By Nanci Hellmich, USA TODAY
Jean Nidetch, the founder of Weight Watchers International, was once a housewife who weighed more than 200 pounds. She slimmed down to 142 pounds in 1962 and has never been heavy again.
Now, at 86, she lives in a retirement community in Parkland, Fla., and has written her autobiography, The Jean Nidetch Story.
She says she never dreamed that her weight-loss experience would lead to a successful international company that would help millions trim down.
DIETER: Weight Watchers helps 53-year-old man lose 50 pounds
RECIPE: Weight Watchers chicken and black...
There is a vicious rumor going around that Mike Zume died and went to walking heaven, this is not true and I'm back after a busy couple of weeks. I've been still walking just not posting. So sorry but let's get going and talk a little. Grab a coffee and settle in for a read.
Now that I've got you out there moving and grooving and hopefully using walking to get into shape and stay in shape. The other pressing issue for most people is weight lose. I like to call it weight control because if you put in the work, that's code for exercise, the weight will come off naturally and will...
It's not a long trip for everyone but she fell off the weight loss wagon and now she's telling her story on Oprah this week.
Why did Kirstie Alley Fell Off the Wagon? We'll hear it, in her very own words and I have a prediction, not enough exercise and to much dieting. Here's what happened originally on The Oprah Show but with David Letterman's sly and ironic viewpoint.
It was an eye-popping moment on The Oprah Show—Kirstie Alley in a bikini. Two and a half years later, she's going public again with a big admission. (PG)
Tune in on 04/30 to watch this show at The Oprah...
I'm a tech nut, that's just me. Well, I guess, in general I'm a nut but that can be a good thing. Sometimes.
This post is about keeping track of your goals. The best way to do that is, write it down for personal motivation. There are so many ways to keep track of your workouts and weight control. Nike+, calendar, notebook, GPS watch, the list goes on and on - find one that you like and stick with it. Here's a cool choice, FitnessJournal, an online tracking source that looks like it's featured filled and easy to use. Here's a link to a quicktime video tour of the product and features: http://www.fitnessjournal.com/quicktime_tour.html
You can lose that weight but we have a few steps. First, before doing anything, put in the time to build a foundation. A foundation, simply put, is stamina. The only way to gain stamina, is creating and dedicating to a daily exercise routine. Walking is a great way to build a physical foundation.
Now let's jump ahead, one year, you've been putting in the walking miles and the fitness and weight control goals you've set, are all working great but you feel there is more. It might be time to add some strength training.
Please get those images of muscle bound, Arnold Schwarzenegger in his prime,...
Who doesn't love a good salad. Well, there is my six year old, who thinks salads are poisonous and should be avoided at all cost. Me, I love a good salad, so I present you, "Salads that Satisfy," these salads are not just a bunch of lettuce, they are 'tasty culinary go-green art' from Self magazine penned by Jennifer Iserioh and masterful recipes created by Burcu Avascar.
Chilled Shrimp Salad
This protein-rich dish virtually swims in antioxidants and niacin, which keeps skin healthy. Read the recipe and make it at home.
Udon Noodle Salad
Forget deep-fried noodles: Miso...
I was born in the south and grew up with a mother who was a true southern cook - and that meant plenty of greens like collards, mustard and beet greens. When we moved to California, I was surprised to find hardly anyone eating these “common” vegetables. I soon realized that while southern cooks had been preparing greens for years, the rest of the country hadn’t caught on yet. Well, that’s certainly changed now!
The 'i' is Alana Sugar (I love that last name) writing for the Whole Story, the Whole Foods Market blog. Alana writes in her article about the world of southern eatable greenery...
I'm walking six days a week and mostly weekdays after work, so I'm always looking for healthy food fast, no matter the meal. Dinner seems to be the most challenged, both for time and taste. I found "Kate is Losing It" through the effervescent, photo pro ExHotGirl and this wonder dinner time idea, "My Dinner in 9 Easy Steps, Just for TJ."
To make your very own simple and delicious dinner you should:
1. Select two slices of bread (or bread substitute, in my case), a sandwich roll, or some other "eat a sandwich on me" implement.
2. Spread some guacamole on one slice of the bread (etc.) and a little...
A former Bellevue police officer fired for being overweight could be back patrolling the streets in a few months.
The Nebraska Court of Appeals, in an opinion released Tuesday, reversed the Bellevue Civil Service Commission’s decision upholding the termination of Christopher D. Parent.
Parent, 52, had been a member of the Police Department for more than 25 years, mostly as a detective, but had been reassigned to road patrol. His firing stemmed from his performance during an Aug. 28 combat shooting exercise, which prompted fellow officers to report him to the command staff.
Parent was fired...
I'm not kidding. I thought I walk fast until last September while at the beach.
I went out on my walk and I looked up and saw this guy walking along at a great pace and I thought, I'll just catch him to push myself a little harder. Well a couple miles went by and I was barely making up any ground on him. Wow, he's fast. Then he crossed the street and disappeared. I was crushed. No one had ever been able to out pace me.
On I went, until out of the corner of my eye someone came up next to me and it was him - my dad. Just kidding, he could have been my dad. I popped out my earphones and proceeded...