What a glorious Labor Day this is, sunny and mild!
I used the lightweight hand weights to work on my upper arm "toning" this morning. I haven't noticed any differences so far, until this morning. The top of the shoulders now have some definition! This is, in part, due to the weight I've been losing (naturally), but it is nice to feel the curve over my shoulders again. Like my kneecaps, the shoulders just became "lost" in the weight build-up.
My exercise for today will be swimming. (Brave, aren't I?)
Today is the start of the vegan diet 3-week experiment. It started out with homemade apple-cinnamon oatmeal. It was very good! The apple part was simple enough - just substitute 2/3 of the water with apple juice concentrate. The oatmeal was very filling, and yummy. Nothing weird about that, so I was happy.
Anne (Blog: Carb Tripper) pointed out there are lots of unhealthy things that fall under the vegetarian umbrella too, so eating vegetarian doesn't necessarily equate to eating healthy. So true! It just goes to show, EVERYONE must be active in making good, healthy choices.
The current issue of Women's World contains the Duke University "better than gastic bypass" diet. I think this is the vegetarian diet Kathy (my challenge buddy) alluded to the other day. (Blog: Fatty Kathy's Weight Loss Journal) Sounds simple, and looks effective. Hmmmmmm ... something to remember when I hit a big snag and need to change things up a little bit.
I read on the WebMD site, that "losing 10% of body weight over a six-month period of time is the "gold standard" for improved health."
My tracker (at the top of my blog) measures my progress on my current mini-goal, whose current goal happens to be 10% loss from my initial body weight.
Progress, not perfection, right? Enjoy your Monday!