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Calling NEW Buddies!!!
Hello Jamie! I am also 27 and need to lose 40 lbs by Feb. Sounds like we are buddy material! ;)
by Rachelb23 (submitted 2 years ago)
Are you BORN TO BE WILD?? --->Challenge!
I did my stretches every day this week! It's become a natural part of my day. W00t!:d
by Rachelb23 (submitted 6 years ago)
Are you BORN TO BE WILD?? --->Challenge!
I chose to try [b]slimladyinside's Italian Beef Stir Fry[/b], and it was really good! I like how easy it was to make. I'm not much of a cook, y-know. I tend to get sidetracked and things burn. :oops: No prob this time, though! I chose to repeat week 3 and [b]stretch[/b] this week. As a result, it has been easier to get myself to exercise every day as well--YAY!!!
by Rachelb23 (submitted 6 years ago)
Are you BORN TO BE WILD?? --->Challenge!
Last night I used the new step my bf got for me! I've been wanting one of those things for weeks!!! It didn't come with a video or anything, but luckily there are LOTS of aerobics instructors on FitTV who use the step in their workouts. :) This afternoon I will use the step to workout again. I likes it. :d
by Rachelb23 (submitted 6 years ago)
Are you BORN TO BE WILD?? --->Challenge!
My goal this challenge is to get some form of exercise every day this week. Last night I did a kick-boxing cardio workout for about 30 minutes. The show was an hour long, but I just couldn't finish it. I was pooped!
by Rachelb23 (submitted 6 years ago)
Are you BORN TO BE WILD?? --->Challenge!
I went out of town to visit my Momma for a couple of days, but I DID keep up with my committment for this week! [b]Monday[/b]: I worked out for an hour following the TV show "All-Star Workouts." This one was called "slo-robics" and was challenging, but not too difficult to finish, which was nice! :d [b]Tuesday[/b]: I worked out for 30 minutes with the belly-dance/exercise TV show "Shimmy." [b]Wednesday[/b]: I walked vigorously(!) for 30 minutes with my mother, who has become very difficult to keep up with since she lost 90 pounds. (woot-woot!) [b]Thursday[/b]: I worked out for an hour with "All-Star Workouts" again. This time the instructor had us doing a combination of cardio and sculpting. Again, it was challenging, but not too much to handle! 8) I am really enjoying this week's challenge. Hopefully it will show up on the scale come Saturday morning! ;)
by Rachelb23 (submitted 6 years ago)
Are you BORN TO BE WILD?? --->Challenge!
I'm with MoonLite on this one... Some form of exercise EVERY DAY this week. I am terribly lazy and find any excuse not to exercise on a regular basis, so this week's challenge should be really helpful to me. Thank you, bullytrouble and Imluuvd! :d
by Rachelb23 (submitted 6 years ago)
Are you BORN TO BE WILD?? --->Challenge!
Since I've gained all this weight I get really bad [b]acid reflux[/b] at night. I wake up in the middle of the night with this acidic, burning sensation in my chest and throat. Then I sit up, it gets better, I go back to bed, and within a couple of hours I'm awake with the burning again. [b]Acid reflux[/b] occurs when the acidic waste contents of the stomach flow into the esophagus. Unlike the stomach, the esophagus doesn't have a thick mucous lining to protect it from the damaging effects of acidic debris. If acid reflux is chronic, it causes swelling the redness in the esophageal and stomach tissues. This can lead to the destruction of the mucous lining in the stomach as well as stomach, esophageal, and duodenal ulcers. Doctors have tried to cure acid reflux by surgically repairing the valve between the stomach and esophagus to keep it from opening up and letting stomach acids pour into the esophagus. The results of these operations have been disappointing, so there has to be another explanation for acid reflux. Acidic waste molecules in the stomach open the valve that closes off the stomach from the esophagus by causing it to go into a spasm. The acidic waste then flows into the esophagus. Since this acid is the waste product from improperly digested food, the way to get rid of acid reflux is to find foods that the digestive metabolism breaks down completely so that minimal acidic waste is left over. [b]Aniseed [/b]or [b]anise [/b]is a powerful herb that helps in digestive conditions and has many other benefits for your body. Use only the ash-colored anise called green anise, European anise or sweet anise. There are two other types of anise, star anise and caraway, that should not be used