I am going to start trying to do a weekly blog spotlight on Fridays. Because there are so many I read and enjoy, I am not going through them in any particular order. I am just picking one. So don’t get your feeling hurt if you don’t think I am spotlighting your blog soon enough. Your time will come. With that being said, here goes:
The first blog spotlight is Fab Fatties – I happened to run across this blog a few months ago. I think I had seen Shannon comment on someone else’s blog, but I can’t remember for sure. I love the approach they have taken. It is two gals, Shannon and Angie, who are doing this thing together. (Note to self, this would be a much easier way to blog! ) The two gals seem to be real, which is one of the things I love to see on a blog. They also seem to have a good time with each other. If you have any doubts about that, check out their bloopers video from yesterday. While there is always good info to read on their blog, you get it mixed with a dose of sarcastic humor on occasion. For me that makes it interesting. Head over and check out Fab Fatties – tell them South Beach Steve sent you!
I don’t recall if I mentioned yesterday that my flight this morning was boarding at 4:40 AM or not, but it was. Needless to say, that made this early bird get up uncomfortably early this morning. I had intended on fasting until supper, but I was quite hungry when lunch time came around, so I had a 3-egg omelet and bacon. After I got home a mid-afternoon snack was two small pieces of a peacharine (I had never heard of this and had to try it). It was quite tasty. Supper ended up being a turkey polish sausage and a large salad. Mid-evening snack was an apple and natural PB.
Exercise ended up being a little more than expected today. I walked approximately 1.5 miles in the airports, which was about what I thought the total exercise for the day would be, but then I followed that with a 3.3 mile walk with my wife this evening. It was nice to walk somewhere besides on a treadmill.
One of the things that saddens me greatly is the physical condition of our youth today and the problems they are encountering as a result of it. For example, did you read about the 383 pound 13-year-old football player who died from hypertension? While it isn’t the same kind of story, what about the 22-year-old with high cholesterol (btw, I don’t agree with all the advice in this column). This is the kind of things that weren’t as common 20 years ago. It is hard to believe how much it has changed in this short of a period of time. Now before you get all defensive, I know there have always been overweight kids, but there are certainly more now, many, many more. That goes for adults too.
My goals for the week are as follows:
- I will not overeat this week. - Good so far.
- I will not eat cereal Monday-Saturday of this week. - Boy, I really wanted a bowl tonight, but I will not give in.
- I will not eat dried fruit this week. – Good so far.
- I will only eat nuts or nut butters in combination with fruit, at most twice a day. - Good so far.
- I will walk a total of 15 miles or more. - I think I am now at 15.3, but I need to verify that tomorrow.
- I will do two days of push ups. - Done plus one.
- I will do two days of planks. - Done.
- I will do two days of Tabata. - One more to go.
- I will do a partial day fast at least one day this week. – Done.