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FOCUS ON YOUR BIGGEST DIETARY DANGER ZONE

Friday, December 24, 2010

(Adapted from AARP Magazine)

Yes, you might have multiply danger zones (I know I sure do!), but which one is adding the most pounds? For homebodies, it might be meal stuffing or snack grazing (or both?). For social butterflies, it might be restaurant indulging or party binging. For workaholics, it might be desktop/dashboard dining.

Many of us aren't sure which of the dietary danger zones is our biggest problem. One AARP member wanted to control his party binging. When he was at a party, he said, no potato chip or cookie was safe. He was convinced this was the source of the 30 to 40 extra pounds he wanted to lose. When asked how many parties he attended each year, he said "Usually every New Year's Eve." Clearly, one party a year was not his 40-pound problem. His real problem ended up being the snacking he did between 3 and 5 pm.

So, try to determine what your dietary danger zone really is and work on that!

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

ANIMALMAGIC 12/25/2010 5:36AM

  Mindlessly snacking between meals is my danger zone. Trying not to as from today - not the best day to start!
Happy Christmas hun
Jay x emoticon

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TEDYBEAR2838 12/24/2010 7:23PM

    Holidays just want to eat more for some reason.

I am believing that Food does not make us happy, stuff does not make us happy. It's what's in our hearts & the Love Of God that truly makes us happy.

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IDENTIFY YOUR WEAKNESS

Thursday, December 23, 2010

(Adapted from AARP Magazine)

Most of us don't eat poorly all the time. There's usually one time of day-or one day during the week-when we fall into a "dietary danger zone."

MEAL STUFFING - Stuffers overeat at mealtimes, filling and refilling their plates, perhaps because they haven't eaten much earlier in the day.

PARTY BINGING - Receptions and celebrations are distracting environments for party bingers, who can lose track-or control-of how much they've eaten or drunk.

DESKTOP/DASHBOARD DINING - Both desktop and dashboard diners are speed eaters. They eat at work or on the go to save time-yet often don't realize how much they've eaten, since they're eating quickly.

RESTAURANT INDULGING - The restaurant indulger eats out often, having dinner away from home at least 3 nights a week. Research shows that if you're served more (as you usually are at restaurants), you'll automatically eat more.

SNACK GRAZING - Grazers typically reach for food more from habit than hunger. Maybe it's that 3 p.m. slump, when the offerings in the office vending machine actually look good.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

SYLVIALYNN2 12/26/2010 11:59AM

    Thinking maybe I need to rethink joining AARP. Enjoying the excerpts and information.

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ANIMALMAGIC 12/24/2010 3:18AM

  I too have been guilty of all of the above. Its a constant battle made easier with the help of Spark People and Spark friends.
Jay x

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JANNIEWANNIE 12/23/2010 11:18AM

    I am all of the above, especially a fast eater. Time is a stressor for me I guess. Thanks for making me think. Hugs from J

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55WALKER 12/23/2010 7:19AM

    stress eaters emoticon

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TOP REASON TO WORK OUT IN WINTER

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Fitness Magazine ran the following poll:

What's the top reason you work out in the winter?

56% - To prevent pounds from creeping on

20% - To justify indulging in comfort food

15% - To keep me sane during the holiday season

9% - To look good in my little black dress.

What's your reason?

Mine is to justify indulging in comfort food. I just can't seem to help it around this time of year, although I have been getting better at only taking a small taste instead of a huge portion. That's progress, right?



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MAYBER 12/22/2010 6:58PM

    don't we all need this remnder at this time of the year
watching portion control and enjoying tastes of the high calorie foods therefore not feeling deprived one meal at a time

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TEDYBEAR2838 12/22/2010 6:31PM

    I think a big part is so I don't gain weight.

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KEEKEE1ST 12/22/2010 3:43PM

    I just need to workout! Its one thing I dislike. I know its important. With the new year beginning soon, maybe I'll put in some extra effort to work on incorporating exercise in my weekly schedule/plans.

