Tag Archives: John Frady

Cruise Ship Fitness

15 Mar

Cruise Ship Fitness

The first cruise that I ever took was four years ago, when I was still carrying around a lot of extra weight.  Being new to cruise culture, I was determined to get everything I could for the hard earned money that we had spent to go on this fancy smancy cruise down to the Yucatan peninsula.  I found lots of seminars on diamonds and art and unusual films, but what caught my eye was the seminar titled, How to Get a Flat Stomach In 10 Seconds or something like that.  I brought Kathy with me and we endured a boring 45 minute lecture from an adolescent trainer who seemed like a physically fit cross between Justin Bieber and Napoleon Dynamite with a British accent.  We left after he suggested some type of electrical shock treatment for your stomach to remove the toxic elements.

Here’s What I Had To Eat Today:

1 Snackwell’s Protein Meal Bar

1 Grilled Chicken Sandwich

1 Serving of Fries (I didn’t realize that they came with the sandwich, but I couldn’t just leave them there, could I?)

1 Large Grilled Chicken Salad with Cucumbers, Lettuce, Spinach, Broccoli, Green Peppers, and Almonds (Delicious)

1 Whole Wheat Sandwich Thin with Fat Free Cheese

1 Serving of Nonfat Blueberry Yogurt

3 Girl Scout Cookies (A surprise from Kathy.  How could I resist?)

93 oz. of Water

My Exercise Today:

50 Minutes of Walking

37 Minutes on the Elliptical Machine

40 Presses on the Chest Press

My Supplements Friday:

1 Fish Oil Pill

1 Men’s Multi-vitamin

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Riding the Weight Loss Elephant

8 Mar

Imagine that you are sitting on top of an elephant.  You know that your desired destination is to the right, but the elephant is used to walking somewhere on the left.  You are the rider of the elephant and may think that you’re in charge, but you know that if the elephant really wants to go to the left instead of the right, there’s not much you can do to stop him.  Or is there?

This is what weight loss is to a lot of us.  It seems like an insurmountable problem cannot be remedied simply.  Or can it?

I’m currently reading a book titled Switch by Chip Heath and Dan Heath.  Even though I’ve only read the first 5% of the book on my Kindle, I think it’s going to have some interesting tidbits that I can pass on to my readers.

Your weight loss may seem like an impossible insolvable problem, but it’s not.  Let’s learn about how to steer this elephant together.

P.S.  If you’ve read the book, let me know.  If not and you’re a reader, check it out.

Here’s What I Had To Eat Today:

1 Special K Protein Meal Bar

1 Southwestern Salad

1 Fresco Taco

1 Fresco Burrito

1 Fresco Chicken Soft Taco

1 Kashi Granola Bar

100 oz. of Water

My Exercise Today:

75 Minutes of Walking

My Supplements Friday:

1 Fish Oil Pill

1 Men’s Multi-vitamin

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Prescription for Success and Disaster

6 Mar

Little Changes

I’ve often encouraged people to make little changes toward a healthier lifestyle.  It may mean taking the stairs instead of the elevator, walking outside for five minutes during your lunch break, or drinking one less soda per day.  Over time, these changes can add up to some pretty significant weight loss.

However, little changes toward an unhealthier lifestyle can work in the same way.  They may take form in an extra soda here and there, donuts at the office, and an overabundance of slacking off on the exercise.

Today, my slide went toward the bad when I met with my life group at McDonald’s.  We had a great meeting and the kids loved the Play Place, but I must admit that I did not choose the healthiest meal.  I slid toward the unhealthy with my Angus Burger, fries, and soda.  I knew that there were healthier choices there, but I just didn’t choose them.

I’m going to try my best to have a healthier day tomorrow.

Here’s What I Had To Eat Today:

1 Snackwell’s Protein Meal Bar

1 Serving of Fried Rice

1 Serving of Vietnamese Beef

1 Serving of Vietnamese Soup

1 Banana

1 Serving of Nonfat Strawberry Kiwi Yogurt

1 Small Fries

1 Angus Burger

80 oz of water

24 oz of Coca-Cola

My Exercise Today:

50 Minutes of Walking

20 Squats

My Supplements Friday:

1 Fish Oil Pill

1 Men’s Multi-vitamin

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Giving Up Food For Lent

23 Feb

Giving Up Food For Lent

Me:  Hey, Bob.  How are you?

Bob:  I’m fine, John.  I didn’t hardly recognize you.

Me:  Oh, yeah.  I’ve lost some weight.

Bob:  Some!  I’d say that you’ve lost more than some.

