NEW ALTERNATIVE TO THE BMI

Mayo Clinic launches a revolutionary new alternative to the BMI
The body mass index has been used by the medical community to identify whether someone is the right weight. It’s calculated by dividing your weight by the square of your height. But it’s actually a very archaic system, devised by a Belgian astronomer in the mid-1800s. It showed up in a medical journal in 1972 and has been used ever since. But it is generally considered too broad a measure to accurately identify optimal weight or body fat content.

Mayo Clinic has just launched a new way to measure weight called the Body Volume Indicator, designed to more precisely estimate weight distribution and fat around organs by dividing total volume with abdominal volume. A 3D measurement company called Select Research has developed an iPad app, BVI Pro, that will calculate a person’s BVI with a quick scan. Mayo Clinic is first introducing this new measurement to members of the medical, clinical, and fitness communities, but it hopes that this will eventually become a standard for measuring body mass by 2020, supplementing the BMI.

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FRESH START

With the new year upon us, I have decided to change the look and feel of this blog. I guess you could say it’s a fresh start both virtually and personally.

I hope you will continue to follow me as I apply all of the many weight loss lessons I have been learning along the way.

Here’s to a fantastic 2016!

So here is the link http://www.errorofmyweighs.com/weight-loss/a-fresh-start/

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My Weight Loss Friend The NutriBullet!

NutribulletOkay, I admit it…I’ve been bitten by the NutriBullet bug. It all started a few months ago when my friend Kim B. posted a picture of herself on Facebook. She was always posting how great she felt and how wonderful her smoothies tasted.  You see, Kim is one of those women who is very smart and always seems to have her finger on the pulse of all things cool. So naturally I took notice and started to pay close attention to what she was doing.

For weeks I would surf Pinterest for recipes and would watch YouTube videos about the NutriBullet. Then it happened…the inevitable Black Friday. With iPad in lap, I sat patiently with my discount codes in hand waiting for the clock to strike midnight. I owned that Kohl’s website and the NutriBullet was mine! I ate a Pop Tart to celebrate my victory of getting a few steps closer to blasting my overweight self into infinity and beyond! (Or maybe just make an okay smoothie to choke down.)

The beast, as I have officially named it, arrived yesterday. I couldn’t wait for this morning to finally get here so I could make my first not blended, not juiced but EXTRACTED smoothie. (That’s what it says on the box.) I took all of those recipes that I found and made my own concoction. The first thing I did was Google how to cut a Pomegranate. Yeah, I know…I’m 35 years old and I have never cut a Pomegranate. So I learned with the help of Sharon at VeganPimp.com and her YouTube video.

Then I added the following: Frozen Spinach, Frozen Strawberries, Butter Lettuce, Pomegranate seeds, Cauliflower, Pineapple, Pineapple Juice, Water, and Almonds. I blended it all for about 30 seconds and it came out delicious! It does look like something the lawn mower would cough up, but its healthy and tasty.

Today is the start of something special. The Ol’ Beast and I are going places. Please comment with your favorite recipes, or hit me up via e-mail, Pinterest, Twitter or Facebook.

Cheers! 😀

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Who Needs Jenny Craig When You Have Al Roker?

AlRokerIt’s been a rough few months… I’ll admit it. Have I been hitting the gym? No.

Have I been eating like “Manny” the Wooly Mammoth from Ice Age? Yes.

Today I met someone for lunch and while we both ordered salads we both got the chocolate brownie to go. I’m sitting at my desk, eating and reading the news. After finishing my salad, I could see my brownie perched on the little shelf in front of my computer monitor. My lips started to twitch and my tongue was salivating at the thought of taking the first delicious calorie infested bite.

As I slowly brought the forkful of brownie to my lips, my eyes caught the news story listed on Huffington Post: Al Roker: ‘I Pooped My Pants’ (VIDEO)

Really? The nutritional Gods were looking down upon me thinking, “HA HA HA Lardy! We got you now!!” Sigh. I slowly chewed the brownie and quickly clicked off the story. Don’t worry my dear friends… I ate every single bite of my brownie and loved it!

Take that Al Roker… TAKE THAT!

From 300lbs to 140lbs: How Arthur Boorman Lost 160lbs with Yoga

by on May 15, 2012

The idea that we really have no limitations is a hard one for many of us to truly grasp. It may sound like a nice and noble saying, but some part of your brain may strain-subconsciously or consciously- against fully accepting this truth. Why is it easier to believe in limits rather than expansion? There are so many external forces from the media, education (both formal and familial), societal belief systems and so on that reinforce aspects of restriction. But all these limitations are illusions. The actual reality is that you truly are unlimited in your inner power and strength. Yes you! We all are, if we can learn to get mental blocks out of the way and tap into the inner, universal and unlimited source within.

Health and beauty are a good starting point for most people to experience this concept. Focusing on these areas of your life can produce tangible improvements in outward appearance, as well as allow for the powerful personal experience of gaining vitality and natural energy without external stimulants.

Once you realize that you have tremendous control over your health and beauty, largely by the diet you keep and the foods you choose, then you realize that you can extend this power outwards for goals not only pertaining to physical form, but also goals centered around your vocation, career, and relationships.

This video really exemplifies the unlimited inner to exceed limitations. Arthur was a disabled Gulf War veteran who sustained injuries to his back and knees, and was told by his various doctors that he would never be able to walk again on his own.

