Saturday, March 24, 2012

just 60 minutes a week!

Yep...just 60 minutes of exercise per week can strengthen your


  And, some good news... you don't have to do it all at once,
...says, Dr. Oz
You can do 10 minutes 6 days a week... of aerobic activities.
A brisk walk in the park, or could do aerobics in a pool or hot tub

Play tag or a physical game with kids or grandkids.
Quick vacuuming or mopping, sweeping the front porch
can be aerobic if you are getting your heart rate up for the
allotted time.  If you want to do less could do
20 minutes 3 days.
It can work magic for the health of your heart...

Vegetable - Plantain Casserole

(10 minute prep; 1hr cook time; serves 4)

2 large yellow plantains peeled and thinly sliced
2 zucchini, thinly sliced
2 plum tomatoes thinly sliced
1 carrot thinly sliced
1 small onion sliced
1 (8oz) pkg frozen artichoke hearts, thawed
1/4 water
1/4 teaspoon agave
1 teaspoon allspice
1/4 teaspoon each of cinnamon and nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon of chili powder (this can be omitted)
2 teaspoons of salt (or to taste)

--Preheat oven to 350F
--combine the plantains, zucchini, tomatoes, carrot, onion, artichoke hearts
       water, and seasonings into a casserole dish.
--cover and bake until the veggies or tender and juices bubbling

* (1 1/2 cup serving is about 247 calories)


 ~ ~ ~ ~ Ruby's Report ~ ~ ~ ~

Treadmill - 2 miles 5 days...1 day 3 miles.  I'm still struggling to do more
      days at 3 miles. 

Food - I tried VERY hard to only eat when I was really hungry.  Then,
      I ate not too much...and drank LOTS (water 80% - juice 20% mix)

Weight(loss?) - I'm down another 1.6 this week.  I guess I really was
      eating too much - too many calories.  Hopefully I can keep up
      the strict pace. 



How did you do with YOUR goals this week?
Do you have some new goals that you would like to
make...or maybe RE-commit to for this week?

Keep your goals simple to start...and add to them
as you succeed.  When we can put, even small, successes
in our memory can fuel our motivation


Quilt n Queen said...

Congratulations Annie, I'm proud of you....lately I'm just like a magnet to food....and not doing well with my exercising...I promise to get back on track....I want to loose 20 pounds and I'm starting on Monday, hugs

Christine M said...

Congrats on another loss Annie!

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

LOL Loved the little funny~ maybe that is my excuse too. ;-) Congrat's on losing!~ that is great! I always thought it was better to have a fruit or nut snack than to wait to eat until you were really hungry~ kind keeps the energy up better~? Hope you have a great weekend!

CathyC said...

you have done well ;-)
thanks for the inspiration ;-)

Elly D said...

You're doing really really well! 1.6 is a good weight loss :) Love the cartoon.

Miss Hillbilly said...

Oh my that cartoon is so me!

Jen said...

"just" 1.6 lbs? Really? Seriously - Go to the kitchen and pull out 6 sticks of butter and tell me that's not much! Great job! Wish I had the diet drive - I'm covered on the exercise front, but I just don't eat like I should!

Sallie said...

Congratulations! I noticed my weight was creeping back up. I figured out I was drinking too much of the coffee/hot chocolate/creamer mix that I love, so I went back to drinking water, or hot tea with skim milk, and I was able to lose those few pounds. The things we drink can have a lot of calories! Keep up the good work!

Jennie P. said...
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Jennie P. said...

Congrats Annie! Keep up the great work! I really laughed at that cartoon, hilarious! What you said is so true, about eating when not hungry. I remember Oprah talking about that once. I should put a post-it on my fridge reading "Are you really hungry? Or just bored?? Think before you eat."

Kasey said...

Way to go! A loss is a loss. People forget exercise can be fun- I love playing with my hula hoop while I watch TV!

Char said...

Good for you, especially with the water.
I did ok this week, not as good as I hoped. I had a temp and a little bug over the weekend and wan't feeling my self until Tuesday. I did have tofu with veggies this week for dinner and few fruit and soy protien smoothies.

Anonymous said...

well done you are an inspiration for me to follow,keep up the good work.xx

Valspierssews said...

You have done so well this week Annie. I had a minor set back while visiting the US to buy fabrics and cool stuff. I put on 2kg. I am surprised it wasn't a lot more considering all the rich food we ate. I have lost half a kilo so far since getting home. My goal this next 4 weeks is to do a routine of 2 days yoga and one day weights continuously til I leave on my next trip. Loosing some more weight would be good too :)

c. Joy said...

Thanks for the reminder. Have a great week.

LimeRiot said...

Congratulations on your loss, Annie! That is great. Keep it up. You know, when you hear that even 10 min of exercise is good for you, it's hard to think of an excuse not to do it. On the days when I don't have energy to do my full workout, I'm going to make an effort to just move for 10 minutes. I can always do that.

Thanks for the recipe too. I haven't had meat in 2 months so I'm really on the prowl for good veggie recipes these days!


Well gee, I could certainly use a good support diet buddy. I was thinking about getting a dog to go running with, but I might just go to the humane society and take one for a daily walk for awhile and decide if I really want a dog. I have 14 cats, but somehow they don't want to go on a leash. LOL

KatieQ said...

Congratulations on being 1.6 pounds closer to your goal. I didn't lose any weight, but I did manage to exercise 4 times this week and drank lots of water everyday. This week I plan on keeping a log of everything I eat so I can see why I'm not losing. I suspect that I'm eating more than I realize.

PJ said...

Good for you. I think you have been inspiring me to get some exercise, I'm way behind you in what I can do at this point, but getting better.