“If you can’t love yourself, how the hell you gonna love somebody else?” - RuPaul - - - - - - - - - - - “if by a "Liberal" they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people -- their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights, and their civil liberties -- someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a "Liberal," then I'm proud to say I'm a "Liberal.” - John F. Kennedy - - - - - - - - - - - - “Imagine finding someone you love more than anything in the world, who you would risk your life for but couldn’t marry. And you couldn’t have that special day the way your friends do – you know, wear the ring on your finger and have it mean the same thing as everybody else. Just put yourself in that person’s shoes. It makes me feel sick to my stomach …. When I shared a picture of my tattoo on my Twitter page and said, ‘ALL LOVE is equal,’ a lot of people mocked me – they said, ‘What happened to you? You used to be a Christian girl!’ And I said, ‘Well, if you were a true Christian, you would have your facts straight. Christianity is about love.’ The debate resulted in a lot of threats and hate mail to people who agreed and disagreed with me. At one point I had to say, ‘Dude, everyone lay off.’ Can’t people have friendly debates about sensitive topics without it turning into unnecessary threats?” - Pop star Miley Cyrus on her marriage equality tattoo - - - - - - - - - - -

Monday, February 25, 2013

Each Picture Is Just Like The Other, 200 Calories Each

Here's a beautiful picture of 200 calories.  Yep each of these is just like the other; they each represent 200 calories.  Being that I've lost 57 pounds over the last 7-8 months, I never followed the recommended 2000-2500 daily caloric intake.  Are you kidding me? I probably would have never lost weight, but others seem to have a different opinion on that. 

Click on the picture to see an even bigger picture.

Some foods have significantly more Calories than others but what does the difference actually look like. Each of the photographs below represents 200 Calories of the particular type of food; the images are sorted from low to high calorie density. When you consider that an entire plate of broccoli contains the same number of Calories as a small spoonful of peanut butter, you might think twice the next time you decide what to eat. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the average adult needs to consume about 2000 - 2500 Calories to maintain their weight. In other words, you have a fixed amount of Calories to "spend" each day; based on the following pictures, which would you eat? - wiseGeek


Melissa Novak via Facebook said...

I'm terrible about counting calories. I usually don't get 2,000 in a day though. I have cut back on my eating a great deal because I've gained 40 pound in the last 6 months. I hate it so I been dropping what I eat drastically.

Michele Flaniken Poenisch via Facebook said...

I've lost 22lbs since the start of January by not eating out and not using processed foods when eating in. I don't really count the calories. I just don't eat beyond "feeling full".

Blade aka Peter said...

I owe my weight loss to My Fitness Pal, and the support of my wonderful partner, Ryan. I started My Fitness Pal January of last year, but couldn't stick with it. So i restarted in July and never looked back. Then I came to the realization that if I didn't change my eating habits I was going to become diabetic. My doctor told me to get on a diet or I would have to start taking medication. I had blood sugar levels in the 250-300 range and was able to reverse it before it got too late. I am now at 85-90 levels. My doctor is in for a shock when he sees me in May. By then I will have lost 15 more pounds and weigh around 165-170 - so excited.

Michele Flaniken Poenisch via Facebook said...

Good for you, Peter! My goal is to ultimately get back below 200... My problem with meds is that I end up taking antibiotics and steroids for respiratory infections several times a year and I always end up putting on weight when I do that. The year I took them 6 times, I ended up gaining over 60lbs... that sucked. I've never really lost that weight since.

Blade aka Peter said...

I wish you the best of luck Michele! And congratulations on the 22 lbs so far!!! Hang in there, don't give up. It's amazing how much more healthier you will feel. :-)

Melissa Novak via Facebook said...

Yeah I miss Ryan and his fit self. I remember when her first started working out at the gym by my old apartments. Never thought he would go to such extremes with the whole being buff thing but he looks really good. Just not used to it yet. Love y'all. Y'all should come visit me soon.

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