As I work towards getting better in all areas of my life, I am one of those people who wants to do it all at once. However, I have learned that I have to build these habits a piece at a time if they are going to be lifelong habits rather than a quick fix.
This covers all aspects of my life--not only healthy eating and increased activity, but chores in my house and atmy job. I need to build new habits a piece at a time. Some important, big jobs aren't meant to be done in one afternoon or day or week.
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What I do about the many recipes I find in magazines....
I've decided that, altho, I want to try several of the magazine recipe's I find, I don't have to clip it out and save in a pile of clipped recipe's. What a mess! Plus, I discovered that the pile of clippings frequently gets forgotten about, anyway. This is how I "organize" AND discipline myself in not continually fixing the fancy dessert recipe I may've found, etc. If it's NOT a dessert and the recipe ends up being a keeper...I will copy it to my file of recipes.
Many of the magazines feature some tantelizing dessert recipe. SO, when I've found a recipe I want to fix...I fix it only once. I DON'T clip it out & save it. I sure don't need yet another dessert recipe, anyway. Fixing it once, satisfies my curiousity.
Since we are on fixed income of SS and get paid only once a month. I write out a monthly menu before I go shopping. That way you can easily keep track of your calories and get healthy foods to eat. You can vary as much as like when fixing your meals but at least you have a staring place,
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