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That no one is so me. I need to learn to say no.

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Soup It Up!
Soup is an easy way to get more vegetables into your body. In fact, many people find that vegetables they don't normally like taste good when combined with other ingredients in a soup, especially if the ingredients are blended or pureed together.
What's more, if you're trying to lose weight, soup can help. Many studies have shown that people who eat soup as an appetizer before a meal eat fewer calories overall than those who don't start with soup (just keep an eye out for cream-based soups, which are loaded with calories). This is probably because soup, even though it is usually low in calories, fills you up, therefore making it less likely that you'll overeat (just keep an eye out for cream-based soups, which are loaded with calories).

People usually associate soup with winter, and winter vegetables like butternut squash and sweet potatoes do make flavorful, brightly colored soups. But don't count soup out in the warmer months — chilled soups like gazpacho, cool fruit soups, and even raw soups (one of my favorites contains raw carrots, avocado, salt, parsley, and coriander blended until smooth) can make creative additions to your summer menus. And you don't have to limit soup to appetizer status — it's a healthful dish that can be enjoyed anytime. I've been known to eat vegetable soup or miso soup for breakfast!

If you've never done so, I encourage you to try making your own soup at home using fresh vegetables and herbs. If you make a big pot, you can freeze the leftovers in individual containers so that you have single servings of soup on hand to microwave at any time. If you find you don't have the time necessary for homemade soup, be careful when you turn to the store-bought varieties. Canned soup and soup mixes can be quite high in sodium, so make sure you check the Nutrition Facts panel and the serving size before you buy them. Most cans of soup contain two servings, so if you plan to eat the whole can, you get double the sodium, calories, and so forth.



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5/2/08 7:44 P

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Draw the Line
Do you have trouble saying no? If so, you're not alone. Maybe you don't like turning people down when they offer to help you or when they ask you to do something, or you worry that you'll hurt their feelings if you don't accept. Maybe you feel as if you need to take charge of certain projects because you're not sure they'll run smoothly without you. Whatever the reason, if you never say no, it's easy to become overcommitted, stressed out, and resentful of your obligations.
It's great to have a positive attitude, but sometimes "no" can be a magic word. It can give you back control of your schedule; it can free you to have time for yourself to do with as you choose. If you've been feeling as though you're stretched too thin, regaining this control is important — if you don't, your efforts to live well may fall by the wayside as your time and energy are swallowed up by other commitments.

So what should you say the next time someone asks you to do something you don't really want, or don't have time, to do?

You can give a reason for turning them down — or not. If you're comfortable sharing the reasons you're not interested, by all means, go ahead and do so, but keep in mind that you don't owe anyone an explanation. Your time is your own.

You can suggest an alternative — either a different activity you can do to help that may fit into your schedule better, or another person who might be able to do the task that you've been asked to do.

And you can always ask for some extra time to decide. Away from the pressure of the situation, you can evaluate the request and determine whether you really have time to take on a new obligation.

Don't be afraid to say no — sometimes you need to put yourself first.



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4/30/08 5:26 P

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Volunteer for Health
Did you know that there's one type of activity that can make you live longer, improve your quality of life, reduce your risk of depression, and lower your risk of heart disease all at once? Oh yeah, and it helps other people out too. This magical activity is volunteering.
More than 30 studies have found connections between volunteering and better physical and mental health. These benefits are especially pronounced among people who volunteer 100 hours a year (that's about two hours a week) or who are 65 and over.

A report published in 2007 that reviewed these studies found that the positive health effects volunteers experienced were the result of the personal sense of accomplishment they gained from their volunteer activities. If you've ever helped someone in need, you probably remember how good you felt afterward, so it's not surprising to find out that people who volunteer regularly feel good about themselves regularly.

If you're already donating your time somewhere, that's terrific — you're doing something of value for others and for your own health. If you're not currently volunteering but think you'd like to start, consider what kinds of activities you'd like to do or where in your community you think the most help is needed. Web sites like VolunteerMatch can suggest volunteering opportunities in your area based on your interests and skills.

You can even get the whole family involved in a volunteer project. It's a great way to spend quality time and be active together, and to boost everyone's self-esteem.

So consider becoming a volunteer. When you help others in this way, you'll truly help yourself.



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One I need to work on thank you.

