Go 4 Fit
♥ My Story
♥ Natural Fat Binding Foods
♥ Sites I Use to Help Me
♥ How I Exercise
♥ Photos - Then and Now
♥ A Bicycle for Transport
♥ 10 Steps for Sitting Less
Apps I Use
Late in August 2012 I had a heart attack. On that very same day I had my last cigarette. To tell the truth I'm not sure of what percentage the cause of smoking goes towards heart attacks and/or strokes, but I was taking no chances. I had to get my cholesterol down and keep it down if I was to reduce the risk of having another heart attack.
Unfortunately all of my adult life it has been smoking that has kept my metabolic speed up enough to allow me to keep my weight stable and at a healthy level. Believe me when I say that for some of us even without increasing our food consumption, which I certainly didn't, quitting smoking will pile the weight on.
I now eat far less than I did as a smoker, having cut out all chocolate, cakes, biscuits, crisps, and any other goodie you can think of, and I am still adding between a 1lb and 2lb a week to this growing bulk of mine.
With a lot of walking, indoor exercise, and cycling being my only mode of transport I have managed this last few weeks to keep the weight level. I can't however at this time manage to actually lose any.
I have come to the conclusion that somewhere along the line I must either, without realising it, be consuming more calories than I think I am, or I am not doing enough daily exercise. So this is why I have now joined MyFitnessPal along with copying my blog posts from there into this Weebly blog. I need to keep watch on, and register, my food and exercise, to see exactly where I am going wrong.
Sites I Use to Help Me
Blog: I am using the blog to make the occasional post, as I feel inclined, to record my thoughts and feelings, which you are welcome to read and comment on. I find blogging a great help when trying to diet and get fitter.
Myfitnesspal: This site has been a boon. On it one can record every meal, drink and treat daily and the site itself adds on the calories. I never cheat when adding my details as if I go over my suggested calories it teaches me where I can cut down. There are also areas to record any exercise you may do each day. One can also pick up a count down badge (which you can see mine on the left) which you can post on your Yuku profile, board or signature. I really do suggest that you check this one out.
Twitter: I know that many people don't have a twitter account because they can't see the point of it - But I get a lot of support from people that I am linked up with. One can set ones Myfitnesspal to post direct to Twitter each time one completes their daily food diary, when one has lost weight (it doesn't post when one has put on weight), and other bits that one can choose to have posted direct. Please do click to follow me on Twitter and I will you also.
Ticker Factory: This is also a fun site to create and pick up a countdown for one's profile or signature.
A Bicycle for Transport
I do also own a beautiful sit up and beg Dutch style bike which I would love to ride. Unfortunately I have never been able to balance on a two wheeler, although I am still trying to learn to do so.... Continue Reading
How I Exercise
I find exercising really hard. Mostly because I have arthritis in my right foot, which is fine to walk on without shoes but with shoes it's very, very uncomfortable. So I have had to improvise any form of walking and/or running exercise.
Couch to 5K - This I have started to do barefoot indoors. I know that running indoors is not the same as pounding the streets but it's better than nothing. Some people, I have read, do their C to 5K on a running machine. I don't have room in my small flat for a running machine so I make a curcuit through my lounge, kitchen and bathroom.
10,000 Steps: For me, as I no longer work, doing 10,000 steps is really hard. When I worked I walked to and fro work and I was also on my feet a great deal of my working day. Now being retired I have to conciously plan walking as many steps a day as I can. Very seldom can I make up to 1000. Apart from going about my normal day of shopping, visiting, dog walk, etc., I try to make up steps by turning a good programme on the television and whilst watching that I do the same circuit as I do for my C to 5K. Usually I manage about 6,000 steps a day.
Bicycling: I ride a trike for journeys up to about 5miles, but because I don't often go very far without my Daughter or Granddaughters, all of which have a car, I don't get very much cycling in. But even if I don't have anywhere in particular to go I do try on nice days to get out for a short ride if possible.
Wii fit: I love the wii fit as it's like having my own gym in my living room, but for a long time I forgot about using it. I have just recently got it out of mothballs, cleaned up the yucky battery areas, put new batteries in and started using it again.
Leave a Comment
My Stats & Updates
A New Start:
2016 New Year Resolutions - Walk 10k steps a day - Drink more water - Log all my food and exercise daily on Myfitnesspal - Not eat goodies when visiting my Daughter - Lose 20lbs.
Waist Vs BMI
Up until recently our BMI has always been used as a measurement of how much extra fat we are carrying in relation to our height and age. It is now considered that a better way of determining whether we are carrying too much extra weight is by measuring our waist size.
Our waist should not be any wider than half our height.
Waist to height ratio calculator.
The Blood Sugar Diet
This book is specifically written for type 2 pre-diabetics and type 2 diabetics - Not only does it help anyone lose weight quickly and easily as well as keep the weight off, it also can and does reverse type 2 diabetes. This is the diet I have finally found that works for me....... Comment Here