Friday, April 01, 2011
Have you tried this cool product? Just replace your salt shaker with a Slim Shaker, which is also available in single-serve purse-packets to complement the original classic crystalline tabletop dispenser!
It comes in a tiny paper bubble the size of a salt packet. The product is odorless and colorless. "You can take it anywhere," said Isa Ribov, corporate spokesperson. "You can sprinkle it over your meal without embarrassment."
Rigorous laboratory standards ensure the microscopic purity of what's inside every Slim Shaker we sell. In fact, the granules have such a fine grain, they cannot be seen with the naked eye. "Some people have said the Slim Shaker looks empty," said Ribov. "They just don't understand the power of this product to change how much a person eats and how satisfied she'll feel."
The manufacturer's directions are very specific, and labeling warns that the product will not produce results unless used exactly as prescribed. For clarity the instructions are reproduced here in their entirety:
1. Slim Shaker should only be applied to food if one is seated in a relaxing environment free of distractions.
2. Place all food on a plate and sprinkle with Slim Shaker. Additional servings will void product warranty.
3. Take small bites and chew thoroughly to ensure complete absorption of the product.
4. Eat slowly and savor how Slim Shaker enhances the complexity of flavors in each bite.
5. Put your fork down between bites to ensure activation of Slim Shaker synergy from one bite to another.
If you follow the directions precisely, your friends will be amazed at the results. Don't be the last one on your Spark Team to order this foolproof miracle product!
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Thursday, March 31, 2011
On the Beck Diet Solution goals forum I posted a new challenge for April. The idea is to select a Dr. Beck skill that we have found challenging and practice it for the 30 days of April. This is doable for anyone and easy to fit in with no excuses; it will help us build a stronger foundation to work from. (Thanks to Nancy- for this proposal!)
A good example of a specific goal for this challenge would be one meal a day with no distractions - no TV, radio, reading material, or computer -- but conversation is okay. (Thanks to Nancy15togoal for this suggestion.)
For accountability, report in on the Beck Goals forum to state your intention of the skill you've picked to practice and focus on. Then keep coming back to keep each other posted on progress! We can spur each other on and discuss troubleshooting techniques also.
It takes 3 weeks to build a habit, so consistency with a specific challenge can establish patterns that will take us all the way to our goals!
Many thanks also to SLENDERELLA61, WATERMELLEN, ID_VANDAL, FLUTTER-BY)L(, BLUESKY104, ANUSCHKA9, JUNEMONKEY, and BLUESKY_321 for brainstorming with me about an April challenge.
Slenderella61 threw out a challenge to take my current level of exercise and increase it 5% or 10%, considering time and/or intensity. I'm formally announcing my commitment to do this. For me it means adding a day of running (just a half hour) and trying to cut my best time by a minute per mile. (I'm still a tortoise.)
I will also be following Flutter-By)L( and BlueSky_321 going through the days of the Beck Diet Solution from the beginning.
After a month of this, I guess I'll be a May Motivation Maniac!
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
No, it's not a revolting new smoothie flavor. It's something that tells me I HAVE made progress in healthy lifestyle. My kids LIKE mangoes, mushrooms, and green pepper.
I was raised on foods of neutral color, except for spaghetti sauce. It was a happy childhood, but with many siblings and little money, plus a sweet Dad who would eat only a very short list. My mom cooked delicious food, but our meals were ALWAYS built around bread, pasta, white rice, or potatoes. We did had a small variety of fruits and vegetables, the most common ones, but vegetables were always covered with butter or cheese or both. To me this menu meant comfort and happiness and being taken care of.
Thus a huge non-scale victory for me is that my kids love almost every fruit and veggie. Last night I made turkey burgers with LOTS of onions and mushrooms. The kids loved them! My kids like onions and mushrooms! Growing up, my siblings thought mushrooms and green peppers meant someone was trying to poison them!
I have to encourage myself; this tells me that my eating HABITS and my cooking habits have radically changed over the years, with an accelerated pace the last five years. Hummus, tabouleh, and sprouts, oh my!
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
The man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.
- James Crook, quoted by Momma_Little on 4/9/10 status update
There is always a better time, always more preparations you can make. But sometimes, you just have to go with what you've got. If you wait until everything is perfect, you will never make this weight loss journey. If you wait until you have all the best equipment, you will never exercise. If you wait until you can afford a personal chef, you will never change your diet. If you wait until there is less stress, you just won't get started. And you will be 80 years old and have missed the opportunity to be the best you.
- from FitJane blog 4/18/10
I had close to a 900 calorie burn just at the gym yesterday. I wouldn't want to do that every day. But once every couple weeks, or when I feel the need to work off some stress, yes! And it makes me want to do more. I feel energized today. Not tired. Barely sore, just enough to let me know I brought it . . . . But what is more than that, it lets me know I can. So when I am feeling "poor pitiful me" about what is going on around me, I can remember that moment. I did it. I was strong, it was hard. I did it anyway. I accomplished something. I finished a very hard work out. And when the path to the finish line looks 1000 miles away, I know I can finish because I have it in me. Because I know I can.
- from The_Jules blog 5/13/10
You will have to go after what you want.
- from a fortune cookie, Mouseweiler, 4/21/10 blog
Live your life in such a way that when your feet hit the floor in the mornings, Satan shudders and says "Oh, no, she's awake!" - from BOSSMARE_13 signature
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