Just got this invitation from my Outdoor Education Instructor!! It sounds awesome and I’m totally goinggg!!! All the hikes look like total WOWs. Check out some of the links for ideas!
Death Valley Campout Spring Break 4 days/3 nights
This compact and very active trip will lead you to many of Death Valley’s geological wonders. Hike and scramble through slot Canyons; climb atop huge sand dunes, hike canyons of pure marble; bask in the glow of colors illuminated by the Artist Palette at sunset; plus much more…
What tags are you following on tumblr? Currently I’m tracking modern dance, contemporary dance. (Confession: not too long ago I was tracking Full Metal Alchemist haha but dont sick of the RoyEd pairings…If you do not know what this means…just think that “geraldine’s weird…”).
Maybe you all have heard and debated about this already, but has you can see I’ve been away from tumblr lately! I’ll explain later!! (hopefully tonight…but basically I haven’t been blogging because I get an error message when responding to messages and I’ve been busy with painting, table tennis, piano, singing, hiking, and dancing!)
Hi Everyone! 6pm.com is selling Nike Free 2+’s (last year’s model) on sale for $75 and a bunch of other Nike stuff. Just wanted to share with you since these shoes are so popular and I know a lot of people want a pair.
My fifteen year old sister is very obsessive about her calories/fat/sugar/carbohydrate intake, and she thinks of herself as "fat and unappealing". She does her daily vigorous workouts, and eats only at about 700 calories or less, everyday! I've told her many times to eat more than 700 calories everyday since she exercises a lot, but she never listens! So, I want to ask you: Should a teenage girl with a BMI Score of 21.5, be eating 700 calories or less, everyday?
Her BMI is great and farrr from overweight. And no, no one, not just a teenage girl, be eating only 700 calories or less consistently. I’m trying to think of how you can talk to your sister without putting her on the defensive…Maybe:
Emphasize that to tone muscle, you need to be eating around your BMR since it takes energy to BUILD muscle. If you’re eating a deficit all the time, you’re just breaking down tissues.
Talk about how eating certain “super” foods will be good for her skin and hair. This may influence her to eat some nuts and more vegetables. If you’re not consuming enough vitamins and minerals, your skin gets all sallow looking, your nails chip, and your hair falls out…eek!
Remind her that she only has a couple years left to grow, if at all, so if she’s not eating enough she’s going to miss out on some height she’ll never get back.
Ask her if she has trouble focusing on school, and if you see that she is really distracted and obsessed with dieting, remind her that colleges look at sophomore and junior grades almost exclusively. I know its hard for high-schoolers to see the bigger picture…but I’d give it a try.
Boost her self-confidence…note how much she looks like a certain pretty celebrity, or that she looks great in today’s outfit.
Is it boy-problems…does she like someone that doesn’t seem to notice her? Remind her that teenage boys like cute, cool girls they can be friends with too, not only really skinny girls.
Bring up the topic when she’s in a good mood and not doing something “diet-related.”
Do you read or follow nutrition news? Maybe share with her some articles so she can see how interesting eating a well-balanced diet can be.
Note that studies show that a net calorie intake of 1200 effectively promotes weight loss so she doesn’t have to stress herself out with eating such scant portions all the time.
Give her time and space…weight and body image are a touchy subject and you really have to be tactful when you want to discuss it.
I’ve only ever approached one friend about her drastic weight loss and eating (more like not-eating) habits and it was by a carefully constructed email in which I told her I was worried about her but knew that she’s smart enough to take good care of herself. Sorry if my advice is crazy… =/
What does everyone else think? How can you talk to your sibling or close friend about their damaging habits or if you suspect an eating disorder?
Hey Geri, I was wondering if canned foods are good/bad for you and why? Also, what are some alternatives when money is low and all you can afford are canned foods...?
Hello! Not all canned foods are bad for you, but there are certain things you need to be careful about. For example, don’t eat canned tuna more than once a week because of mercury, and many canned foods (especially soup) are high in sodium. Some of my canned staples are:
Black, cannellini, or kidney beans- No added salt or 50% sodium
Those are some foods that are regularly inexpensive. Try to buy fruits and veggies at are 99c or less per lb and to visit the bulk food aisle. I really hope you don’t only eat canned vegetables all the time! They taste kinda of…blehhh.
I've looked at the back of cereal boxes for their nutrition facts and what the ingredients are, and I noticed that most of these cereals, have corn flour, corn meal, corn starch,etc. For example, Kashi GoLEAN Original Cereal contains corn flour and corn meal and I heard corn flour/starch/meal,etc is high in carbohydrates, so I'm just wondering: Can corn anything cause you to gain more weight when you're on a diet? Is it bad for you even if you're not on a diet?
"I pledge allegiance…to the cob of the United States of America"-Stephen Colbert.
