From the Daily Mail:
Renee Williams became the largest person ever to have gastric bypass surgery earlier this year after ballooning to nearly seventy stone – but died 12 days later.
The bedridden 29-year-old begged doctors to perform the operation when she became so large that she couldn't hug her two children.
Her astonishing size meant that…Continue
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Our staff wishes you health, wealth, and success this year. We want what you want, because that's why we created Iowa Avenue and Weight1Minute™, we are here for you 24/7/365.
Added by Lisa Newton on December 31, 2007 at 7:57pm — No Comments
No, we are not recommending that you shower 2x a day, or that you should wash your clothes more.
That would be an irreverent story, but many of you have made a New Year’s resolution to lose weight, exercise more, and plan more nutritional meals.
Do you remember that PE teacher who always made you run all of those laps, and told you how important exercise was for your health?
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More often than not, most kids thought that--IT SUCKED, THE PE…Continue
As the owner of Iowa Avenue, an advocate of proper weight management, and a parent of four young adults—all girls—I was very surprised and saddened to read this major health news headline this week.
“Results show that only 7 percent of parents with obese…Continue
The results revealed that for “every pound of weight lost by women during their lives will cost them a staggering…Continue
What kind of diets have you been on? What kinds of diets have you tried?
Have you tried to lose weight over and over again, only to put on the same weight that you lost, plus additional pounds?
Most studies have confirmed the fact that most people, who diet, usually gain their weight loss back. They yo-yo.
This not only is a waste of time, energy, money, health, and your efforts—it doesn’t work.…Continue
Added by Lisa Newton on December 26, 2007 at 1:57pm — No Comments
Regardless of whether you celebrate Christmas, we wish you a joyous Holiday Season, a warm house full of family, friends, and laughter, a healthy dinner with all your friends and family, and a moment of quietness to relax and reflect on the old, current, and your new memories.
Added by Lisa Newton on December 25, 2007 at 6:06am — No Comments
The Holiday season is in full gear, and most people are involved with their families, parties, shopping, gifts, holiday meals, and family get-togethers.
Losing weight is far down the list of important activities—as is probably, exercise, not drinking, and so forth.
However, by next week—2008--about 100 million Americans will be making various New Year’s resolutions.
You know the usual:…Continue
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Statistics are numbers. People are human beings and not some complex algorithm where one size fits all.
Putting that into a contextual, meaningful, and worthwhile perspective, let's put exclamation points into our collective endorsement and confirmation of the importance of promoting Healthy Living, and the unique and innovative ways in which our Iowa Avenue and Weight1Minute's programs, community, and tools, can help us and all other future participants, members and users, to connect…Continue
Added by David on December 22, 2007 at 11:29pm — No Comments
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Did you think I would say, diamond bracelet, or maybe a cute puppy, or even a good book?
Why in the world would hand weights even be considered as a Christmas gift?
You can follow my Walking of the Weight Journey on my blog titled Walker Talk. I am on a mission to loose these 50 extra pounds before my son's wedding in Ocotber 2008. My Daily Average step goal is 10 Thousand Steps. On my blog I track not only my steps per day, my weightloss progress but I also post articles that highlight the importance of walking and it's effects on the overall well being of the body.
I hope you join in and Walk With Me at…Continue
You want good food at a holiday cocktail party and you want to impress people? You don’t want a caterer, you refuse to heat up frozen food, and you want to show that your expertise extends beyond buying perfectly ripe hunks of cheese and juicy olives? Then think about doing some cooking.
Here is a collection of party foods that are as easy to eat as they are to make. Each can be produced in 20 minutes or less. Many can be served at room temperature. And none require a plate. (Few…Continue
Added by David on December 20, 2007 at 5:14pm — No Comments
Yesterday, in the New York Times, an article, Putting Very Little Weight in Calorie Counting Methods, challenged the measurement of calories used while exercising on machines at the gym. How many times have you gone to the gym, worked out on a treadmill for 40 minutes, and have the machine tell you that your calorie count is…Continue
This blog entry is for one of my twitter friends, and as you have gathered, it’s about PEAS. Many are not familiar with twitter, so here’s a twitter style explanation.
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Recently, I started posting on a website called…Continue
Added by Lisa Newton on December 19, 2007 at 4:40pm — No Comments
I did a blog entry, What does 120 Calories look like?, so part 2 is what does 120 Calories feel like? One was about food, and this one is about exercise.
The basic formula for losing weight is:
Eat less – Exercise More
So, what can you do everyday to lose 120 calories?
Here are a few ideas:…Continue
Added by Lisa Newton on December 18, 2007 at 6:00pm — No Comments
1. Apples - Since the beginning, when Eve ate the apple in the Garden of Eden, apples have the number 1 spot on a list of the sexiest foods.
Round and smooth, green, yellow, and red, apples are sweet, tasty, and should be incorporated into your daily eating plan. With less than 100 calories, apples reduce the risk of colon cancer, prostrate cancer, and lung cancer. Apples contain Vitamin C well as a…Continue
Added by Lisa Newton on December 17, 2007 at 7:48pm — No Comments