~Mahala~

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4/26/08 9:08 P

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Eat In
Sometimes you need to eat out — when you're on a business trip and don't have access to cooking facilities, say, or when you're invited to a party. But most people eat out far too often. And when you put the responsibility for feeding your body into a restaurant's hands, too often you come away feeling overstuffed, bloated from too much salt, and guilty about what you ate.
I'm not saying you should never eat at a restaurant, but trying to make eating out a much rarer event than it is for most Americans (who eat out an average of five times a week!) can only benefit your health.

Need some convincing? Choosing to eat in:


Saves waste. I bet you have some beautiful dishes at home that don't get used often enough, like the set you got for your wedding, or your grandmother's china. Brighten up even the simplest of meals you've prepared yourself by serving them on your nice dishes; I bet you'll enjoy the whole meal more than you would a pile of greasy takeout on disposable plates that then add to your garbage.

Saves money. Cooking for yourself is almost always cheaper than eating at a restaurant. Plus, think of the gas money you save by not having to drive to your dinner and back!

Saves calories. When you eat at home, you control the ingredients and the portion sizes. You even control the plate sizes — serving meals on smaller plates, on which the food takes up relatively more space, is an old (but effective) trick for keeping portions moderate while you fool your mind into thinking you're eating a lot.
If you usually eat a lot of meals out, try planning a week of home-cooked meals and shopping for the ingredients in advance. Taking this step can help you break your dependence on restaurants and start a new trend of enjoying meals from your own kitchen.



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4/24/08 7:24 A

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Slow and Steady Changes
I am a big believer in the power of small victories. One of the keys to Living Well is taking baby steps, and opening the door to good habits a few at a time.
When you try to overhaul your entire lifestyle overnight, it's easy to burn out. But when you start with one small change and put your energy into making it a habit, the chances are a lot better that it will stick. Did you know that it takes about three weeks to change a habit? If you can take a small, achievable step and make it a regular part of your life for three weeks, you should be able to stick to it permanently.

If you're feeling a bit overwhelmed by the number of changes you want to make in your life, or if you're not sure how to get started, try this: Make a list of the changes you'd like to make, big and small. Include anything you can think of. Now go over the list and pick out one change to start with. Make it something that you feel is achievable at this stage of your life. For example, you may not be able to make over your entire diet, but maybe you can fit in one more vegetable each day in place of a less healthy food. Or you may not have time to take an aerobics class, but maybe you can start taking a walk most nights after dinner. Pick something you think you can accomplish, and put your energy into making it happen.

Once you feel confident that you've accomplished this small change, add another item from your list to your efforts. And don't forget to keep track of the changes you've already made! Nothing is more inspiring than knowing that you can and have accomplished changes in your life.


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Get Flexible
The flexibility gained by stretching is an important part of your fitness regimen. When you're pressed for time, however, you may be tempted to skip your stretches, or to just keep walking or lifting instead of trying to burn a few extra calories. But it's absolutely worth it to make time to stretch.
Stretching not only helps make your muscles more flexible — and therefore more forgiving and less prone to injury — but it has a slew of other benefits. A regular stretching program can boost your circulation, improve your posture, relieve stress, improve your mood, make you feel more alert, and strengthen your balance and coordination! That's why, in addition to doing aerobic exercise and resistance training (aka strength training), stretching your muscles and doing other exercises that promote flexibility are cornerstones of the Living Well With Montel program.

One way to reap the benefits of stretching is to do it regularly after your aerobic workout, when your muscles are warm. Focus on one group of muscles at a time and hold stretches for 60 seconds, eventually working your way up to two minutes. Stretch slowly and gently, and don't bounce.

Another way to focus on flexibility is to study an exercise technique that incorporates a lot of stretching. Yoga, Pilates, and tai chi all offer excellent fitness benefits in addition to increased flexibility — particularly in relieving stress, building strength, and improving balance. You can try these different techniques by taking a class or using an instructional video. I've tried them all, and I urge you to check them out, see if you like them, and work the ones you enjoy into your life.

So be flexible enough to try new stretches and new techniques — your body will thank you.




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4/22/08 4:26 P

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You are welcome. Im looking through my emails and cant seem to find the last 2 days worth. When I find them I will send them.

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Jenn thank you for sharing these, they are awesome tips.

