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It's been awhile since I updated this page and I have learned A LOT about loosing weight. I lost 36 pounds in 4 months, and have kept it off now for almost a year. I was so excited about my weight loss, that I wanted to let others know how I lost the weight. Here is what I have learned:

  • You don't need a lot of equipment. Most anything will do. You just need something to keep you busy and get your heart rate up. Jumping jacks, running in place, skipping rope, etc. I love the bike, so a static bike (or just the pedals) are great or of course riding around on the bike works too. (But you have to go fast and/or far.) Take the dog for a walk every night. If you don't have a dog, go to the pound or humane center and adopt one. Now you have a buddy to remind you to take your walk. He or she will love you no matter what size you are! :-)

  • The type of diet you eat is critial. The problem is most American's eat a very acidic diet. Our pH is wacked out! I originally bought pH strips and tested daily. I bought some of the supplements that are supposed to lower your pH, and while they do work, they are EXPENSIVE. I found a better way: Eat yogart! More on this on my diet page.

  • Get at least 6 hours of sleep a night. Here is what happens: During the night, your body actually burns fat naturally. You don't need any pills for this to work. The problem is our diet is too acidic. In order to keep the bloods pH correct, our body stores the excess acid in fat cells! That's why it's so hard to lose weight. So, what you do is eat at least 6 oz of yogart before you go to bed. That will help take the pH to a more neutral condition and your body will then release the acid trapped in the fat and burn the fat. It will do this all while you are sleeping.

    Click here for my exercise routine.

    Click here for my eating routine.

    Click here for my killer smoothy receipt.

    Click here to see why I think these are the best excercise machines.

    Click here to understand the relationship between body fat and body weight.

    Isn't fitness equipment expensive? No! I bought everything you see in the center panel of this this page and didn't even spend $900. But you don't have to buy the equipment all at once. Just pick one that appeals to you, buy it, and then use it! You'll be back for more, I'm sure.


  • Deluxe Exerciser

    Stationary bikes provide excellent health benefits but many times the seats are uncomfortable. The Deluxe Electronic Peddler provides the solution with this portable easier-to-use version of the traditional stationary bike. Ideal for lower body. Perfect for home or apartment, very small and you can use while watching TV.


    Here's a nice stepper with handle bars. Stepper Features: - Large foot pedals provide comfortable and safe slip resistant surface - Foam covered handlebars provide secure support during workouts -Durable gym quality steel frame construction - Multi-function motivational electronics monitors your progress - Range of Motion pedal adjustment allows you to vary your workout - Includes 2# and 3# pairs of neoprene dumbbells -Smooth and quiet dual shock resistance - Limited 2 year manufacturer's warranty. Also Mini - stepper Basic (with Computer) by Kettler for those that want a mini stepper without handle bars.

    Impex Stepper with Dumbbells MS 80
    Easy-Up 516 Manual Treadmill from Phoenix Health & Fitness Economy Manual Walking Treadmill

    An economical, yet reliable, walking treadmill with smooth, quiet operation. Achieve the maximum intensity of your workout because you power the belt, not a motor. This also allows you to select your own pace and alter it at any time. Heavy duty weighted flywheel insures a smooth, quiet operation. Folds and locks in the upright position for storage. It rolls away until you are ready to use it again. Walking surface is 41.5' x 13.5' Single button electronics monitors speed, distance, time and estimated calories burned. Easy-Up 516 Manual Economy Walking Treadmill (Please note: Max. capacity 250 pounds. For users that require a great capacity, I strongly recommend Smooth Treadmills.) They are more expensive, but are built to last decades.)

    The Total Gym 1500

    This is the first piece of fitness equipment that my husband bought, and we didn't return. He bought it because he has a very bad back. He figured having his back supported would be a good thing while exercising. And he was 100% correct! The Total Gym is easy and fun to use. No strain on the back. We do about 12 different exercises on it. (50 possible) It works. We love this thing.

    The Side Stepper

    Sorry, this one is out of stock Innovative side to side movement duplicates down hill skiing action. Patented fully adjustable resistance system with variable resistance lever arm. Very cool motion, very good work out! First stepper I've ever used where I didn't need arm support. (Cause they are so busy!) Again, you can do it while watching a movie.

    DISCLAIMER: I am not a doctor. I am not giving medical advice. I'm only telling you of my experiences. You should always consult a medical professional before attempting any weight loss program.
    Exercise & Fitness Equipment Exercise & Fitness Equipment Exercise & Fitness Equipment My 7 Rules for losing weight

    1. No eating after 6pm. Drink water, eat your yogart and/or a banana (1) if you must.

    2. Buy a Tanita® Body Fat Monitor. (New! Lowest price I've ever seen!)

    2. Keep a diary. Just use a regular calendar, mark your body weight and body fat every day.

    3. Weight yourself at the same time each day.

    4. Keep your diet out of the acidic range. You can monitor your foods if you like, or just eat yogart for a snack and around bedtime.

    5. Eat slower, prepare portions about half what you are used to.

    6. NO JUNKFOOD! NO FASTFOOD! Instead eat soup, fruit, salad or yogart.

    7. Do your exercise every day. Even if it's just for 5 minutes, do it everyday. Make a schedule like I did and stick to it! It does not take alot, just consistancy and keeping your heart rate up and your pH neutral or slightly basic.
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