Tag Archives: John Frady

How To Drink 64 oz of Water

13 Feb

How To Drink 64 oz of Water

On Sunday, one of my friends asked me, “How is it that you can drink over 100 oz of water in one day?  How can I do the same?”

I thought about it and answered, “I wouldn’t start with 100 oz of water per day.  I would start with 64 oz of water each day.”

“How can you do that?” she asked.

“Well,” I said, “I guess there are many ways to do this, but what worked for me when I was starting out was to drink a 16 oz glass or bottle of water with breakfast, then another at lunch, and another at dinner.  Then drink one more during the day sometime.  Then, before you know it, you’ll be craving water at other times of the day as well.”

“But if I drink that much water, I won’t drink anything else.”

“That’s right,” I answered.  “That’s right.”

Here’s What I Had To Eat Friday:

1 Special K Protein Meal Bar

4 Chicken Strips

3 Teaspoons of Jambalaya

1 Serving of Nonfat Blueberry Yogurt

10 M & M’s

1 Serving of Grilled Chicken

1 Snackwell’s Protein Meal Bar

1 Red Delicious Apple

1 Whole Wheat Sandwich Thins with Lowfat Peanut Butter

104 oz of water

My Exercise Friday:

30 Minutes of Walking

My Supplements Friday:

1 Fish Oil Pill

1 Men’s Multi-vitamin

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Victoriously Defeating the Day of Temptation

12 Feb

Victoriously Defeating the Day of Temptation

Today, I was determined to not let the extra food around me get the better of me.  For the first half of the day, I endured a package of Frosted Strawberry Pop Tarts within arms length of where I was working.  Here’s a picture of the package:

A couple of times, I even picked up the package and thought, “You know, it can’t be that bad.”  Then I read the nutritional information.

You’ll notice my thumb at the bottom of the picture holding that sugary goodness.  Fortunately, after reading the package label, I refrained from devouring it.

Then, later on, Kathy and I visited a festival within walking distance of our condo.  Here’s a picture of what tempted me there:

At first, I thought that there was no way that I could resist the deep fried twinkie, but then I realized that it wasn’t chocolate dipped.  Even though I was very tempted by the deep fried Oreos, bananas, and pickles, I thought that a jalapeno pretzel would be a better choice.

Here’s What I Had To Eat Friday:

1 Special K Protein Meal Bar

1 Grilled Chicken Salad with Lettuce, Spinach, Cucumbers, Brocolli, and almonds

1 Serving of Almonds

1 Serving of Blueberry Yogurt with fresh blackberries

1 Wheat/Jalapeno Pretzel

2 Slices of Thin Wheat Crust Turkey Pepperoni Pizza with Fat Free Cheese

1 Serving of Fat Free Chocolate Pudding

1 Grapefruit

92 oz of Water

My Exercise Friday:

110 Minutes of Walking

My Supplements Friday:

1 Fish Oil Pill

1 Men’s Multi-vitamin

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Disappointment/Today’s Weigh In

10 Feb

Disappointment/Today’s Weigh In

Today’s weigh in was a disappointment for me.  I was afraid that it would be.  This whole past week, I’ve rushed around from activity to activity not taking care of myself the way that I should.  I’ve allowed myself to eat things in quantities that I knew were unhealthy for me.  I did it all in the name of stress relief, but it ended up biting me today.  For the first time since I started this weigh loss/getting healthy kick at the end of July, I actually ended up gaining weight.  I started the week at 177.75 and ended at 180.

So there it is.  I hope that I haven’t disappointed you all.  Please pray for me as I strive to get back on track starting right here and now.

By the way, the asterisks below denotes the extra food that came my way at church activities or in the office today.  Pray that I can leave it alone this next week.

Here’s What I Had To Eat Friday:

1 Snackwell’s Protein Meal Bar

1 Banana

1 Special K Protein Meal Bar

2 Spicy Meat Pies*

1 Ham Sandwich on Whole Wheat with Lettuce, Spinach, Tomato, Pickles, and Green Pepper.

1 Serving of Mixed Nuts*

1 Slice of King Cake*

5 M & M’s*

102 oz of water

My Exercise Friday:

90 Minutes of Walking

43 Push-Ups  (At least I broke my push-up record)

My Supplements Friday:

1 Fish Oil Pill

1 Men’s Multi-vitamin

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How to Have A Healthier Pizza

5 Feb

A Healthier Pizza

Kathy and I love pizza.  But, with both of us trying to be health conscious, we’ve tried our best to create the healthiest pizza possible.   So, tonight we had a vegemite spinach pizza on a tofu crust sprinkled with wheat germ.  Just kidding.  We had a delicious turkey pepperoni pizza with red and green peppers on a whole wheat crust with fat free mozzarella cheese.