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JUDITHANNIE 12/22/2010 9:02AM

    I'm going to try to eat smaller portions this Christmas Eve for out family party. Started using the treadmill since it's to dangerous to walk at this time of the year. Hopefully won't gain to much I've worked to hard to lose what I have already. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LLLAWSON 12/22/2010 8:15AM

    I agree. It's to enjoy the food of the season and not gain the 10 lbs that most people do. This time of year people make things that you don't any other time and tastes here and there aren't gonna break the scale.

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KIMOTHY77 12/22/2010 7:17AM

    To justify indulging in comfort food:)

Mmmmm.....

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PJSTIME 12/22/2010 7:10AM

    Mine is definitely to keep the pounds off don't want to have to relose them again.

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Funny One

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Bank's 43-page dress code: Your tie should match your bone structure

(From the Chicago Sun-Times Dec. 17, 2010)

UBS, the Swiss banking giant, has issued a new dress code for its workers-and it features some patented Swiss precision.

The 43-page edict is being tested at 5 Swiss branches. It notes that: "Our body odor cannot be changed. However, we can insure that it produces only pleasant scents. Strong breath (garlic, onions, cigarettes) can have a significant impact on communication."

It also includes, according to NBC:
For women:
"Light makeup, consisting of a foundation, mascara and discreet lipstick will enhance your personality."
"Women should not wear shoes that are too tight-fitting as there is nothing worse than a strained smile."
"A flawless appearance can bring inner peace and a sense of security."
"The ideal time to apply perfume is directly after you take a hot shower, when your pores are still open."

For men:
"Three days of stubble is not permitted and a visit to the barber is recommended once every 4 weeks."
"Wear only ties that match the bone structure of your face and do not wear socks with cartoon motifs."
"If you wear a watch, it suggests reliability and that punctuality is a great concern to you."
"Underwear is among the most intimate parts of our clothing...your underwear must not be visible through your clothes, or stand out...you figure should not suffer from the way you wear your underwear."

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

JANNIEWANNIE 12/23/2010 11:20AM

    Someone at the bank does not have enough real work to do. Hugs from J

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DDOORN 12/21/2010 12:03PM

    Wow...! That's a pretty wild dress code! Thx for the chuckles...makes me appreciate even more the flexibility of my work setting!

Don

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MOM4407 12/21/2010 11:58AM

    And I thought our school dress code was bad. That is too funny.

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TEDYBEAR2838 12/21/2010 7:59AM

    You are right, that is funny, but I guess they are serious?

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SUZIEQS65 12/21/2010 7:38AM

    OMG!...*LMAO*

I almost crashed my car the day I heard about this on the radio!...WAAAY too funny!

Marry Christmas!

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Getting to know me

Monday, December 20, 2010

A is for Age: 57
B is for Booze: one
C is for Career: Administrative Assistant
D is for Dad's name: Gene
E is for Essential items to bring to a party: a great attitude
F is for Favorite song or music: I Only Have Eyes For You
G is for Goof off thing to do: Zoo
H is for Hometown: Skokie, IL
I is for Instrument you play: none
J is for Jam or Jelly you like: none
K is for Kids: none
L is for Living arrangement: apartment
M is for Mom's name: Alikce
N is for Name of best friend: Sandi
O is for Overnight Stay in a Hospital: a couple
P is for Phobias: Spiders
Q is for Quote you like: Let it go. If it comes back to you, itís really yours. If it doesnít, it was never yours to begin with.
R is for Relationship that lasted longest: 41 year friendship
S is for Siblings: 1 sister
T is for Texas, ever been? no
V is for vegetable you love: lettuce
W is for Worst traits: stubborn
X- is for X-rays you've had: teeth, feet, hand, knees.
Y is for Yummy food you make: I donít cook.
Z is for Zodiac sign: Taurus

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

ANIMALMAGIC 12/21/2010 4:03PM

  Hey - great blog!! emoticon
I love the zoo too.....
Jay x

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TEDYBEAR2838 12/20/2010 8:51AM

    I love the Yummy food I eat and don't cook also ;)

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NINALEE35 12/20/2010 7:41AM

    Great! I love the list you have put together. Thanks! This is a keeper. emoticon

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55WALKER 12/20/2010 6:25AM

    Q is for Quote you like: Let it go. If it comes back to you, itís really yours. If it doesnít, it was never yours to begin with.


I love this! Thanks.
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