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Rest for Health, Weight Loss, Fitness and Peace

I often try and tackle the entire week’s problems and difficulties in one day, often pitting myself against the opponent (but friend) of time. I feel so accomplished when my list is checked off and even better if I can add a few things I did just to check them off too! Sure I go to bed at night but my mind is still running. It often finds rest to be foreign and I pay with a rest-less night and another full day!

I’m amazed at how little time I have to eat right and get the fitness… Continue

Added by Marcia Oliver on April 30, 2008 at 4:11am — 1 Comment

How to make a good impression as an Author

I posted a new article on Almost Fit today that includes a few resources on identifying what "Real Food" is these days. It can be quite confusing with all of the bait-and-switch labeling that goes on particularly with large industrial food producers, so I'm sharing the resources that I'm currently using to ferret out the good… Continue

Added by Metroknow on April 17, 2008 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

National Mindless Eating Challenge

I know you guys at Iowa Avenue will be interested in this. Here's the link to the post I just made on my blog about a great healthy eating resource.

Have a great day!


Added by Melissa on April 17, 2008 at 6:23am — 2 Comments

Portion sizing part 2 - its been a long (but good) week

I posted the second part in the series, "Retrain Yourself on Food Portion Sizes" last night on Almost Fit (technically this morning) at around 1:30AM or so - its been a long week. My time has been stretched thinner than usual, particularly since we have a 3-1/2 year-old (pictured) with Chickenpox at home (I work at home). He's had his first inoculation (at 1 yr.), so his symptoms were reasonably minor - no fever and such, but he broke out all over with… Continue

Added by Metroknow on April 11, 2008 at 1:52pm — 3 Comments

How your ipod can help you take control of emotional eating

A lot of overeating (and emotional eating) happens when we use food to try to "feel better" or improve our mood or our day. Interestingly, music can be an incredibly powerful tool that can serve the same purpose--and doesn't cause weight gain.

At a conference recently, I experienced a very convincing demonstration of the power of music. We were shown a short three minute video, filmed from the perspective of someone walking on a trail through the… Continue

Added by Melissa on April 2, 2008 at 6:50pm — 4 Comments

Miraculous Weight Loss Compound Found in Arctic Thaw -

This morning i posted a new, exceptionally important article on AlmostFit on a remarkable diet discovery that has been made as a direct result of global warming. I think if there's one article that you read on Almost Fit this week, its this one.

Here's an excerpt:

In a press release issued by the Scott Polar Research Institute at the University of Cambridge,… Continue

Added by Metroknow on April 1, 2008 at 9:30am — 4 Comments

52 Ways to Lose a Pound A Week

I found this interesting article concerning weight loss. What tips do you like or dislike? I'd love to here your feedback.

Here is some of the tips the article recommended.

1. Ditch all-or-nothing thinking.

2. Start with a bang.

3. Seize your strength.

4. Make a dream book.

5. See a pro.

6. Be flexible.

For the rest of the ideas, check out the website…

Added by Miguel Pineiro (Wickert) on March 26, 2008 at 7:52pm — 3 Comments

My daughter needs more cupcakes!

This is a recent photo of my daughter, Rima, which I used in this morning's post on AlmostFit (18 perfect excuses to avoid buying good food). She just turned one, and even if you can't tell from this shot, she LOVES cupcakes. However, it turns out that she needs to be eating a few more of them.

On a recent visit to the pediatrician for a checkup, we…


Added by Metroknow on March 25, 2008 at 4:38pm — 4 Comments

AlmostFit: Did Cereal make me Fat?

I posted a new article on AlmostFit last night discussing how advertising that targets children affected me first hand. Its a sensitive subject to some, particularly because it raises questions of free speech and the free market economy. It's not a political article (at least that's my opinion), but it does touch on legislation that was designed to protect children, and…


Added by Metroknow on March 17, 2008 at 10:30am — No Comments

Do you have a "gorge" reflex?

For lunch today, I cooked up a quick meal: grilled young zucchini stuffed with goat cheese (if you saw my goat cheese stuffed mushrooms recipe from last Friday, you might understand that I've got some goat cheese that I'm trying to use up ;) ), topped with a small amount of high-quality bacon (meaning naturally lean because it came from a farm that doesn't use things like…


Added by Metroknow on March 5, 2008 at 3:30pm — 8 Comments

Real Food in Moderation results: 16 lbs in 2 months!

I'll be writing the details in an article for Monday on my primary blog, but I thought I'd share some positivity with the great IowaAvenue folks I've interacted with so far. I was really excited this morning when I got on the scale to evaluate whether this whole, "Real Food in Moderation" approach that I'm advocating is working. And guess what? It is!

I've officially lost 16 lbs over the last two months, which is exactly…


Added by Metroknow on March 1, 2008 at 3:16pm — 4 Comments

Blast The Fat: Work Hard, Work Smart and Eat Right

There is a flood of information about weight loss out there in the marketplace. Some of it is just garbage. A general rule for you to follow with regards to weight loss is this: Don’t waste your money if the program offers a quick solution to your weight problem! Why? Because what you need is the permanent solution to your weight problem. A permanent solution takes hard, smart work and sacrifice on your part. Human nature always seeks the path of least resistance. So, you can see why… Continue

Added by Mark on February 25, 2008 at 12:30pm — 6 Comments

I'm New

I just joined and I'm not really sure what to put in this blog. I already have a blog in which I document my progress. I guess I could put up those entries here.

First a little background: I started my weight loss endeavor Jan 1, 2008 but I didn't get weighed. I boycotted my scale because I get obsessed with it. But I couldn't take it any more and I got weighed Feb 6, 2008 and I weighed 279. I now weigh 273. After my last weigh-in, my husband put the scale in the attic. I will get… Continue

Added by Carol on February 18, 2008 at 11:03pm — 6 Comments



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