Just like this picture states, sugar is a serious cycle of addiction!
I was sitting in Starbucks with a friend while having my Harley serviced. My friend ordered a Mocha Frappuccino light. Noticed I typed ‘light’. We all know there’s tons of ‘sweet stuff’ (i.e., calories) in this drink. According to my ‘slim chick’ friend, it’s all about moderation. When I asked the Starbucks Barista about the calorie count, she said the ‘light’ had 130 calories vs 400 calories in the regular. Always open to suggestions, I asked my friend how she managed to stay slim and trim.
She doesn’t buy junk food, and rarely indulges in it. The night before, she had dinner at Sizzler Restaurant and ordered the 8 oz Tri-tip steak and ate one half of her baked potato, along with 2 slices of bread (no veggies???). She apologized about the bread, justifying 2 slices by saying she did not eat lunch that day. Why do we as females feel we have to apologize when we step outside the bread line? But, hey, that’s a whole ‘nother psychological story for another day.
She drinks about two gallons of water a day. She told me she has tried every diet known to man (and woman). Can you relate to that? She said her craziest weight loss attempt was deciding to take up a diet that consisted of only two things: diet coke and smoking. She said that lasted about a week. I hear your thoughts. Ughhh!!! Right? Give her a pass, as she was only 19 years old at the time.
OMG! Seriously? She said she had read that some super model had done it, but she could never bring herself to try it (thank goodness!). I found the whole thing hard to believe, but a quick GOOGLE search confirmed that such things do exist, such as the story here, and even this Fox news story. Unbelievable! I imagine this could cause some serious health issues.
On my journey to slimming down and losing weight, I will be sticking to the slow and steady: Eat Less, Drink More Water, & Move More!
What slimming, ‘healthy’ tips can you share?
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In a previous post, I shared how I wanted to increase my daily steps to 5,000 – with a gradual increase until I hit 10,000 steps daily – as a goal in my journey to slimming down and losing weight. I also mentioned I would be purchasing the pictured pedometer, the Omron Hj-112 Digital Pocket Pedometer, from Amazon, and report back with a review.
I purchased the pedometer about 3 weeks ago, and I must say I love it! It really helps keep me accountable to myself and I can tell my endurance has improved because I’m not as winded when I walk now. I’m up to 6,000+ steps daily, and I am aiming for my 10,000 daily mark over the next month. And I’ve lost a couple of pounds in the process. Yeahhhhhhhh !!!!!!!!
By lunchtime, if I haven’t hit my magical half way mark of 3,000 steps, I instantly hit the stairs, walk around the block, or just rapidly walk back and forth in my office. Last week as I was watching my F-A-V-O-R-I-T-E, addictive TV show, SCANDAL, when I glanced down at the pedometer and realized I was only at 4800 steps.
I jumped off the couch, and walked around while watching the show, then walked throughout the house during the commercial break until I surpassed my 6,000 steps. Whew! For the few times that I do watch TV, I should be lifting some hand weights or walking around anyway. Guilty pleasure (tv) and a work out. Who could ask for anything more?
Check out my next post for my review of the Omron Hj-112 Digital Pocket Pedometer.
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