So, what else can you do to have a pizza and eat it too?  What are the characteristics of the healthy Italian pie?

According to my friend Sheren Jegtvig at About.com (not really my friend), you should do the following:

  • Use a whole grain crust
  • Use lots of sauce
  • Cut back on the cheese
  • Don’t use greasy processed meats
  • Load the pizza up with vegetables

To read this most informative article, click on the following link: http://nutrition.about.com/od/askyournutritionist/f/healthy_pizza.htm

Here’s What I Had To Eat Friday:

1 Special K Protein Meal Bar

1 Serving of Mixed Nuts

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

1 Red Delicious Apple

2 Slices of Turkey Pepperoni Pizza with Red and Green Peppers on Whole Wheat Crust with fat free cheese

1 Slice of King Cake

90 oz of water

My Exercise Friday:

100 Minutes of Walking

42 Push-Ups

My Supplements Friday:

1 Fish Oil Pill

1 Men’s Multi-vitamin

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Midnight Snack?

4 Feb

Midnight Snack?

It’s late and I’m hungry, but I’ve already eaten way too much today.  Kathy’s asleep and I could very well sneak out to the all night Taco Bell and indulge myself, but I’m not going to do that for several reasons.  First off, I don’t want to lie to my wife.  Secondly, I don’t want to spend the money.  Third, I think I’ll feel more full if I just drink some more water.  Drinking water always seems to help me refrain from overeating.

Here’s What I Had To Eat Friday:

1 Special K Protein Meal Bar

1 Serving of Fried Rice

1 Serving of Grilled Chicken

1 Serving of Grilled Beef

3 Chicken Wings

1 Boiled Egg

1 Serving of Sliced Potatoes

1 Serving of Bruschetta

1 Serving of Rainbow Sherbert

90 oz of water

My Exercise Friday:

70 Minutes of Walking

My Supplements Friday:

1 Fish Oil Pill

1 Men’s Multi-vitamin

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Great Weigh In/Getting Close

3 Feb

Getting Close/Great Weigh In

I’m getting close.  This morning when I weighed in, my weight was 177.50 lbs.  It’s hard to believe now that just a few months ago, I was at 226.  Now, I’m only 2.75 lbs away from my goal.  This process has been one of the most rewarding experiences and processes of my life.

Now that I’m nearing my goal, I’m noticing areas on my body that I want to tone even more.  I’ll be working on that as much as I can over the next few weeks and months.  It’s hard to believe that even though I’ve lost a lot of weight that I might still have flabby areas, but it’s true.  I want to tackle them next.

Here’s What I Had To Eat Friday:

1 Special K Protein Meal Bar

1 Large fries

1 Red Delicious Apple with lowfat peanut butter

1 Turkey Sandwich on whole wheat sandwich thins with fat free cheese

1 Fresco Taco

1 Fresco Chicken Soft Taco

1 Hershey’s Kiss (See Dawn, I put it down)

90 oz of water

My Exercise Friday:

70 Minutes of Walking

11 Minutes on the Elliptical Machine

40 Push Ups

My Supplements Friday:

1 Fish Oil Pill

1 Men’s Multi-vitamin

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Does Exercise Really Help You Reduce Stress?

31 Jan

Today, I was feeling the stress around me.  I had to do something to get rid of it, but I wasn’t sure what to do.  My first thought included forgetting about healthy eating and purchasing a Double Whopper from Burger King.  However, instead I opted to take a short break and get some exercise.  After 30-45 minutes of exercise, I was feeling much better.

Does exercise really help you reduce stress?

According to my friends at WebMD, when you exercise, your body releases chemicals called endorphins… Endorphins trigger a positive feeling in the body, similar to that of morphine…  Fortunately, the positive feelings that you receive from these endorphins do not lead to addictions.

Check out the full article at http://www.webmd.com/depression/guide/exercise-depression

Here’s What I Had To Eat Friday:

1 Snackwell’s Protein Meal Bar

1 Grapefruit

1 Serving of Fried Rice

1 Grilled Chicken Salad with Cucumber, Broccoli, and Green Pepper

1 Serving of Nonfat Blueberry Yogurt with extra blueberries

4 Phipps Pretzels (Small thin pretzels)

1 small slice of cookie from a cookie cake

95 oz of water

My Exercise Friday:

35 Minutes of Walking

30 Minutes on Elliptical Machine

45 Presses on Chest Press

200 Crunches on Ab Machine

My Supplements Friday:

1 Fish Oil Pill

1 Men’s Multi-vitamin

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