here. [b]Peppermint [/b]is another powerful herb for stomach conditions or heartburn. It helps in digestion, stomach distension, cramps, ulcers, and gas. [b]Lavender[/b], known for it scent, has enormous healing activity for your body. It is also an excellent stomach aid. It is useful in reducing acid in the stomach. [b]Pineapples [/b]are a storehouse of enzymes and contain bromelain, an enzyme that reduces protein. Pineapples support digestion, reduce inflammation, and supports wound healing. The fresh juice has a high level of enzymes that will help you stop your acid reflux. [b]Chicory [/b]comes from a family of bitter herbs that contain endive and escarole. Boil 1 ½ cup of chicory root for 5 - 10 minutes. After it colds to room temperature, drink this tea to correct acid reflux or heartburn. Even adding those herbs to your salad will help prevent acid reflux. Eating foods that are alkaline is the best way to avoid acid reflux and heartburn. ******************************... On this same website, I found this recipe for an herbal tea with anise, peppermint, and lavender. Sounds weird, I know, but yesterday I tried one cup in the morning, one cup a few hours before bed, and I slept all through the night! The problem is, I'm not much of a flavored-tea drinker. If I keep going without the reflux, though, I may have to become one! Here is the recipe: [u]Anise, peppermint, and lavender tea[/u] Mix together equal amounts of aniseed, peppermint, and lavender. Make an infusion of this tea: * Boil 2 ½ cup distilled water. * Pour this water over a teaspoon of the herbal mixture. * Let tea sit 3-5 minutes. * Strain tea and add a little bit of honey if desired. * Place tea in a thermos. Drink up to 8 oz in the morning and 8 oz in the evening to get relief of acid reflux. Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expe... ******************************... I also found this recipe on about.com. It's a pineapple and chicken salad. [u]PINEAPPLE CHICKEN SALAD[/u] • 3 cups cooked chicken, diced • 1 1/2 cups chopped celery • 1/2 cup crushed pineapple, drained • mayonnaise • salt and pepper to taste • lettuce • 2 hard-cooked eggs, sliced, optional Combine chicken, celery and pineapple; moisten with mayonnaise. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Serve on lettuce and garnish with sliced egg, if desired. This salad was quite tasty! I did use fat-free mayo, took the yolks out of my eggs, and added 1oz of low-fat cheese. Yummy!
by Rachelb23 (submitted 6 years ago)
Are you BORN TO BE WILD?? --->Challenge!
I haven't gotten a chance to post the past couple of stretches until now, so here they are: Feb. 12th - Gilad is this big, buff, aerobics instructor-German(?) guy on FitTv who has his own show. I tried. Really hard. I did the stretches (and liked them!), but about 14 minutes into the actual routine I couldn't go on! My muscles were all wimpy and crying and stopped working. So I rewinded it, went back through the stretches, and that was Tuesday night. SOMEDAY, GILAD!! I WILL CONQUER!! YOU AND ME ARE GONNA WORKOUT-STRAIGHT THROUGH!! :x :badgrin: Feb. 13th - Last night I did some more "Shimmy" stretching and workout routines. I went through the stretching twice, because I was sore from the night before. This morning I feel much better! As a side note, I went into this week's challenge with the intention of just doing what was necessary to get my team some points. I was just walking 20 mins, 3-5 days/week with the doggies. Now, after going through the stretching portion, I keep getting this urge to [u]complete[/u] the workout routines . HOW AWESOME IS THAT?!:!:
by Rachelb23 (submitted 6 years ago)
Are you BORN TO BE WILD?? --->Challenge!
[b]UtahToad[/b] and [b]slinkylins[/b], I'm with you guys--Gotta suck in the gut to see aaaall the way down to the toes! :oops: Last night I was flipping through the channels, and on FitTv there is this new show called "Shimmy." They warm up by doing some basic stretches, so I decided to join them. I felt pretty good after the stretching, so I went ahead and tried the workout, which consists of belly-dancing moves! How neat is that?! It was SO much fun, although at first it's hard to learn the moves correctly AND keep with the rhythm. I was pretty sorry lookin', Lol. :lol: I'm sure tonight will be better! Anyway, that was my stretch for last night. :d
by Rachelb23 (submitted 6 years ago)
Stats from Fatsecret - very interesting
Neat! :)
by Rachelb23 (submitted 6 years ago)
Are you BORN TO BE WILD?? --->Challenge!
