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Why Wait, Loose the Weight!

Loose weight fast

About this time every year I like…well; I do, I don’t always “like it”;…anyway, I take a summer evaluation and ask myself, “Do I need to loose weight?”

How did I feel about myself?

Did I feel healthy?

Did I stick to my exercise goals?

Did I wear sunscreen? (its true!)

And of course…did I feel the way I wanted to feel when I was in the swimsuit?

After I ask myself these questions, I make a goal for next year.  I somehow feel that if I make the goal before new years resolution time, and then start toward the goal, that I am ahead of everyone else…and winning the race. lol goofy I know!

So, to be honest, I did feel great, I did wear the sunscreen (and protected myself from years of wrinkles and cancer).  But I did not do the exercise program I wanted; and therefore did not loose weight (the 10 lbs I had hoped).  So it is a “yay” and a “ugh” kind of a moment.

How did you do?  No really, I would love to know!

Perhaps we can hit the ground running and get a head start before everyone else at new years together!

So what is the plan to loose weight?

What have you done in the past that helped you loose weight fast?  For me, I have to watch my eating…ugh.  I am a sugarholic!  It literally calls me to the pantry, and all this Halloween candy is screaming my name.  Good thing my kids know exactly what is in the bag or I would get away with it!

Here is my plan, and I am happy to say I have already started!

I like to use an app on my phone called My Fitness Pal.  I literally put everything I eat in there and be sure I stick to my calorie goals.  Then I use an app called My Diet Coach; mostly cuz throughout the day I have it set up to remind me of my goals in text format.  Then there is the exercising…  Its funny when I am at the gym I am so glad I am there; and yet here I sit blogging about it trying to think of an excuse not to go today.  I have to commit!  That is a commitment I must make to myself!

Works for me!

Do you have any suggestions for me?

Have a Heart Healthy day!

Kristi Krouse

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Heart Smart CPR and American Heart Association has an announcement to make!

Healthy eating tips

 Great news!  Heart Smart CPR and the American Heart Association have an announcement!  The  AHA has new healthy eating tips to make healthy eating easier for your busy schedule at Subway!  When you see the logo above you know the American Heart Association approves!

I am sure you have seen this logo at the supermarket, now you can count on it when you don’t have nutritional information readily available at Subway.  For me personally, I love the fresh ingredients that Subway uses, but I always wonder about the sauces, now there is no doubt.  Way to go American Heart Association!  Thanks for making my busy life a bit easier.  Below is a list of foods that the AHA have given the stamp of approval at Subway.

  • All SUBWAY FRESH FIT® sandwich meals that include apples slices and water
  • All SUBWAY FRESH FIT FOR KIDS™ meals that include apple slices and low fat milk
  • 9 salads with Sweet Onion Dressing that include apple slices and water

Have a Heart Healthy Day!

Kristi Krouse


CPR Stats

Everyone can and should learn CPR; I think most everyone agrees with me on this one.  But did you know that most CPR statistics say 70% of people don’t feel capable of helping in a cardiac emergency because they were never trained or training has lapsed so far that they don’t remember.  To make matters worse, CPR statistics say 88% of cardiac emergencies happen at home…so the person you may not feel capable helping is most likely going to be a loved one!  This terrifies me!  I truly hope that everyone does something to learn more about CPR, for starters go here to do a one minute training on hands-only-CPR.  The American Heart Association has put together a great video so that you can learn something now in only one minute.  I just know the people you love are worth that! 🙂

Here are some CPR statistics the American Heart Association has put together for you:

Cardiac arrests are more common than you think, and they can happen to anyone at any time.
• Nearly 383,000 out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrests occur annually, and 88 percent of cardiac arrests occur at home.
• Many victims appear healthy with no known heart disease or other risk factors.
• Sudden cardiac arrest is not the same as a heart attack.
o Sudden cardiac arrest occurs when electrical impulses in the heart become rapid or chaotic, which causes the heart to suddenly stop beating.
o A heart attack occurs when the blood supply to part of the heart muscle is blocked. A heart attack may cause cardiac arrest.

The life you save with CPR is mostly likely to be a loved one.
• Four out of five cardiac arrests happen at home.
• Statistically speaking, if called on to administer CPR in an emergency, the life you save is likely to be someone at home: a child, a spouse, a parent or a friend.
• African-Americans are almost twice as likely to experience cardiac arrest at home, work or in another public location than Caucasians, and their survival rates are twice as poor as for Caucasians.

Failure to act in a cardiac emergency can lead to unnecessary deaths.
• Effective bystander CPR provided immediately after sudden cardiac arrest can double or triple a victim’s chance of survival, but only 32 percent of cardiac arrest victims get CPR from a bystander.
• Sadly, less than eight percent of people who suffer cardiac arrest outside the hospital survive.
• The American Heart Association trains more than 12 million people in CPR annually, to equip Americans with the skills they need to perform bystander CPR.

Don’t be afraid to use the hands-only-CPR training you have learned, you can only help them.  Push hard, push fast, and call 911!

Have a Heart Healthy Day!

Kristi Krouse