November 2009 Blog Posts

Pets Battle the Bulge

In case you missed it the past several times I've blogged about it, for some reason, I find it fascinating that our pets experience what we do when it comes to losing weight. Well, maybe a little bit differently since we control what and how much they eat. But a fat pet is an unhealthy pet, just like a person. For those avid Today Show watchers, you may have caught a glimpse of this segment this morning. For all others, here is the story they did:   http://allday.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2009/11/30/2137038.aspx  

Top Ten Fitness Trends of 2009

It's that time of year again. The time for Top Ten of Year x lists that is. Here's a Top Ten list that may appeal to you guys. It's the Top Ten Fitness Trends of 2009. For those of you who don't feel like reading the full article, I'll spell them out below. For those of you who want to read more, or don't understand what the items mean, check out the link below. 1. Boot camp-style workouts 2. Budget-friendly workouts (like running outside instead of joining a gym, etc.) 3. Specialty classes (like pilates or spin) 4. Basic workouts (like execises on the mats, etc.) 5....

What are YOU thankful for? And how do you like the new instant message system!?

In case you haven't noticed, Buddy has a new instant message system that allows you to instantly chat with your buddies. To me, this means instant support. If you have a question about what you should eat for dinner that is healthy CHAT WITH A BUDDY. If you're about to go to the gym and want to try some new cardio but don't know what to do, ASK A BUDDY INSTANTLY. If you just want to gossip about the latest celebrity news, GOSSIP WITH A BUDDY. I think you get the picture. I am very excited about this new feature because I'm from the generation...

Can acupuncture help you lose weight?

Can acupuncture help you lose weight? Maybe. According to the article below, it is still not exactly known whether it can or cannot. But, according to the article from www.theoverearupfoundation.org, acupuncturists are experimenting, and here is what they’ve found: “But the fact is that acupuncture weight loss is not only a possibility, acupuncture weight loss has become a workable option for many people who have struggled with the battle of the bulge. Acupuncture weight loss approaches weight loss from a control point of view. It works by activating your body’s endorphins, those feel good chemicals that our bodies all have. By activating your...

When your workout pants don't work out

I don't know about you guys, but I have bad luck with my workout pants. Many a time I've had a pair that tear, because the material is week, or rip. I have a few more pairs that have spandex in them but still fall down. So, I did a little research about some of the best workout pants and wanted to share with you guys. The pants below are called "Smarty Pants" Apparently, they're like underwear they're supposed to be made of quick drying fabric and virtually seamless. To me, they look more like underwear than workout pants. What do you think? Here are...

Biggest Loser Recap: Episode 10

SPOILER ALERT: If you read to the end, you will know who went home. Boy, was I shocked to see who went home! First, let's talk about the makeover. At first, I was a little unsure about what they did to Rebecca's hair. It was extremely short and I'm not sure how I felt about the cut. But later on I liked it a lot. Dann's hair looked great, I thought, and his clean shaven face made him look about 10 years younger! I did hate the clothes they put him in. Come on, Tim Gunn. Mixing an argyle sweater with a striped shirt...

The five fattest states

You're good if you live in Vermont. But the other states are a little more naughty. Forbes magazine has released its list of America's fattest states in order. Below are the five fattest (or most unhealthy) and five least fattests (or healthiest) states. See where you're home state ranks.              The 5 Healthiest States: 1. Vermont 2. Utah 3. Massachusetts 4. Hawaii 5. New Hampshire              The 5 Unhealthiest States: 46. South Carolina 47. Louisiana 48. Alabama 49. Oklahoma 50. Mississippi I live in New York, so that ranks at 25 on the list. Below you will find a link to the full list so you can look up your own state. Also on...

A Dog's Tail

So, for those of you who were following my blogs a while ago about my pooch and her overweight “muffin top” as the vet called it, I decided I would update you on her progress.   For those of you who don’t know the story, my Puggle, Izzy, was declared overweight several months ago by her vet. She was 27 lbs. and the vet said she should have been closer to 24 or 25 since she’s a fairly small dog.   Let me tell you, dogs have a much easier time losing weight (in my opinion) because they have someone measuring out their food...

The ABC's of Slim

First, I'd like to thank Buddy DDeanna for posting some of this on her own profile. I thought it was great and thought it might be fun to share with you guys as I'm sure you will all get a kick out of it. I don't know where other users have found it, but I found it on Women's Health magazine's Web site. You don't have to read the whole thing, as it might seem a little overwhelming, but if you have the time you should. Enjoy! "A is for Alcohol You booze, you lose: A daily serving of hooch may be better...

Biggest Loser Recap: Episode 9

BIG SPOILER ALERT: Two people went home last night, and those people were kind of shocking, so if you didn’t see last night’s episode, don’t read ahead (yet, I mean, definitely read it later ;) ) Wowie, last night was crazy. I have to say, I have a bias because some reliable insiders have told me two of the individuals who make it to the top three in the finale…so let’s just say I knew who wasn’t going home last night. But I was still shocked at who did! The first challenge, in my mind, was boring, so I don’t want to bother talking...

Teaming up can help you reach your goals

This is a story that made me think about the value of teams, and I wanted to share it with everyone so that if they are not on a Weight Loss Buddy team, they can think about joining one. These staff members in the Compton Unified School District are banding together to try and lose weight with more than $9,000 in cash prizes at stake that are being provided by the district’s insurance broker. First, kudos to the insurance broker for seeing the necessity in having district employees maintain healthy lifestyles. Second, and most importantly, kudos to the staff members attempting to lose...

Biggest Loser Recap: Episode 7

Okay, here is another guest blogger on this week's Biggest Loser recap! Here is Jonathan Sheehan again. SPOILER ALERT:If you read to the end, you may know who went home last night. "The episode starts with the teams being broken up and now everybody is on their own. They have a challenge where the contestants have to get people to come to a group workout and whoever gets the most to come wins, the contestants give the people stickers to prove that they invited them.  Liz ends up winning and Jillian yells at the people while they workout (apparently this is an encouraging...

A word to the wise-and middle-aged

Hope is not lost if you are a middle-aged woman and are hoping to lose weight. Sure, you may be thinking it would be easier if you were younger and had more energy/time to work on losing weight. But new evidence suggests it is still possible for you to drop your extra baggage at the door. Research was presented at the annual Obesity Society meeting that suggests that if a middle-aged woman is committed, she can lose the weight. Three main tips were provided in the research: 1.) Write down you eat 2.) Prepare your foods at home instead of eating out and 3.) Make weight loss a...

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