Saturday, April 11, 2009

Maintaining Weight Loss

It seems that I have not made much headway this year on weight loss, but I have done a good job of keeping the pounds off that I lost last year.

I received a tip from my health club the other day, and it’s all about maintaining your weight loss.

Check out the National Weight Control Registry ( to find out about people who have maintained at least a 30-pound weight loss for one year.  There is variety in how NWCR members keep the weight off. Most report continuing to maintain a low-calorie, low-fat diet and doing high levels of activity.  On average, 90 percent exercise about one hour per day; 78 percent eat breakfast every day; 75 percent weigh themselves at least once a week; and 62 percent watch less than10 hours of TV per week.
~ Thanks to Eastman Health and Wellness

The keys: diet, lots of exercise, good eating habits, weighing yourself, and not being a couch potato.

My Stress Test on April 7, 2009
I passed with flying colors! Dr. Ladley told me the test showed excellent results, with normal blood flow to all major areas of the heart. There were no indication of blockages since the last stent was put in my heart last December. All the blood work was good also. My total cholesterol was 124, and my LCL was only 68. He want my LCL less than 70.

Don’t Be a


1 comment:

SueB. said...

good news, Jim! Unfortunately, I seem to be maintaining my weight too! I have been using the excuse that I am not home and on a 'regular' schedule, but just what is a regular schedule, anyway!