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?"
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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?
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.
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?
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
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.
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
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
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?
I deserve the best. I will not put so much food and "food-stuff" aka "Frankenfoods" into my body. (MODERATION)
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.