You deliver eight children -- in eight different pregnancies -- and you'll be eager, after each birth, to find a way to lose weight quickly.
There really is no hidden answer. If you want to lose weight, you're going to have to get more active. You can walk which is a wonderful release. I like to go to a nearby park with my father and walk. We can walk along and talk or not talk and it's just very relaxing.
My father has to take it more careful in the winter. This year, it was a harsh winter. I really did not want him out during the worst of it but knew he goes crazy if he's not active. So I got him the Jane Fonda Walkout DVD. It really ended up being a great gift. He uses it if it's raining. He only does the first walkout (beginners) which is best at his age, I'm sure. But it's a little less than 20 minutes plus stretches and it gets his heart going. I've done it with him and I really support it. So much that I neded up buying Jane's other new DVD for myself.
It's Jane Fonda Prime Time and it has two workouts on the DVD. (I am not insulting the Walkout. And when the weather's bad, time permitting, I drive over to my folks and do the Walkout with Dad.) If you've never worked out or haven't worked out in a while, I would strongly urge you to do the Walkout because it is basic and simple (though my friend Angelina tells me the advanced Walkout has too many dance steps for her) and a good, solid workout.
If you want to lose weight, you're going to have to get more active.
Already Barack's speech this week has been largely forgotten. Not surprising. He was never much of a speech maker despite the media hype. Add in that he never stops talking. He's forever at your door begging for attention in some form or another. But Patrick Martin (WSWS) analyzes some of the press reaction to Barack's latest:
An array of media liberals are hailing the deficit-reduction speech given by President Obama Wednesday, in which he called for trillions of dollars of cuts in domestic spending. Praise came from columnists like Paul Krugman of the New York Times and E. J. Dionne of the Washington Post; one particularly delusional pundit compared Obama’s words to those of liberal icon Eleanor Roosevelt.
The most significant voice of American liberalism, the editorial page of the New York Times, headlined its editorial on the speech, “President Obama, Reinvigorated.” Its first sentence gushed: “The man America elected president has re-emerged.”
The editorial piles on the flattery of Obama, with unwarranted praise of the supposedly huge political distance between his policies and “Republican plans to heap tax benefits on the rich while casting adrift the nation’s poor, elderly and unemployed.” If one pursues this simile, the actual difference is that Republicans are openly hostile to the victims of American capitalism, while Obama pretends sympathy, offering those who are drowning a rope that is far too short. The end result is the same.
The editorial makes much of Obama’s call to raise taxes on the wealthy, while saying nothing about the president’s past performance. Obama caved in last December to the Republican demand to extend the Bush tax cuts for the rich, even when the lame duck Congress was still controlled by the Democratic Party. Now that the Republicans control the House of Representatives, there is no prospect of increased taxes on the millionaires, and Obama’s pledge is both empty and cynical.Barack dances for the corporations. He always has and always will. That's just what he does. He has not been a friend to those who most needed one. And, of course, he's continued the Iraq War, the Afghanistan War, really got the drone war going and started the Libyan War.
This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot"for Friday: