I had a very snacky afternoon triggered by being tired and stress from not getting any of my classes for next semester. Boo. The damage wasn’t life changing but it’s not good either. I think there was some cereal, a yogurt and the rest of my Luna Bar involved.
Now onto the the interesting stuff
I read about Healthy Body Weight for my Nutrition class today. I really appreciated the definition of a healthful body weight and wanted to share:
- A weight that is appropriate for your age and physical development
- A weight that you can achieve and sustain without severely curtailing your food intake or constantly dieting.
- A weight that is compatible with normal blood pressure, lipid levels and glucose tolerance
- A weight that is based upon your genetic background and family history of body shape and weight
- A weight that promotes good eating habits and allows you to participate in regular physical activity
- A weight that is acceptable to you
From: Nutrition An applied approach by Thompson and Manore
I really love the first, second and fourth points. I am very guilty of aiming for a weight that I feel other people my age and fitness level are at, but I don’t take into account my genetic background or body shape. As much as I’d love to be a delicate flower, I’m not. I shouldn’t try to look like a Daisy when I was born a cactus Rose.
I still have weight loss goals, but my world does not revolve around them on any level now and I am happier. I just need to make sure my goals are appropriate for me and not based on other people
Dinner was a couscous mix – in the pile: couscous seasoned with olive oil and garlic powder, beans and topped with pasta sauce.
Bad lighting doesn’t do that roasted broccoli justice.
I found this on the bottom of my purse. Why hello, Mr. Lolli
Vegas loves Ben and comes to sleep on his lap when he gets home. It’s too cute.
These cookies are in the seasonal section at Target. They are perfectly ginger-y and have 10 cookies in a serving for 120 calories. That means I can eat 2 servings, right?
Anyways, buy them. Dip them in hot chocolate, pumpkin mousse, yogurt…
Thoughts on the healthful body weight?