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I hope I don't get slammed for this, and whether it is healthy is arguable.
When I weigh in for the week and the number on the scale isn't the one I wanted to see, I don't freak out over it, I don't beat myself up or decide to give up. Instead I take a good long look at myself in the mirror and find five things that I like about my body. Five things that I didn't like BEFORE I started eating and acting healthy and I remind myself that I'm happier than I've been in my life.
When I moved, I had a ton of books that I really didn't need anymore, but still wanted new ones. I found a site- swap.com, where I can list the books I have and the books I want and it sets up a trade between members. All you do is pay for shipping. I like it a lot. I've gotten some things I really wanted, while getting rid of some books I no onger had interest in.
Instead of sitting or standing still while talking on the phone, I try to do a little exercising like marching or running in place. I have a cordless phone so sometimes I walk from one end of the house to the other or walk up and down the stairs. It's amazing how many calories you can burn during a 10 or 15 minute phone call! Also, its helps make the time go faster when you call a business and they put you on hold.
With having flu this week I didn't have much of an appetite.
Place a small plate on top of a regular size plate-have fun and try 2 different colors. Makes portions appear larger than they are and every person at the table has the same size plate. Using a salad fork works well. slows eating since less is placed on the salad fork making it seem your eating more food.. Very emotionally satisfying.
Sorry Big "O", hope is not a plan. After not being active for almost a decade, I committed to a basic plan of getting back in shape. Starting from a basic framework, i received additional guidance from professionals and others that helped fill in the details. This includes a referral to the wonderful resources available at SparkPeople. Envision the future you want, start with a basic road map, commit, then engage and press on (and enjoy the journey)!