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Livestrong Health Tracking–Update

Jan­u­ary 19, 2014

The end of week two on the plan.  Fun­ny only seems like 2 months!

  • I’ve man­aged to lose 5 inch­es in the 2 weeks, main­ly from the waist
  • The auld adage of ‘ener­gy in, ener­gy out” real­ly holds true.  If you put few­er calo­ries into your body than  you take out through exer­cise then you will lose fat.  The body has to turn to burn­ing the fat stores to feed the exer­cise demand
  • The work­outs are very chal­leng­ing and I’ve tend­ed to do them about 4 days a week instead of the 6 rec­om­mend­ed.  I find I need some more time between work­outs to recover–particularly around my chal­lenged right knee
  • Some of the meal sug­ges­tions have had to be altered to make them more to our taste and this seems to be work­ing well
  • We found doing the shop­ping for the week was not real­ly prac­ti­cal for us, and result­ed in a lot waste–fruit going off etc.  We’re now get­ting sup­plies a cou­ple of days ahead which is much more man­age­able

All in all we’re very pleased with the results and now that we’re in the swing of the plan it seems pret­ty easy to fol­low.  Onward to the next 2 weeks!

 

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Food Practical Tips

Livestrong Health Tracking

Over the last (too many!) years at this time I’ve (we’ve) re-focused on health and fit­ness as part of my New Year goals.  With many oth­ers I’ve uti­lized the Live­strong™ health apps to track my progress and try and get in bet­ter shape.  Recent­ly Live­strong™ have updat­ed their offer­ings to include a full work­out and eat­ing plan tai­lored to your goals and impor­tant­ly for us, they have a full bore veg­e­tar­i­an eat­ing plan in the offer­ings.    The work­outs are on-line videos and are about half an hour each and real­ly burn the calo­ries.  They are host­ed by an Eng­lish ex pro foot­baller,  Nicky Holen­der, and are a lot of fun.

For almost the first time in our lives we are fol­low­ing the plan exact­ly and did a week’s shop­ping up front–what a task that was!

This is day 5 of our jour­ney and I must say I feel and see a dif­fer­ence already.  Its chal­leng­ing but lots of fun and nice to have some­one tell you what to eat for each meal!

The pho­to at the top of the page is a screen shot of my eat­ing for break­fast today and shows how easy it is to enter and track all your meals and work­outs.  Scary!

We’ll post some more thoughts as we progress with the plan over the next month or so.

Jan­u­ary 19, 2014

The end of week two on the plan.  Fun­ny only seems like 2 months!

  • I’ve man­aged to lose 5 inch­es in the 2 weeks, main­ly from the waist
  • The auld adage of ‘ener­gy in, ener­gy out” real­ly holds true.  If you put few­er calo­ries into your body than  you take out through exer­cise then you will lose fat.  The body has to turn to burn­ing the fat stores to feed the exer­cise demand
  • The work­outs are very chal­leng­ing and I’ve tend­ed to do them about 4 days a week instead of the 6 rec­om­mend­ed.  I find I need some more time between work­outs to recover–particularly around my chal­lenged right knee
  • Some of the meal sug­ges­tions have had to be altered to make them more to our taste and this seems to be work­ing well
  • We found doing the shop­ping for the week was not real­ly prac­ti­cal for us, and result­ed in a lot waste–fruit going off etc.  We’re now get­ting sup­plies a cou­ple of days ahead which is much more man­age­able

All in all we’re very pleased with the results and now that we’re in the swing of the plan it seems pret­ty easy to fol­low.  Onward to the next 2 weeks!