20 Worst Drinks Ever

Good Morning, I have not posted for a while but when I got this article I knew I had to post it right away. We all love a sweet drink once in a while but this article really opened up my eyes about what you really get in these popular drinks. Read this list carefully, especially the comparisons to the mostly junk food equivalents for calories, fat and sugar content. Some of these drinks have moe calories in one drink than I allow myself in an entire day. Scary stuff. I will be posting more recipes later this week. Keep coming back for more info. The article is from Mens Health magazine so you will have to avoid the advertisments and get to the slideshow. Here is the link to the article.

http://eatthis.menshealth.com/slideshow/20-worst-drinks-america-2010

I hope you enjoy reading this article. Have a great day.

Cheers, Dale

I’m starting to like exercise

I just finished 40 minutes on my recumbent bike while watching TV.  I have had this bike for a couple of months now and I really like riding while being distracted by something else.  The stereo or TV makes the time pass very quickly.  I now ride at least 5 times a week.  Today I also received my WristTech blood pressure and heart rate monitor which I will use while riding the bike.  One of the greatest benefits for me since I started losing weight is the change in my resting heart rate.  When I was well over 300 pounds, my resting heart rate was usually about 98 or higher which was very high and very bad.  I am down 51 pounds as of this week and my resting heart rate is now between 60 and 65, a great improvement.  I try to get my heart rate up to 140 or so while exercising and find it is back to normal within 30 seconds or so after I stop.  I think this is pretty good. 

I got a call from a friend  from the VA MOVE group letting me know that as of today he is under 200 pounds for the first time in many years.  He is very pleased about his progress and he is one of my biggest supporters as we all go through this conversion to a healthier lifestyle together.  I was talking to another friend this morning and she said that she has a hard time losing weight on her own but when she joined a local support group she does very well.  I am very thankful for the people around me that are there to provide support and guidance, including my family and friends.  Have a great weekend.

P.S.  More recipes coming next week.  Keep checking back.  Thought you would like to see my exercise bike.  Looked around at a lot of different ones before deciding on this one.