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Just Zap It
Using your microwave to "zap" veggies is a fast and easy way to get more of the Powerhouse Foods into your diet. You can nuke a delicious white or sweet potato in about 4 to 8 minutes, or steam a head of broccoli in less than 5 minutes; many other veggies take even less time. Don't worry about Internet claims that microwaving food damages it — that's an urban myth. In fact, because microwaving uses less water than many other methods of cooking, fewer nutrients are lost from your vegetables when you cook them this way.
Check your microwave's veggie-cooking instructions, and keep the following tips in mind:


Size matters. When microwaving fresh vegetables that need to be cut into pieces, make sure all the pieces are approximately the same size. This way, they'll cook evenly.
Provide a little moisture. When microwaving fresh vegetables like peas, green beans, and broccoli, add two to four tablespoons of water per pound of vegetables. The water will keep the veggies from drying out in the microwave. You can add slightly more water for more solid vegetables, like carrots, whereas delicate leafy veggies, like spinach, can be microwaved with just the water that clings to the leaves after rinsing.
Cover it up. Except for white and sweet potatoes, cover your vegetables when cooking them in the microwave. You can cook them in a glass casserole dish or other microwavable dish that has a lid. When using a lidless bowl, cover it with microwave-safe plastic wrap with one or two small holes poked in it to allow steam to escape. You'll also want to pierce potatoes with a fork to let steam escape when cooking them in the microwave.
Check on it. About halfway through the cooking time, check on the vegetables and mix them, if necessary, to ensure even cooking.


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Make it Whole
Whole grains are a terrific source of fiber, nutrients, and good-for-you complex carbohydrates. They may have benefits for your heart and immune system as well, and studies have shown that they may defend us from type 2 diabetes. To get more of these Powerhouse Foods into your life, you should try to swap whole-grain products for refined-grain products in your diet as often as you can.
The USDA's Dietary Guidelines for Americans suggest that people consume at least three 1-ounce servings of whole grains a day. In other words, they suggest that at least half of the grain foods in your diet be whole grains. But many people don't even get a single serving of whole grains each day.

This disparity may reflect difficulty in identifying whole-grain products. For example, you may be buying "wheat," "stone-ground," or "multigrain" bread, thinking that you're making a healthy choice. But these terms do not mean that the bread is made from whole wheat. (You can't go by appearances, either — just because a slice of bread looks darker than a typical slice of white bread doesn't mean it's whole grain; it may just contain caramel coloring.) Instead, look for the phrase "100% whole grain" on the package; in addition, whole wheat or another whole grain should be the first ingredient on the ingredients list. The same goes for wheat-containing products like couscous and pasta — unless the packaging and ingredients list confirm that it's 100 percent whole grain, it's probably mostly refined.

In addition to whole wheat, there are plenty of tasty whole grains worth trying. The following foods all count:

Amaranth
Barley
Brown rice
Buckwheat (also known as kasha)
Bulgur
Oatmeal and whole oats
Millet
Popcorn
Quinoa (pronounced "KEEN-wah")
Wild rice

Try a new whole grain today!

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The Truth Behind Labels
When you're grocery shopping, how do you decide which packaged foods are healthy additions to your shopping cart and which ones should stay on the shelf?
Maybe you look at the claims on the packages, like "Low Fat!" or "Now Made With Whole Grains!" That can be a start, but these labels rarely tell the whole story. Maybe you look then at the Nutrition Facts panel to see how many calories, how much sodium, and how much of different kinds of fat the food contains. Now you're getting closer to finding out the truth behind those labels.

Where can you find out the whole story about what's in your food? In the ingredients list! But how often do you stop and read that list?

If your answer is "Hardly ever," then I have an assignment for you: Start looking at ingredients lists the next time you go on a shopping trip. Or you can start right now with the packages that are in your refrigerator and your pantry.

You can learn a lot from this exercise. For example, does the food in question have a short list of ingredients you recognize? Or an endless list of hard-to-pronounce ingredients that sound as if they came out of a science experiment? The more ingredients a product contains — and the more chemicals contained in that list — the further the food is from its natural state and the less nutritious it probably is for you.

Even if a product has a long list of vitamins and minerals in its ingredients list, you have to wonder why the manufacturer needed to add them back into the product. After all, in their fresh, natural states, foods like vegetables, fruits, and whole grains already provide plenty of vitamins and minerals and don't need any extra "fortification."

One of the main goals of Living Well With Montel is to help you become more aware of what you're putting in your body. So when it comes to ingredients lists, remember: The shorter the better.




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Thank you for sharing and positing the great tips!

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DASH to Better Health
Want to lower your blood pressure? Slash your risk of heart attack and stroke? Look into the DASH eating plan.
DASH, which stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (aka high blood pressure), is an eating plan that was developed by leading scientists, doctors, and the National Institutes of Health. The plan can lead to significant, rapid reductions in blood pressure — the same reductions, in fact, that people with mild hypertension would see by taking a blood pressure drug!

