The big news of the evening is that I have been showcased on Louisa’s Weight Loss Diary. Louisa has done a fantastic job putting together and interview and introduction to the South Beach Diet. Do me a favor, if you are short on time tonight, stop reading my post and head on over and read her’s. Please be sure and leave her a comment.
The next big news of the evening is that I walked this morning! Woot! I know it has been so long you all probably wondered if I had given up on it. Well, okay, so maybe it hasn’t been that long, but it has been a week. Let me tell you, it was COLD, but only when the wind was blowing. When it wasn’t blowing I was terribly overdressed. I only put in 2.3 miles and my pace was much slower than normal, but I did it. I plan on walking again in the morning, even though it is supposed to be in the teens. In addition, I have also done 20 push ups today – two different times.
Eating was very good today as well. Breakfast was the typical apple with natural PB, but I also added four thin slices of bacon. Lunch was a very small serving of white beans and a can of tuna. I did have a few hot peppers for a mid-afternoon snack though. Supper was the big meal of the day. I had a large taco salad (no tortillas, of course). It was delicious! I am sure I will have a sf popsicle or some other snack before bed.
I ran across a story some time back about “brown fat“ It seems that this brown fat is not the same as the typical fat in our bodies. In fact, if you are so blessed with higher than normal percentages of brown fat, your body has a higher basil metabolic rate. In fact, jut 50 grams of brown fat can increase your basil metabolic rate by 20%! Did you read that? 20%! One thing this article leads me to believe supports a long-held theory I have had. If a person is hot natured, they have a higher BMR. I have always been extremely hot natured. While I have also always been overweight, I have typically eaten tremendous amounts of food – amounts so large is usually shocks people. This makes me wonder whether my metabolism is naturally higher. If that is the case, how sad is it that I was so overweight? Of course, that is just theory and coffee talk as I am never going to go to the trouble to find out, but it is interesting nonetheless.