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Emotional Contagion

Monday, April 09, 2012

We unconsciously catch emotions—whether good ones or bad ones—from other people. Someone in a happy, energetic mood will help boost the moods of others, but unfortunately, a negative mood can be more contagious than a positive one.

Catch my mood today -
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JUDITHANNIE 4/9/2012 8:27AM

    caught it, thanks emoticon

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TWEETYKC00 4/9/2012 8:19AM

    You are always a good role model for good moods, thanks.

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TEACHLIZARD 4/9/2012 8:08AM

    You have know idea how much I needed to catch your mood today. THANK YOU

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Bigger Bucks = Bigger Savings

Sunday, April 08, 2012

Marketing researchers call it the "denomination effect". Larger bills feel more valuable than the equivalant amount of money in smaller bills. That's why we're more reluctant to spend a $20 bill than a $5 bill.

Want to avoid impulse buys and save money? Carry a $20 bill instead of four $5 bills.

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BIGMAMAT 4/8/2012 7:11PM

    Totally agree with this Judy!

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JUDITHANNIE 4/8/2012 12:09PM

    That's for sure, I always try to carry a 20 $ bill and am less likely to spend it. emoticon

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TEDYBEAR2838 4/8/2012 10:02AM

    There is a lot of truth in that statement

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TWEETYKC00 4/8/2012 9:27AM

    Wish I had just the 20 dollars! lol. It's amazing how and why we do things.

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What is the key?

Friday, April 06, 2012

Take a blank sheet of paper. On it - list the letters of the alphabet from A - U as follows:

A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U

Next assign a number to each letter from 1 - 21 starting with A = 1

Then write the word ATTITUDE across the page.

Next write the # that corresponds to each of the letters in the word ATTITUDE (for example A=1, T=20, etc.)

Add up the numbers you have assigned to the word ATTITUDE.

Now, you know what is the key!


  
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FRANCES-AGAPE 4/7/2012 8:18PM

    emoticon COOL !

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for all you encouragement

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Have a BLESSED Easter !

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TEDYBEAR2838 4/6/2012 5:04PM

    100% ATTITUDE! emoticon

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JUDITHANNIE 4/6/2012 9:16AM

    ok then..... emoticon

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7356WILMA 4/6/2012 7:50AM

  Thanks!!!!

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RIKKI572 4/6/2012 7:25AM

    So, the key to success is 100% attitude - cute!!

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LINDAMARIEZ1 4/6/2012 6:50AM

    interesting :)

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3 Ways to Keep Motivated

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Think About WHY
Write a list of at least 10 reasons why you want to lose or maintain your weight. If you’ve done this before, write a new list. Then pull out the previous one and compare the two. Any time you start to lose motivation, read your list and use it as an incentive to stick with your efforts.

Give It Attention
Saying, “One of these days, I’ll get going” doesn’t usually work. Whether you’re starting a new diet plan or returning to the gym, you have to stick with it, day after day, to see results. So lay out a solid plan, give it focus and attention, and then follow through with it.

Do It When You Don’t Feel Like It
When you don’t feel like working on a diet or exercise program, that’s usually when you need do it the most. So unless you’re physically ill, don’t let your feelings determine your actions. Invent new tricks, create new methods and stay on your program — even when you don’t feel like it.


  
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TWEETYKC00 4/5/2012 3:33PM

    Words of wisdom for sure.

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JAZZMINE 4/5/2012 3:22PM

    Thanks for the motivation!

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TEDYBEAR2838 4/5/2012 3:10PM

    emoticon advice

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EEPHIE 4/5/2012 2:09PM

  Thanks, I needed some help remembering.

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PALEOHAWK 4/5/2012 1:51PM

    I think I should try this. Make list today and I can see where I am heading for my goals. Thank you for big help.

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MYRRH924 4/5/2012 1:46PM

    I love this! I am going to start working on my list right now.

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This will make you think twice...

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Is it worth it? Here's what that midday bag of munchies really costs you.

Lusting after that candy bar or bag of chips from the cafeteria vending machine? Would you give in to temptation if you knew you'd have to log 30 minutes o n the elliptical to negate what you ate?

That's what researchers wanted to find out when they posted signs informing would-be snackers on the "price," or exercise equivalent, of their late-afternoon nibble or drink. Participants who read that it would take 50 minutes of jogging to cancel out a soda were half as likely to purchase sugary drinks as when they hadn't seen a sign. Posting calorie counts alone has not been as effective. But translating those numbers into real-life activities might get people to change their choices.

Here, some facts and figures to keep in mind the next time you feel a snack attack coming on. (Calorie burns based on a 145-pound woman.)

Cheese flavored crackers - 180 calories per 1.25oz. bag = 26 minutes of leisurely bicycling.
Gummy fruit snacks - 260 calories per 2.25oz. bag = 25 minutes of stair-climbing.
Peanut butter sandwich crackers - 220 per 6-pack = 76 minutes of hatha yoga.
Chocolate and nut trail mix - 160 calories per 1-oz. bag = 17 minutes of jumping jacks.
Animal cracker cookies - 120 per 2.12oz. bag = 35 minutes of surfing.
Coated chocolate candies - 240 calories per 1.69oz. bag = 60 minutes of walking.
Honey-roasted peanuts - 250 calories per 1.38oz. bag = 31 minutes of jogging.
Corn chips - 160 calories per 1oz. bag = 20 minutes of swimming.
Milk chocolate - 210 calories per 1.5oz. bar = 28 minutes of hip-hop dancing.
Sour cream and onion chips - 160 calories per 1oz. bag = 46 minutes of strength training.

Adapted from Shape Magazine

  
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TEDYBEAR2838 4/4/2012 5:47PM

    Eating the snacks is definitely "NOT" worth it!



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AMANDA_A_725 4/4/2012 5:06PM

    I always tell myself, this journey is about making better today than I did yesterday. Now, actually making those "better decisions" is tougher to do than to say. This analysis of what a snack actually "costs" is great! emoticon

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STARRPARENT 4/4/2012 3:43PM

    mmmm...this definitely made me think! Sometimes I must admit that I say to myself, "oh, I deserve those chips because I just did 30 min. on the treadmill." But actually I may not have even cancelled out the chips!

And imagine if I had've had an apple how much FAT that 30 min. COULD have gotten rid of!

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SPIRALINGUP 4/4/2012 11:49AM

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SWEDE_SU 4/4/2012 8:36AM

    makes you think... twice - thanks for sharing!

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MERETONI 4/4/2012 7:54AM

    Really puts it into perspective eh?

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NYKIMMIE 4/4/2012 7:52AM

    thanks for sharing


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TWEETYKC00 4/4/2012 7:41AM

    Definitely things to make you think

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ROBBIE53 4/4/2012 7:32AM

    Very informative. Thanks for sharing.

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RIKKI572 4/4/2012 7:19AM

    This is a very "motivational" way of thinking. I really like this. Thanks for sharing!

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7356WILMA 4/4/2012 7:10AM

  Thanks for sharing!

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TAMPATINK67 4/4/2012 7:09AM

    Nice...

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WELLNESSME09 4/4/2012 7:08AM

    emoticonits good to know,
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CAT609 4/4/2012 7:06AM

    Wow, thanks for sharing! emoticon It is an eye opener!

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