Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas to All

Howdy from the land of quiet offices and holiday parties!

I wish a Very Merry Christmas to all and a safe New Year.

Eat well, move plenty and count yur blessings.

Pearl of Wisdom from the Mind of WEL
Given enough thought and effort, any need can be fulfilled, any hurdle can be jumped, any river can be crossed.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Monkey see Monkey do?

Howdy from the land of frost burnt Bermuda grass and fire side chairs!

Dr.J had article about childhood obesity and exercise on his Calorielab site. It raised questions in my mind. Do fat parents raise fat kids or does exercises mean less fat kids?

Well, I have said many times , I am not a Doctor nor a Scientist , I'm just a guy with a fair measure of common sense.It does seem to me that parents set examples for their kids to learn by.The kids learn values from not only their parents but from lots of folks they spend time with---parents,friends,teachers even the folks at the store.One thing I know for sure is the more time you spend with your kids the better the chances they pick up your values------which can be good or bad! Like it or not we do set an example.

My kids saw me over eat and heard me say "give me some more desert" too many times in their lives. Now don't get me wrong, not all kids that have fat parents grow up to be fat. The kids do have a mind and the ability to think and reason but the things they learn as "normal" at a very early age can really be hard to over come latter in life.

After all--------Monkey see monkey do.

Let's do something good for the next generation and look at our self to see if we can set a better example for the next Monkey.We are a lazy society and seem to be getting lazier by the year.

Maybe just maybe the best answer for this childhood obesity is "Monkey see Monkey do"??

Pearl of Wisdom form the Mind of WEL
We never really grow up, we just learn how to act in public.

Monday, December 13, 2010

All I want for Christmas

Howdy from the land of approaching reindeer and Jolly HOHOHO's!

I have been doing a 10 day challenge presented by Wilderness Athlete and it is coming right along.The challenge is to use their products for 10 days and you feel better (sales pitch).Using the Wilderness Athlete supplements take some getting used to but are working out OK.The mixing up my calorie burning exercising is working out well, as my knees are not singing a bad tune.

The math is working out real well but this challenge is , well, a CHALLENGE.It is taking some getting used to, a real mind set change.Basically, I switched my main meal of the day to breakfast---I get to eat good food and plenty of it at 5:30-6:00.
I have been eating around 850-950 calories of bacon, eggs and bread each morning.Then for the rest of the day I take my supplements, a shake and apple for both lunch and supper.This totals around 1700-1800 calories total for the day.

The big change in my mind is not feeling real full at night. Another thing I notice is I wake up more alert and ready to eat.I feel better during the day but I still have the thoughts that "it is time to eat"(the old habit thing).

All in all I am going in the right direction on my road.

What do I want for Christmas?? I want you to realize how important your health is to you and take a step down your road , if I can take a step down mine you can jump ahead by a mile. A MER I CAN

Pearl of Wisdom from the Mind of WEL
Light travels faster than sound, that is why some folks appear bright until you hear them speak.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Doing math

Howdy from the land of gusty north winds and empty Crown bottles!

The year is nearly gone.

For the past 4 weeks I have been doing the math and resting my joints--mostly my knees.I have not worried about what I am eating nor how many calories I'm burning.I have however been doing the math, evidently.

I must have been doing some math because I stayed the same weight for a month so I feel like I have made some adjustments over the past two years that have STUCK.Now , I am not at the end of my journey but I am much closer than when I started.

Anyway, I have done the math and the rest of this year I will be spreading my active calorie burning out between walking, riding my bike and some BWEs as to keep my knees from dragging me down the well again.

I am also trying some supplements from Wilderness Athlete to see how I feel.
I just love a Science Project!

Come on and join me as we coast on in to Christmas and see what Santy brings us!

Pearl of Wisdom from the Mind of WEL
Going to church does not make you a Christian any more than standing in the garage makes you a car.