We live in a nation where corn is king. Corn (and soybean) is in everything…Corn is processed to nothing more than carbohydrates or high-fructose corn syrup. It’s like a medium to make whatever edible thing you want. When corn is processed into sugar, then yes it’s bad for you and can cause you to gain more weight. When it’s made into starch, it gives the product a thicker texture and serves you empty calories. Avoiding corn products as much as possible will stir you into the healthy direction and help you eat more nutritious and filling sources of carbohydrates. However, Kashi GoLEAN Original has a good amount of protein and is pretty filling. Instead of using cereal…as well…cereal & milk, another idea is to just use it as topping for oatmeal instead of sugary, fatty granola.
I have been struggling with my body image for years now. And I am just getting over an eating disorder than went on from the time I was 13 to 22. :\ I am trying my best to find the path to "healthy eating." Do you have any advice on how to pursue that?... I am not going to act like it hasn't been tough on me, it has. I am 5"4 and weigh 104-107. Is that heavy for my height? I haven't weighed this much ever. It freaks me out. Help!
Hello, 5’4 and 104-107 lbs is very thin! Even slightly underweight (BMI = 18.0). But if you eat healthy and exercise, you’ll be fit too! I’m glad to know that you are over the worst and recovering. Healthy eating begins with having a reason and motivation. Maybe you can think of something you can improve with a healthy diet. For example, if having an eating disorder deprived your body of nutrients and your hair, nails, and skin may not be in it’s best shape, maybe you can think of ways to eat healthy to have glowy skin, shiny hair, and strong nails. At least for me, this motivates me to eat my fish, nuts, dark greens, citrus fruits while staying away from excess sugars. Look at healthy eating as a way to educate yourself, connect with other people, and to see what you’ve been missing out on! You’ll see that having a bowl of greek yogurt and berries for breakfast or an entree salad and soup won’t be so scary…
Also, please relax…actually be happy and enjoy your body! Weighing a little more than you used to when you were heavily struggling with your ED means that you’re getting better and on your way to the best life you’ve had yet!
Hey! So I was looking though the app store trying to find one similar to "Self-Control" so that I can block certain sites for certain periods of time... when I stumbled upon this app called "Breaktify"! I immediately thought of your blog, as it's an app that encourages taking breaks from sitting in front of the computer to get the blood flowing... I don't know if you've heard of it? It will pop up on the screen and suggest some simple exercise.
Wednesday: Nothing, but I met my new Hiking Group! :D
Thursday: Run-4.5 miles, Core Exercises-Sofia Boutella Fearless (NTC) 15 min
Friday: Run-6.5 miles with hills!
Saturday: Road Biking! (Bet you didn’t see that one coming)- 13 miles,
Super Bowl Sunday: Run- 8.2 miles
Notes: Running is my weapon of choice. I would switch up my cardio more if I wasn’t trying to see if I can finish training for a March marathon. (I got up to 17 miles, got hurt, and now recovered but not in the best shape). Cycling was really fun on Saturday though. Biking fast out on the road makes me feel so adventurous…and scared at times.
Other things I’m doing:
On Mondays and Wednesdays, I have Modern Dance and Hatha Yoga. My modern dance class is awesome! It’s energetic, synergistic, and creative too. We warm-up, move across the move, learn new moves, and practice combos to a variety of music. My Hatha yoga class is quite boring right now with a lot of relaxation poses, but it’s still fun to be in a class and beneficial to work on basics. I’m not going to lie though, I’d kinda rather be in the Cardio Kickboxing class next door…
Wednesday afternoons, I have an Outdoor Education Class where we go hiking at different locations around northern California. We’ll even camp in Yosemite one weekend! So excited about this class. My instructor is super intense about fitness. His motivation to exercise everyday is so he can have as many WOW experiences as possible. He’s traveled to and seen such amazing sites that are “reserved for the physically fit” so he wants to keep in shape to be able to reach all these locations. Makes sense to me!
Um. Just out of curiosity, are whole wheat bagels bad for you? I don't put anything in my bagels and I don't eat it all the time, but I'm just asking if they're bad for you.
Let’s take a look at Thomas’ 100% Whole Wheat Bagels:
High in protein (wheat gluten, so celiacs and gluten-free enthusiasts negate)
High in fiber
I also feel really full & satisfied after eating a bagel.
17% Sodium; Thats a lot of salt for just your bread!
7g of about 2 teaspoons of sugar
High in calories
So there are defintely better options like my favorites, Mestemacher Rye or Pumpernickel Bread. But like you said, you don’t eat them all the time. They can be a convenient, filling, on-the-go breakfast when you’re in a pitch. I would definitely eat a bagel over danishes or muffins from Starbucks.
Personal Note: After experiencing whole wheat everything NYC bagels, I will never eat a bagel anywhere else again. Chewy, soft, delicious, savory, most satisfying thing EVER. But omgod do New Yorkers pile on the cream cheese! It’s called a Bagel Cream Cheese Sandwich even! The people at Ess-a-Bagel looked confused when I asked them for just a little bit of the veggie spread..Like what’s “a little bit?”
Okay so there are 24,930 fabolous people reading my blog, but not much interaction with me or with each other! So I made a facebook page to hopefully get us talking more. It’ll probably be better than ”disqus.” Woot woot like and write!