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Rules I live by

Friday, August 22, 2014

Back in 2006 when I started this journey I decided I had to set up some rules to follow to help me reach my goals....I talked with a lot of people and read endless articles and blogs to see what really worked and what did not work....after about 2 years of trying things I cam to the conclusion that some things worked for while and some did not...this journey is about living a healthy life style....that this was not going to be just another diet or some thing to do till I got the weight off and then look out....
so this is the list of things I live by...I did not come up with this all in a few days or month s..it has been years..and I am still learning about myself , my needs and my desires....and each day can be a bit different, so I try and be flexible, I try to honest with myself, I try to be my own best friend...mostly I try to be happy...

here is my list....

NO FAST FOODS.....I know it seems extreme but I have not had any fast foods since 2006...so it is possible..if I want fries, I make over fries..so yummy and so much better for me..

I NEVER DRINK MY CALORIES...IT's water or plain green tea...this is not hard for me, I stopped drinking soda of any kind back in 1986...

I EXERCISE 6 DAYS A WEEK AND SOME TIME 7....IT HAS BECOME MY DAILY HABIT AND I FEEL WEIRD IF I DON'T AT LEAST GO FOR A WALK

I EAT 6-7 MINI MEALS A DAY...I AM NEVER TOO FULL OR TOO HUNGRY...

I EAT AT LEAST 10-12 SERVINGS OF VEGGIES A DAY..THIS HAS BEEN FOR THE LAST YEAR...I DO LOVE VEGGIES

I WATCH PORTIONS...I HAVE LEARNED TO EAT VERY SMALL PORTIONS OF THE HIGH CAL FOODS I LOVE...

I TRACK MY CALORIES

I PLAN MY MEALS..MOSTLY I PLAN MY SNACKS OR TREATS...I AM A TREATS EATER SORT OF PERSON ...THAT HAS NOT CHANGED..BUT NOW I WATCH HOW MUCH AND HOW OFTEN...ONLY 2 TREATS A DAY AND ONLY 200-300 CAL. FOR BOTH TREATS...YEP IT CAN BE DONE

I USE A SCALE, IT KEEPS ME HONEST...

I ASK MY HUSBAND FOR HELP, HE HELPS ME BE HONEST WITH MYSELF...HE ALSO HAS AGREED TO GIVE ME ATTENTION WHEN EVER I NEED IT...MOSTLY A HUG WHEN I AM STRESSED, SCARED, NERVOUS OR LONELY....OR JUST IN NEED OF A HUG

I TRY AND GET AT LEAST 7 HOURS OF SLEEP

I HAVE LEARNED TO LOVE MYSELF NO MATTER WHAT

WELL THAT IS MY LIST....

Have you found what works for you....do you have rules to live by...things you can do today and for the rest of your days...

have a healthy week end.... emoticon.... emoticon
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ASRMOM 9/3/2014 11:34PM

    I really like this blog--it maybe late for when you wrote it, it it's right on time for me!
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MSGRANNYMAE 8/29/2014 2:39PM

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SAISHA100CJ 8/27/2014 5:26AM

    Great blog, Kitt! emoticon
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FELINEBETTER 8/24/2014 7:08AM

    Way to go, Kitt! What a fantastic list! You are truly a rock star when it comes to healthier living! I'm sure your husband loves hugging "little old you" now just to remind him he's not dreaming!! hehe You have done a remarkable job on your transformation! What an inspiration!!!

YOU GO GIRL!!!

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MOM2ACAT 8/23/2014 4:20PM

    I gave up fast foods years ago and I don't even miss them!
I don't like to use up my calories in drinks either.

I love your list and I nominated your blog, it's something that especially the newbies should read, lots of great advice!

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SOCKITTOME 8/23/2014 2:32PM

    Wonderful rules, and they are obviously working for you because you have been successful in changing your lifestyle and maintaining those changes. You rock, girlfriend!

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GABY1948 8/23/2014 7:50AM

    I agree with you 100% I have the exact same rules....even up to my husband helping me....this has been for 5 years for me and it works for me too....NEVER will have fast food again....makes me sick to think of it! But if these rules work for you and I they must work for everyone!

Have a blessed day! You are sure a blessing to me!

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TERI-RIFIC 8/23/2014 6:23AM

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KATHYJO56 8/23/2014 12:24AM

    emoticon My favorite of your rules is that You have learned to love yourself, no matter what! I think that is the most important because it makes the other rules easier to follow. emoticon

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MTRANCHWOMAN 8/22/2014 10:31PM

    Great List

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BARBARAROSE54 8/22/2014 10:23PM

    emoticon for sharing your rules.

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LAINIESNEWLIFE 8/22/2014 10:09PM

    Awesome list, Kitt!!! Thank you for sharing!!

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WORKNPROGRESS49 8/22/2014 9:51PM

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NASFKAB 8/22/2014 9:09PM

  awesome list thanks for sharing

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ENTIRELYBEVERLY 8/22/2014 8:54PM

    Thank you for sharing! That is a wonderful list!

HUGS!

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LUCYCAN7 8/22/2014 8:40PM

  Kitt I love your list.I really appreciate you trying to help everyone on SP.I am gonna
try your list.So thankful your Husband is there to help you.There are so many on
here that do not have that help in their lives,I have my Husband and he is also very
supportive.I admire your strength and determination you had.Thanks Again and enjoy
your night.Hugs and Blessings to you Both! emoticon emoticon

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