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Welcome! Here we'll post diet tips, fitness articles, PEERtrainer group postings and anything relevant to achieving your diet and fitness goals. Please forward any suggestions - we'd love to hear from you. Jackie

July 2020

Is the "coat of fat" that you develop when you're pregnant relevant to weight loss?

Most who have been pregnant know the layer of fat that encompasses your body while you're pregnant. And then, for most, it almos melts away. You don't necessarily assume your former shape, but that layer, the one that coats even the back of your shoulders sort of disappears and the pockets of fat settle in and get comfortable on your figure.

That coat is meant to protect your baby. If by some chance the mommy no longer has access to nourishment, the baby will have an adequate meal supply.

Can this be analogous to a weight loss? Could it be that the coat of fat you are wearing is to protect something? If you are having trouble losing that coat that protects you, like a real coat protects you in the winter -- what do you need the protection for? What's making you stay in the winter and avoid the sunshine of summer?


jackie , Friday, July 22, 2005, 10:24 AM  

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Debilitating back pain.

Just cured a friend. I had to share.

About 5 years ago, I bent down to pull something out of my bottom dresser drawer and suddenly couldn't move. My back had been "thrown out". I thought I'd be out for a few days because this had happened many times before. A few days turned into months of physical therapy, massages, trying back-friendly sports. My back pain was so overwhelming that I spent most of my days lying down. I couldn't run anymore (I had gotten up to 5 miles) and I got increasingly depressed.

A friend mentioned The Mind/Body Connection.. The basic premise is the pretty obvious. Back pain is a manifestation of anger. If you heal the anger in the mind, your back will respond. I got better in a week. Literally, a week. I am not exaggerating and haven't had back pain since.

jackie , Thursday, July 21, 2005, 8:04 AM  

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This is a very useful resource--recipes by wholefoods.

Just browsing around and found this gem.

I tried the marinated sirloin tips last evening. Delicious.

jackie , Thursday, July 21, 2005, 7:48 AM  

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Read this today: "When preg do you drink any diet soda, or none at all due to the chemicals?"

Thought this answer was particularly interesting:
"drank diet all the time pre-pg, then as soon as I got pg, diet tasted like bitter poison to me so switched to regular coke".

Maybe we should follow a mother to be's intuition.

jackie , Monday, July 18, 2005, 1:55 PM  

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The ultimate success story -- have the entire PEERtrainer community help you lose weight!

We have many new members here and this took a bit to develop so I wanted to extend the invitation again. We still have a few spots open. You would commit to logging 6 days a week and the entire PEERtrainer community would be able to view your logs, comment, support and exert positive PEER pressure to help you meet your goals! You have to want to be in the "spotlight" and be able to commit to 6 weeks. If you have to go away for a day or two here or there, this is completely fine.

Send me an email with your background and why you are looking to lose weight. Look forward to hearing from you!


jackie , Wednesday, July 13, 2005, 1:55 PM  

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"diet pills: hollywood's dirty little secret"

Us weekly did a small blurb about what they're taking, trimzen, pure hoodia. Both are designed to speed up whatever you're looking to do. Thought this was intersting though. "Nutrionish Cynthia Sass says the pills are addictive and dangerous: Taking them can cause fainting and deydration."

I think exchanging the bad eating habits addiction to a pill addiction is just an overall bad choice.

jackie , Wednesday, July 13, 2005, 1:45 PM  

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