Weight Loss Journey – Doing What’s Right

Who do you believe? One of my biggest frustrations with this whole weight loss journey is trying to figure out what is considered healthy. This happens in many areas. On one hand, you hear that the Weight Watchers, Nutrisystem, Mediterranean, etc. Diets are fantastic for weight loss. But then on the other hand you hear, “Stay away from fad diets!” Do you know exactly what a fad diet is? How…

September 29, 2016

Ki’s Sunday Stats – Week 11

Ki’s Progress – Week 11 Goal #1 – 7-Day Average of 3,500 Steps – I did not accomplish my step goal this week.  I started Physical Therapy on Tuesday and have had an increase in pain in my leg.  I also did not sleep well this week which has left me tired and unfocused most days. Now that I know what Physical Therapy will be like on my body, I know…

September 25, 2016

Ki’s Sunday Stats – Week 10

Ki’s Progress – Week 10 Goal #1 – 7-Day Average of 3,500 Steps – I did not accomplish my step goal this week.  I don’t have any excuses for this.  My leg was not bothering me and I felt just fine.  I was just focused on other things and completely forgot about getting up and getting active. I have silent reminders on my Fitbit every hour but now I’ve gotten into…

September 18, 2016

Sunday Stats – Week 9

Ki’s Progress – Week 9 Goal #1 – 7-Day Average of 2,500 Steps – Since my aircast boot is no longer supporting my leg, my goal for last week was reduced to a 7-day average of 2,500 steps.  The idea is that I want to continue the habit of being active without risking further injury while my leg still heals from being broken. That being said, I did achieve my goal. …

September 12, 2016

Vernal Falls Adventure – Fitbit Adventures

Fitbit Introduces Adventures I received an email from Fitbit last week letting me know about a new feature called Adventures.  It is basically where you take a virtual adventure based on the amount of steps your Fitbit tracks you taking. You can choose the adventure that you take, though right now there are only three adventures available.  But Fitbit does plan to add more soon.  These are solo adventures for…

September 7, 2016

Sunday Stats – Week 8

Ki’s Progress – Week 8 Goal #1 – 7-Day Average of 20,000 Steps – I changed my goal this week so that I don’t need to focus so much on getting an exact number of steps per day.  This allows me to take rest days when I need to and not overdo it while my leg is still healing.  So my goal was to achieve a 7-day average of 20k…

September 4, 2016

35 Fun Ways to Get Your Daily Steps

Getting Your Steps at Home #1:  Hide the Remote Controls – There, I said it.  Put those remote controls away and get off your butt to channel surf!  Although putting on some fast paced music might be a ton more effective for steps. #2:  Race the School Bus – When you know it’s time for your kid’s to come home from school, go to the turn before your child’s bus…

August 25, 2016

The Health Consequences Of Dehydration

Why Is Water So Important Anyway? Water is considered a panacea (Sloth: That sounds like a heavy metal band.) for sustaining life as well as promoting health. You should drink at least eight glasses each day to replenish your body’s reserves and to prevent dehydration. (Sloth: Water! Okay listen. Just hear me out! There are too many kinds of water on the market. Spring water, distilled water, mineral water, too…

August 24, 2016

Sunday Stats – Week 7

Ki’s Progress – Week 7 Goal #1 – 15,000 Steps per day for 6 days – So this goal was a little tricky to decide on a pass or fail this week.  I did not get 15,000 steps for 6 days, I did get them for 5.  But my 7 day average for the week was 19,915 steps.  Therefore, I am not going to count this goal as a failure for…

August 23, 2016

How To Lose Weight By Eating Fat

Different Types of Fat The United States is notorious for over-consuming fat which has been linked to various chronic diseases.  The concern got so big that we started banishing fat from our diet completely.  But this didn’t make us any healthier.  The problem was that we were cutting back on the healthy fats as well. Not all fats are bad for you, according to the Seven Countries Study done in the…

August 19, 2016