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Thursday, February 12, 2009

Week 1: Are You Ready for a Change? ..

starting a food diary where you record everything you eat and drink—and how many calories these foods and beverages contain.

Week 2: Set goals

you don't want to lose more than 1 to 2 pounds per week. And no one can eat perfectly all the time so it's important to focus on setting realistic short-term goals, each of which will bring you one step closer to achieving your long-term weight-loss goal

Week 3: Move more

Exercise is equally important....add activity into your everyday routines—take the stairs instead of the elevator, for example.


Week 4: Make smart choices


healthful cooking can help you to trim fat and calories while still enjoying your favorite recipes. The result: You won’t feel deprived and will stay motivated to stick to the healthy behaviors that will help you reach your goals.



Week 5: Outsmart eating triggers

Writing down or “journaling” about not only what you eat, but also where, how and with whom you eat, can help you identify the situations and foods that are overeating triggers for you.

Once you know what these triggers are, you can figure out how to deal with them


Week 6: Get support

Losing weight may seem hard but it helps to have people—family, friends, co-workers, fellow dieters—who support your weight-loss efforts in all kinds of ways. Some may help keep you motivated; others may help you manage other responsibilities in your life so that you can make time to go food shopping or exercise. So find those family members and friends who can help you help yourself.



Week 7: Recharge your weight loss

When you first start a weight-loss plan, the pounds seem to come off easily. You’re motivated, you’re meticulous about keeping accurate food journals and—let’s face it—you’re getting rid of the excess water that your body creates when it breaks down fat. But, eventually, your rate of weight loss slows and then… stops. Is this the beginning of the end? NO! It’s the beginning of the second phase of your weight-loss journey. You can restart your weight loss with some smart strategies.

Week 8: Embrace challenges

Losing weight would be easy if it weren’t for eating out… special occasions… dinner parties… travel… friends…holidays… Okay, losing weight in the real world is never easy—but it’s certainly possible. You simply need to plan ahead and embrace the challenges.



Week 9: Solve problems

If you’ve been keeping a food diary as part of your weight-loss efforts you’ve probably noticed that every time you eat out, you exceed your daily calorie goal by, um, more than your calorie goal actually is. You’ve realized that going to a 7 p.m. movie before having dinner is a recipe for popcorn overload.

Now… what are you going to do about it? You’re going to figure out how to fix the obstacles that are getting in the way of your losing weight. Use these tips and tools to help you achieve weight-loss success.



Week 10: Think big picture

Your diet is sailing along well—you’re making great food choices and working out. You’re hitting your calorie targets, shedding a pound or two a week and fielding compliments left and right. Basically, you feel like a rock star given all that you’ve accomplished!

And then: someone orders a pizza. You eat a slice. Then you have another and another and just one more. You’re feeling guilty and you’re about to drown your sorrows in some ice cream. But you decide to stop and rein your eating in. Why? Because the key to overcoming such slip-ups is to forgive, forget it and get right back on track


Week 11: Support yourself

OK, so let’s say that you went ahead and ate the ice cream after all of those pieces of pizza. Does that make you a failure? Heck no! (Just someone who’s experienced a minor lapse of judgment.) Calling yourself names will do only bad things to your self-esteem and your weight-loss success. So stop it! Get ideas to stay positive from these tips and tools.



Week 12: Celebrate success

The good thing about fad diets is that you do them for a little while and then you’re done. The bad thing is that they don’t work! Weight management is a lifelong journey, not something you do for a few months and then move on.

To keep the weight you’ve lost from creeping back, you’ll need to keep up the healthy habits that helped you to lose it in the first place: track your calories, schedule in exercise, revisit your goals, and more.

Thanks, EATWELL SITE FOR SENDING ME THIS INFO



I CAN restart anywhere , ANYTIME on my EATWELL SITE list for a positive attitude. WOULD YOU LIKE TO READ ALL THE EXTRAS FOR EACH WEEK.

www.eatingwell.com/diet/diet_challen
ge/diet_challenge_week1.html

  


Remembering someone's ABC's

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Motivation

ABC's to Success

A = Avoid negative sources, people, places, things, and habits
B = Believe in yourself
C = Consider things from every angle
D = Don't give up and don't give in
E = Enjoy life today, yesterday is gone, and tomorrow may never come
F = Family and friends are hidden treasures, seek them and enjoy their riches
G = Give more than you planned to
H = Have courage to do what needs to be done and consideration for other's feelings
I = Ignore those who try to discourage you
J = Just do it!
K = Keep trying no matter how hard it seems, it will get easier
L = Love yourself first and most
M = Make it happen
N = Never lie, cheat or steal, always strike a fair deal
O = Open your eyes and see things as they really are
P = Practice makes perfect
Q = Quitters never win and winners never quit
R = Read, study and learn about everything important in your life
S = Stop procrastinating
T = Take control of your own destiny
U = Understand yourself in order to better understand others
V = Visualize it
W = Want it more than anything
X = "Excelerate" your efforts
Y = You are unique, nothing can replace YOU!
Z = Zero in on your target and go for it!

  
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CYBERPEANUT_19 2/11/2009 2:06AM

    i like this. thanks for sharing. happy sparking!

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Exercise

Monday, January 26, 2009

Today, I made an extra effort to attend our Senior Center's exercise class. Well, I like to monkeyed but I made the 3 mile walk exercise even tho I sat down to keep moving my feet. Next was another hr of Arthritis exercise class. Just know I'll have sore muscles, but its worth it, more energy now. emoticon

  


Lost

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Yes , lost keys before
Yes, am I losing my mind

Now I've been lost without having internet service for 4-5 days. Just received a part-installed and now I'm not lost any more. But really have you lost weight not using finger exercises/computer use?

  


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