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Protect My Heart

Today make the choice that will protect my heart from struggle with regret, doubt and feelings of failure. When I remember that and do it, I make choices through the day that lead me to a successful outcome.

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- Submitted by TRANSFORM-ABBY 3/16/2014 in Staying Positive | 0 Comments
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Ask, "Is it Important to do this?

Teach after surgery, radiation and ongoing chemotherapy? I realized I could ONLY do what was important to help my students learn. 4 years later, I still ask, "Is this cookie important to my health?" "Is sitting in the recliner important to my goals?"

Sometimes the answer is yes, sometimes no.

The point is, I now actually decide before I just DO IT. I now eat lots of F & V. My 45 minute fitness streak gets longer daily!

Is it important? The choice is mine.
What choices are you making?

- Submitted by BRAVELUTE 3/20/2013 in Everything Else | 3 Comments
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Track EVERYTHING!

Even if it's just a bite or a taste, track everything that goes into your mouth. Better decisions come from accurate information. If you know what you're actually eating, you can evaluate it realistically and make necessary changes.

- Submitted by LAHUDSONCHEF 1/30/2013 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Going Out to Eat - Being Aware is being Prepared for Success!

If I am going out to eat for lunch or dinner, I pull up the restaurant online first to review the menu and nutrition values. If it is not online, I arrive 10 minutes earlier than my lunch appt and ask for the nutritional sheet (they are required to have one available) and make my decision before my friends arrive.

- Submitted by MSHELLI 12/8/2011 in Healthy Eating | 1 Comment
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Don't React!

If faced with a difficult choice or situation, whether it be food, temptation or life choice, Don't React! Rather take a deep breathe, think it through and Respond!

- Submitted by BOWCHICKAWOWOW 10/30/2011 in Staying Positive | 1 Comment
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Declare Your Inner Independence

Today break free of the power you have given others to make or break your life. While others may invite, suggest, guide or influence you, ultimately you alone must live with the choices you make & so you must choose in accordance with your heartís guidance. If you have given any person power over your life, take back your power now. No one can hurt you & no one can save you unless you ordain it.
Today declare a revolution of consciousness. Oust the old dictators of self-doubt, attack thoughts,

- Submitted by KBUCKMASH 7/5/2011 in Motivation | 1 Comment
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Go food shopping after you workout!

Once in a while on my way home from the gym I'll go food shopping. I've noticed that it doesn't even matter if I'm hungry, I make smart, healthy choices! I feel so good mentally and physically that the thought of buying "junk" just grosses me out! Now I try as much as possible to only food shop after a workout.

- Submitted by MOMMAV8808 5/17/2011 in Healthy Eating | 3 Comments
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Focus on what you are adding, not what you are taking away

Focusing on the healthy lifestyle choices I am adding, such as drinking lots of water, eating plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, and getting daily exercise, helps keep me much more motivated than focusing on what I am taking away. My lifestyle is then not about deprivation but about making good choices for a healthier me.

- Submitted by FITFABJENN 4/4/2011 in Staying Positive | 3 Comments
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MY choice

Everyone has that little voice inside you rebels when you tell yourself that "you can't" have that bag of chips, or that you "must" eat healthy.

However, it does respond favorably when you tell yourself that "I CHOOSE" to not eat those chips, or that "I CHOOSE" to eat an apple instead.

- Submitted by TRINDERSA 1/31/2011 in Motivation | 3 Comments
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Choice or Cheat?

When you eat something that isn't necessarily on your eating plan, like yummy holiday treats, do you make it a Choice or is it a Cheat? If you feel you're cheating, you're likely to feel like you've "blown it" and will then use that one bite of fudge or cake or whatever to justify completely going off your plan. But, if you make it a CHOICE, if you ENJOY every last second you savor that fudge and resolve NOT to feel guilty about it, you are more likely to get right back on track.

- Submitted by MYINNERDIVA 12/6/2010 in Weight Loss | 0 Comments
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"Just 10" bracelet FREE from Dr. Oz

Dr. Oz and Zappos are offering a FREE blue plastic bracelet with "Just 10" on it.
It is a reminder to make choices that will help you lose "just 10 pounds" with the health benefits that go along with that step.
You can order one at
http://members.doctoro
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-10-challenge.

