Hi Wonka ~
As I said above, we don't pay attention to: Calories, this or that, and our family is healthy, active & slim.
The way we achieve/maintain this is:
First, we gratefully eat foods simply as God created them for us: organic-veggies (in chef-salads, or baked), and fruits (raw, or in smoothies), baked/grilled meats/fish, tea - and too, we also enjoy foods like avocadoes, sour cream, our homemade cheese-cake & fudge. Yet, like I said, at 110 - I'm not challenged weight-wise, even at 55 yrs. chronologically. (Well, truth be told, I'm 5.5 yrs. young, L:DL) - Hey, don't laugh, whatever succeeds, eh?
Further, we do take a comprehensive MV-M, and on occasion acidophilus; but no medications at all. And
we decided skipping "going for Dr. check-ups" - and using that money, on activities more enjoyably meaningful for us like *Skating*! ~
(otoh, my 3 other siblings depend on doctors regularly - and they've got all the researched-diseases/pains warned about: diabetes, depression, heart dis-ease, fractures, panic-attacks, strokes, you-name-it).
But we remain free. Imagine, you can expect it also, and your *mind* will create what you want, and pay attention to... Yup, you can have your cake and eat it to too :wink2:
You've probably figgered this out already, and it's True: (crime&accidents aside), What you choose to want & expect, your own mind will set-out to create as your *repeated/perpetual* reality...have you noticed this already also? :)
Well tho I have not won any "*Metal*-medals", (our skating friends think of my own story as remarkably inspirational) -
*Ice-skating* is wonderful exercise (I know of many adult-skaters who began out of concern for their spine, decreasing-flexibility, strength, balance & endurance - who not only re-gained their former abilities, but exceed them now - including more dependable bone-density, Yeah! :hatparty:
Currently I am learning skills in all 4 Basic-classes, that our private coach is helping me gain. (My coach was a *Senior lady* in her day (you know, the kind you see on TV - at "Nationals"). I surely appreciate & love her! :icon_hug:
Might you be interested in knowing more, there's the
1. Recreational-journey, with ISI: http://www.skateisi.com/HTML/skprog/skprog_learn.cfm
2. Competitive-track, with USFSA: http://www.usfigureskating.org/Programs.asp?id=47
As you can see, both have a "Basic-skills program" to get you going; as well, both offer competitions for those people interested in that fun.
I'll be pleased to share with you, more! :balloons: Enjoy!