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Life is the journey, wellness is just part of the daily routine. Thanks, FlyLady!

What positive changes can you make this month that you will do for the rest of your life?

I've been making small lifestyle improvements over a period of more than 10 years.

Why so long? First, and foremost, I'll only make permanent changes that are convenient and relatively painless. Great habits and routines have to be doable or they don't get done.

My challenge (and yours as well, dear reader) is to make it more difficult to make bad wellness choices ...
What positive changes can you make this month that you will do for the rest of your life?

I've been making small lifestyle improvements over a period of more than 10 years.

Why so long? First, and foremost, I'll only make permanent changes that are convenient and relatively painless. Great habits and routines have to be doable or they don't get done.

My challenge (and yours as well, dear reader) is to make it more difficult to make bad wellness choices than it is to make good ones. My progress so far:

~ Quit smoking.
~ Cut alcohol comsumption by 90%.
~ Upped my water intake from almost none to more than enough.
~ Cut my stress levels enormously.
~ Found the healthiest food lifestyle and will follow it for life!
~ Lost 25-30 pounds effortlessly.
~ Worked fitness into my lifestyle without becoming a slave to the treadmill.

What's left? Not much, really.

I need to improve the QUALITY OF MY FOOD CHOICES. Organic and locally grown foods are the next big target: for my family's sake in general, but even more for my DH, who is suffering from some undiagnosed food allergy that is becoming increasingly more hazardous to his health and life.

I still like to stay up too late and shortchange myself on SLEEP. I've never found a way to do this right, but that doesn't mean it's not doable. Just that I need to figure it out.

I need to add cardio activity. Meh. I'll get to it.

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Member Since: 4/27/2010

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My Goals:
Body fat is like dust; it comes and goes every day and you just have to keep after it or it builds up and makes you unhappy.

Someday I'll cross the threshold from Obese to Overweight at 191.

Maybe someday I'll reach my tracker goal of 172, which is an arbitrary number at best.

I doubt that I'll ever get back into the Normal range, because by the charts I would need to be under 160, which, at my age, is kind of unlikely. Meh. Not a big deal.

My Program:
I'm permanently low carb. It's what our bodies love to be nourished with. And that's a good word for it. By not eating much in the way of grains, starches, or sugars, I feel better nourished than I ever have in the past.

Exercise is part of life. I won't waste my time at a gym, I have real things to do!

Most of my exercise gets done in little bits during the work day. I get in about 40 minutes of walking per day, isometrics at my desk (and at home), running flights of stairs at work, and basic squats/pliés and standing crunches. I do 10 pound weights for arms and shoulders. Gonna get those "Sarah Connor" arms!

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IAMBIZI
7/7/2014 9:34:38 PM

thank you for stopping by my blog and for your support.
I hope you are well.
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KNYAGENYA
7/7/2014 10:32:31 AM

Thank you so much for reading my blog. I never thought of using the body fat component. I will have to look in to that.



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AMBERBREEZE
7/5/2014 2:51:09 AM

Thanks for your words of support on my blog. We are determined to give him the best chance of pulling through surgery and hopefully living many more years with decent health. We do plan to eat cleaner. Trying to get him to eat veggies is a challenge. It will take some getting used too for him to ditch his typical foods, but he is motivated to get as healthy as he can for his surgery and beyond. Thanks again for your support. I hope you have a great 4th of July weekend. Take care Woubbie
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PREPAREATHOME
7/5/2014 12:24:38 AM

Thanks for what you said, it is so true bread is as addictive and I knew that and cold turkey is only way for me to beat the addiction and glad I did, I always knew if I could stop bread weight would come off and it is.

I have noticed a very slight reduction in my pain levels, not much, but enough to notice this past week and my energy levels are slightly higher - not every day due to the fibro but even then not getting as exhausted as I was but it will be a year or so before I really know how much being grain free is helping as fibro does fluctuate with me with flares and remissions.

Going to read all your pearls of wisdom you have found on your long journey and hopefully in 10 years I might be able to add some xxxx



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DAISYBELLEKIA
7/5/2014 12:12:01 AM

Thank you so much for your comments on my blog :) They are very helpful!

I've been doing lower carbs rigorously for nearly a month now, and prior to that I had fallen off the low carb wagon so I wasn't monitoring them that well.

I was thinking that perhaps the amount of meds the doctor prescribed would be more than I needed after seeing my blood sugar readings the first week. I can see I'll be going through quite a few testing strips the next week or so! Thank goodness for the inexpensive Reli-on strips at Walmart :)

I'm not on blood pressure meds yet; I'm supposed to start one next week. My next appt. is July 22nd and I have a lot to talk about with my doctor. I'm glad I found a doctor that is willing to listen to me and work with me.

When my husband and I went walking a bit earlier I told him I thought this was a good problem to have, thanks for confirming that :)





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