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  • v 1AVERY
    It has been 2 weeks since my last message. I hope the nice weather is here to stay and we can all get out and do more.

    Part of an article from Tom Venuto's blog:
    "Rather than worrying about the minutiae of your diet plan, like whether you should be on low carb or high carb, Mediterranean or Okinawan, vegetarian or meat eater, I propose that if you simply focus on these 8 issues, you’ll start getting more lasting results.

    How? By being able to stick with whichever plan you decided was best for you! After all, even if you have the best nutrition program in the world - on paper - it doesn’t do you much good if you can’t stick with it in practice!


    1. No focus: you didn’t set goals, you didn’t put your goals in writing, and or you didn’t stay focused on your goals daily (by reading them, affirming them, looking at a vision board, etc.)

    2. No priorities: you may have set a goal, but you didn’t put it on or near the top of your priorities list. For example, your goal is six pack abs, but drinking beer and eating fast food on the weekend is higher on your priorities list than having a flat stomach."
    I'll post some more tomorrow.

    "3. No support system: you tried to go at it alone; no buddy system, training partners, family, spouse, friends, mentors or coaches to turn to for information and emotional support when the going got tough.

    4. No Accountability: you didn’t keep score for your own accountability – with a progress chart, weight record, measurements, food journal, training journal, and you didn’t set up external accountability (ie, report to someone else or show your results to someone else)

    5. No patience: you were only thinking short term and had unrealistic expectations. You expected 10 pounds a week or 5 pounds a week or 3 pounds a week, so the first week you lost “only” 1 or 2 pounds or hit a plateau, you gave up."

    "6. No planning: you winged it. You walked into the gym without having a workout in hand, on paper, you didn’t plan your workouts into your weekly schedule; you didn’t have a menu on paper, you didn’t make time (so instead you made excuses, like “I’m too busy”)

    7. No balance: your diet or training program was too extreme. You went the all or nothing, “I want it now” route instead of the moderate, slow-and-steady wins the race route.

    8. No personalization: your nutrition or training program was the wrong one for you. It might have worked for someone else, but it didn’t suit your schedule, personality, lifestyle, disposition or body type.

    So there you have it – 8 reasons why most people fall off the wagon! Have you been making these mistakes? If so, the solutions are clear and simple: focus, prioritize, get support, be accountable, be patient, plan, balance and personalize."
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    3849 days ago
  • v HONEYBEE56
    emoticon Hi Deb,

    I know most people already know the stuff I share, but I like to share, it gives me something to say when I visit your page. So if you already know these things, at least be happy for me that I’m finally learning something! LOL

    That in mind; here’s my latest tidbit of info taken from a recent Health publication.

    People who dress casually average 8% more steps a day than those who wear business attire. The additional 491 steps per day were measured by pedometers; and those steps burned an additional 25 calories which would average about 1.8 pounds per year.

    I hope you are having a good weekend. Its sun shining here and as soon as it warms up, I'm going outside! Woohoo! Please keep me posted on how you are doing!

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    3849 days ago
  • v no profile image TAMMYRENH
    Welcome back! emoticon
    3858 days ago
  • v HONEYBEE56
    emoticon Hi Deb!

    Is it STILL skiing season? LOL

    I just thought I’d pop in and wish you a great week and share a bit of information I recently gleaned that I thought was noteworthy.

    I have posted information regarding cancer (Anticancer Defense) on the team page so if you get a chance, take a moment to read it and/or feel free to refer the information to anyone you may know who is interested in or dealing with cancer.

    I hope you have a really wonderful week and I encourage you to eat healthy because sometimes, our lives really do depend on it!


    Do not use tobacco in any form.

    A varied menu of whole grains, vegetables, fruits and beans supplies generous amounts of fiber, vitamins and minerals and less than 10 percent of its calories will be from fat.

    Have more than one vegetable at a meal.

    Minimize animal products and added vegetable oils.

    Minimize alcohol intake.

    Maintain your weight at or near your ideal weight.

    Avoid excessive sunlight and unnecessary X-rays.

    (Information gathered from reading FOOD FOR LIFE by Neal Barnard MD)

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    3859 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/25/2009 8:55:20 AM
  • v 1AVERY
    Hi Deb, your skiing is almost if not done for another season. Hope to see you on the daily message boards again soon.
    Can you believe another week has gone by so here I am again just checking to make sure all is well with you and let you know I am thinking of you. Here is my inspiration for this week. ENJOY!!!

    You Can Be Whatever You Want To Be!
    by: Donna Levine

    There is inside you
    All of the potential
    To be whatever you want to be;
    All of the energy
    To do whatever you want to do.
    Imagine yourself as you would like to be,
    Doing what you want to do,
    And each day, take one step
    Towards your dream.
    And though at times it may seem too
    difficult to continue,
    Hold on to your dream.
    One morning you will awake to find
    That you are the person you dreamed of,
    Doing what you wanted to do,
    Simply because you had the courage
    To believe in your potential
    And to hold on to your dream. Teri Healthy Natural Supplements and Food Team

    3863 days ago
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