Saturday, January 19, 2008

Exercise - Whats That?

Exercise Oh that is such a bad word to me. I hate to exercise. But they say in order to lose weight you have to do it. Has any one found something easy to do? I can't even do a sit up now that is what you call pathetic. I can touch my toes though. My problem is this. I fell and broke my leg 11 years ago. A fractured tibia plateau, actually the bone was crushed and had pins put in. The pins are out now but I can't do exercises that pertain to jumping or bouncing. I actually did my own physical therapy. So any clues as what kind of exercises that can be done without being hard on the knees would be appreciated.
Ladyhawkcj

Friday, January 18, 2008

Dodging Weight Gain with Vitamin D

Ladies I heard about vitamin D and how it can help you lose weight so I found this article from the Brigham and Womens Hospital. The link is
http://www.brighmanandwomens.org/healtheweightforwomen


You may be well aware of vitamin D's part in building better bones, but did you know it might also help in the battle of the bulge? Unfortunately, many of us are not getting enough D; in fact, are even D-deficient. Overweight individuals are especially at risk.
Excess body fat absorbs and holds onto vitamin D, making it unavailable to the body. The absence of vitamin D creates interference with the functioning of a hormone called leptin, which signals to the brain that you are full and should stop eating. In addition, overweight people tend to spend more time indoors. This also deprives them from further D as the ultraviolet rays of the sun spur the production of D.
Luckily, replenishing vitamin D in the bloodstream to normal levels restores leptin's actions. Getting enough vitamin D, namely 800 to 1,000 International Units (IU) a day can be a challenge from diet sources alone. Supplementation is often needed. Multivitamins typically provide 400 IU. Actually the best source of D is that which is derived from the sun as this form stays in the body longer with greater lasting benefits. Plus, a little goes a long way. Ten minutes of unprotected sun (as sunscreen blocks the useful UV rays) three times a week is enough. After 10 minutes, apply the sunscreen.
Yet many of us who live in the Northern half of the U.S. make little to no D from sunshine during the winter months through early spring. So along with your "multi", choose among the sampling of D containing foods:
Listed from highest to lowest in vitamin D content.
Item
Vitamin DInternational Units
Calories
Pink salmon, canned (3 oz)
530 Vit D
118 Cal
Catfish (3 oz, raw)
425 Vit D
81Cal
Sardines, canned in oil (3 oz)
230 Vit D
177 Cal
Tuna fish, light, canned (3 oz)
201 Vit D
168 Cal
Quaker OatmealNutrition for Women (1 packet)
140 Vit D
160 Cal
Fortified soymilk (8 oz)
116 Vit D
101 Cal
Yoplait Nouriche Smoothie (11 oz)
100 Vit D
260 Cal
Fortified orange juice (8 oz)
100 Vit D
110 Cal
Fortified nonfat milk (8 oz)
98 Vit D
91 Cal
Dannon Light'n Fit nonfat yogurt (6 oz)
80 Vit D
80 Cal
Cereal, dry, most brands (1 cup)
40 Vit D
100 Cal
Sources: USDA Nutrient Database, Release 18 (2005)

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

What Qualities Does A Woman Look For In A Man

What qualities does a woman look for in a man?

1. Trust- A woman wants to know that he is a one woman man. If the trust is broken and there is doubt there can be no relationship.

2. Support- A woman wants to know that a man will support her and back her up when she needs it.

3. Laughter - A woman wants a man that can make her laugh and just enjoy being alive

4. Communicator- A woman wants a man that will listen to her and really hears what she is saying

5. Romance- A romantic soul is a plus

6. Provider- It doesn't matter what a man does for a living but that he continues to grow and not get stuck in a rut

7. Family- A man has to decide if he wants one or not and be on the same page as the woman



Now these are not necessarily in order but these are the qualities that I as a woman look for in a man.

Women I would love to hear what qualities you look for in a man





Ladyhawkcj

Where's The Romance

Where has the romance gone? Did it leave when womens lib came aboard? I agree that if a woman can do the same job as a man then she should get paid the same. Aside from all that does a man think that if a woman likes to be independant that she doesn't like romance? I wonder mmmm. Well this woman likes to be romanced. I like to have doors opened for me, flowers brought for no reason except to say I like you and I think you are beautiful. To be asked out on a dinner and dance or movie date. I like the differences in masculine and feminine roles. That does not mean that I like to be dominated over. Just the complements of the differences that make a whole. For a man to listen to me and value my thoughts and opinions can be romantic. Walking hand in hand along the beach or sitting in front of a fireplace and talking to one another can be romantic. I would like to know what you think as a woman what romance means to you. Come on you women and give me your opinion and don't be bashful.

Ladyhawkcj

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Fashion Challenge

I am issueing a challenge for anyone who know of a site that has sexy, classy clothes for plus size women. Some people think that when a woman reaches a certain age or size that she no longer wants to feel sexy and feminine. Well that is not true. I went shopping to find me a dress that was sexy but classy. Guess what I couln't find one. If I did find one that I liked they didn't have it in my size. I am protesting. I do not own one single dress in my wardrobe. Isn't that a shame? I would rather not buy a dress than buy what I don't like. So if anyone knows of such a site please let me know. You know some women can't help being big for one reason or another but that doesn't mean she has to give up being a WOMAN.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Losing Weight

I am in the process of trying to lose weight. I have a condition called Hypothyroidism which makes it harder to lose weight but easy to gain it. I developed the condition after my last daughter was born. I went through the pregnancy fine but after she was born I noticed that I had gained a lot of weight fast and I wasn't doing anything different. I went to the Dr and had a blood test done and it was discovered that I had Hypothyroidism. That meant having to take medication forever what a bummer. I have now started a diet and so far I have lost 4 lbs. It is through a Dr Stan Owens. His web site is www.drdiet.com you can go there and order what you want. It is a phase diet where you add different things with each phase. I will continue to give updates.
Ladyhawkcj

Kids Say The Darndest Things

The other night my grandson came over with his parents and his mother and I was watching the movie Pearl with Ben Affleck. His mother told me that his daddy was watching tv with some sex scenes in it and Brandon saw it and was going ohhhhhhhh. She made him leave but she asked him if he knew what they were doing. He said yes they was kissing and when they were going oh,oh,oh it was because they were tired. All that kissing just made them tired. He is only 5 years old. When she told me that I almost died laughing. The innocence of children just amazes me. I hate to see that change as they grow older. Talk to you again.
Ladyhawkcj