"See Spot Walk!"
(the title of a recent WW magazine article)
Recent research suggests that dog owners have lower blood
pressure and cholesterol levels. And, that walking a dog can
reduce stress, boost self-esteem, and even burn over 900
calories a week.
For more info about a dog-walking diet click HERE
The weight loss benefits seem to come from the regular exercise.
It seems that many people hate to walk alone, but taking a dog out
for a walk provides a great reason to stretch your legs. In its report
Dog Walking and Physical Activity in the United States, the Center for
Disease Control says, "Dog walking may support and motivate physical
activity by providing companionship and creating expectations in similar
ways to human buddy systems. Walking the dog, in contrast to many other
forms of physical activity, is relatively easy and convenient to do, because
it can generally be done in one’s own neighborhood."
No dog? no problem! You can borrow a friend or neighbor's
dog...or check out your local animal shelter to do volunteer
O...please?...I would LOVE to go on a walk with YOU!!
It's healthy, easy and fast...
Start with your favorite "crusty" bread
--spread with 3-4 tablespoons of low-fat ricotta
--add a few tomatoes (I prefer diced)
--drizzle a bit of olive oil (about 1 teaspoon)
--dash of onion powder,
--dash of salt and pepper.
---broiling is optional...but much yummier!
Treadmill - 2+ miles 6 days this week. Every day was at 4.0 incline. I walked
slower this week...
Food - I really cut down my amounts. I ate good foods and drank plenty of
liquids. But, portion size was way down.
Weight(loss?) - yep...down 2.1 pounds this week. I'm getting back closer to
my lowest of this year.
How did your week go with YOUR goals? What goals are
you setting for this coming week? Monday is the first day of
a NEW week...YOU CAN do it!!!
~~~please, leave a comment about one goal that you want
to set and SUCCEED for next Saturday's
"On My Weigh"
....there will be a giveaway for anyone who writes about
a specific goal this week and comes back next week...
to tell about their success!!!
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