Monday, April 20, 2009

FYI: and are 2 great websites for healthy living.

Nutritiondata gives you all sorts of details about foods. It can help you total your intake whether you're trying to track a specific nutrient (like salt or calcium) or just calories.

Sparkpeople has exercise, food, and goal trackers as well as weight loss and healthy eating articles and support groups. I once tried an LDS group through them but folks seemed more interested in discussing their callings than weight loss tips.

Both are free to join.

How many calories are in that?

I know many of you are great at counting calories, I am not one of them. However, I have this great book called Total Nutrition that has calorie amounts for almost anything you can think of. If you are ever stumped or just don't want to look it up online I would be happy to look it up for you.

Is it so sad that in order to entertain Gabriella while I posted this I handed her a small box of whoppers? Just doing my part to perpetuate the problem. I need to do a serious overhaul. I think I eat more chocolate between Valentine's and Easter than I do the entire rest of the year.


That is going to be my immediate goal, clean out the junk and stock up on better options! Who's with me?

I'm at a bit of a loss...

When did this come about?  I mean, was there some sort of discussion, or whatever?

However, it does help a ton to have some support.  I need to lose (and keep off) 5-7 lbs. by May 18th, my next neuro-opthalmolagist appointment.  If I'm losing weight at a steady pace, my doctor will be able to lower my prescription dosage so that I'm not relying solely on the medication (it's that whole psuedo-tumor cerebri thing).

Good idea, whoever's this was!
HI all,  
  I went walking today yea, and i got up at seven not 9:30.

I like to Move it, Move it!

Anyone who is interested in walking 4pm+, let me know. I sometimes walk for half an hour during lunch. If you want to meet up, just give me a shout.
Bicyling is also a possibility. Right now I am back to the beginner level so no marathons for me. I will gladly cheer you on from the e-sidelines if you are doing a marathon!
I still want to get a group together for the 7 person bike at Onondaga Park. It's a blast! Great way to socialize and burn some calories.
thanks, Tammy for putting this together! I like the symbol of Lights a lot! Although I am grateful we are not in the Bud Ward... :)

cookies to blame?

So I recently realized that I am losing about 1 pound a month.... not great considering that I work out regularly... could the cookie I had for breakfast be to blame?

I have a good web sight for you all

Ok so I have been trying to lose weight for like 4 years now but I have not been to diligent about it. Any way's I  found out that I have high blood pressure not so good I know, but I found this web sight http://www., it tells you how much grains, Vegetables, fruit, milk, and meat you need based on your weight and hight :-) 

Sunday, April 19, 2009

My name is Estelle and I am a Rufflesaholic.

And I'll also admit that have no idea what Mindy is talking about.


How about we all post pictures of ourselves!!
You first Amy!!!

:) What are you eating?

Should we all use a label for ourselves? Like everytime you post, put your name in the LABEL section of the post(bottom right corner). That way if someone wants to go back and see what someone had written, they just click the label and it will take them to everything written by that person.
OR, we can have labels that pertain to certain subject like...

Label WEIGHTS...
then everyone who posts a weight writes Weight in the label spot.
YES? NO? Have I lost anyone? yeah, ok. NEVERMIND!!! lol

It's 9:10pm and I am that bad??

So, what are we supposed to do on the blog now....somebody start.


Thanks, Tammy for taking the initiative to set this up for us. I've been wanting to do this for a while now. And thank you for remembering to include me ... sometimes I feel a bit like an orphaned child out here! :-)

I love our name - especially the shortened one .... I want to be a "Liverpool Light" when I grow up!!!