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Accentuate the Positive

Tuesday, April 07, 2009      0 comments

In addition to listing our accomplishments, being kind to ourselves is usually on the back burner too. I know that I am the first one to say what I don't like about my body, but there are parts that I do like... so let's "Accentuate the Positive... Read more

Thatís an "old" habit, remember?

Monday, April 06, 2009      2 comments

Staying positive and moving forward can be challenging at times. It is good to think about where we started from and how far we have come. By focusing on one goal at a time, I was able to make progress in that area. It's been three weeks n... Read more

Do you use ...

Sunday, April 05, 2009      0 comments

your local library. Today there is so much more to the library than just books. Take the time to check it out. I like non-fiction, audio books are great for long trips in the car, the reference librarian is a great resource. What are ... Read more

support local

Saturday, April 04, 2009      0 comments

I tend to support the local small businesses and farms. While you have consistency with big chains, the variety and personalization is lacking.... Read more

Honor "the wisdom of the body"

Friday, April 03, 2009      0 comments

All too often we dismiss symptoms in ourselves when we would encourage another to get it checked out. Today I'm going to the Doctor. I have been making changes and my body is saying something is not right. Perhaps it's withdrawal or just n... Read more

Reignite your Spark

Thursday, April 02, 2009      0 comments

Spring welcomes in fresh starts and new perspectives, think about what you want to nurture and grow within yourself. My focus is healthy living, well-being in body, mind, and spirit. My small step toward that goal is to take five minutes to... Read more

Don't be fooled....

Wednesday, April 01, 2009      1 comments

sometimes I will take and fool myself into some false beliefs or choose to ignore the truth. It is all for the sake of comfort. It is what is familiar to me. Being familiar to you does not mean that it is good for you. You do have the po... Read more

Pre-Exercise Meal or Snack

Tuesday, March 31, 2009      0 comments

"Try to drink 16-20 ounces of water during the 1-2 hours before starting your workout." Also drink water during your workout. Blood sugar levels fall during the first 15-20 minutes of workout. So you should test to monitor your levels wi... Read more

The 80/20 rule

Monday, March 30, 2009      1 comments

"Live by the 80/20 rule. Eating nutritious foods 80% of the time and "fun" foods 20% of the time is a healthy goal. Like all things in life, a healthy diet is about balance and moderation." Are there any rules that you live b... Read more

Post-Exercise Snack

Sunday, March 29, 2009      0 comments

Sometimes It is difficult to figure out what to eat after exercise. Usually I get home around 9 pm. Here are some ideas from www.sparkpeople.com/reso
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p?id=1082&page=5 # Dried fruit and ... Read more

Calcium

Saturday, March 28, 2009      0 comments

"Protect your bones with calcium. Aim for 3 servings of calcium-rich foods daily, such as 1 cup milk, 1 cup yogurt and 1-2 oz of cheese. Non-dairy alternatives that are fortified with calcium also make good choices." ... Read more

How sweet it is!

Friday, March 27, 2009      0 comments

"Sweeten without sugar. Sugar and corn syrup add calories to foods, but have no nutritional value. Buy syrup- and sugar-free varieties of fruit spread, applesauce, juice, and canned fruits. After all, fruit is naturally sw... Read more

Modifing recipes.

Thursday, March 26, 2009      0 comments

While I do a bit of modifying, I like to explore for new foods. With the internet there are many new recipes to try. Plus at my age I just kind of experiment with ingredients.... Read more

Mirror perspective

Wednesday, March 25, 2009      0 comments

What does your mirror reflect? Is it your vision? My mirror used to reflect what I thought others thought about me. Now I'm older and wise. What is important is who I am to me. Granted I still am not to pleased with the physical image I s... Read more

All about choices

Tuesday, March 24, 2009      1 comments

Tonight faced with a big spread at the banquet, I was somewhat pleased with my choices. It is getting easier to figure out which is healthier. ... Read more


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