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Fats

Saturday, March 07, 2009      0 comments

I have never been found of fat. As a child I would cut every speck of fat off my meat. I cannot fry food if my life depended on it and fried food does not agreee with me.Thank goodness. I try to use healthy fats in my meal plans. What is you... Read more

Too busy to cook

Friday, March 06, 2009      3 comments

I cook for the four of us and sometimes the activities or work interferes with dinner plans.Having some quick healthy meal ideas for when you are short on time can keep you on track. One trick is to have healthy frozen dinners that just need a... Read more

Drinking water

Thursday, March 05, 2009      1 comments

Some complain about the amount of water, but if you drink water instead of soda, juice or coffee, it will not be that difficult and your body will thank you.... Read more

Reinforcing change through rewards

Wednesday, March 04, 2009      1 comments

Dean posted about 3 common reward concerns: # You need to reward yourself for for doing the things you need to do, not for outcomes that arenít totally in your control. So, use rewards to reinforce specific behaviors like sticking to your ... Read more

I Love Fruit

Tuesday, March 03, 2009      1 comments

It is recommended that we have 2-4 servings of fruit each day. With luscious options like strawberries, blueberries, peaches, watermelon, seckle pears.... I could go on and on, but I won't. What's your favorite fruit?... Read more

Breakfast

Monday, March 02, 2009      0 comments

A great way to start the day is with a good breakfast. I like it because it is easy to make. Here are my favs: plain yogurt with berries scrambled egg with faux bacon, spinach on a whole whear muffin cottage cheese with walnuts and berries... Read more

31 Days to a Healthier Diet

Sunday, March 01, 2009      0 comments

OMG... the first one is a food diary. I hate recording. But it does say only for 5 days. Can I do five days? Sure I can. Do I want to? Ummmm not really, facing reality can be tough. I don't know what I'm afraid of, but fear is there. ... Read more

Month's end

Saturday, February 28, 2009      0 comments

To celebrate heart health month I'll cap it off with being kind to myself. Today it's time to pay attention to my feet that have carried me all this month. A good scrub and soak and a fresh coat of polish for the toes.... Read more

Sleeping in

Friday, February 27, 2009      0 comments

Sleeping in can mess up your day, but if your body needs it go for it.... Read more

Life Plan Quote

Thursday, February 26, 2009      0 comments

"If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much." -- Jim Rohn -- After last night's diabetes education class, I need to write up my "Sic... Read more

Self Exam Time

Wednesday, February 25, 2009      0 comments

I've been reading Dean Anderson's series on motivation in the Daily Blog. This week's focus was on tough love. I am the one making decisions. Which choice will make me feel better after Iíve done it? Instant gratification is just mo... Read more

Just breathe.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009      0 comments

Slow, deep breaths can help conquer stress and lower blood pressure. When a stressful situation arises, breathe in and out slowly and deeply for 5 full breaths. Exhaling slowly decreases your heart rate and calms the body, helping reduce stress.... Read more

Take Care of Yourself

Monday, February 23, 2009      0 comments

Heredity is only part of the equation. Living healthy is another part that we do have control over. Choosing a healthy lifestyle can help prevent or delay health problems. Living a healthier lifestyle, I was ten years older when diagnosed with d... Read more

Snowy Sunday

Sunday, February 22, 2009      0 comments

It hasn't started to snow yet, but that won't make a different to my health plans for the day. Cardio bootcamp, yoga and following my food plan. emoticonRead more

Meal Planning

Saturday, February 21, 2009      1 comments

Taking diabetes, blood pressure and cholesterol into account, one might think that is is not much left to eat. With a bit of reading and planning you can have great tasty meals. Today is meal planning day.... Read more


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