Problems are more likely the management than the medical staff
Accessible parking is inaccessible because QEH can’t be bothered to shovel the snow around the meters
If a person in a wheelchair, walker, or using a cane can’t get to the meter, will they get a ticket? Probably.
Phony annual charity drive illustrates how little has been done to reduce poverty
Nothing is more obscene than the pampered people at CBC with their annual do-gooder turkey drive. CBC wastes it’s considerable resources attacking the wrong end of the stick.
Do they think one turkey at Christmas will alleviate the crushing weight of poverty or is this all just another WKRP radio station publicity stunt?
If the folks at CBC really carried about Christmas and the message of Christ, they would use their considerable resources to report stories about the reality of PEI’s poverty problem.
A short stint of real reporting at CBC would inform the public and embarrass the government into fixing the problem once and for all.
Dr. Robert Coull wrote that charity drives make him angry. “The need for charity is something that makes me very angry. It reminds me that our society is unjust. The poor continue to be poor, while the rich get richer. Rich people ‘feeling good’ about giving a few dollars or a few hours of their time to the ‘deserving poor’ is something I would love to see the end of.” Continue reading
Eating less means more attention to proper nutrition and exercise in a weight loss program
In the now 5 part series on losing weight with a disability, I’ve covered why we want to lose the “30-lb-turkey” of extra weight and using software to get it off.
I was talking to my mother today on her 91st birthday (born 1919 wow!) and she weighs a slight 109 and has for decades. We should all be so lucky but many of us put the pounds on too easily. People with disabilities who are sedentary are especially susceptible to being overweight or obese.
During the past week, I’ve lost exactly nothing. But I did reduce my body fat percentage from 55% body fat to 44%. That wasn’t easy.
It’s the pre-Christmas panic with autumn yard work to finish and inside projects to get out of the way for your Christmas visit. Can’t have you seeing the power tools in the front hallway at Christmas. Continue reading
Skip the classes and use software like DietPower to manage weight loss, nutrition and exercise
We’re finally at the part of the series on losing weight for people with disabilities where we get to the software that becomes your personal coach to more energy, a better life and maybe a few extra happy years to your life.
Most of these articles apply to everyone so even if you don’t have a disability keep reading.
In the process we all learn more about ourselves and the levers we can manipulate with food and exercise to maintain a better lifestyle despite disability.
So far we discussed -
Setting goals, eating healthy and feedback on reaching goals are accomplished with weight loss software and simple tools
Sorry for the delay on part 3 of the series Losing weight when you have a disability.
It was sunny and warm on Saturday. I out-did myself mowing up the leaves. Typically after over exertion with Post Polio, Sunday was spent recuperating from my enthusiasm over losing 11 lbs of that “30-lb-turkey”.
Yes, the diet is paying off! Today I clocked in at 189.6 lbs, down from 201 in September!! This whole thing is about feeling better and losing 10 lbs feels better.
I’m pumped and that’s important because you can’t lose weight unless you feel good about losing. Food is too much of a reward to ignore. It feels good to eat. When we are down or depressed, food is a comfort.
Substituting weight loss goals can provide an emotional reward that beats another bowl of ice cream. (OK that one is hard to beat.) Feeling better about ourselves is important: take the positive feedback.
So set a goal and measure your success.
Measure twice, eat once
Talking about measurement, there are few tools needed in a weight loss program: a personal scale, measuring cups and a food scale. Measure twice, eat that steak once right?