were queen, my Christmas tree would have been up and decorated the day after Thanksgiving. The house would be decorated. I'd be making cookies and sharing with the neighbors. I'd have my friends' gifts wrapped and mailed.
I'm working hard to learn Give the battle to God and praise Him in the storm. I am learning, but it doesn't come easily. Funnily enough, reminding myself that nothing worthwhile comes easily doesn't help.