First, I read this study this evening & although I knew that belly fat was dangerous, I found the statistics in this article frightening, especially with so many of us without health insurance.
Here is the study to you to read it yourself. - Study: Belly bulge can be deadly for older adults -
Maybe you have heard of the FlatBelly Diet but if you haven't, check it out, it really isn't a diet as much as it is a way to eat & is full of wonderful information for anyone wanting to work at their making their belly smaller. Here are some FlatBelly Meals. In fact Pevention.com is a wealth of information for those of us fighting the battle of the Bulge.
I am diabetic & so have trouble with my weight but I have lost a few pounds recently after putting back 11 of the 15 pounds I'd previously lost - sigh. So far I am down about 4 again but hey it's a start. I have lost a few inches from my waist too, which really makes me feel better & my pants a bit looser ;) I read somewhere that measuring is a better way to keep track of weight loss than the scales. The study said a Woman's waist should be no bigger than 35", so of course I grabbed the tape & measured my waist & I am just a half inch over at 35.5" - no sucking it in either ;) I have been doing some isometric exercises that target the core muscles & I think that, as well as my diet are helping be take control of my waist line.
Here is a whole bunch of links to a google search for isometrics aimed at weight loss, enjoy!
OK, some exciting news.... On July 17, my Granddaughter Katy became Mother to Jaxon a beautiful baby boy, making my Daughter Dear a GrandMother & me a Great GrandMother, how's that for exciting?
Today I joined the 365Project ..
I've been taking a lot of pictures lately as the arthritis in my right hand is not letting me bead much ;( I thought taking pics might keep me busy. Feel free to sign up to do the picture a day project & join me & hundreds of other folk with an eye for taking pictures..
Funny thing but a while back, the thought crossed my mind about doing a photo a day & posting it on here but that is all it ever was, a thought LOL
I really am going to try & commit to this for a year, so here goes nothing..