Friday, November 03, 2006
The last dejected effort often becomes the winning stroke.
- W.J. Camero
Friday, November 03, 2006
When you think of healthy food, do you imagine eating boring food that tastes like cardboard? Well, eating healthy doesn't mean giving up your favorite meals. You can easily adapt some of your family's favorite recipes. Keep the taste and tradition; cut the fat, cholesterol, and excess calories- with a few sensational substitutions!
Instead of... Try...
1 Cup cream 1 Cup evaporated milk
Cream to thicken soups Pureed potatoes or vegetables
Oil-based marinades Citrus juice or flavored vinegar
Stick margarine Small amounts of olive oil, canola oil, or broth
2 oz mild cheddar cheese 1 ounce reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese
White rice Brown rice, quinoa, whole-wheat couscous
Meat or poultry for stir fry Tofu (extra firm, cubed) or more vegetables
Ground meat Ground breast; finely chopped vegetables with
crumbled tofu, tempeh, or soy crumbles; beans
Sunday, October 29, 2006
WELCOME to sparkpeople.com. Motivation comes from deep within - a total committment to success, to better health, to a better you. Finding this site was a big step in the right direction on your journey to better health. The best advice that I can give you is to:
1. Start with realistic, achieveable objectives
2. Track your exercise, nutrition, sleep and water
3. Start with baby steps - behavior modification takes time, a little at a time.
4. So you think, so your are. You have started on a journey of better health, therefore you are healthier each day that you stay on your journey, better and better then the days before.
5. (The most important point)... Pick yourself up after a fall, take two steps forward for every step back. You will never be a failure if you never, ever give up.
I wish for you much success on your journey to a better you!
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
The best place to find a helping hand is at the end of your own arm.
- Swedish proverb
Taking Responsibility for Your Success
We all need support from other people. Love, encouragement, words of advice and friendship will help you get through the important stages in your life. When people are in your corner, you feel like taking on any challenge. As important as help from others may be, though, it all has to start with you. If you're waiting for someone to solve your problems, or wondering when someone is "going to do something about that", you may be waiting a long time- unless you look to yourself first. Take responsibility for your own situation and think of what concrete steps you'll take today to help it. If you're going to need help, it's only fair that the person with the most at stake (you) is willing to make the most effort. When someone is pulling you out of a hole and has grasped your hand, you still must take the first step to climb out, or you're just going to be hanging there.
Wednesday, September 27, 2006
It has been said that when the Buddha comes again, he will arrive not as a person but as a community. We wil lknow that God is here on earth when we can see Him in one another.
Marianne Williamson... from the book, "Everyday Grace"
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