A New Challenge
Monday, March 23, 2015      3 comments

I finished the Small Changes Challenge and am now doing the Healthy Habits Reset Challenge. I think it will reinforce some of the changes I have made. For my main goal I have decided I will move at least 5 minutes during every hour between 8 A... Read more
Day 14 of Small Changes: Eat more fruits and vegetables.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015      4 comments

Many suggestions were given to fit more fruit and vegetables in your food intake: plan to have a fruit or veggie with every meal and use for snacks; make smoothies for breakfast or snacks; make soups; keep some veggies prepared in the fridge at ... Read more
Day 13 of Small Changes: Mindful Eating
Sunday, February 22, 2015      3 comments

This challenge suggested a 7 day experiment to help you become aware of why you are eating. Often when we want to eat it not really because we are hungry. Identifying why we eat helps us deal with the triggers. Planning food intake divided be... Read more
Day 11 and 12 of small changes
Saturday, February 21, 2015      0 comments

Day 11 was Drink Up. I have been doing very well on my water intake. I do need to quit my morning cup of hot tea and my one glass of ice tea a day. I have had some issues with LPR and caffeine is one thing I need to avoid. I don't like decaf... Read more
Day 10 of Small Changes Challenge: Smart Snack Strategy
Friday, February 20, 2015      3 comments
cles.asp?id=1792 The above link is to 55 Healthy Snacks Under 200 Calories. I really appreciated this article as I sometimes get in a rut when it comes to snacks and there are... Read more
Day 9 of Small Changes: Rise and Shine
Wednesday, February 18, 2015      3 comments

Today's small change was to rise and shine by exercising in the mornings. Some very good reasons were given for doing this. It will jump start your metabolism so you burn more calories, energize you and help you feel virtuous, increase mental ... Read more
Days 7 & 8: Catch some zzzzs... and rethink your drink
Tuesday, February 17, 2015      3 comments

I have a little bit of a problem with the goal of getting more sleep. If I go to bed earlier than usual, I wake up way earlier than usual. I have a protruding disk in my neck from an accident some years ago, and if I spend too much time lying... Read more
Day 6 of Small Changes: Make Yourself a Priority
Sunday, February 15, 2015      1 comments

Since I retired and have more time, making myself a priority doesn't seem quite so hard. My commitment to walking every day is in a sense making myself a priority. If I have to choose between getting some work done or walking, I'm going to w... Read more
Day 5 of Small Changes: Take a Stand
Saturday, February 14, 2015      2 comments

Get up and move! This is one small change that I really need to make. I retired last spring, so have more time at home now. I do watch my grandson one day a week and substitute teach one or two days a week. On the days I'm home, I usually sp... Read more
Day 4 of Small Changes
Friday, February 13, 2015      0 comments

Today's challenge was to try a new food. I decided to try a food I eat, but prepare it a little differently. I like cooked broccoli, but don't like eating it raw. I have had broccoli salads that I really like, but wanted to avoid mayonaise. ... Read more
Day 3 of 30 Day Small Change Challenge
Wednesday, February 11, 2015      0 comments

Day 3 of Spark People's 30 Day Small Change Challenge is to Plan Your Power Start. I have always been a breakfast eater as I find myself light-headed if I don't eat breakfast. However, I did enjoy reading the article about all the reasons to e... Read more
Just 10
Tuesday, February 10, 2015      0 comments

Todays challenge is to do just 10 minutes of physical activity. I walked up to get the mail when I got home, so have done the 10 minutes. However, I plan on walking on the treadmill for 20 minutes today also. I am reading a book on my Kindle ... Read more
30 Day Small Changes Challenge
Monday, February 09, 2015      7 comments

Today I joined the 30 Day Small Changes Challenge. The challenge for today was to share my goals with at least one person. I decided to do so by making a blog entry. That in itself is a small change for me. I have been writing private journa... Read more