- Submitted by DRB13_1 12/5/2010 in Motivation | 5 Comments
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Learn all you can about your particular challenges and problems

I have multiple sclerosis and have had it for 25 years. A lot of aspects of the illness are out of my control completely but because I have learned about the illness AND myself with the illness, I have learned the things that I have power over and on bad days, I do okay. Life is unpredictable anyway and why not do okay where I can and have choices? emoticon

- Submitted by CHELSEAANNE8 9/29/2010 in Staying Healthy | 2 Comments
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One good choice leads to another

Start your day with a good choice over bad (whatever that means to you). For example-donuts in the breakroom! I opted for yogurt and strawberries. As the day goes on, you'll have more good/bad choices. I now know that today I have willpower because I made a good choice with the yogurt vs donut. When afternoon comes around and I have a choice of an apple or M&Ms - my chances of choosing the apple are pretty good because who wants to negate a good choice made earlier :) right? Stay strong.

- Submitted by CNEWMARK 9/8/2010 in Staying Healthy | 1 Comment
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The shock of calorie content leading to healthier choices

When you discover how many calories are in certain foods you didn't think were that calorific, you are first in shock, then disappointed. You can still eat these foods, just in smaller quantities. Otherwise, you can find healthy substitutions in order to stay within your allowed daily calories, especially at the end of the day. It forces you to change your eating habits. 14 potato chips for 150 calories or a juicy plum for 30? Fat and little fiber and vitamins, or no fat with fiber and vitamins?

- Submitted by KODAMAOI 8/19/2010 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Calories

Calories themselves aren't necessarily the enemy. Empty calories are.

- Submitted by REDMAIJ 8/5/2010 in Healthy Eating | 1 Comment
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SPARKPOINTS

I start my morning everyday doing my spark points! It's a quick little guide line to how to think during the day, get your wheel spark points to spur you on, read someone's
blog, read an article, think about counting your water glasses, write a blog...... Small daily choices that add up.

- Submitted by MISTTIQUE 6/21/2010 in Getting Started | 10 Comments
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Routine

What helps me the most is to stay in a good routine. Decide what you're going to eat for breakfast and stick with it. Figure out what works for you for lunch and just do it. Taking away the constant need to make decisions can make everything easier.

- Submitted by LIBRARYLISA7 6/13/2010 in Getting Back On Track | 5 Comments
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Take time to be thankful

Everyday you wake up and exercise or choose what you put into your body, take a minute to be thankful for the opportunity to have a body that works and be for being able to make choices for how to live your life

- Submitted by POETCHIK 5/20/2010 in Everything Else | 1 Comment
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Think First, React Second

There's a saying I used to hear "a moment on the lips = a lifetime on the hips." I don't think just applies to weight loss efforts, but n every area of our lives. Sometimes we get so caught up in the moment, that that 1 decision not only effects us, but so many others. So before you take that

- Submitted by SOOKIE 5/11/2010 in Staying Healthy | 0 Comments
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Make a Choice

When you wake up in the morning, you have a choice about how you're going to face the day. Will it be a good day or a bad day? Will you get stressed or stay calm? Will you let people bother you or be tolerant?

You have the choice. You have the power.

- Submitted by 1888MICHELLE 4/12/2010 in Staying Positive | 6 Comments
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Not So Much

I deserve the best. I will not put so much food and "food-stuff" aka "Frankenfoods" into my body. (MODERATION)
"Not So Much" (with a Real-Housewife of... arrogance), because I am the caretaker of this temple. And trash will not be given a pass.

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- Submitted by MZSPB1 3/30/2010 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Don't open the Cupboard or Refrigerator

Don't open the Cupboard or Refrigerator until you've decided what you want. i.e. plan your snack before you look at the selections.
Then, your snack won't become a graze! emoticon

- Submitted by VICD25 3/27/2010 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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A Clean White Page

Life is like a massive stack of white paper. Each day we fill it with activity and choices and decisions. Some days we end the day on a high, with everything tidy. Others we find a mess on the page when day is done. BUT each morning is a NEW clean white page to fill without any thought to the past.

- Submitted by MRS_LOOMIS 3/25/2010 in Motivation | 0 Comments
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