Sunday, April 29, 2012
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Adam: What do you do (Professionally)
Rae Kane: Pipefitter
RK: It's good to have goals but why wait till the new year to make them? I never have.
Adam: What is one thing that you think that everybody should do for their health?
RK: Your body is like a swimming pool, if you've never taken care of one you might not know what that means. But basically you have to balance your acidity with your alkalinity. So if you're too acidic you get sick. Alkaline comes mostly from green vegetables. Sugar and meats make you acidic. A miracle cure for just about everything (including cancer, because cancer is a fungus) is sodium bicarb (baking soda) ironically they use that in swimming pools too.
Sunday, April 22, 2012
My weight is now down 3.74%. Leading up to this time, I had been letting myself go. By that, I mean that I was ignoring portioning and eating my favorite meat dishes. I would wake up with headaches and my body hurt. I felt pretty miserable and it made it easier to start dieting. As I saw last week as a buffer week, this week came easier than I expected. There was no point during my first two weeks of dieting that I got tempted to eat meat. I guess that I’ve found my solace in cheese. On Tuesday, we went out to eat. Initially I felt limited to where I could go, as there had to be a good vegetarian option. Then I realized
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
1.) What do you do (Professionally)?
I am a clerk in a very busy Emergency Room
2.) Are health-related New Year’s resolutions a good stepping stone or just Holiday Remorse?
I think they can be a great stepping stone, especially with diet changes, since most of us have probably overindulged in ways we're not proud of during the holidays. However, veganism is not a fad diet, entered into solely to lose weight. You can begin a vegan diet for that reason but I don't think you'll be able to stick to it, as a true lifestyle change, without having a deeper philosophical, ethical and/or health-related conception of it over the long haul, however you might personally define that. The beginning of a new year though, when most of us in the northern U.S. are a bit more hermetic or introspective, and have some time on our hands, would be an excellent time to begin.
Sunday, April 15, 2012
During my first week of the biggest loser 2012, I lost 2.37% which is a better start to the competition than last time (which I ultimately lost 32 pounds). I wish that I could be happier with that. But quite frankly, I decided to play the game a little more this time around. Let’s just say that before my initial weigh in, I may have been super hydrated. Some people would say that this is like wearing ankle weights and is cheating. I must respectfully disagree. Putting on ankle weights is adding artificial weight. The difference is between artificial and superficial. The water weight is superficial but still legitimate because I had to actually imbibe the liquid.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
During the summer, I thought that sleeping in the cold would be easier because you can always add more layers to warm up. Do you know what they call such thinking? Stupidity. There is a reason why people only camp outside during warm weather. It didn’t occur to me until I had already done both that the biggest difference is the gap in body temperature to the weather outside. In the hottest places in the world, it may be slightly higher than 100 degrees outside during the overnight hours. This is only a few degrees higher than a person’s body temperature. The entire week that I slept in January, it was around 27 degrees, or roughly 70 degrees lower than a person’s body temperature.