As is always the case with SparkPeople, it is great how these articles and tips always point towards doable changes...one step at a time, one day after another, gently.
8/15/2014 12:38:41 AM
Even if we have heard the comments, it's easy to put them on the back burner and forget to do the things we have been taught to do. There's some good advice...sometimes new things and other times, things that we have heard many times but need a reminder.
What a great article. It is encouraging for someone who is new to know that I'm already doing so many good things for myself. Things to consider are double batch cooking and preparing lunch the night before! I sure am one who is attracted to whatever is easiest, which will often reduce my cooking motivation! Great ideas.
Years ago, at one of my jobs, I heard a new employee say...... " How soon we forget ". She was being trained by a seasoned employee who was expressing frustration that the new kid on the block wasn't learning fast enough. Those words have followed me into every new situation I have encountered. Just because I already know something doesn't mean everyone else already knows. There are new people ( young and old ) who are joining this site daily. Some already know some or all of these tips listed....some do not. This article is for those who do not. How soon we forget......
A lot of people are posting that this is the "same old same old" -- Well, I can only speak for myself but I'm glad to read tips like this. Even if I have heard them before, here I am so I obviously need a reminder. I need to tape these things on my forehead. I agree with the person who questioned drinking 100% fruit juice. Avoiding sugar of all kinds is the best. But I guess if a person were drinking a lot of "real" soft drinks, fruit juice would be an improvement. So it's all relative....
4/22/2013 3:02:00 PM
I have done most of the 12 tips. Tip number 13--- I'm still having trouble with.. Maybe,it's a shift worker's problem but I'm dong my best to catch some zzzzz's anyway I can.
Self Motivation should be #1. Sometimes I don't have any. No matter how much motivation I read or hear from others, the self motivation is what gets me off my seat. I do walk alot during my time out of the house.
working on #13. it's so hard to tell myself to go to sleep when i'm hopelessly behind on work (all the time). but i do notice that my mood is better the next day if i get a full night's sleep.
8/25/2012 7:31:57 AM
I walk everywhere at college, which is why I actually lost weight there. It's harder for me at home because I'm not constantly moving.
8/16/2012 10:51:44 AM
#2, replace sugary drinks with 100% fruit juice? Fruit juice is pure sugar.
2/2/2012 10:35:48 PM
If you want to have fun exercising, try land zumba or if you have bad knees aqua zumba. I'm 64 years young and have never loved exercise more. It's a party every day. Most zumba teachers offer the first class for free...thus, you can give it a try.
Oh, and every time I start exercising - I hurt myself. I'm nursing a sore knee right now that started with hurting it somehow while riding my exercise bike a couple of months ago and I keep re-hurting it.
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