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Yoga Today adding more Outdoor Classes

I just recieved an email from Yoga Today, saying they have recorded 24 all new outdoor episodes and will be airing them once a week starting Oct. 25 at their website.  This is great news because a large part of what makes Yoga Today so amazing is that they perform their practices outside in the most beautiful natural surroundings of places like Jackson Hole, Wyoming and Sedona, Arizona.  The whole concept of being one with the Earth is a primary focus here.  And the high-definition audio and video of it all just makes it better -- you feel like you are right there with them in this dewy open space, the occasional wild creature strolling by, the occasional thunderstorm raging in the background.  Their yoga sessions are varied by intesity and focus and each yogi gives clear, patient direction.

I love this site so much!  They started bringing their sessions indoors for some reason (winter?) and I was afraid it was going to be a new trend.  So happy I was wrong.

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Weight loss Ticker

I added a wieght loss ticker to my profile. I'm notorious for never updating these things, so we'll see. I'm giving myself a goal of 280 pounds to reach. i want to ger well past that 300 mark before I think of the next goal. It will take some time.

The goal day to reach this goal is March 28, 2011 -- 22 weeks

10-11-10 Stats

Weight 323!!
Rode incumbent bike for 15 minutes L3

Harris Benedict Formula

To determine your total daily calorie needs, multiply your BMR by the appropriate activity factor, as follows:

  1. If you are sedentary (little or no exercise) : Calorie-Calculation = BMR x 1.2
  2. If you are lightly active (light exercise/sports 1-3 days/week) : Calorie-Calculation = BMR x 1.375
  3. If you are moderatetely active (moderate exercise/sports 3-5 days/week) : Calorie-Calculation = BMR x 1.55
  4. If you are very active (hard exercise/sports 6-7 days a week) : Calorie-Calculation = BMR x 1.725
  5. If you are extra active (very hard exercise/sports & physical job or 2x training) : Calorie-Calculation = BMR x 1.9

I am sedentary.  Exercise is new to me this week.  My calorie needs to maintain 323 pounds is 2163.45 x1.2=2596.14.

Each pound of fat contains 3500 calories.  To lose 2 pounds of fat a week, I need to subtract 7000 calories a week from my diet.  That come to 1000 calories a day, which can be split between shaving off 500 calories of intake a day and burning off 500 calories a day through extra exercize.

So, my daily calorie intake for this week will be: 2415-500=1915  PLUS I must burn 500 calories a day in exercise.

What to keep in mind this week? 
2096 Calories of food per day
500 Calories of exercise per day


English BMR Formula
Women: BMR = 655 + ( 4.35 x weight in pounds ) + ( 4.7 x height in inches ) - ( 4.7 x age in years )

323 lbs
42 yrs

BMR= 655+(4.35x323)+(4.7x((5x12)+4))-(4.7x42)

BMR= 655+1239.75+300.8-183.3


Today's Plans

Food Shopping
Tackle Clothes in Bedroom
Make Dinner -- Rosemary Chicken


I like eggs for breakfast.  I like to make scrambled eggs fried in butter. Nice and warm and familliar.  And easy.  And quick.  But I want to cut the fat out of this. It seems like a good place to lose fat in my diet, especially since the fat is butter.  I could try PAM, but I know already that it is not going to work.  That will taste like a substitute, I already know.  And I don't want that.  I want something normal but without the fat. 
I could hardboil the eggs.  But I can't see eating warm harboiled eggs.  I could have them done ahead of time, but how will I eat them?  Just as is?  It could happen.  I could slice it up with salt and pepper.  But it would still need something.  Toast?  that would require butter.  Salsa would be good.  I could make a breakfast salad and include the hard boiled egg.  That would mean dressing -- olive oil.  Still better than butter.  i could make egg-drop soup.  Just boil some chicken broth and sir in the scrambled eggs.  that may work.

Groggy Breakfast.

I went to bed at maybe around 11:00PM last night because I was dozing off at the computer despite having coffee by my side.  I seemed to sleep OK except I woke up every 2 hours seemingly on the dot.  The first two times I was convinced that it had to have been morning.  At 4AM I hopped on the computer and headed downstairs at about 4:30. 

I had two eggs scrambled in maybe a tablespoon of butter with salt and pepper and a slice of ham from last night and about 6 oz of OJ.  I still have my coffee from last night that I'm sipping on.

I'm trying to  get back into a sleeping rhythm of sleeping at night and waking up early with the sunrise.  That is actually the basis of the name of this journal -- Pursue the Morning Light.  One of the many things I am trying to work on is to be a morning person because I feel better off that way.  More on that later.

Anyway, thats it so far.  Breakfast.  No activity yet.  I need to be the one buying the eggs.  When I buy them, they are cage free, organic eggs.  When my father or my brother buys them, they are not -- they are whatever is cheapest.  I also want to try to use less butter.  Fat is a premium and butter is not the daily fat of choice.  Olive Oil is.  But I can't see cooking eggs in olive oil.  Maybe I will try one morning.  I should just use Pam maybe.  Or boil them.

Saveur 0810Got my newest issue of Saveur Magazine in the mail yesterday.  I'm not much of a reader, but that is one of the things I am trying to change.  I subscribe to a bunch of magazines on and off and they pile up in the heap and I never actually get around to reading any of them.  And I don't want to throw them out without reading them because thats a waste and a failure that I don't want to admit to myself, or they stay around.

A good number of these magazines are food magazines.  Of course my intention is to always make the recipes.  I don't.  But I can't get rid of all these backissues even more because now these especially are  resource -- and thats a whole other matter as far as hoarding this stuff is concerned.  I know that I like the idea of having on hand libraries of specialized information -- so I will be the go-to person for knowledge on that subject.  I suppose if I had an actual library, that idea could fly.  But I don't and noone is really knocking on my door for that kind of info.  And if at any time they did -- it never really had a benefit for me --a practical one, anyway.  I'm not making any money on it.  Maybe someone else is.  Gee, I'm so glad I could help.

Anyway, that's an issue -- why do I have this need to be the librarian of impractical information?  If I could get over that desire, I could let go of a lot of the clutter.  In the meantime, I am going to READ this magazine -- this one issue of this magazine  -- front to back -- I am going to test the recipes, unless they are of foods I seriously will not eat (marinated octopuss?  I'm not ready for that.) or are way to complicated, and when I'm done... we'll see.  Will I keep it?  Will I toss it?  Will I give it away?  We'll see when that time comes.  Maybe I'll come to some kind of epiphany by then.