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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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56, happily married, two terrific sons and two adorable cats. Love me some video games!

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BOOKLADY36S
8/21/2014 9:21:33 PM

Please excuse my ignorance, but what is FODMAPS?



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1STEELERLADY
8/21/2014 5:23:52 PM

Hey Woubbie. I don't know what is going on? I haven't really changed anything at all but I'm hungry and craving carbs/sugar like mad and I've gained a few lbs this week. Tomorrow morning is official weigh-in so we'll see the real damage but it's a few lbs as of yesterday.

I haven't changed my eating. I haven't been exercising. My stress level is down from where it was. I just can't figure it out. I do know I need to get back to exercising though. I go through my periods of working out 3-4 days a week to doing nothing. I just get so busy and don't have time (no excuse, just truth).

I'm going to Myrtle Beach tomorrow until Monday then leaving the following weekend for a week long camping trip only to come home Friday 9/5 to a wedding 9/6 and another one 9/13!! UGH!!! I'm in some real trouble over here!

Ok, I need to focus and not panic emoticon

This is life. This is it. This is not a diet. I have to live my life and work through the hard times. I'll deal with whatever happens like a big girl emoticon

UPDATE: Just remembered...I'm in PMS week!! That'll do it! emoticon

Comment edited on: 8/21/2014 5:28:47 PM

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_RAMONA
8/21/2014 3:34:07 PM

Brilliant summary of the difference between ketosis and ketoacidosis on Veg's blog! I was trying to find a quick sound byte to add to my comment (tired, hurried), but yours is so much better, I saved it for future reference!

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GUNNSGIRL91303
8/21/2014 12:36:15 AM

You are right woubbie, I wrote the word wrong. Thanks for correcting me!



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EDDYMEESE
8/20/2014 4:58:35 PM

Wow, you have a Senior! Congratulations!

I'll think about FlyLady...so far none of the "tasks" have made my life difficult...has only made it easier, but we'll see!



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