Sunday, October 28, 2012
Greetings From a Chilly Upper Midwest!
Twenty-eight degrees will not feel that chilly once winter settles in, but today it is COLD!!
The News: NY Times published an article about exercise and diet last summer. “One of the few studies ever to have scrupulously monitored exercise, food intake and metabolic rates found that volunteers’ basal metabolic rates dropped as they lost weight, even though they exercised every day. As a result, although they were burning up to 500 calories during an exercise session, their total daily caloric burn was lower than it would have been had their metabolism remained unchanged, and they lost less weight than had been expected.” Other studies will surely confirm or refute these startling findings. However, for me, it offers an explanation of why despite rigorous exercise and good eating I have lost so little weight in the last many months. There is more to it, in the study, and for me, but this study supports my own hypothesis that there is much we do not know definitely about weight loss and the best method of doing just that.
For me, this past week I plodded along. I am still not able to exercise much. I am recovering from an upper respiratory virus that has left me breathless and coughing after even minimal activity. I managed two very short rides last week just 2.5 and 3 milers. I hope to slowly get back on my bike since the season is really waning now, but know I can only go sloooooow. Still felt good to be on my wheels again!
My thoughts are with all of you on the Eastern Coast of the US as you face Hurricane Sandi early this week. I hope the forecasts are not realized. May you and your family remain safe.
Stay strong everyone and TTFN,