The DASH plan emphasizes many of the same principles that we've been talking about in the Living Well With Montel program. It's heavy on Powerhouse Foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fish, and nuts. It also includes poultry and fat-free or low-fat dairy products and limits red meat, sweets, added sugars, and sugar-containing beverages. The DASH plan is rich in fiber, protein, potassium, and other minerals.

The DASH plan has been well studied by scientists, who have found that blood pressure is reduced with this low-saturated-fat, low-cholesterol eating plan, and that it is reduced even more when sodium levels are lowered. The DASH plan is a model of healthy eating that, when combined with regular physical activity, can help you fight disease, achieve a healthy body weight, and live well.

For more information about the DASH plan, click here. If you have high blood pressure and are worried about your sodium intake, you can also download a free 64-page booklet, The DASH Eating Plan. It explains what high blood pressure is, describes the DASH plan in greater detail, and includes weekly menus and recipes.




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Practice Prevention
Chronic diseases account for seven of every ten U.S. deaths and for more than 60 percent of medical care expenditures — but much of the chronic disease in this country is preventable. Eating better and exercising more — two pillars of the Living Well With Montel program — can go a long way toward preventing chronic disease, but so can seeing your doctor regularly for preventive care, even if you don't feel sick. So mark your calendar to remind yourself of when you're due for a checkup or your annual physical, and don't skip it.
Keeping up with regular doctor visits gives you a chance to have important health markers checked — blood pressure and cholesterol levels, among others. The doctor will be able to spot anything out of the ordinary and treat it before it becomes an unchecked risk factor for bigger problems, like heart disease.

Also, it's important to see your doctor and get his or her approval before starting or escalating an exercise program, especially if you have any health issues, are over 50, or are not used to doing moderate physical activity, or if you smoke or are pregnant. Your doctor will let you know if there are any tests you need to undergo before starting any new activities, or any activities you should avoid because of medical conditions. And if you are recovering from an injury, surgery, or other medical emergency, your doctor can refer you to a physical therapy or rehabilitation program where exercises will be tailored to your needs.

Even if you've already received your doctor's okay, if you feel any pain, uncomfortable stiffness, dizziness, or severe breathlessness during exercise, stop right away and be sure to consult your doctor. Getting the proper care for a minor problem can prevent you from developing a serious injury or condition that could halt your exercise efforts for the long term.

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Yes, Thank you for reminding me that it only takes a minute to call someone or send a note. It also only takes a moment to put off doing these things.

I have moved away from my immediate family and I do not call as often as I should or sent letters. Thank you for reminding me!

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Thanks for sharing.

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I get them in my email daily. I get lots of good information daily. Too much to share. I love the daily tips.
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Good reminder of what is important and makes you "live well". Thank you for sharing.

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Whether you have a large circle of friends and family members or are close to just a few people, your social circle plays an important role in many aspects of your life. Research has shown that friendship not only makes your life more enjoyable but protects your health too. It has also been found that people who have both good mental health and good social relationships tend to be the happiest.
When you started the Living Well With Montel program, you probably turned to friends and family for support. Maybe you even persuaded one or two of them to sign up with you so you could work together to achieve the goal of Living Well. Now that the program is under way, how else can you reach out and include the people you love in your journey? Here are a few ideas:


Set up an "exercise date" with a local buddy; it will give you a chance to reconnect and do something good for your bodies at the same time. If there's a class or activity you've wanted to try, taking the plunge with a friend can make it feel less daunting. Or simply take a walk with your friend instead of going out to eat and use the time to catch up. You'll save money and calories!

Make a phone date to catch up with a friend or family member who lives far away. Block out some time for it so that you won't be interrupted. Your friend or relative will surely be thrilled to hear from you and about the changes you're making in your life.

Get back in touch with a friend or family member who seems to have slipped away. Whether you reach out by phone, e-mail, or letter doesn't matter; the only thing that matters is showing that you still care.


Jenn Mom2SamTiny

Original Weight March 07- 195
Weight May 6th 07 - 185
Weight August 6th 07- 178
Weight
Nov 1st 07 168
December 31st 07 174
Holidays stink
Weight
Jan 11th 08 170
May 4th 08 165
2009
Feb 2009 178
April 2009 165
Oct 09, 09 147.5
New SCALE!! 161.2 Oct 20th 2009


 current weight: 177.0 
 
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