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Positive Mantra

Saturday, January 01, 2011      5 comments

When you feel self-pity, wishing you were a smaller size, make up a positive mantra to counter it, like "I am strong. I shine." Thinking positive really works. When you think you can do something, you are already half-way to success! ... Read more

MINI CHALLENGES

Friday, December 31, 2010      7 comments

Set up mini challenges, like going to the gym for 30 minutes twice a week for a month. When you achieve that, hit yourself with another mini challenge by adding a day. These microchanges will lead to macrochanges. Plus, figure out what ki... Read more

WANTPOWER

Thursday, December 30, 2010      4 comments

You have to find your inner "wantpower", not just your willpower. Research shows that women who focus on big picture benefits - for example, improving your energy, happiness or even your sex life - exercise more and stick with it longer than wo... Read more

Shady Business

Wednesday, December 29, 2010      3 comments

If you're among the 57% of women who skip wearing sunglasses in winter (yup, that's me!), it's time to see the light (preferably behind a pair of protective lenses). Ultraviolet radiation is a danger even on cold or cloudy days. Plus, fresh sn... Read more

EACH MONTH, MODIFY YOUR GOALS

Tuesday, December 28, 2010      6 comments

(Adapted from AARP Magazine) Not every tip you try will work. Some sound great, but prove impractical. Others sound crazy, yet would be surprisingly effective if you gave them a shot. By tracking your progress, you will be able to de... Read more

TRACK YOUR PROGRESS

Monday, December 27, 2010      4 comments

(Adapted from AARP Magazine) It takes about a month to break an old habit and replace it with a good one. Many people struggle to follow their plan unless they write it down. Try the Power of Three checklist. Take a piece of paper ... Read more

MAKE 3 SMALL CHANGES

Sunday, December 26, 2010      8 comments

(Adapted from AARP Magazine) Most diets fail because they ask you to do too much-give up all carbs, or all sugar, or cut your intake to 1,000 calories. Instead, keep it simple: change just 3 things about your eating habits. It's not alwa... Read more

Holiday Knock Knock Joke

Saturday, December 25, 2010      5 comments

Knock, knock Who’s there? Dexter. Dexter who? Dexter halls with boughs of holly. emoticon ... Read more

FOCUS ON YOUR BIGGEST DIETARY DANGER ZONE

Friday, December 24, 2010      2 comments

(Adapted from AARP Magazine) Yes, you might have multiply danger zones (I know I sure do!), but which one is adding the most pounds? For homebodies, it might be meal stuffing or snack grazing (or both?). For social butterflies, it might b... Read more

IDENTIFY YOUR WEAKNESS

Thursday, December 23, 2010      4 comments

(Adapted from AARP Magazine) Most of us don't eat poorly all the time. There's usually one time of day-or one day during the week-when we fall into a "dietary danger zone." MEAL STUFFING - Stuffers overeat at mealtimes, filling and re... Read more

TOP REASON TO WORK OUT IN WINTER

Wednesday, December 22, 2010      7 comments

Fitness Magazine ran the following poll: What's the top reason you work out in the winter? 56% - To prevent pounds from creeping on 20% - To justify indulging in comfort food 15% - To keep me sane during the holiday season ... Read more

Funny One

Tuesday, December 21, 2010      5 comments

Bank's 43-page dress code: Your tie should match your bone structure (From the Chicago Sun-Times Dec. 17, 2010) UBS, the Swiss banking giant, has issued a new dress code for its workers-and it features some patented Swiss precision. ... Read more

Getting to know me

Monday, December 20, 2010      4 comments

A is for Age: 57 B is for Booze: one C is for Career: Administrative Assistant D is for Dad's name: Gene E is for Essential items to bring to a party: a great attitude F is for Favorite song or music: I Only Have Eyes For You G ... Read more

LOSE WEIGHT WITHOUT REALLY TRYING

Sunday, December 19, 2010      9 comments

(Adapted from AARP Magazine) Making small changes to your home and habits can help you shed those last 20 lbs. easily - and for good! Have you ever loaded on an extra helping of corned beef hash at a breakfast buffet, even though you w... Read more

Tips for Healthy Bones for Life

Saturday, December 18, 2010      4 comments

Americans are living longer, and this means that our bones need to stay strong so we can be active and enjoy life. With good habits and medical attention when needed, we can have strong bones throughout our lives. Healthy teeth are importa... Read more


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