Meant to add another post yesterday, but didn't quite get to it last night. So I just went back this morning and added my food/exercise log for the day. Lately this has been the only place I've really been tracking things, so I'm trying to keep it as accurate as possible.
Yesterday I got my workout in before supper. I wasn't feeling hungry when we got home from work and Moon grabbed a bottle of water and disappeared into his computer room without saying anything about supper. I was feeling in the mood to get the workout accomplished and out of the way, so off I went. Hoping I can do the same today. I feel more energetic when it's still light out, and lately when I wait till after supper it's getting dark and the temperature is dropping in the basement which does not motivate me at all.
This morning, just for fun, I entered my planned food for the day in my fitday account, and in the Weight Watchers online tracking tools, just to see how they compare. Assuming I stick to what I have entered, my calorie total for the day is 1213, and it works out to 21 points (my daily allowance from weight watchers is 20 points). I sat down and did some calculations last week, kind of comparing how points map to calories, and I think I want to do some tracking for a few days to compare. I'm thinking that I'm probably going to switch back to fitday at the end of the month since it is free - why keep paying for Weight Watchers when I'm not consistently using it? With fitday, you can also publish a link to a public version of your journal (I've included it below my Daily Record for today).
Boring today aren't I? Okay, switching gears.
A couple of interesting articles I read yesterday (in case we weren't all confused enough already):
Vitamins A, E and beta-carotene increase mortality, not longevity: study
Results of a study in Denmark:
Researchers found that 17,880 of 136,023 study participants who took the supplements died (13.1 per cent), compared to 10,136 of 96,527 participants who did not take the supplements (10.5 per cent). They did not track causes of death.
The antioxidants also appeared to offer no benefit to people with gastrointestinal, heart, neurological, eye, skin, rheumatoid, kidney and endocrine diseases, according to the authors.
Vitamin C also showed no health benefit, though in some of the studies, selenium did seem to reduce mortality.
Low-calorie diet may help stave off skin cancer: study
In a study done on mice:
The researchers believe a high-calorie diet activates receptors on the skin cell's surface: epidermal growth factor and insulin-like growth factor. These two receptors in turn send signals, such as whether cells should divide and spread — factors critical in the development of skin cancer.
In the case of low-calorie diets, the lack of signalling prevents the cells' growth and development.
Different levels of calorie restriction were applied, and a 30% reduction in calories appeared to be the most effective.
BF: Steel cut oatmeal w/brown sugar & milk, coffee w/cream
Lunch: Raw cauliflower & Curried Red Lentil Soup
Snack: Fibre 1 bar
Supper: Salad, spaghetti
Workout: Walk - maybe out side?