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Aug. 12th, 2008



static on the radio

Is this thing on?

Jul. 18th, 2008



Food Porn

After slowing gaining some fattiness, I realized it had been coming form the fact that I had been snacking at work.

I'm not a snacker. I'm pretty good about eating only when my body is in actual need of sustenance, and acquiring the sustenance it needs (not what I want).

I realized my snacking was coming from being subscribed to food_porn.

Pictures upon pictures of wonderful foods and even some recipes. It's beautiful to behold throughout the work day.

Looking at food makes one hungry. Duh, right?

Snacking commences. Pants slowly begin to feel tighter.

I unsubscribed from food_porn a little more than a month ago. Snacking during the work day (when I don't need fuel) immediately ceased as a result. I'm already back to comfortably fitting pants (if pants can ever be considered comfortable).

Oh, food_porn, how I miss thee.

As much as I love food porn, I can't look at pictures of food (unless I'm actively eating). Watching people smoke cigarettes, makes me want a cigarette. Looking at porn, makes me want sex.

I feel like wearing a dunce cap for succumbing to the obvious dumb of it and letting it negatively effect my body.

Jul. 14th, 2008



BMI = Bullshit

The BMI, Body Mass Index, is fucked up and stupid.
Unfortunately, the government and our insurance companies use it as barometer to determine how "healthy" we are.

A person who is marked as "morbidly obese" based on height/weight can be a hunky body builder.

Penn & Teller, using their standard "wit and charm", call "Bullshit" on the BMI on their show Bullshit!

3 YouTube Videos under the cut...Collapse )

Also, over at Cockeyed.com they are creating a height / weight matrix of "real" people. It's an interesting concept and neat to see that people who are a specific height/weight can look radically different.

*Since I game therefore I am, I'm thinking about getting a Wii. Just so I can get Wii Fit. I hear it's awesome: funny, fun and exercise.

Jul. 10th, 2008



Tracking Food

Want to lose weight? Keep a list, report says - Seattle PI article

Here's some snippets (click the link above for the full article):

A report released Wednesday led by a team of scientists at Kaiser Permanente's Center for Health Research in Portland shows that tracking what you eat daily significantly helps those who want to lose weight, lose it more successfully.

The group recruited 1,685 men and women, ages 25 and older, to participate. All were overweight or obese and had high blood pressure and elevated blood cholesterol — two familiar health complications of extra pounds.

About two-thirds of participants lost weight, shedding on average 12 pounds — far less than what most dieters dream, but enough weight to significantly reduce their blood pressure and elevated blood cholesterol levels.

What helped guarantee success was attendance at weekly group meetings on nutrition and behavior change, plus keeping a daily record on paper of food and physical activity.

"This is pretty simple," Stevens said. "It doesn't have to be high-tech." (Find a sample of the food and exercise forms used in the study at www.leanplateclub.com.) By tracking how much food they ate, participants were more likely to eat less — a key step to shedding pounds.

After losing 55 pounds, Satterwhite stopped keeping track of what she ate. "That was ultimately a mistake," she says. "I gained a little of the weight back."

So she has returned to recording what she consumes but has traded in paper and pencil for an online system — CalorieKing (www.calorieking.com) — that does the math for her.

Jun. 24th, 2008

all that jazz


Calories in Sushi

I just discovered this awsomness http://homepage3.nifty.com/maryy/eng/calorie.htm
all that jazz


so it begins again

One of my personal triggers is talking about my weight loss. when I loose weight and someone comments on it I run and stuff myself with cake. Why? Because when I first started to gain weight, on purpose, it was to stop unwanted attention. Sexual Molestation. I was young and had poor solutions ideas that turned into bad lifetime habits.

IN the last year and change I've gain over 60lbs for a total new weight of 271. I'm 5"7" and have a hard time tying my shoes anymore.

I've been starting and falling off diets aggressively for the last 2 years. Largely triggered by either anxiety or depression or both.

ON the positive note I have learned alot about food and about aht to eat, how much to eat, what makes me feel good, what keeps my energy up and what makes me crash. Knowing is half the battle. really it is. Application is the other half...or other third. you can apply but you need to make a habit of it.

I've tried removing sugar from my diet, cheese, ice cream and on and on. And each ultimatly did not work but form each I also learned something new. The ultimate lesson I have learned is that I need to learn to eat out in the real world.

My most recent big epiphany is I need ot stop lying to myself. I mean you know you lie to yourself a bit but if you take a step back and look at all the leis you have told yourself, go on pretend you are your own best friend and look at all the lies you have said. Like "Oh I'll be good all next week" no you won't you are just placating yourself. STOP lying to yourself.

Sometimes I actively lie to myself like "Ok no sugar for a week!" and sometimes I lie to myself subconsciously. Like picking up that break room donut and eating it w/o once noticing I've done it. WOW! How scary is that?

So my recent new solution search is how to create self accountability. 1) I am going to put up more mirrors. Because if you see yourself more often it's harder to lie to yourself about what you look like 2) taking a picture of myself weather I have failed or succeeded that week 3) enter ALL the food I eat in my diet log weather I have failed or succeeded that week 4) start a video blog. As I said above one of my triggers is talking about my weight loss or people commenting on it. By exposing myself via a web blog I become visually accountable to my journey.

I was inspired by this young lady http://www.youtube.com/user/chunkyricanxo



Welcome to Health Support. I created this blog as an answer to an obvious need for a positive support group that doesn't focus on the negative.

We want to see how YOU are going to change your life. If you fall down that's OK tell us about it and tell us what you are going to do to fix it.

See something that inspires you? share it here

Proud that you exercised 3 days in a row? Tell us why whats a mile stone for you?

Giving yourself a new challenge? Tell us for how long and why.

Lost a pound? Tell us and tell us what that is going to do for you.

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We want to hear all about how you are treating yourself better so YOU can become the person you know you are inside.

We all know how to feel bad. This blog is to help you learn how to feel good about you and what you are doing.

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August 2008



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