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You can tell I am from Michigan...

Friday, November 03, 2006

Only in Michigan...
1. You never meet any celebrities.
2. "Vacation" means going to Cedar Point.
3. At least 1 member of your family disowns you the week of the
Michigan/Michigan State game.
4. Half the change in your pocket is Canadian
5. You drive 86 mph on the highway and pass on the right.
6. Your idea of a traffic jam is 40 cars waiting to pass an orange barrel.
7. You know how to play (and pronounce) Euchre.
8. It's easy to get VERNORS Ginger Ale, Sanders Hot Fudge sauce and Faygo Pop.
9. You know how to pronounce "Mackinac."
10. You've had to switch on the "heat" and the "A/C" in the same day.
11. You bake with SODA and drink a POP.
12. The movie "Escanaba in Da Moonlight" wasn't funny. You consider it a documentary.
13. Your little league game was snowed out.
14. The word "thumb" has geographical meaning, rather than anatomical significance.
15. You show people where you grew up by pointing to a spot on the back of your left hand.
16. Traveling coast-to-coast means driving from Port Huron to Muskegon.
17. You measure distance in minutes.
18. When giving directions, you refer to "A Michigan Left."
19. You know that Kalamazoo not only exists, but it is either raining or snowing there. (& its not that far from Hell)
20. Your year has 4 seasons: almost winter, winter, still winter, and road construction.
21. Home Depot on any Saturday is busier than toy stores at Christmas.
22. You know when it has rained because of the smell of worms.
23. Owning a Japanese car was a hangin' offense in your hometown.
24. Everyone you meet out of state thinks you know eminem
25. You drive 60 mph thru 2 feet of snow in a raging blizzard, without flinching. (That's me! Now don't get mad, just let me go!!)
26.You think Devil's Night is celebrated everywhere.
27.You believe that "down south" means Toledo.
28.You know what a "Yooper" is.
29."Up North" means north of Clare.
30.Octopus and hockey go together



Friday, November 03, 2006

The last dejected effort often becomes the winning stroke.

- W.J. Camero


Friday, November 03, 2006

Cooking Substitutions

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


Advice to newbee's

Sunday, October 29, 2006

WELCOME to 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!


Being Accountable & Success

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.


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