Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Diet questions and things to ponder

1. Are you on a diet?
2. How long have you been on this particular diet?
3. Have you been on other diets?
4. How long did you stay on your diet?
5. If you have been on other diets how long do you usually stay?
6. What makes you go off a diet?
7. Do you ever reach a weight goal?
8. What have you learned from your diets?
9. Have you ever been on a diet and said it worked, only to gain back the weight?
10. Did you do the diet again or try another diet?
11. Are you on a diet that supplies food? How long do you buy their packaged food?
12. Do you take a diet pill or drink? What happens when you stop?
13. Why is the diet industry so big?
14. How many diet books have you bought?
15. All diets promise great results and new diets pop up all the time, if each diets promise is true, why do new ones keep coming up?
16. And, why do we need to keep repeating them?

NutriMirror was built because of Jim's health issues, but over the course of Jim's life he too has been on numerous diets. Crash diets, Pritikin diet, liquid diet, you name it and he has probably tried it. All with the promise of weight loss. And, they did work, while he was on their plan. But, he never learn to make his own choices, he was never taught new life style changes. So, he always fell back to old habits.

He has said, over and over, had he seen the consequences of his choices, back then, the way he can see them now on NutriMirror, he would have made better choices.

NutriMirror is a tool. A tool that let's you see how your choices are affecting your body.

Jim is the reason for the site, and is the reason it is so easy and uncluttered to use. Mike is the reason the site is here and that it works so well.

My guys!

Thanks Mike!

This was posted, in response to Mike releasing the MOBIL FOOD JOURNAL. Thanks jazumont and all the others who have responded.

Mike, I don't know if you have thought about this, but the work you do to support this site really is something that touches so many people's lives. Your list of to-do's probably gets so big and maybe might feel like a burden sometimes (I'm guessing), but you contribute in big ways to make this world a better place. This wonderful tool that you and your family have created is helping people become fit and healthy THE RIGHT WAY. This is helping people transform their lives. How often can someone say they help transform people's lives, and so broadly and so greatly?

So a BIG THANK YOU for all your work. It is obvious everyone here appreciates all you do. I know we all want this tool to be the easiest thing to use because it is the greatest tool that exists and it is a part of our lives every day. And of course, the easier it is to use, the more people will catch on and be willing to use it, which will transform more lives.


Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Sometimes I don't want to eat., but I'll drink...

Do you ever feel like that? Either to tired or to lazy (is there a difference?),or not hungry, don't want to cook, or any other excuse you might come up with.

This is my problem. There are some days I have to make myself eat my calories. I understand, this is the last thing you want to hear. How is this possible? Most people eat to much, too may calories, too much sodium etc.

I can eat too much also. So, I'm versatile.

I know, because of NutriMirror, I need to eat a certain amount of calories. I also need to meet my nutritional needs. So, how do I handle this?

I have a "go to Slurpy". 7 items, 252 calories. Check out the fiber and vitamins. 2 ounces each, apple, banana, blueberries, strawberries, spinach, orange juice and 15 grams Chia green + omega 3. Ice as needed.

Monday, April 18, 2011


To borrow a line from a song, "I get a little bit stronger”! I am still training for my 3 day walk and along the way I am seeing things a little differently.

If I start my walk later than I plan, I have to make up the difference somewhere. Case in point, a few weeks ago I realized I was not going to make an appointment if my walk took the same amount of time it always took. I didn’t want to cut it short so at the half way mark I “took a jog”.

This is so against my nature, I have never been a jogger. Don’t like the pounding, never had enough air in my lungs, my knees hurt, I could think of numerous reasons not to jog.

Well, first time out of the box and I ran just short of a mile! It was my knee that got me to stop. I noticed I was putting more weight on one foot. I think it’s because of uneven pavement. By the time I got to my car my knee didn’t hurt.

So, the next day I decided to make it a mile. I was so close the first day I knew I could do it as long as I was aware of my knee. Got to the 1 mile marker, no pain, kept on jogging. Made it to the car! Mind you it is only 1.7 miles, but, I can feel the difference. This is now what I do when I follow this course.

I won’t break any speed records, and you could probably walk along side of me and not get winded. I haven’t gotten to the top of the stairs like Rocky, but, I’m working it!