A Dollop of Sour Cream

I'm not much into spicy food. I have recently discovered that if a meal is just a tad too spicy for me, I can put sour cream on top and make it not just palatable, but wonderful. This blog is devoted to doing the same for life.

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4.22.2006

So far so good.

So I went to http://ibw.dietitian.com/ibw.exe and discovered. 1. I do have a large frame for my height. 2. I am STILL overweight (not being able to get my jeans closed this morning kind of did that to me already.) But it had a list of exercises at the bottom that got me interested:

Things they recommend doing daily:
Swimming laps for 20 minutes
Walking 1.5 miles in 35 minutes
Fast social dancing for 30 minutes
Climbing stairs for 15 minutes (I know for a fact I can't do this for more than 5 minutes at a time. I tried)

So I decided, for a start, to try 3 times a week. I got 32-ish minutes of fast walking in today. (No idea how far. I'm not quite sure how to determine that.)

When it starts up again, I hope to go to the Messianic dancing classes at a nearby congregation.

I'd like to do swimming on Saturdays, but I'll have to find a place to do that...

3 Comments:

Blogger TulipGirl said...

I read an interesting book. . . can't remember the title. . . that emphasized how beneficial group social dancing is for women, especially their mental/emotional health. *grin* (The author's studies in grad school were among hassidic jews in London.) Just a little extra encouragment to get into the dancing at the Messianic congregation.

5:53 PM  
Blogger but what is his middle name said...

i dunno how it is where you live, but i love cycling and it keeps me fit. thats just one advantage of course ... there are many others, for example: a bike doesnt pollute and it gets you in the open air too.

6:19 AM  
Blogger My Boaz's Ruth said...

One of Seattle's nicknames is "the city of the Seven Hills"

I'm not in Seattle proper, but it's quite hilly all over the area.

I will note: walking, social dancing, and swimming don't pollute either.

If you mean it as an alternative to moving around in general as well? Not going to happen. Already, I generally take the bus to work (an hour commute ugh) because parking costs are so high. But our area -- the open air is not something to be wanted to be out in. Often it is full of wet stuff!!

I loved cycling as a kid in Houston, and my husband grew up in the bicycle capital of the US (Missoula) so if we ever live in somewhere flatter I expect we will get bicycles.

6:59 AM  

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