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Mind Over Body - 10 Step Program

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Access this article here: www.sparkpeople.com/resource/mind_ov
er_body_fat.asp

  


My true reasons for wanting to lose weight

Sunday, January 06, 2013

* Some of my family members have a history of obesity - I do not want to end up looking like that or being a prisoner in my own home because of it.
I WANT TO BE FIT AND ENGAGED WHEN I'M OLD.

* When I look in the mirror, I don't recognize myself; and I don't find myself attractive.
I WANT TO FEEL ATTRACTIVE AGAIN.

* I feel unsafe when I scuba dive if I'm not fit and strong. I can't enjoy the experience if I can't trust my body to be able to do what it needs to do in that environment.
I WANT TO BE STRONG ENOUGH TO ENJOY MY FAVORITE ACTIVITIES SAFELY.

* I feel old when I'm winded by walking up stairs.
I WANT TO FEEL YOUNG AND IN CONTROL.

* My body aches all the time (particularly in bed at night) when I'm overweight.
I WANT TO LIVE WITHOUT PAIN.

  


Quick and Healthy Breakfast Ideas

Monday, December 31, 2012

Adapted from SP Article:

A scrambled egg with whole-wheat toast and half a cup of fresh blueberries
A whole-wheat toaster waffle topped with fresh strawberries
A flour tortilla filled with leftover chicken, low-fat cheese, and peppers
A low-fat, multigrain muffin with fruit and an ounce of cheese
An English muffin with low-fat cheese melted on top, and a glass of juice
One half of a cinnamon-raisin bagel with peanut butter and banana slices
One half a cup of whole-grain cereal with banana slices and milk
A hard-boiled egg and whole-wheat toast
Protein shake with fresh berries and milk
Oatmeal topped with milk, cinnamon and raisins

  


Countering My Exercise Excuses

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Excuse #1: My back/joints hurt.
Counter #1: Exercise will strengthen core muscles, which will alleviate back pain; and it will also help me lose weight, which will alleviate joint and other pain just from bearing less weight.

Excuse #2: I fractured my foot, so I can't walk.
Counter #2: Find exercises that don't require you to walk. There are lots on SP.

Excuse #3: I'm too tired.
Counter #3: Exercise will perk you up.

Excuse #4: I don't have time.
Counter #4: You almost always have time to watch TV at night.

Excuse #5: The weather's bad.
Counter #5: Exercise inside.

  
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SUNSTITCHES 12/30/2012 2:26PM

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Ten Healthy Snacks

Friday, December 28, 2012

1. 1 stalk celery, 1 Tbsp Light Peanut Butter, 10 Raisins or Grapes - 102 Calories
2. 1/2 c grape (or any other) juice, 1/2 c club soda, 2 c popcorn - 165 Calories
3. 1/2 c cottage cheese, 1 packet Splenda, sprinkle of cinnamon, 1 c strawberry halves - 133 Calories
4. 4" pita, 1/8 c tomato sauce, 1/2 oz shredded mozarella cheese, 1/4 c pineapple tidbits - 145 Calories
5. 1 Source yogurt cup, 1/8 c cashews - 133 Calories
6. 1/2 oz cheddar cheese, 3 stoned wheat crackers - 147 Calories
7. 11 dry roasted almonds, 1 medium orange - 146 Calories
8. 4" pita, 1 Tbsp Light Peanut Butter - 175 Calories
9. 1 medium banana, 1/2 c 1% milk (OR 1/2 medium banana, 1 c 1% milk) - both options 164 Calories
10. 3 Tbsp hummus, 20 baby carrots - 136 Calories

  


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