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SIDESTEP A SLIPUP

Wednesday, February 09, 2011      3 comments

Before you act rashly - late-night binge coming on? - stop and literally stand still in your tracks. Then take five big, deep breaths. Now carefully contemplate the results of your decisions and actions before you make them. If you eat that s... Read more

GET A SECOND OPINION

Tuesday, February 08, 2011      5 comments

Avoid making the same diet mistakes twice by seeking feedback from a professional. If your budget allows, enlist an R.D. for a onetime assessment of your food log. Same with fitness: Hire a personal trainer for a session or two and adopt some... Read more

LIVE IN THE NOW

Monday, February 07, 2011      3 comments

Anxiety is a useless emotion. Its only function is to derail your focus and rob you of valuable energy that you could channel into creating your new life. To knock it out, root yourself in the present moment by asking yourself how things are r... Read more

Clear the Clutter

Sunday, February 06, 2011      7 comments

This may seem unrelated to weight loss, but it's not: Getting organized frees up the mental energy and precious time that disorganization robs you of. Devote 15 minutes daily to going through your mail and straightening up-you'll notice a diff... Read more

Have a healthy hero

Saturday, February 05, 2011      4 comments

Pick someone in your life you admire-not necessarily someone who runs marathons or eats ultra-healthfully. Your grandfather, a college professor, a friend-it doesn't matter as long as it's someone you look up to and have respect for. Whenever ... Read more

Zip It!

Friday, February 04, 2011      3 comments

Stop the negative self-talk-no more chatter about perceived body flaws or how you lack the strength and ability to be fit. Self-deprecation serves absolutely no purpose except to make you feel bad. So stop it. Now. Instead, say something nic... Read more

Blizzard of 2011

Thursday, February 03, 2011      7 comments

Just a few pictures from our blizzard that dumped 20+" and brought 20-30 mph winds with gusts up to 67 mph! Read more

Toss Temptation

Wednesday, February 02, 2011      4 comments

Surely you've heard the saying "We are a product of our environment." It's true, and it can work in your favor. The key is to rig your surroundings for success. Start by removing any junk food or other temptations from your kitchen. You can'... Read more

Put your goal in writing

Tuesday, February 01, 2011      4 comments

Jot down the reasons you want to change and all of the benefits that will come from making that change. If you know the why, you can tolerate any how. Skinny jeans, meeting your grandchildren's children...these are all worthy reasons to eat yo... Read more

Outmuscle Cravings

Monday, January 31, 2011      5 comments

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Eagle Watch

Sunday, January 30, 2011      6 comments

Our eagle watch trip started with a visit to our usual rest stop along the way where I took Cliff's picture with his namesake. Then it was on to the Quad Cities where ... Read more

Funny!

Saturday, January 29, 2011      4 comments

You know something? If Bill Gates had a nickel for every time Windows crashed Oh, wait. He does. emoticon... Read more

Insta-Energy

Friday, January 28, 2011      2 comments

Surprising tweaks that deliver big. Try 'em now! HAVE A GLASS OF WATER emoticon Staying hydrated is one of... Read more

Instant Tension Tamer

Thursday, January 27, 2011      4 comments

emoticon Stress can affect your entire body, even your hair. The hormone cortisol, which is released into the... Read more

Banana

Tuesday, January 25, 2011      5 comments

Rest in peace, my little Banana Butt. Your daddy & I will miss you very, very much. But we know that you are happy at the Bridge - playing with your crocheted eggs and running all over the place dragging those socks you love so much. Enjoy al... Read more


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