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Rewards

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

I'd love to be able to say that I will get right with it and do the fitness thing because I enjoy it, but I am not there yet. So I am going to start with some rewards to work towards. When I loose the following number of pounds I'll give myself the following:

5 lbs: Flowers
10 lbs: Pedicure
15 lbs: Fruity herbal tea
20 lbs: New Flip Flops
25lbs: New Workout Music
30lbs: Weekend away

The other thing that I need to focus on as a reward is that my son will learn my new good habits. Right now I cringe at the bad ones that he has picked up on.

  
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PARKERB2 2/27/2013 7:21PM

    Your son will watch you with the good examples you are setting now and come around nicely with you an a positive influence. Have a great night.

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Habits

Monday, January 21, 2013

I need to start recognizing my bad habits as places to improve, not things to whip myself for. I am tired of looking at things in a negative light all the time. If I am going to change things, I need to take as an objective look as I can at what I spend my time doing. I probably won't be all to surprised at what I find, but at least I will start owning up for myself. My habits are mine to address, not something to blame others for. Besides if I blame someone or something I am giving them authority in my life that they don't deserve.

  
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FUTURETXNURSE 1/30/2013 7:47AM

    Great reminders! Thanks for posting. The first steps to accomplishing anything, is to treat ourselves the way we want others to treat us.

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Oranges

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Okay. This is going to sound goofy, but I am so thankful for the smell of a fresh cut orange. I have been eating poorly for so long that I think I really have forgotten how to appreciate what real food is like. It is a bit of a dreary winter day and I'll have to say that that orange I had cut up to eat did lift my spirits a little. What lifted my spirits even more was that I chose to eat that instead of some processed stuff. One good decision to build off of. emoticon

  
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RFROST77 1/14/2013 10:12AM

  One victory on the road to success. I love the smell of oranges too.

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HANDYV 1/13/2013 7:46AM

    emoticon I love oranges too - but prefer tangerines.

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KEEPTRYING4ME 1/12/2013 6:53PM

    I love the smell of oranges! Sometimes I play with the rind breaking it up even further just to keep the aroma going throughout the house. Yummy!

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LUVLYLORELEI 1/12/2013 6:49PM

    And if you keep at it, the appreciation just grows! It's awesome like that, how the body just loves good food. I feel so much better now that I'm eating well, getting my freggies and such.

What I would do is put up a tantalizing picture of an orange on my fridge so it would remind me of that moment when I'm going to grab something to eat.

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BOOKWORM2004 1/12/2013 6:43PM

    Good for you!

I LOVE oranges, well most fruit actually...Hmmm???

I think I'm off to grab an apple and maybe some P.B. too, yum! emoticon

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Water

Friday, January 11, 2013

I am finding that in the winter time I do not drink as much water as I should. I certainly don't like cold water when it is cold out. I have tried a couple things recently to help me get hydrated and stay that way.

1. I fill a quart size bpa free water bottle up at night and keep it by my bed. In the morning I use it to take my thyroid medicine immediately and drink as much as I can at one time. The water bottle then follows me around for the day getting refilled as needed. It's way easier to keep track of my water intake this way.

2. I drink caffeine free herbal tea during the day as well. I know it isn't straight water, but I use the same tea bag several time so that it just barely flavors the water and the warmth is an added benefit. I say why be cold if you don't have to be.

  
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KASEYCOFF 1/12/2013 4:38AM

    I totally agree with you - I don't like cold water either, even in mid-summer. I often have a quart bottle of water sitting out on the kitchen counter. It's room temp, and it reminds me to keep sipping at it all day till it's gone.

The other thing is, I read that herbal teas can count toward your daily water intake, as long as you don't add anything (sugar, honey, milk, etc) to them.

I indulge in them myself, and when the weather's cold, hot tea is definitely a treat!
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DWROBERGE 1/12/2013 12:48AM

    Kep focused for success. YOu cn do it. Go for it. I keep a tumbler of ice water with me all day long. It is the key to my success.

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SPIRALDOWN 1/11/2013 11:17PM

    i have that trouble as well... i bring water everywhere and sip all day long if i have too.

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