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The best way to cope and protect your body against stress is to take exceptional care of yourself

take a short break to nourish your spirit every day by meditating, walking or reading a good book. figure out what works for you and schedule it into your day

nurture your relationships

take a mini-vacation, like booking a massage or a day trip out of town

surround yourself with positive people, as much as possible spend time with people who are optimistic and energizing

concentrate your energies on the things you can control and impact, and let the rest go

find the humour in life’s ironies. don’t take yourself too seriously







Member Since: 11/4/2007

Fitness Minutes: 128,572

My Goals:
My overall goal and challenge is to develop healthy habits that I can maintain over the long-term.
Eat satisfying, healthy foods - not too much.
"enough is as good as a feast"


My Program:
Walk minimum 30 minutes a day

Yoga class once a week

Fitness class once a week

Track calories daily

Avoid getting too hungry, eat 5-6 smaller meals over the day

Emphasis on lean protein/dairy, fruits, veggies

Some (dark) chocolate is required of course!

Weigh-in twice a week

Water, water, water

Do not eat in front of TV

Do not eat directly from bag or box

Use smaller plates

Stop when full -- not overfull

Give up membership in the 'clean plate club'

Plan, plan, plan: take water/snacks on outings; have cut-up veggies ready to nibble

Get informed: check restaurant menus beforehand; check labels for ingredients, recommended portion size etc.



Personal Information:
Walking is not only good for the body but also a great mood-lifter. You don't have to run a marathon, just get around the block.


Other Information:
Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a songbird will come.
-- Chinese proverb




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