Monday, September 14, 2009

10 Things I Need To Know About Losing Weight

NEW FACTS PROVEN TO HELP ONE LOOSE WEIGHT!! I saw a very useful British program on TV tonight and i cannot see it on the Internet as some one is selling the DVD. Actual scientific experiments were done on people to prove these NEW points. So to help myself remember i am making a note of the main points here:

FIRSTLY - [not new] I need to weigh the food portions,[ until i learn what is a normal portion] And make a note of it at the time of eating. ALL that is swallowed during 24 hours is recorded. It seems very easy to under estimate the size of portions and remember all things you eat or drink.

SECONDLY: NEW Moderately brisk walking for over an hour causes significant loss of body fat over the next 24 hours!

THIRDLY [ not new] Any little added exercise during a day helps you loose weight... eg walking while on the telephone, moving arms while sitting at computer, park further from a shop so u walk more.

FOURTH : NEW Eating low fat dairy products with a meal cause almost 50% more fat in that meal to be excreted!! see International Journal of Obesity (2008) 32, 1816–1824; doi:10.1038/ijo.2008.173; published online 7 October 2008

FIFTH : NEW Eating a meal pulverised / in a blender, with water into soup keeps the stomach from emptying so fast by a long time...[even compared with a glass of water drunk with the meal ].

SIXTH : NEW Avoid eating at a smorgasbord as this encourages most people to over eat by 30 or 40%! [I cant remember the exact amount].

SEVENTH : NEW Eating some 10% more protein than normal in your diet keeps one satisfied longer.

EATING FROM A SMALLER PLATE -or any food container- ALSO HELPS. - not new

NEVER SKIP MEALS - this causes you to feel starved and to eat fatty unhealthy food to excess.


As i remember the other points i will add them...

Finally I have found a way to FEEL how HEAVY an extra 10 kilos is - it is the size of a heavy bag of potting mix i often try to carry about 10 meters with difficulty.. so i am now really trying VERY HARD to get that last 10 or 5 off!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Hervey Bay whale watching trip - one breached -slow digital camera missed him clear out of the water!

We left Hervey Bay marina with warnings of rough water with swells of one and half meters and strong winds.. but most had taken pills to prevent motion sickness and enjoyed the rough travel - rather like riding one wave after another in the surf! One really had to hold on very hard to all rails to walk when the boat was under way - it stopped when whales came near.

Travel Queensland : Rainbow beach

Rainbow Beach was once only a place where sand mining operated until 1976 and gets its name from Coloured Sands. Other close points of interest are the Carlo Sand Blow, Double Island Point and Inskip Point, the launching point for Fraser Island barges. There seems to be no buildings over 3 storeys high and most seem to be very new.

This is not the place for cosmopolitan-style pleasures - more for the eco-conscious folk.


Gympie, built on the banks of the Mary River, 170km north of Brisbane, was a booming gold mining town after the discovery of alluvial gold there in 1967. The mining boom lead to an era of excellent architecture - some shown here.


Tin Can Bay is the best place to feed friendly, wild river dolphins for a gold coin donation! You cannot touch the dolphins but they come very close to see you!

They are worth all the travel to see!

PINE PLANTATIONS SURROUND TIN CAN BAY AND RAINBOW BEACHES - LABELED FORESTS ON MAP... DEVOID OF BIRDS AND NATIVE ANIMALS EXCEPT A FEW KANGAROOS AND WILD HORSES - WARNING ROAD SIGN. The road from Gympie to Tin Can Bay takes about 35 minutes and is amost 50 km. Gympie is 92 km from Mooloolaba beach and is supposed to take one hour 3 minutes according to Whereis... but there are road works all along the Bruce Highway and slow trucks that hold you up...allow 2 hours.