Wednesday, March 11, 2009
What is a bento? I am sure some have heard of them. I think it will be a good and cute way of eating right. Eating this way help with portion control. ( A biggie for me). I am looking forward to summer when veggies and fruit will be plentiful and fresher.
I am sure that these containers are very expensive but I will visit our local mighty dollar and dollar tree stores.
My hd promised that this year we would plant a garden. This year I will hold him to it.
In the mean time....happy and healthy eating to me.
For anyone interested in how this works you can visit http//justbento.com and you will find all the info you need to get started. eating the bento way.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
TUESDAY: FEELING GOOD
The Negativity Police
Is your inner voice a trash-talker? If you've tried and failed to reach your fitness goals in the past, negative thoughts might have been what held you back. Want to succeed this time? Get your journal (or log on to your online Fitness Diary). It's time to get some of those thoughts out of your head and onto paper. Ask yourself the following questions:
1. Do you have a negative self-image?
Do you constantly say things like "I'm fat" or "I'm ugly"? Do you pick yourself apart and beat yourself up when you look in the mirror?
2. Do you lack self-confidence?
Do you doubt your ability to achieve your goals, weight-related or otherwise? Do you dwell on your perceived limits or fears? Do you doubt your ability to accomplish the things you want to accomplish?
3. Do you feel powerless?
Do you feel as if you have no control over your life, or do you rely on excuses like "I'm genetically predisposed to being overweight"?
4. Do you label yourself in self-deprecating ways?
Do you think and talk about your failure to lose weight as a foregone conclusion? Do you refer to yourself mockingly (or not!) as a stereotype — the happy/funny fat person in the room? Is your e-mail address "firstname.lastname@example.org"?
Now think about your responses. How would you describe the tone of your answers? Are they affirming and constructive, or downbeat and destructive? Want to turn your thinking around? The following question will help you understand why you have been propagating these destructive thoughts and behaviors so that we can cut them out at the root.
5. How is this negativity hurting you?
Is what you say about yourself really the truth? Or is it a defense mechanism? And if so, against what? Are you just making complicated excuses? How does this kind of negativity help you achieve your goals? The answers to these questions should help you start to see what's at the root of your negative thinking.
Now go back and answer the five questions again, and force yourself to use only positive terms. It can be hard to let go of these negative thought patterns. Often, they're the result of years of self-loathing and your internalizing of the negative opinions and judgments of others, but you can do it. Remember, knowledge is power. Next time one of those negative thoughts crops up, you'll have the awareness to cut it down.
SO AS A MAN OR WOMEN THINKETH SO IS HE OR SHE. NO MORE SELF HATING. FOR THOSE WHO SAY BAD THINGS. STOP IT! THAT INCLUDES ME ON OCCASSION. DOING MUCH LESS OF IT.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Curb Mindless Eating;
Okay, you've all heard the term "grazing" — you know, picking at food throughout the day instead of (or in addition to) eating regular meals. This constant, indiscriminate eating — especially when you're focused on another task, such as talking on the phone or watching TV — is the downfall of many a committed dieter, but it doesn't have to be.
If you're piling on pounds because you eat when you're distracted or bored, rather than when you're actually hungry, try the following tactics to break the habit.
To curb daytime grazing:
Don't eat while you're standing up, in the car, or on the go or when you don't have time for a full, proper meal. If you sit down at mealtime and pay attention to every bite, you will be more relaxed, you'll notice when you're satisfied so that you won't overeat — and you'll actually enjoy your food!
Don't skip meals. I mean it. You might think you're saving yourself calories, but it will only leave you famished and more likely to consume extra calories later on to feel full.
To curb nighttime grazing:
Why do most people graze at night? Because they're bored. If you've been thinking about taking up knitting, crossword puzzles, Ping-Pong, or some other hobby that will keep your brain busy in the evening, now is the time to do it.
Brush your teeth. Food never seems quite as appealing when you have that fresh, minty toothpaste taste in your mouth.
Try a cup of hot tea; the warm liquid in your stomach can help you feel satiated.
I AM WALKING EACH DAY WITH MY SAVIOR AND IN THE NATURAL LESLIE SANSONE. SHE IS MY AEROBICS PARTNER.
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