Posts Tagged diet

Fitness Challenge

For the last two years, I’ve been trying to get closer to the ideal weight for my age, height and gender. For vanity but also health reasons. So I got fanatical and watched what I eat and worked out – a lot! During moments of frustration/madness, I also tried a few extreme diets. One involved drinking this crazy maple syrupy drink that was sprinkled with cayenne pepper. It was the Beyonce inspired diet. Now I knew it was crazy, just like all the others, but when you count calories and work out regularly and yet the scale doesn’t budge, you […]

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Walking

I walk a lot – either regular or Nordic walking. It is my primary way of toning up the body and keeping weight under control. Ideally, I’d walk every day, first thing in the morning since I enjoy the great outdoors and feel that it sets up the day nicely. I usually feel invigorated and ready to take on any challenge before me. However, most morning, I find myself hitting the snooze button because really – who wants to get up at 5am? Definitely not me! That said, today was different. I was up and out quite quickly and walked […]

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Fruit Cravings

It’s 70 degrees Fahrenheit in London today. Hot, but not hot enough for August! I’d like it to at least 80 degrees. Since the probability of that is slim, I’d to be in the Caribbean – in Montserrat to be exact. My time there in June was way too short and I didn’t get to eat enough fresh fruits. I want more cherries, guavas, guineps, sour sop, sweet sop, coconut, mamisiporte and mangoes, mangoes and more mangoes! Heck, the craving was so strong today that I went to the grocery store in search. And while there were some mangoes, they […]

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The Facebook Diet

I have a love/hate relationship with food. It all started around September 1988 when I left the comforts of Boston for college at the University of Michigan. By the time Thanksgiving rolled around, I had gained the freshmen ten – heck, who am I kidding fifteen pounds. Since then, my weight has been like a roller coaster ride – sometimes up and sometimes down. The frustrating thing is that I don’t really overeat or binge on cookies, chocolate, etc. I just don’t always make smart choices about what I put in my mouth (i.e. given the choice between a baked […]

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Nothing Fits Anymore

Today I had my annual physical. Despite the fact that I’m fighting my third cold/flu this season, according to my doctor, everything checks out. I’m just a little run down from all the drama that went on this year. But one issue that needs working on is weight. No surprise there. This is something I have battled since college. It’s so frustrating. Every time I think I have the problem conquered, something happens to throw me off. I suppose I need to start thinking of my weight in terms of my health and not just in terms of my physical […]

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