Me:  Yeah, I guess so.  So how is your wife?

Bob:  She’s fine, but she won’t believe it when I tell her how much weight you’ve lost.

Me:  Yeah, well.  Does she still work at…

Bob:  So how much have you lost, John?

Me:  A little over 46 lbs so far, but I’m trying…

Bob:  That’s all?  I figured it was a lot more than that because you were huge.

Me:  Yeah, I guess I was.

Bob:  So what’d you do?  Give up food for Lent last year and keep it up until now?

Here’s What I Had To Eat Today:

1 Special K Protein Meal Bar

1 Grilled Chicken BLT Cobb Salad

2 Mini Chocolate Mints

1 Light Peanut Butter Sandwich on Whole Wheat Sandwich Thins

1 Grilled Chicken Salad with Cucumbers, Broccoli, Spinach, and Lettuce

1 Snackwell’s Protein Bar

½ Grapefruit

110 Oz of Water

My Exercise Friday:

60 Minutes of Walking

My Supplements Friday:

1 Fish Oil Pill

1 Men’s Multi-vitamin

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Now That’s What I’m Talking About

18 Feb

Positive Weigh In

Ok, so last week when I weighed I learned that I had gained 2 lbs.  It was the first time that I had gained weight since the end of July.  So, I tried to do somewhat better this week with my diet and exercise.  I weighed in, even after enjoying some king cake, and discovered that I lost ½ lb this week.  I landed at 179 ½ lbs.  That means that I have 4 ½ lbs to go to reach my goal.  Thanks everyone, for your encouragement.

Here’s What I Had To Eat Today:

1 Special K Protein Meal Bar

1 Chick Fil-A Deluxe Sandwich on a wheat bun

1 order of fries (ok, so I was celebrating)

1 serving of fat free chocolate pudding

2 slice of thin crust whole wheat turkey pepperoni pizza with fat free cheese

90 oz of water

My Exercise Friday:

45 Minutes of Walking

44 Push-Ups

My Supplements Friday:

1 Fish Oil Pill

1 Men’s Multi-vitamin

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Overeating in Stressful Situations – Advice from Jillian Michaels

16 Feb

Overeating in Stressful Situations – Advice from Jillian Michaels

Hello, everyone.   Have you ever been tempted to overeat in stressful situations?  Man, I have.  One day a couple of years ago, I made a wrong way on the Westbank in New Orleans.  Before I knew it, I was an hour late for work and my stress level was through the roof.  I pulled into a gas station because I was running low.  I filled up with gas, but I also filled up with a fried Hubig’s pie and the largest Coke I could find!

I know that everyone is not a fan of Jillian Michaels, but I thought that what she shared on this blog entry is something that could be very helpful to many of us who are prone to overeat in stressful situations – Check it out by clicking on this link – http://www.everydayhealth.com/fitness-specialist/kick-emotional-cravings-to-the-curb.aspx

Here’s What I Had To Eat Today:

1 Special K Protein Meal Bar

1 Fruit Cup

12 small Chick Fil-A Nuggets

1 Serving of Mixed Vegetables

1 Serving of Corn

1 Serving of Nonfat Blueberry Yogurt with fresh blackberries and blueberries

2 Salsa Tortillas

94 oz of water

My Exercise Friday:

65 Minutes of Walking

10 Minutes on Elliptical Machine

50 Presses on Chest Press

210 Crunches on Ab Machine

My Supplements Friday:

1 Fish Oil Pill

1 Men’s Multi-vitamin

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Water Struggles On Valentine’s Day

14 Feb

Water Struggles On Valentine’s Day

Yesterday, my blog post was about how to drink 64 oz of water.  Today, I found it hard to drink water myself.  I found myself wanting to drink tea, soda, lemonade, and just about everything else I came across except water.  That’s when I’m glad that I have this blog.  Sometimes, I would just eat and eat and eat if I knew that I didn’t have the good readers of the 175by43 blog.  Thank you for your support.

Here’s What I Had To Eat Today:

1 Special K Protein Meal Bar

1 Serving of Roast Beef

Handful of M & M’s

2 Servings of Green Salad

1 Serving of Green Beans

1 Serving of Vermicelli (Okay, so it was Valentine’s Day) – Very Good

1 Slice of Fat Free Chocolate Pie

1 Serving of French Bread

94 oz of water

My Exercise Friday:

30 Minutes of Walking

30 Minutes on the Elliptical Machine

170 Crunches on the Ab Machine

My Supplements Friday:

1 Fish Oil Pill

1 Men’s Multi-vitamin

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