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Put your goal in writing

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Jot down the reasons you want to change and all of the benefits that will come from making that change. If you know the why, you can tolerate any how. Skinny jeans, meeting your grandchildren's children...these are all worthy reasons to eat your broccoli and hit and StairMaster. Keep the list in a place where you can review it daily, such as on the bathroom mirror or the refrigerator.

  
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KEEKEE1ST 2/1/2011 11:40AM

    Good idea thanks. I need to work on making smaller goals and not look at the big picture.

Candy

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MARLIZG 2/1/2011 10:33AM

    you are an inspiration to us all

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BECKY_ROWE1984 2/1/2011 8:19AM

    Great idea, will definitely look at doing this this after noon.

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TEDYBEAR2838 2/1/2011 8:00AM

    Not a bad idea, thanks!

ROCKING 2011 TOGETHER ~!

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Outmuscle Cravings

Monday, January 31, 2011

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Next time you're staring at the pastry case, willing yourself not to order a piece of cake, make a fist.

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A new study finds that when your self-control is tested, tightening your muscles can nudge you toward the healthier option. People often tense their muscles when exerting willpower, so doing so in the face of temptation helps them resist the indulgence. It doesn't matter which muscle you use, but timing is key. Wait for the moment you have to make a decision, or it's not as effective.

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SVELTINGTON 2/7/2011 4:08PM

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JAKEANDNELLIE 1/31/2011 9:39PM

    I read the same thing a few days ago and put it into effect yesterday. I now have two good days in a row - and my fists have been clenched a lot!
Thanks for sharing.
Sheila

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TEDYBEAR2838 1/31/2011 7:32PM

    Great Idea, I'll have to try that!

I'm terribly hungry tonight, but I can't be so I know it's just my mind or something else. I will resist. I can still have more food today, and I WILL stay under calorie limits.

LET'S ROCK 2011 TOGETHER ~!

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STARRPARENT 1/31/2011 10:53AM

    emoticon Light bulb moment!! This does sound interesting - think I'll try it as well.



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SWEETTOOTH10 1/31/2011 7:57AM

    Interesting! I'll try it!

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Eagle Watch

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Our eagle watch trip started with a visit to our usual rest stop along the way where I took Cliff's picture with his namesake.



Then it was on to the Quad Cities where we ate breakfast at our usual place - Ross's in Bettendorf. Yummmmm!!

Then we went to Dam & Lock #14 where we traditionally get to see the eagles in their protected area - they are usually flying around and fishing in the Mississippi and then perching in the trees to eat their catch. This time, we only got to see a few eagles - they weren't active - just sitting in the trees. I took some pictures with my iPhone - the first one is my favorite. The eagle decided to take wing literally JUST as I took the picture!





After that, we went to the Putnam Museum to see "Across the Sea of Time 3D" and take a fun picture:



Then we ate "Lupper" at Famous Dave's - double YUM!

Then it was home to get some sleep! emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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MOM4407 1/31/2011 9:26PM

    Sounds like such a fun day. The pictures are great. What a great one of the eagle taking off! Stay warm this week.

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LOKIBEAR10 1/30/2011 3:33PM

    Sounds like fun! I love the eagle pictures!

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TEDYBEAR2838 1/30/2011 12:14PM

    SOunds like a good trip. I'm sure you are happy to be home.

LET'S ROCK 2011 TOGETHER ~!

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SVELTINGTON 1/30/2011 11:04AM

    You always have great adventures!
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BIGMAMAT 1/30/2011 7:10AM

    Sounds like a great trip!!! I love the first picture of the eagle toooo! Thanks for sharing! emoticon

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BRASKIN 1/30/2011 7:02AM

  looks like a fun time

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Funny!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

You know something? If Bill Gates had a nickel for every time Windows crashed Oh, wait. He does. emoticon

  
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DIDMIS 2/1/2011 2:42AM

    That is so emoticon

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TEDYBEAR2838 1/29/2011 8:36PM

    Oh, emoticon that was funny.

ROCKING 2011 TOGETHER ~!

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SVELTINGTON 1/29/2011 11:19AM

    I have a mac running windows and it NEVER has crashed!
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55WALKER 1/29/2011 8:13AM

    I prefer imperfect technology to 1980 technology or even 2009 technology...
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Insta-Energy

Friday, January 28, 2011

Surprising tweaks that deliver big. Try 'em now!

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Staying hydrated is one of the easiest things you can do for energy. When you skimp on water, the cells in your body shrink, so they can't function as efficiently, triggering feelings of fatigue.

TALK FAST
Ever notice that energetic people tend to zip through their words? Fast talk means fast thinking, which automatically boosts your energy. Speed-talk your way through your next friendly chat, and feel that breathless rush give you a boost.

PRACTICE SELF-FORGIVENESS
No more "I'm worthless because I'm overweight" or "I'm a lazy slob for skipping my workout" thoughts. Guilt is like glue. It keeps you stuck in a low-energy rut. JUST. STOP. NOW.

  
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SVELTINGTON 1/29/2011 11:21AM

    Since joining SparkPeople I have become much more aware of my body's need for water.
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TEDYBEAR2838 1/28/2011 2:02PM

    I sure don't have trouble with "Talk fast". emoticon

ROCKING 2011 TOGETHER ~!

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