When I got the news of his passing I began a hunt to find a copy of this book for my library. It took awhile as it was out of print but thru the magic of EBAY, I was able to get a brand new copy. I was kind of questionable if it was a new copy but it was. The cover was shiny and you could tell the book had never been opened by looking at the spine. It still had the price tag on it. It came from someone in California.
I have a brand new copy! I am excited about that. I will read this again as it has been so long. Gary Brana-Shute was a great professor. I will never forget him. He was inspirational and knew how to ignite the spark for learning. He will never be forgotten.
One of my favorite cook books is "Lean and Luscious" by Bobbie Hinman and Millie Snyder. It has over 400 low fat recipes to use and they are all good! Each page has a nutritional breakdown as well so you can keep track of your calories and fats.
I bought Make the Connection years ago and never read it. It just sits on the book shelf. It was a real bargain as well. It was only $1.00 at the Dollar Store.
How many steps do you walk each day? Maybe you have heard the guidelines about walking 10,000 steps per day.
How far is 10,000, steps anyway? The average person's stride length is approximately 2.5 feet long. That means it takes just over 2000 steps to walk one mile, and 10,000 steps is close to 5 miles.
If you are a sedentary person you may only average about 2000 to 3000 steps a day. Adding steps has many health benefits including weight control, improved blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and a decrease in the risk of cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis and heart disease.
A reasonable goal for most people is to increase average daily steps each week by 500 per day until you can easily average 10,000 per day. (Example: If you currently average 3000 daily steps your week one goal is 3500 each day. Week 2 goal is 4000 each day. Continue to increase each week and you should be averaging 10,000 steps by the end of 14 weeks.)
Wearing a pedometer is an easy way to track your steps each day. Start by wearing the pedometer every day for one week. Put it on when you get up in the morning and wear it until bed time. Record your daily steps in a log or notebook. By the end of the week you will know your average daily steps. You might be surprised how many (or how few) steps you get in each day.
There are many ways to increase your daily steps. Use your imagination and come up with your own list:
Take a walk with your spouse, child, or friend
Walk the dog
Use the stairs instead of the elevator
Park farther from the store
Better yet, walk to the store
Get up to change the channel (lose the remote or turn off the t.v.)
Plan a walking meeting
Walk over to visit a neighbor
Get outside to walk around the garden or do a little weeding
If you are in very poor physical condition or at any point you feel that you are progressing too rapidly slow down a bit and try smaller increases. If you have any health concerns seek your physician's advice prior to starting or changing your exercise routine.
Well what a week it has been. Working late every day and unable to get any workouts in at all. Today is a new day so hopefully it will happen.
Food for the last few days. I did manage to get 3 salads in for meals but breakfasts were usually coffee and whatever junk foor the office snack machines would cough up. Not so good with the breakfasts.
Dinners while they were salads, may have been eaten too late. 9pm of 10pm when I got home. Isn't there some rule that you are not supposed to eat after 7pm? I will have to work on that.
The woman in the pod over from me says that she bought a pedometer and walks 10k steps per day. I have heard some vauge rumor about women getting a certain number of steps...will have to investigate that.
Well, I think that since this is all about me, I will just post all about me . The next big project is really trying to steer clear of Starbucks and trying to loose some weight. I will keep track of what I eat and the dreaded weight loss here as well. In addition I will try to get in a little exercise daily. It is my goal to loose weight now. I have too many clothes that I just cannot get into as of the past year. What a difference a year can make.
With that said let’s begin.
I began the day with a very healthy breakfast at the office sitting at my desk: