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EMERGENCY FOOD

I always grab an apple and a big lidded glass filled with Crysal Light as I go out the door. It helps me not to stop at a fast food place because the apple keeps me satisfied till my next meal. The drink quenches my thirst instead of getting a soda.

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Forgiveness for stumbles

I was on track for a whole year, and I did very well in the loss weight department. I did the week's lunch cooking every Sunday and had a nice hot oatmeal breakfast every morning. I used prepared dinner meals from the frozen food section and a large fresh salad for an after work snack.

I wa...

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Positive Self Talk

Telling myself I can succeed in my health journey gets me off to a good start each morning. I begin with prayer and telling myself that I'm worth everything I put into my program!

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7 Reasons You Should Listen To Music When You Work Out

7 Reasons You Should Listen To Music When You Work Out




Listening to music when you hit the gym to improve your workout isn't exactly a new concept. But understanding how your favorite tunes enhance your exercise is a little less obvious.

Research consistently finds that lis...

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Take One Day At A Time

Sometimes getting back on track can be overwhelming and stressful. Taking one day at a time and not thinking about the rest of the week, month, or year is all it takes to make eating healthy or exercising again a habit.

When we picture the entire journey to get where we want...

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That First Step

Sometimes we have to take the first step several times before we start the second step.

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Wear your "Good Clothes"

Enjoy your "Good Clothes" now!
why save feeling great for a special occasion?

Get rid of unflattering clothes.

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First Day Back

Due to some continuing hormone and radiation therapy last year, I just did not have the energy to do much in the way of exercise for the past eight months. I decided to beat the New Years Resolutionists back to the gym and returned yesterday. My goal was simple, do something, even if it is not muc...

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The Three Rs of Lifestyle Change Applied to Exercise

Exercise can be tough - to start, and to keep going. Mentally switching gears off of grumpiness and onto 'The Three Rs' helps me persevere.

REMEMBER: self discipline is remembering what you REALLY want.
RECORD: everything, good & bad; track/write it down.
REWARD: yourself for goals met.

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"Nothing changes IF nothing changes!"

When I start to feel overwhelmed, and am tempted to fall back into old comfortable behaviors, this simple slogan helps me to re-focus and get back on track.

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