Posts Tagged ‘weight’

Returning to Cook. Write. Garden. Repeat.

January 31, 2011 Leave a comment

Hi guys!  I have missed my food and healthy living blog. I have all these great recipes and photos to share with you that have been building up over the last three months. Plus I am planning a new garden which will debut in the spring! Actually lots of garden plans are in the works.

Here’s what you can look forward to:

Vegetable Gardening for Small Spaces I have been reading many blogs and books and I’ll share with you some of the specifics of using the space you have to grow vegetables and herbs.

Worm Composting Kitchen Scraps Why worms make sense for folks living in apartments or condos.

Quick Wholesome Meals: Recipes that come together in 30 minutes that are tasty, mindful of your body and your pocket books.

Canning and Preserving I really enjoyed it last year and I will be planning my year out.  When and How will be the big ones shared and recipes!

Ideas for Nourishing Packable Snacks and Lunches I have a full time job and I’ll reveal to you what I bring to work for breakfast, lunch and snacks that are easy, wholesome and healthy.

Foraging for Wild Fruit, Fungus and Fronds As we head into spring it’ll be time to gather fern fronds, wild onions, ramps and wild berries.  I look forward to some great Hikes too…

Well, I think that should keep me plenty busy.

By the way, what do you think of my new blog design? I’m still working on the heading. If you notice anything that isn’t working or confusing let me know.


Inches be gone!!

September 18, 2010 3 comments

I am happy to let you know that I have lost 10” off my body.
  2-Sep 17-Sep Difference
Neck 14.75” NA  
Arm (Left) 15.25” 14" 1.25”
Arm (Right) 15.25” 14" 1.25”
Chest 47” 47" 0”
Waist 47” 43" 4”
Hips 47” 47" 0”
Upper Thigh (Left) 28.5” 27" 1.5”
Upper Thigh (Right) 29” 27" 2”
Calf (Left) 17.25” na  
Calf (Right) 17.75” na  
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What is the skinny on sugar…

August 13, 2010 3 comments

"The idea that coke is priced less than water just gives the whole show away

and that has to do with enormously successful industry lobbying."

~ Marion Nestle, a nutritional scientist. Excerpt from CBC Documentary Big Sugar

Sweet lovely white and brown sugar, how I love you.  Yes I have been a sugar-acholic all of my life.  I have grown up with Coke and Pepsi as main drinks.  My father was an avid Coke drinker and my Mother a Pepsi drinker.  It was always fun going out to dinner with them.  I have always enjoyed both to be honest with little to no thought on how much sugar there was in both.  To be honest up until now I did not care! Why care now… Well as I have not been feeling well I am feeling my health should be stationed as number 1 priority.

Pepsi has (read from the label of a 2L bottle):  110 Calories and 29g of Sugar in 250 ml. That is approximately 6.112 teaspoons of sugar.

They say on average that one person may consumer 1 can of pop ever day for a year.  So if we do the math:

29 grams of sugar x 365 days = 10585 grams of sugar (just from pop) consumed each year and according to Google calculator that is 10 585 grams = 23.3359305 pounds. A lot of sugar!  That is as much as my Scottish Terrier.   I also because I am not a dietician or knower of calories and weight related calculations I Googled:

How many pounds would you gain if you drank one soda a day for a year?

To my amazement you would gain a whopping 14 pounds!!

If you drink a 12 oz can of Coca-Cola every day you would gain 14.6 pounds per year. (one can = 140 calories x 365 days = 51,100 calories / 3500 calories = 14.6 pounds)

So please take the eye opening OMG that I have consider the math… I hope to shed those 14 pounds and shed my pop habit too…

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