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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

Well Rested

Friday, February 20, 2009      0 comments

Getting enough sleep helps me get through the day. I can focus better on my goals.... Read more


Thursday, February 19, 2009      0 comments

Yoga has been paying off. It's great to see my numbers so low.... Read more

Autopilot and Fear Mode

Wednesday, February 18, 2009      2 comments

Dealing with making changes has been a bit trying for me. My bad habits are on autopilot and fear is holding me back from making changes, There is some comfort in the autopilot, it is familiar, By default, I relinquish responsibility. I need... Read more

Spread too thin?

Tuesday, February 17, 2009      0 comments

Apparently I need to narrow my focus. I've spread myself too thin going after too many goals. ... Read more


Monday, February 16, 2009      0 comments

I do like yoga. It helps with flexibility and lowering my blood pressure and stress. emoticon There are online ... Read more

A little levity goes a long way.

Sunday, February 15, 2009      0 comments

Finding a good comedy, watch a t-ball game, a good joke: these are things that make me laugh. Laughing brings down my stress level and that helps my heart. Have you laughed lately? ... Read more

Heart Healthy Meal

Saturday, February 14, 2009      0 comments

Showing our love can include treats that are good for us. You can indulge and keep things simple. Add something different to that salad. Find a healthier way to cook your entree. Feed each other fresh strawberries for desert.... Read more

Be kind to yourself

Friday, February 13, 2009      0 comments

Tomorrow is a day that we focus on the people we love. Take the time to focus on loving yourself. I'll make a heart healthy meal for my family, what will you do?... Read more

16 Non-Drug Ways To Lower Blood Pressure

Thursday, February 12, 2009      0 comments

I found this on
wer_blood_pressure.html 1. Cut back on salt. 2. De-stress. 3. Go easy on the alcohol. 4. Pile on potassium.G... Read more

Favorite Tea

Wednesday, February 11, 2009      0 comments

"green tea is packed with antioxidants that prevent plaque from forming on artery walls, relax the blood vessels, and reduce the risk of heart disease. Brew and enjoy 1-2 cups each day." I enjoy green tea with a few... Read more

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