My goal in life is to be as good of a person my dog already thinks I am. ~Author Unknown

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Elvis Presley – Hound Dog

Meet Indie the newest member of the family!! Indie is my daughter’s seven week old Golden Retriever. He was a little camera shy;-) I hope he has a long & healthy life.

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Posted by Canadian Wendy 24 taking the summer off on 2012-01-24 17:29:33

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Mind Blowing Aerobic Exercises Which Burn Fat Like Crazy – Here is Something You Can not Miss

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Getting rid of the ugly fat accumulated all over your body is one of the most difficult things to do. But nothing can get you results as fast as aerobics and cardio can. Most people do not even realize the real power of aerobics and how fast it can make you shed those pounds. You see this is the major reason why you must know this before it's too late for you. Read on to discover some of the most effective aerobic exercises which burn fat like crazy …

Running- Now this might seem very obvious to you but done effectively this exercise routine can make you burn fat like anything. The problem is that most people do not push their limits and keep on doing the same amount each and every day. To really see some real results with running you must keep increasing and adding some extra meters every single day. You see if you do not increase your exercise time or meters with increase in your level of strength you will never see any real results.

Aerobic dance- Now nothing can give you a stronger body workout than aerobic dance itself. Not only does it burn the calories at stunning proportions but it is also very fun activity to do at the same time. One of the best possible ways to do this is to join an aerobic dancing class where not only you will lose weight but at the same time socialize with other people which would ever keep your motivational levels up since you are also competitive with other people around you . Additionally if you do not have much time on your hands you can always buy an aerobic dance instructional CD or DVD and use it from the comforts of your home. … Read More

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Poster of the fictitious fitness club. Designed for TV show.

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Posted by Mayuko Ueda on 2011-04-26 02:26:20

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Can You Really Lose As Much Weight As a ‘Big Loser’ Each Week – And Would You Want To?

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With shows like the Biggest Loser getting massive reviews and viewer numbers, clearly its hitting a chord with the general public. The show encourages massive weight loss on a weekly basis. How do we know how much is a reasonable amount of weight to lose? Is it true that you can only lose half a kilo per week. Let’s take a look at what is realistic – and achievable – for you …

First off, is it really possible to drop fat as quickly as the contestants on The Biggest Loser? Can the man on the street (or you 🙂 achieve these kind of losses without a team of trainers, nutritionists and camera men following their every move? Or are the massive and speedy losses on the show nothing more than clever marketing and a not-so-subtle manipulation of the viewer?

I did a little research to find out just how much weight some of our contestants have racked up. At the time of my research the show was airing Week 11. Here’s a summary of total weight loss for the final four contestants at that time:

Sam: just over 40kg (88 pounds)

Cosi: close to 48kg (105.6 pounds)

Alison: around 36kg (79.2 pounds)

Gary: close to 59kg (129.8 pounds)

The weekly weight loss (divided by 11 just to keep it simple, although obviously they would have lost different amounts each week) is shown here:

Sam: 3.63 kg p/week (7.9 pounds)

Cosi: 4.36 kg p/week (9.6 pounds)

Alison: 3.27 kg p/week (7.2 pounds)

Gary: 5.36 kg p/week (11.8 pounds)

Just in case you’re interested, this averages out at a body weight percentage loss of around 2.8 weekly. If you matched this to the ‘average’ 70kg woman, that would equate to 1.96kg per week, and for a 90kg man it would be around 2.66kg per week.

Doesn’t sound like too much, really, does it? I’m sure many readers out there would be thrilled to lose this amount of weight each week, and not necessarily consider it extreme.

But let’s think about that. In my experience most of you have heard over and over that healthy weight loss is around 0.5-1kg per week. In fact, every health expert, resource or study I’ve consulted indicates that a ‘healthy’ (as in mainly fat, and sustainable) amount of weight loss is just that – around half a kilo per week for women, and 1 kilo for men. Extremely overweight people are said to be able to lose 1.5 kg per week.

If we take this as gospel (for now), then clearly the BL contestants are losing weight much faster than they should be in order to keep it off. According to Anne Collins, fat loss expert extraordinaire,

‘When we lose weight we don’t just lose fat. We lose a combination of body fat, and muscle tissue. Studies show that when we diet, the weight we lose is on average 75 percent fat and 25 percent muscle. (Also) remember water accounts for about 70 percent of the … Read More