Arthur believed in this limitation…for a time. He gained over 140 pounds, and had to use canes to hobble about. One day, he had the spark of motivation to try yoga. Though it was not easy for him to shape his body into the asanas (poses), and though he fell many times, he kept picking himself back up to try over and over again.

Over the course of 10 months- less than a year- Arthur lost 140 pounds and was not only able to practice asanas, he was able to actually run. Had he listened to the judgment of his doctors, he would have relegated himself to the “truth” of the limitation that he would never be able to walk again and not even tried. Instead, he pushed past the illusions of limitations to utilize his unlimited inner power.

I invite you to make some time for the important task of thinking of the preconceived limitations you might have placed on your power. Write down the limitations, then think about the root of where they came from. For Arthur, doctors placed limitations on him, which shows that people in positions of “authority” can create these limitations that are not necessarily true.

This all takes reflection, and I find writing very helpful to get these thoughts out of you. Block out at least 45 quiet minutes to yourself.

Time For You To Take Action:

1. Limitations you believe are in your life. Exaarthur boormanmples include: “I’ll never be able to be X weight/size.” “Getting off medications and becoming healthy is not realistic.” “I’m not smart enough to get X job”. “I’m not qualified to make X amount a year”. “I’m not flexible enough to ever touch my toes.” “I’m not pretty enough to meet the man of my dreams. etc.”

2. Where these limitations came from. This might be more difficult, but really think deeply on each limitation and where it might have been formed, without judgment. You might discover that it resonates with something you’ve heard from another source. If it came from a loved one or family member, most probably they were saying it with good intention, or inadvertently passing on a limitation they too have. Or maybe you might have heard it from your peers or friends or boss mentioning over and over again that something was too “hard” to achieve so that it is “impossible.”

3. Once you have identified the source of these limitations, make peace with them by affirming they are not actual or true, they are just thought forms that someone else created. If you can really pause and see the limitations as being separate from “truth”, this is the first step in moving past them, and unleashing your unlimited power.

If My BMI Was A Test Score, I Would Be On Honor Roll

Word to the wise… don’t visit a health fair and have the woman take your blood pressure or BMI if you aren’t prepared for a roundhouse kick to the face. I thought I would try to play nice with others and have the little old lady tell me how effed up I really am. (As if I needed to be reminded in my current state right now.)

I was with a friend who had her BMI taken. Her voice got loud and she said, “Holy crap… if my BMI was a test score, I would be an honor student!” I had to laugh at that. Then the nurse took my blood pressure and wrote something down on her clipboard. She dropped her glasses from her nose and stared at me with a look of panic and sadness. Either she was going to call 911 or she was going to pass gas. I was really hoping for the gas.

She asked if something was wrong and I just sat there. I didn’t even know where to begin. Yes, something is wrong. Lot’s of somethings are wrong. I recently became engaged to the man I love with all of my heart. Hold your squeals of excitement. I am NOT one of those girls who thinks marriage is awesome and had my “marriage notebook” prepared since middle school. I never really thought I would find someone who I could tolerate long enough to have a life with, let alone them tolerate me. Just when I thought I would have lots of time to wrap my head around the idea of an engagement and marriage, my fiancé found out that his ear infection wasn’t really an ear infection, it’s a brain tumor.

Yeah, let that sit with you for a minute. When you reach the “WHAT THE FU*K” status let me know and I will continue. Ready to continue on? Yeah, me either…

So now we have a wedding planned, if you call having a date really a plan. We have no location, time or anything else. Is Chuck E. Cheese considered a venue? I attempted to get fitted for a dress at David’s Bridal in Olympia and that was an anxiety driven, sweat-filled nightmare. The corset they had me wear should have been made with a Sham-wow. The amount of sweat dripping down my legs could have easily been mistaken for me pissing myself as I shuffled my lace and satin covered, pearl-lined sweaty ass out in front of a bunch of women who I had just met minutes before.

I grabbed my phone and sent a distress text to my fiancé who was somewhere out in the parking lot waiting for me. I changed my clothes and prayed that the vomit in my throat would stay down long enough for me to exit the building. I got in the car and we drove home in silence.

The nurse just sat there as I told my story. She reached in her purse and grabbed a bottle of her own blood pressure medicine and tossed it back with a glass of water. I couldn’t help but smile knowing I had just crapped on someones day. You’re welcome old nurse lady, you’re welcome!

Stay tuned for more…

The “Magic Carpet Ride” Left Me With A Rug Burn!

I was eating my oatmeal for breakfast and thinking about how much I sit at my desk and write. I decided to Google search  “Best Exercises To Do At Your Desk”.

I found a great article that listed random things I could do… one being the “Magic Carpet Ride”.

I don’t know if it was the oatmeal clogging my brain or the idea of being Aladdin at my desk, but I got so excited I did just as the instructions told me:

The “Magic Carpet Ride” works your core and arms.

  1. Sit in your chair with your legs crossed and your feet on the seat.
  2. Then place your hands on the armrests, suck in your gut and raise yourself a few inches above the seat, using your belly, muscles and hands.
  3. Hold for 10 to 20 seconds. Rest for 30 seconds. Repeat five times.

This is where I hovered above my seat for 3 seconds, flipped the chair over and ended up rug burning my elbows.

So much for channeling my inner Aladdin. My Magic Carpet needs a tune up.