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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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SEATTLE58
4/7/2014 1:11:45 PM

Thanks so much for your understanding message on my page. I appreciate it and I intend to stay on SP for the rest of my life or as long as SP is alive! I'll see you around on the team too. Have a great week!



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KNH771
4/7/2014 12:41:29 PM

Hi Woubbie! Thanks for the ideas on my blog last week. I did find the chair exercise videos. Even those tuckered me out! It's going to take a long time to get back to normal. emoticon



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SEATTLE58
4/7/2014 12:25:37 PM

Thank you for all your help with explaining the ketosis. I could've written this on that message board, but I also wanted to tell you that I think that I was a little too rash with starting low carb. I have food in the house that the rest of the family won't eat that I just bought, and should use up. I'm still kind've leery about going such a strict low carb. My plan is to leave all sugars alone, and not to have them in the house. To avoid all sugars, potatoes, chips, pastas, breads, juices, etc. This is what I did before and lost weight tremendously. I know that I was a lot more healthy. My doctors were very pleased! I'm just not in to the science of all this. It scares me and that's the gist of why I'll stick to a healthy diet with some complex grains, minimally too. Thanks for being such a good buddy! Hugs, Karen



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HOUNDLOVER1
4/6/2014 12:07:41 PM

Thanks for sharing your experience about blood sugar. I had been wondering about this. It makes sense that our body might do better having small amounts of glucose available for immediate use sometimes. It truly is not just about total number of carbs consumed but about the timing and combination. Just this morning my fasting blood sugar was down to 92 for the first time and it was after having a late-night snack that had a small amount of carbs. This may have helped prevent gluco-neogenesis. So much more to experiment with. emoticon

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CINDYTW
4/5/2014 11:24:09 PM

I know just the video you are referring to! I love that one!



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