So last night, even though I was SOOO tired, I stretched for 5 or 6 minutes using some of the techniques I remembered from Curves. (The ones on the wall to the side of the exercise equipment). I was pleasantly surprised at how much better I felt afterward! It was amazing! I've never been one to enjoy stretching, yoga, or anything like that where you're just sitting there, not really moving. However, last night was GREAT! I'll have to do it again tonight--hopefully it will feel just as good as last night. :d
by Rachelb23 (submitted 6 years ago)
the CARDIO FREE diet
That's great news for me--I can't stand cardio, but enjoy weight training. Thanks, Sarbobar! :d
by Rachelb23 (submitted 6 years ago)
Team Point Lap Point Auto/Body Challenge
Articular (joint) cartilage in the human body is like shocks and struts on a car. Cartilage minimizes the amount of stress on your bones, just as the shocks and struts on a car minimize the amount of stress on your car. They are used frequently, and with age they wear down. Eventually, shock absorbers in a car must be replaced just as human's cartilage eventually may need to be replaced, depending on the amount of wear and tear it has been subject to. Here are 2 websites with information on human cartilage/cartilage transplantation and car shock absorbers/shock absorber replacement: 1. http://www.freshpatents.com/Ca... 2. http://www.costhelper.com/cost...
by Rachelb23 (submitted 6 years ago)
Are you BORN TO BE WILD?? --->Challenge!
[b]BIG WELCOME [/b]to [b]Pretty Face[/b], [b]Krystal[/b], [b]Ranchwoman[/b], [b]Thinnymcgee[/b]--it's great to have you all here!!! :) (Especially you, [b]Thinnymcgee[/b]--Welcome to the [b]White Corvettes[/b] team. Glad to have ya!) :d
by Rachelb23 (submitted 6 years ago)
Are you BORN TO BE WILD?? --->Challenge!
[b]RECIPE REVIEW:[/b] 1. Last night I made [b]Utah Toad's "Barbecue Beans"[/b] - the boy LOVED it, I think I put too much mustard in it, though.:roll: 2. Also made [b]addmalmom's "French Dressing"[/b] which was REALLY good! I was impressed! :d
by Rachelb23 (submitted 6 years ago)
Are you BORN TO BE WILD?? --->Challenge!
Thank you, [b]ImLuuvd[/b] and [b]Evelyn[/b] for all you guys have done for this challenge! I'm impressed and always inspired by the love and dedication the two of you bring to this website. Thank you--YOU ROCK!!! :d
by Rachelb23 (submitted 6 years ago)
Are you BORN TO BE WILD?? --->Challenge!
[b]WHITE CORVETTE REVIEWS:[/b] 1. White Corvette Lucybell's "Red Bean and Pepper Chilli" was really really good! I admit I was skeptical with it being a vegetarian dish and all. Also, I put in twice the amount of listed corn on accident--but I love corn, and so does the bf, so it all worked out!! We gave it an 8.5 out of 10. (Extra point for being super easy to make!!) 2. White Corvette Kellybo's "Southern Collard Greens" were good! I'm not the best "green cooker," and I think I mixed up some of the ingredient amounts... My Mom could've rocked this recipe- haha! I give it a 7 out of 10. :d
by Rachelb23 (submitted 6 years ago)
Fat Grams
Here is the chart I was given to go by: Fat grams/Calories per day: 39g fat/1200 cals 48g fat/1400 cals 54g fat/1600 cals 60g fat/1800 cals Hope that helps!
by Rachelb23 (submitted 6 years ago)
Coffee Creamers
I agree--the sugar free kind are really good. That's what I use too. Even the generic creamers made sugar free are just as good as the brand name ones in my opinion, especially french vanilla and hazelnut! :d Yum!
by Rachelb23 (submitted 6 years ago)
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