Proper weight control cannot be attained by dieting alone; however, many people who are engaged in sedentary occupations do not realize that calories can be burned by the hundreds by engaging in strenuous activities that do not require much (or any) physical exercise.
Here’s the guide to calorie-burning activities and the number of calories per hour they consume.Note from Ann: The boldface items describe the way I see myself although I'm guilty of all of them (except climbing the ladder of success) from time to time:
Beating around the bush . . . . . . . . .75
Jumping to conclusions . . . . . . . . . 100
Climbing the walls . . . . . . . . . . . 150
Swallowing your pride. . . . . . . . . .50
Passing the buck . . . . . . . . . . . .25
Pushing your luck. . . . . . . . . . . 250
Making mountains out of molehills. . . 500
Hitting the nail on the head . . . . . .50
Bending over backwards . . . . . . . . .75
Running around in circles. . . . . . . 350
Climbing the ladder of success . . . . 650
Rebecca's hair has been rebraided and she's in the process of picking the braids out of Rochelle's. She may have hers redone tomorrow. They're tolerating them much better than I would.
We're heading into another heat wave. They're talking 108° in Fresno which means 106° here by early next week. I hope they're wrong.
Ray is still doing quite well and seems to be tolerating the heat better than I. I've been dragging around. My nose is raw under my glasses from sweat (isn't that attractive). Hydrocortisone clears it nicely but it comes back. Very annoying. This is the first year I've needed glasses full time. When I wore them for reading only, I could stop reading and give my nose a rest. Now I just take them off to bathe and sleep.
Rochelle was weeping at the kitchen table tonight abut missing her old school and starting a new one in August. I was comforting her and pointing out the tissues. About that time the smallest kitten hopped up on her lap and she giggled and wiped her nose on the kitten. Eww!
Elcie's had a couple of good days in a row. My daughter took her to Farmer's Market early this evening and she found a bracelet she liked. She came home, got wet under the hose, and took a long, cool bath. Then Carol trimmed the edges of her hair. Got rid of the deadwood and evened it up a bit. It looks wonderful.
Rebecca just presented me with four little characters from Vacation Bible School. A coyote, a cactus, a jack-rabbit (female), and an elephant left over from last year's Safari theme. She wanted me to put them on top of the computer but they keep falling into the keyboard.
Lee-Ann, a retired carpenter and granny from Victoria, Australia.
Cassie, a 16 year old who makes purses out of multi-colored duct tape. Madcap, take note!!
Jon, a 19 year old from MN who uses other people's trash as sculpture. He has some interesting photos on his blog.
Friday's Child, a mom from the Philippines with an extremely artistic blog. When I met her the other day, she was hosting a virtual birthday party with all the trimmings.
I hope I didn't miss anyone.
Thanks to all for the comments. I know I've missed getting back to a few of you; especially when I don't have email addresses. No problem - just takes a little longer and I have more time some days than others.
Midnight and finally cooling off. I must think of something to talk about other than this lousy heat.
Take care everyone.