Wednesday, March 27, 2013

A Maintainer's World Wednesday

Today is Fit to the Finish's  15th Slimmiversary, Aha Moment Day and then some!!  She is so inspiring and so giving with information following her 150 lb weight loss.  Go over and see.  Happy Wednesday, Everyone.
110 Pounds and Counting – Hotel Gyms
300 Pounds Down -- The Wednesdays of Life
344 Pounds -- Monday is a Day of Opportunity
Garden Girl – Required Weight Transition Reading-Refuse to Regain
Half Size Me -- Tune in for the Latest Podcast
It Sux To Be Fat -- Cruise in Control – Know Body
Keeping off 200 lbs -- My silly little plans
Keeping the Pounds OFF -- My Coffee Thoughts
Lap Band Gal! -- Weigh In Day & I Miss Amy
Losing 147 -- Single digits.
Lynn's Weigh -- The "C" Word
mama runrunrun -- Maintenance=Constant Vigilance
Man Meets Scale -- Getting back on the horse (literally) at the age of 60
My Journey to Fit -- Girls Just Want to Have Fun 5K Recap!
Poonapalooza -- Don't dream it's over
Refuse to Regain -- Is "Intuitive Eating" Possible?
Roni’s Weigh -- I'm Responsibly Selfish
Runs for Cookies -- RRCA Weekend
welcome to my world --  The Facts about Maintenance after Significant Weight Loss

Fitness Maintainers

Fit This, Girl -- Cheating, dealing and a habit forming
Finding Radiance -- A wee bit of walking
MetamorFit -- The CrossFit Chronicles: Edition 4
The Fit Bee -- The Truth about Ultra Training
Tracy Reifkind's Training Food and Thought -- Everything Old is New Again!
Weight Off My Shoulders -- Tedy's Team Group Run-21 miles

Healthy Cooking Maintainers -- Caution possible cravings ahead!!

Can You Stay for Dinner? -- Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
Green Lite Bites -- Grapefruit Quinoa
Hungry Girl -- Chew the Right Thing
HungryHealthyHappy -- Clean Eating Food Prepartation
Kath Eats Real Food -- The Squiggly Line Effect
Kaylyn's Kitchen -- Thai-Inspired Ground Turkey Larb Salad Recipe...
Mother Rimmy's Cooking Light Done Right -- Herbed Barley and Broccoli Pilaf
Nosh My Way -- Roasted Sweet Potatoes over Spring Greens
Paleo Mom -- Nightshade-Free Curry-Baked Tilapia...
Undressed Skeleton -- Healthy & Light Seafood Alfredo

Saturday, March 23, 2013

from the Maintainer's Virtual Bookshelf--"Slim for Life" by Jillian Michaels

Just downloaded it today on my Kindle; the release date just whizzed right by me.  Chapter 1--Eating, section:  Slim Calorie Habits.  I also loved the dedication page, "I'm sick of sappy book dedications...this book is straight from me to you."  She is so funny.  And did anyone notice that she didn't appear with Danni on the Today Show on Tuesday.  I actually loved that because she is going to have to deal with all the attention on her own.  I dunno this just struck me---I was off on Tuesday and got to watch it.  She is so serious (imho) about helping us all get fit and maintain.  Unfortunately, this is going to be a slow read.  But I am so pleased with the structure of the book, Chapter titles seem awesome---So Much for Maintainers!!!!  A Section toward the end of Chapter 8--'No Tip Left Behind'--does this sound spectacular or what?  And then she has Selected References and an Index--heaven!!!
Sorry, just the Librarian and former part-time Bookseller in me.  Can't wait to give my favorite excerpts and/or sections.  I just don't think I could write a review per se.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

A Maintainer's World Wednesday

Good afternoon--busy, busy making a few changes--all good.  Happy Wednesday!!
110 Pounds and Counting – Maintenance 101: Fitness Should be Fun
300 Pounds Down -- Experiencing Life
344 Pounds -- Take the Stairs
Garden Girl – Discovering my wheat sensitivity...
Half Size Me -- Tune in for the Latest Podcast
It Sux To Be Fat -- No Pie for Pi Day – In Sickness and In Health
Keeping the Pounds OFF -- Long Story of Pain...
Keeping Off 200 lbs -- Physical Changes
Lap Band Gal! -- Being a Cheap Date.
Lynn's Weigh -- A New Dog and An Old Knee
Maintain My Weight -- Easy Eats Check List
My Journey to Fit -- When a Bathroom Redo is like Dieting...
Poonapalooza -- Inspiration is all around
Refuse to Regain -- How to Force Ethics on the Food Industry...
Roni’s Weigh -- Ask Roni: How Did I REALLY Lose the Weight?
Undressed Skeleton -- Healthy Hiking & My Nature Epiphany
welcome to my world --  Is Today Your Monday?

