Thursday, January 18, 2007


On New Years or around then I decided to start to take better care of my body by eating according to the Canada's Food Guide, trying not to eat 3 hours before I go to bed and getting more physical activity. I know I will be glad I did when we get back from China because I have heard a few people say they were fatigue, sore and had low energy for the first little while after arriving home. I figure if I start now I can make it a life time change. So I'm also trying to drink more water and BTW I hate drinking water! Some say dring 10 8oz glasses a day some say 6 8oz, I have been doing good to get 3-4 8oz glasses into me! I have subsituted my coffee for tea with no cream or sugar (I have used splenda ) And after yesterdays news Ill just not rush myself into drinking too much. Did you all hear about the lady in California who was in a radio contest to try to win a "Sony Wii" for her 3 children? The contestants had to see how much water they could drink without going for a Wii (WEE) , it got down to 2 ladies and they were up to about 2 gallons in 3 hours and this lady said on the air " I have a headache", it was ignored she ended up dying of water intoxication shortly after she arrived home. Sad. What a dangerous contest to run. I guess the radio station is under investigation because a few people called in warning them of the risks!
So as of the first part of January I have been meeting a friend at least once a week and we have been encouraging each other and holding each other accountable for our fitness goals. She has 2 beautiful children and they love to go for walks, and get involved. I have lost 3 lbs so far which isn't much but I'm sure it is an exchange of fat for muscle ;o) right?
As for the song I've chosen for this post all I can say is "SORRY" he he!! Well it was the best I could do!!!

11 comments:

"M" said...

Hi there! I responded to your tag! :) Happy New Year. I'm trying to get in better shape, too, before China!

Peace.

Melissa

Doris & Dan Clark said...

Good for you! It is all about eating less (or better) and moving more. We have started our treadmill regime. Ahh..small steps to reach a big goal.

Keep smilin!

Shannon S said...

Horrible story out in CA. Pretty sure a measly 6-8 8 oz glasses of water over the course of a day isn't going to hurt you! Sorry, Debbie! =) BTW, I'm totally digging this song! You know how to pick 'em!

Robin said...

Good Luck on your goals. I too am doing the same thing and I'm right there with you, down 3 pounds. While I don't even drink anything other than water, I have a really hard time drinking 8-8oz glasses/day. I think I am up to 5-6. Anyway...as Tony Little would say, "YOU CAN DO IT" !!!

Janet said...

From what I can see, you don't need to lose weight, but I TOTALLY support your decision to live healthier! Good for you! I was watching something on tv that said that the rules about 6-8 are obsolete and that you can get your liquids from other things. Not sure if coffee would count as the caffeine dehydrates you. Anyway, good luck with your health goals! I am trying to do better too!

chicknboy said...

Good for u in the attempt to live healthier. I'm right there with you! It's fairly easy for me to get so much water in, being that I live in Phoenix and it's so dry down here! :)
I did here about the "water intoxication" incident in Sacramento...so terribly sad.

Lee-Anne said...

Hi Deb! Yeah, I heard about the water drinking lady! Shocking! Hubs and I have a rule, no purposeful dieting or eating, in our house. Last year 3 people we know died, all before they were 50, and all were extremely fit and exercised alot! It's bad for you, I tell ya!!!

ladybugmommy said...

Good for you...I will be trying to do some similar goals in a couple of weeks once this baby is born. I may need to call on you for pointers.
take care,
Jen

Jill and Jaap said...

Thanks for stopping by!

We are doing the healthy thing here too!

Shannon said...

10 people have been fired from that radio station... some of the big wigs are using "she signed concent papers" but this was a completely unsafe stunt...

But anyways hehehe... I love that you have lost 3 pounds so far... that is awesome... keep up the good work!!

And what you wrote to CNN rocks... That Paula chick is just horrible... she caused a woman to commit sucide and now this... hello time to get the nut job off the air... anyways... keep at them...

Lisa and Doug said...

I really want to get in better shape too. One of my goals is to get my endurance up. The trip to China will be go, go, go!