Archive | March, 2007

Mickey Avalon says “Do the Jane Fonda”

27 Mar

Shake it out.
Shake it lil’ mama.
Mickey Avalon says Do The Jane Fonda

FAGE fantastic

26 Mar

I could eat FAGE all day. One container is only 80 calories and packed with protein. I like Total 0% Greek Yogurt, which has no fat and is still soo thick and creamy. I eat it with a bit of splenda and cinnamon and sometimes apple slices. It is the equivalent of dessert for me.
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A testament to how good this non-fat yogurt is.. the other day I was eating a container (delicious as always) and randomly looked at the label. I had accidently bought FAGE Total Classic, which has all the classic fat. I realized that the classic version was slightly thicker, but not any better. I love this stuff! I eat one or two containers every day. I’m just addicted-it is so much better than lite ‘n’ fit, go for FAGE amis.

TIP: But yogurt (any kind) in the freezer for about 1 hour and it makes this great frozen yogurt, ice cream that is perfect for dessert. Don’t leave it in for too long though, because then the yogurt just turns to ice!

Over-Ate eh, but didn’t Binge

25 Mar

ah, I ate so much today. Normal food plus 2 doughnuts, a arepa (fried corneal patty with sweet cheese, plantains and avocado), as well as 1 pumpkin cupcake and super sweet banana pudding from the best bakery in town-SugarSweetSunshine. Right now I am headed out to a friends for some fine wines and a few bars later for some not so fine whiskey-ginger’s. My god what a day, but I also realize that it is really not the end of the world-or the end of my diet.
#1 Its natural to slip up every once in a while
#2 I went to the gym for an hour today
#3 I didn’t binge, which is a big deal. Even though I really overate and treated myself, I was still in control. I have a binging problem-which is characterized by uncontrolled (crazed!) eating. This was over the course of my day, hanging out and eating with friend.

Damage Control: I am attempting to eat around 1500 calories a day. I probably ended up eating an extra 1200 calories-total of 2700. Not really so horrible considering that my daily intake is 2010 calories (2510 plus 500 calories earned at the gym). Anyways not bad at all, just means that my efforts today certainly didn’t help me lose weight, and put me a little step back.

How do you guys do damage control after days over overeating?

Awesome Brigitte Bardot videos

24 Mar

http://retry.tv/2007/03/22/brigitte-bardot-pop-pow-woo-shebang/

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Longing for the days of free Pilates and Yoga classes…

24 Mar

I used to work at a holistic health center two years ago. They taught yoga and pilates, which I could take for free and did 1 or 2 times a day. I have never been in better shape. Toned, long, and a sense of strength and body awareness that I hadn’t had since the depths of my ballet days. Unfortunately, living in nyc these classes are all cost around $15, a few less, some even more. My Bikram yoga classes cost me $20. Not bad for one class, but very expensive when you are considering taking multiple classes a week (or a day!) I wish I could get back on the pilates track though. It went along so well with my previous dance training. If only I had time, but maybe I could work study at a pilates studio?Joseph Pilates

Jane Fonda-The Workout

24 Mar

Do you just have to be super skinny to be thin and have a curves?
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Skinny and Curvy?

24 Mar

Do anyone have any good workout/nutrition tips for loosing weight, but staying curvy. I’d like a smaller waist (I suppose like everyone), but don’t want to have a “straight” body. Perhaps working out less and maintaining a healthy reduced calorie diet is the best way to go.. any thoughts or advice??

Amazing and Extremely Low-Cal Tofu Noodles..

22 Mar

FILLING PASTA DISHES 60-86 CALORIES!!

If you can find it at your grocery store, tofu noodles or yam noodles are delicious replacements for pasta and can act as a base for any dish. Plus Tofu noodles are only 20 calories a serving and yam noodles are only 5!

They taste very plain, but I’ve found it is the perfect food to have around the house (especially when I wanna stuff my face) because it is filling like pasta, but no where near the calories..
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Check out the KONNAYAKU section from this link
http://www.house-foods.com/our_products/other_products.html
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My own very simplified pasta recipe based of one listed on the website is as follows…

Pasta Marinara
86 calories a serving

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Whole bag of Tofu Noodles (2 servings)
1/4 cup of marinara sauce

Prepare like pasta! et voila. I would suggest throwing some frozen veggies in there to make it more nutritious. But using this recipe as a base, thinking of all the really filling 100 calorie dishes you can have.

Tip: Try cooking these noodles plain, and then covering them with a low-cal teriyaki sauce I learned about from a diabetic girl I used to tutor. Just take soy sauce and add Splenda to taste. It makes a yummy version of Terikyaki sauce. Teriyaki Tofu Noodles would make a similarly low-cal meal. 40 calories for the whole bag of noodles! and about 20 calories for the soy sauce!

Fondastic Proportions

22 Mar

Jane Fonda’s estimated measurements in 1968

Weight: 118lbs: 1968
Height: 5’7″
33B-24-35 (during “Barbarella)
32B-24-31.5 (in 1980)

I like Barbarella proportions better, so lets look at those…
BMI: 18.5
Waist-Hip Ration: .685
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Here’s a link to some other celebrity proportions..
http://salmahayek1.blogspot.com/2006/11/salma-hayek-measurments-breast-size.html

My proportions: March 21st

22 Mar

My waist: 28.5″
My hips: 37.8″
So my Waist to Hip Ratio is (Waist/Hips): .754
My BMI (I’m 5’6″) and weigh 134lbs: 21.6

Ideally according to BMI research I would be most attractive weighing 118-124lbs(19-20BMI). I am not a fun of BMI because I work out and have muscle and I just don’t feel like it is taken into account. I know I look great at 128 lbs, so maybe the 124lbs isn’t that far off. My waist-hip ratio kind of confirms some thoughts I’ve been having that I am gaining a straighter figure since starting to diet and workout..
That is the last thing I want! Anyone have any tips?? I’ve always felt that if I kept enough fat in my diet that I would keep a good proportion.

If you wanna find out your ratio and BMI I have added links!
Tips: Measure your hips at their largest spot (over your buttocks). Also, beware the Waist-Hip Ratio Calculator makes you measure to the nearest inch-I prefer to just pick up a calculator