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Hi. It's a new year, and I think that warrants a new intro. I was born the year the Corvette was introduced. I am on a journey to eat better and exercise more. Age, menopause, lack of a thyroid, and years of bad habits make the battle of the bulge increasingly difficult. It's been a long time since I was the skinny teen. By making better choices, I have not only been able to prevent additional weight gain, but I also am finding that eating healthy gives me a craving for healthy foods, and ...
Hi. It's a new year, and I think that warrants a new intro. I was born the year the Corvette was introduced. I am on a journey to eat better and exercise more. Age, menopause, lack of a thyroid, and years of bad habits make the battle of the bulge increasingly difficult. It's been a long time since I was the skinny teen. By making better choices, I have not only been able to prevent additional weight gain, but I also am finding that eating healthy gives me a craving for healthy foods, and exercise gives me energy to exercise again.

Still ...... sometimes those bad nibbling habits sneak back in. So I am writing a reminder of what works best for me.

1. Being too hungry leads to too much fast food, either the typical fast food drive-through, or to dipping into the cookie jar or candy dish while I am at home trying to fix a sane supper. Don't skip meals.
2. Water, fruit, veggies, whole grains, and protein is really what my body needs and craves. When I feed my body well, my body is satisfied with fewer calories. When I feed my body junk, such as too much sugar or empty carbs, then my body demands a lot of calories because it is trying to eke out nutrients from low-nutrient foods. Work with my body, not against it.
3. Writing what I eat works. It helps me learn which foods provide which nutrients. Even if I tell myself I am just writing what I eat, and not forcing myself to meet goals, I eat less junk and more good stuff if I write down ever bite. Use the tracker.
4. Focus on making my insides beautiful, and the outside will take care of itself.
5. Exercise can be fun. Do it.
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Member Since: 1/26/2006

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My goals -- more energy, less pain in my knees

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I'm using spark pages to log what I eat; I am drinking 8 glasses of water; I am exercising

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SAM60SUMTHINK
1/1/2013 3:48:28 PM

Happy New Year, Toastie!
Was great to see you posted in the team when I went online today!
Let's make 2013 a year full of great changes! What do you think? Can we? You bet we can!
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JUSTMAXINE55
5/4/2012 2:51:46 PM

Thank you for stopping by with your words of wisdom. I am NOT giving up!! emoticon



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NJJ-EXERCISE30
4/3/2012 9:10:36 AM

Thank you for your concern. She has family there with her. emoticon



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MENNOLY
4/2/2012 7:49:45 PM

Thanks for commenting on my goals blog. I have achieved goal 3 emoticon



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MENNOLY
4/2/2012 7:42:42 PM

Thanks for commenting on my blog. I am limiting my coffee consumption because of Gerd and I rarely eat potatoes because of the calories, but you are right potassium is found in many foods. The trouble seems to be that we need a lot more of it than sodium.



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