Friday, October 30, 2009

Just Sitting?

Act and Thought for today:

Have you tried correcting your posture? I find it very uncomfortable and eventually it slips my mind. Today I am going to make a conscious effort to think about my posture.
In fact right now my shoulders are complain and i feel a slight awareness in stoach - its hard to explain. I know yoga is recommended to help but I have tried some videos and I can't think how an overweight person can most of those poses.

Pillow Posture

Place a pillow behind your lower back while you’re sitting at your desk to avoid slouching, decrease lower-back pain, improve posture and increase abdominal strength. Even better, it sounds so comfy. Who ever said you couldn’t get in shape just by sitting there?

(From article: Got 5 Minutes? It's All You Need to Get Fit:

"Good posture makes one look taller, slimmer and more confident. From a health perspective, correct posture has been shown to speed recovery from episodes of low-back pain and help prevent recurrence. In fact, there may be nothing more important than good posture to prevent many aches and pains resulting from undue stress on joints and muscles." (

Thursday, October 29, 2009


Yeh I am back

Its been a hectic few weeks.

Dream come true - I visited France!! Spent 5 days in Paris - walked myself to the ground by the fourth day I could not feel my feet anymore.

I have now rested for 9 days exactly (after ironing for an hour my feet start to complain!)- tomorrow I start to exercise again. Saturday we have 2.5mile ramble planed hopefully the weather will not work against us.

Current Weight:115.9kg

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Quote for the day

Strength is the capacity to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands- and then eat just one of the pieces.
- Judith Viorst

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Chocolate Banana Coins


Chocolate Banana Coins

Bananas contain all eight amino acids that our bodies cannot produce themselves. There you have it—eight reasons why you should eat them. If you have a sweet tooth, add a little chocolate for a melt-in-your-mouth dessert with all the health benefits of bananas.

Chocolate Banana Coins

By Sophie Pachella
May 13, 2009


1 banana, cut into coins
1 ounce dark chocolate, melted in microwave
1 tablespoon crushed almonds

Using a fork, dip one side of the banana coin into the chocolate, then into the almonds, and place on wax paper. Do this with all remaining coins and freeze for an hour before eating.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Tips for the week

Cinnamon has one of the highest antioxidant levels of any spice – and even more than many foods. You'll find as many antioxidants in 1 teaspoon of cinnamon as a full cup of pomegranate juice or ½ cup of blueberries.

Beyond antioxidants, cinnamon is also rich in natural compounds called polyphenols. These compounds appear to act like insulin in our body and may help regulate blood sugar levels. That's especially good news for people with diabetes.

  • Perk up your morning coffee with Ground Cinnamon. Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon over ground coffee before brewing.

    • Cinnamon Coffee

  • For lightly sweetened, cinnamon-spiced yogurt, mix 1/2 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon and 1 teaspoon maple syrup or honey into 1 cup plain yogurt.

    • Cinnamon Yogurt

  • Keep a shaker of Ground Cinnamon handy to sprinkle over everything from hot cocoa to oatmeal and fruit salad.