Friday, June 8, 2012

Upping My Game

Just finished with Choices, part two of The Weight of the Nation and the three people who weigh 400 pounds or more are still on my mind.

It totally resonated with me when one of the experts said that one chocolate chip cookie can undo 20 minutes of jogging or the other one who said that exercise alone is not an effective weight loss metric but, of course, I still love to hear this:
Physical activity is ALWAYS good for overall health. Physical activity really is the wonder drug. If you have regular physical activity, you’re less likely to have high blood pressure, less likely to have cancer,  less likely to become depressed, less likely to be injured, less likely to have arthritis, less likely to have osteoporosis, more likely to feel better about yourself and be more productive at work…(35:10)
I have the exercise part down but I need to recommit on the food front. Although I haven't had fried food, soda or German chocolate cake in ages, I'm capable of doing much better with food choices. And, to tell the truth, I've also slacked on my one hour (minimum) a day exercise rule; I'm capable of upping my game.

The other day, a farmer gave me a snap pea which I popped in my mouth. It was delicious all by its lonesome. So, I'm not quite sure what my problem is and, as if I needed more proof, I just started reading a Rocco Dispirito book:
When you cook, you are in control of everything you put into your pan and thus into your body. You decide how many calories and how many fat grams you eat in any given day... 


  1. Please wait until after the BBQ to recommit...I bought a huge watermelon today and I have heard rumors of an ice cream cake! :) Can't wait to see you!

  2. So glad that I didn't have to stare down the ice cream cake.

    Thanks for the invite. I enjoyed everyone's company including the puppy that kept doing the drive-by licking. :)

  3. I agree. I've always been much better with exercise than I have with food choices. Food is definitely my weakness and I'm finally wanting to eat it again :)

  4. Sara,

    Glad that your appetite has returned but don't eat all of your favorites at once. ;)