Fitness Maintainers

MetamorFit -- Experience the Expedition with Endeavor Racing
MizFit -- Fighting our Happiness Set Point
Runs for Cookies -- ShamRock n Roll 10K race report
Tracy Reifkind's Training Food and Thought -- Getting on with the Adventure
The Fit Bee -- Preparing for Boston Marathon 2013
Weight Off My Shoulders -- St. Patrick's Day Weekend

Healthy Cooking Maintainers -- Caution possible cravings ahead!!

Can You Stay for Dinner? -- Soba Noodle and Shrimp Salad...
Finding Radiance -- Waking Up in a Victoria Secret body
Green Lite Bites -- The 6-Ingredient, Family-Approved, Pork Loin Dinner
Hungry Girl -- Chew the Right Thing
HungryHealthyHappy -- Chicken, Spinach and Sweet Potato Curry
Kath Eats Real Food -- Weekend.
Kaylyn's Kitchen -- Easy Recipe for Roasted Bell Peppers, Red Onions, Turkey Italian Sausage
Mother Rimmy's Cooking Light Done Right -- Sweet Blood Orange and Avacado Salad
Nosh My Way -- Teriyaki Glazed Meatballs

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

A Maintainer's World Wednesday

I am often in awe when I start reading the "headlines" of Maintainers--enjoy!!

Fitness Maintainers
Fit This, Girl -- Losing ground is not failure!
MetamorFit -- Update your wardrobe without commitment!!
MizFit -- We *Are* all Superwomen
Tracy Reifkind's Training Food and Thought -- What is SFG?

110 Pounds and Counting – Nutrition: Who to Trust?
300 Pounds Down -- You are not perfect
344 Pounds -- The Shallow End
Ask Florine -- Cleaning Out Your Fridge...
Fixing Myself Happy -- Stopping In
Garden Girl – Favorite Podcast-Quit Binge Eating...
Half Size Me -- Tune in for the Latest Podcast
It Sux To Be Fat -- Be a Better Planner – Measures of Success
Keeping off 200 lbs -- Exercising hard, less often
Keeping the Pounds OFF -- Sad, but I had to block the Anonymous
Lap Band Gal! -- I met the Godfather
Losing 147 -- The Ultimate Secret Exposed - Food
Lynn's Weigh -- Armed and Less Dangerous
mama runrunrun -- Vegetables, Eggs and Back to 126
My Journey to Fit -- Running, Weight Loss, Weight Gain?
No Celery Please! -- Over It!!!
Paleo Mom -- ...The Trouble with Stevia
Poonapalooza -- Happy runniversary to me
Roni’s Weigh -- 10 Things that made Tuesday Great!
Runs for Cookies -- How I've stayed binge free for six months...
The Fit Bee -- Maintaining a Large Weight Loss Part 3
Weight Off My Shoulders -- Emotions...
welcome to my world -- More Messy Math

Healthy Cooking Maintainers -- Caution possible cravings ahead!!
Can You Stay for Dinner? -- Coconut Curry Chicken
Finding Radiance -- Cheesy Crockpot Chicken Chili
Green Lite Bites -- My Certosa-Inspired Cabbage Salad
Hungry Girl -- Chew the Right Thing
Kath Eats Real Food -- Smokey Maple Lentil Salad
Kaylyn's Kitchen -- ...Stovetop Goulash Recipe...
Mother Rimmy's Cooking Light Done Right -- Beefy French Dip Sandwich...
Nosh My Way--- Coffee Cake {Healthified Recipe}
Undressed Skeleton -- Healthy 77 Calorie Protein Shamrock Shake!
Your Lighter Side -- Easy Italian Cabbage Rolls

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Quote from last night's Biggest Loser

I jotted this down and I am pretty sure it was the contestant Jackson who said it, "Weight loss is mental. You have to want it more than you want a cupcake!!"  The exclamation points are mine.  I would say insert any word here that would apply.  To me this quote resonated on so many levels---I am sure he meant this in its most literal sense; but it seemed almost metaphoric for a lot of things in life but especially weight loss and maintenance.  We have all tried many times to lose weight and then there is this time (presently) whereas everything is clicking and makes sense.  I have realized for me that it was a lot of mental and spiritual work.  The mental for me was more so getting out of my own head---developing a sense of self, self-esteem.  I had zero self-esteem my whole life--I didn't love myself, I never liked the way I looked--I could go on and on.  My development of self took years--I think I owned a self-help section of a bookstore.  I still feel that I am a work in progress but I have a much higher sense of self.  What's so interesting about the quote is that I heard the "mental" part over 15 years or more ago from Oprah, yes, Oprah said that "Weight loss is very mental."  Or something like this, but I definitely remember the mental part and just being confused.  I thought that weight loss was eating less and exercising and then, presto!!!  As I struggled to keep the weight off, I started thinking about the spiritual which helped the mental.  Did anyone else hear this quote or have ever heard something like this?  Let me know.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Always Remember

