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Below are the 7 most recent journal entries recorded in Couch Potato Achievements and Guilt in a Nutshell's LiveJournal:

Monday, August 11th, 2008
3:14 pm
Staying Motivated
Those are really interesting links, I want to check them out. Staying motivated is also a tough part of staying in shape. how do you find the motivation when you are dead tired? It's tough! I wrote an article for prevention, if you want to see some of the tips I submitted. I think finding motivation is easier when you establish a routine, and you realize how better you feel when you exercise!
Monday, July 3rd, 2006
4:19 pm
Looking for a new fitness program? How about trying the Presidential Fitness Challenge. This challenge comes in three varieties:

1. The Active Lifestyle Program - For those of you who aren't active on a daily basis yet, this is a great way to begin. The rules are basically to get a minimum of 30 minutes of exercise at least 5 days a week, for a total of 6 weeks.

2. The Presidential Champions Program - If you're already active and want a new challenge, this program is for you. Your goal is to see how many points you can earn by staying active. Points are based on the amount of energy each activity burns. So the more active you are, the more points you'll get. When you reach 20,000 points, you'll earn a Bronze award. Then you can continue on in the Presidential Champions program for a Silver or Gold award.

3. The Advanced Performance Presidential Champions Program - This is basically the same system as the Presidential Champions Program, except that the award goals are higher. For instance, you need to get 40,000 points to earn a Bronze award.

The Presidential Champions Fitness Program Website (where you can log your progress and also order your awards when you've reached your goal)

Also, if you want, come join the LJ pres_challenge community to chat with others who are challenging themselves with this program.
Thursday, October 28th, 2004
12:07 pm
If you are interested
Yesterday I attended a day conference sponsored by the University. It was called the "Wellness" conference and was concerned with various aspects of health in the workplace. I have a number of websites pertaining to stress and depression (the recognition of and treatments of) if anyone would like me to post them. I also picked up a number of brochures with websites and will list them if anyone is interested - once I organize them.

Let me know.

Current Mood: busy
Wednesday, October 13th, 2004
2:54 pm
On Exercise:
Yesterday saw me getting back on the bandwagon with a good 45 minute romp on an Elliptical that felt good. So, for the next week, my exercise schedule:

- Wednesday (today): Time in on that elliptical again. At least 45 minutes, level 8.
- Thursday - export day. Probably be at work late. When time permits, 2 laps of the golf course, twice. (about a mile, walking). If I can get out early enough, time in on the weight machine.
- Friday - If weather permits, 30 miles on the bike. If no? 45 minutes, level 8 again.
- Saturday (morning) - If weather permits, bike time! 30 miles with a Red Bank tour.
- Sunday (morning) - Time in on the weight machine.
- Monday - Elliptical, 1 hour, level 8.
- Tuesday - Weights!
- Wednesday - Bike, if I can. If not, elliptical again.
- Thursday - Weights!

That should get me back on schedule. 4 days of Cardio, 2 days of weights, and one day to be a lazy slug and eat ice cream (lo carb, though!).

How about you lot?

Current Mood: hungry
Thursday, October 7th, 2004
1:27 pm
Just thought I would say Hi....Placebo and I have been on again off again on the changing diet thing. I think this is a great idea to help us all out.

Wednesday, October 6th, 2004
2:01 pm
Some information on Artificial Sweeteners:
So that everybody knows what you're eating, and can make an informed decision:

Materials and Safety Data Sheet Links:

Sucralose, aka Splenda™.
Aspartame - aka Equal™ (note that recent studies have linked Aspartame concenrations to increased levels of Formaldahyde in the brain and spinal fluid. This is currently unproven, but suspected.)
Saccharine Sodium - aka Sweet N' Low™

HFCS information (High Fructose Corn Syrup, a common additive in inexpensive baked goods and other processed foods):

by Linda Joyce Forristal, CCP, MTA,
in an article in the Washington Post,
and from Dr. Gabe Mirkin, who puts out a weekly nutritional e-newsletter.

Interesting stuff.


Current Mood: hungry
11:23 am
Might as well lead off with a Recipe:
Well, we're all looking at eating a bit healthier, and if you're like me, you're unwilling to give up chocolate to do so. I recently ran across a recipe and made a few modifications to it, only to discover that I found a way to make the most of my chocolate cravings with only a bit of work. Anyone interested in chocolate?

Sugarfree, GOOD chocolate syrup, anyone?Collapse )

Current Mood: hungry
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