CONFESSIONS OF A (FORMER) FAT GIRL Race reports, doctor appointments, goals and more
So, hey. How ya doing? I guess it's been a little while, huh? If you were to check my blog each year at around this time of year, you would probably find the same thing - few and far between posts.
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COBBERS ON THE BRAIN Is There An Easy Solution To Your Growing Waistline?
Obesity: a rising epidemic in American culture. But what is the solution? Diet and exercise clearly come to mind as well as possible surgery in some cases, but if you could take a prescription to help... Posted on 12/7/12 at 4:31 PM
JOE FITNESS Holiday Crunch Time - Let's Lose 10lbs by Christmas!
Today starts the holiday crunch! Its the 30 days between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Im going to challenge you during this next month to lose 5 to 10 pounds before Christmas so you can look awesome in... Posted on 11/26/12 at 2:41 PM
THE DULLUM FILE OMG
This evening on WDAZ News @5, we'll talk with Venice Fulton, the author of the new book "Six Weeks to OMG."... Posted on 7/11/12 at 5:39 AM
THE NEW FORTY The Letter "V"
I read recently that laughing heartily for 15 minutes can burn as many as 40 calories. Over the course of a year daily laughter can add up to the loss of four pounds for the average person. So I guess... Posted on 2/13/12 at 2:42 PM
A few years ago, Janelle Stahl started hosting “Biggest Loser”-style weight-loss competitions with other women from the area. Each week, participants bring $10 to Janelle’s home for a weigh-in – $8 goes to the weekly winner, $2 goes to the overall winner, and $2 is added to the pot for each pound gained.
The person with the highest percentage of weight loss that week gets the pot.
Sealing off an artery that supplies blood to the portion of the stomach that produces the hunger- promoting hormone ghrelin reduced appetite and triggered weight loss in the first study of the approach in human volunteers.
Danielle Lindemer of East Grand Forks tried body wraps for the first time a few days before her Aug. 31 wedding. “I weighed the same afterwards, but all of my clothes were baggier,” she said. “I was absolutely thrilled with the results. (They) were very noticeable.”
The desire to recapture a svelte shape, combined with the willingness to plunk down significant amounts of money, has kept the bulge-busting industry in business. Remember the thigh-master or other fitness fads and dieting trends? That array has been joined by techniques such as liposuction, Botox treatments, microdermabrasion and “CoolSculpting.”
Don’t start pigging out on the holiday goodies yet, but for one reason or another, North Dakotans and, to some extent, Minnesotans just don’t gain much weight over the holiday season. North Dakota is No. 46, with residents gaining an average of 0.6 pounds each in December. Minnesota is No. 40, with average gains of 0.66 pounds.
Uh-oh, the new year’s just begun and already you’re finding it hard to keep those resolutions to junk the junk food, get off the couch or kick smoking. There’s a biological reason a lot of our bad habits are so hard to break — they get wired into our brains.
Forget the movie stereotype of voluptuous 20-year-olds in skimpy chiffon outfits belly dancing to please a harem full of men in the desert. In a Tacoma, Wash., community center recently, belly dance students ranged from 20-somethings to senior citizens, from slender to plus size. They were of Asian, European and African descent.
Just like good and bad cholesterol, there apparently are good and bad types of body fat. Scientists until recently believed this good fat, which spurs the body to burn calories to generate body heat, played an important role in keeping infants warm but by adulthood was mostly gone or inactive.
Two years ago, Janella Watson of Evanston, Ill., saw a photo of herself that changed her life. At least she thought she was in the picture. Her weight had reached 242 pounds; she hardly recognized the woman she once knew.
“I’d always been overweight and didn’t have healthy habits, but the photo did surprise me,” said Watson, 27, the marketing and sales manager at Kohl Children’s Museum in Glenview, Ill. “So I stepped on the scale. I was shocked. I knew something had to change.”
Some previous studies have found that low carbohydrate diets like Atkins work better than a traditional low-fat diet. But the new research found that the key to losing weight boiled down to a basic rule _ calories in, calories out.
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