I always think of and always remember my sister's Birthday, which is today, March 7th.  She would have been 61 years old.  I remember thinking about her turning 60 last year.  I asked my mother, "How do you think she would have been about turning 60?"  My mother thought that she would have been OK with it.  I agreed.  I think she would have gotten a hoot out of turning 60 years old. She got her Bachelor's Degree in English with a minor in Drama (or Theater Art) from Central Michigan University in 1974.  She became a high school English teacher and did acting/theater workshops in the summers.  She self-published a book of poetry just before she died in 1983.   I also think about blogging--she would have LOVED blogging and social networks.  I will do better with pictures.  I have them.  Thanks for reading.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

A Maintainer's World Wednesday

Encouragement--I have been around  the blogosphere this week and came upon a group of weight loss bloggers in their mid to late 20s--who give each other encouragement and inspiration.  There are a few new Maintainers that I have found and they are blended in below.  I like this group because again mid to late 20s=after college, on your own for the first time, bills, seeking/finding a mate, getting married, getting pregnant, having a baby... Some in this grouping are still struggling, some are pregnant (amazing how we know these things) and then 3 of them got it.  The math of it is statistically correct--of those who lose weight, only ~5 percent maintain the weight loss.  There were 13 that I counted and only 3 are Maintaining=2.3%.  I am so glad they are there for each other and many of them seem very consistent in their postings--the good, the bad, the up, the down.  Happy Wednesday and Merry Maintaining!!

Healthy Cooking Maintainers -- Caution possible cravings ahead!!
Can You Stay for Dinner? -- Cranberry Quinoa Salad
Green Lite Bites -- Simple Chicken and Oat Stew with Northern Beans
Hungry Girl -- Chew the Right Thing
Kath Eats Real Food -- Gallery of Snacks
Kaylyn's Kitchen -- Slow Cooker Thai-Inspired Butternut Squash and Peanut Soup...
Leap of Taste -- Whole Wheat Kumquat Scones with Spiced Vanilla Glaze
Mother Rimmy's Cooking Light Done Right -- Herby Chicken Breast and Summer Squash Saute'
Nosh My Way-- Blood Orange Muffins
Paleo Mom -- Spinich Brownies Revisited...
Undressed Skeleton -- Zucchini Pizzas, Anyone? (Only 40-50 Calories)
Your Lighter Side -- Portabella Mushroom Pizzas

Fitness Maintainers
MetamorFit -- Color Me...
MizFit -- 4 tips for Teaching Little (& Big) People Body Confidence
Tracy Reifkind's Training Food and Thought -- It Don't Mean a Thing...
Weight Off My Shoulders -- Really Self A Triathlon?

110 Pounds and Counting – Dairy-Free Conclusions
300 Pounds Down -- Remembering the Pain
344 Pounds -- Heart's on Fire
Ask Florine -- Nixing the Proverbial Tomorrow
Garden Girl – 13 month weight maintenance check-in
Half Size Me -- Tune in for the Latest Podcast
It Sux To Be Fat -- March 2013 Goals – Taking it (too) Easy?
Keeping the Pounds OFF -- Eating Right with What to Eat 
Lap Band Gal! -- Airport Temptations!
Losing 147 -- NC
Lynn's Weigh -- AIM: What's the Difference this Time?
mama runrunrun -- "Real" food.
Man Meets Scale -- "I was just trying to buy some lipstick!" No, not me...
My Journey to Fit -- AIM: What's the Difference This Time?
Poonapalooza -- My masochistic tendencies
Refuse to Regain -- Treat Obesity as Physiology, not Physics:...
Roni’s Weigh -- Note to Self...
Runs for Cookies -- Lots of activity
The Tippy Toe Diet -- AIM: What's the Difference the Time?
welcome to my world -- You Say it's Gross...

Monday, March 4, 2013

What's New in Maintenance Research

Soenen S, Martens EA, Hochstenbach-Waelen A, Lemmens SG, Westerterp-Plantenga MS.

J Nutr. 2013 Feb 27. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 23446962 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Hainerov√° IA, Lebl J.

World Rev Nutr Diet. 2013;106:105-12. doi: 10.1159/000342556. Epub 2013 Feb 11.
PMID: 23428688 [PubMed - in process]
Cottrell E, Chambers R.

Nurs Stand. 2013 Jan 23-29;27(21):35-41.
PMID: 23427684 [PubMed - in process]
Lifestyle intervention reduces body weight and improves cardiometabolic risk factors in worksites. I have read a few articles about this---probably worthwhile to take a look.
Salinardi TC, Batra P, Roberts SB, Urban LE, Robinson LM, Pittas AG, Lichtenstein AH, Deckersbach T, Saltzman E, Das SK.

Am J Clin Nutr. 2013 Feb 20. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 23426035 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Wang P, Holst C, Astrup A, Bouwman FG, van Otterdijk S, Wodzig WK, Andersen MR, van Baak MA, Rasmussen LG, Martinez JA, Jebb SA, Pfeiffer AF, Kafatos A, Handjieva-Darlenska T, Hlavaty P, Saris WH, Mariman EC.

Br J Nutr. 2013 Feb 21:1. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.
PMID: 23425308 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Remember: the Epub ahead of print is probably not available right now---no Volume, Issue or page #s...on your own you can monitor the publisher's site or contact the author is always another avenue.