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Archive for the ‘weight’ Category

Committing to your good health

I have been thinking a lot about priorities lately. About what is important for me and to me. And what makes me happy. (Don’t forget about Do you want to be happy?) One of my friends/co-workers told me that something I said to her lately really hit a chord. And she suggested this be a […]


Review Wednesday: Fitbit Zip

About two months ago I got my first Fitbit. I have the Fitbit Zip. It was a prize I won for participating in my company’s wellness program. The Fitbit Zip (along with the other two mentioned on the website) tracks steps, distance (in miles) and calories burned. They sync wirelessly to computers and my iPhone […]


Back to healthy, clean living

Oh man. I feel like I have been writing these posts too often lately. I have been allowing myself to get out of my routine way too much recently. Yup, I usually have a good reason or “excuse.” And we all fall off the wagon and experience life. And sometimes I give myself permission to […]


I need my routine!

The lack of posts have to do with many things going on in my life. Nothing major. Don’t freak out. It’s just life. Today I am going to talk about the BART strike, which is drastically affecting my life even though I don’t actually take BART to work. (For those of you who don’t know, […]


Walking Wednesdays

When the weather is nice in South San Francisco (and that can be iffy) there is a small but mighty group who walks together on Wednesdays. The regulars come and go and come and go and new people trickle in. I am not a huge walker and personally would rather not walk. But if it […]


Comment Contest Tuesday: Challenge Go Fit Girl!

I was thinking about this month’s Monthly Challenge and how I am not super jazzed about it. And based on the participation and minimal updates I am guessing GFG! readers feel the same way. It’s difficult to come up with exciting challenges for exercise and nutrition every single month, which I have been doing for […]


Protein secret revealed: It can help you lose weight (and keep you healthy)

This month’s nutrition challenge is about getting in enough protein every day. (Facebook event page here.) And the headline should be no secret, especially to my regular GFG! readers. But you all know how much I am into eating protein and writing about it. (And if you can stand it, I will discuss this in […]


Not all salads are created equal

I have always been a fan of salad. It can be a great meal or something on the side. It can be filling and healthy. And it can also be unhealthy. Some salads are so loaded with calories and fat you might as well order a cheeseburger. If you are ordering a salad to have […]


Bagel vs. doughnut

The other day at work THREE boxes of thank-you doughnuts were delivered to members of my team. And they were shared. I didn’t indulge. But that’s not what this post is about. Somehow the topic came up that it was “healthier” (not to be confused with healthy) to eat a doughnut than a bagel. So, […]


Knowing my numbers

As I mentioned in my¬†hula hoop post¬†yesterday my company sponsored a Wellness Fair, which included biometric testing and consultation with a nurse afterward if so desired. I got my numbers last year and this year. March 2012 Blood Pressure: 140/70 Systolic read in Stage I Hypertension Diastolic read in Normal Active Lifestyle Heart Rate: 76 […]