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Fidwits! I don't want Fidwits!

I have a name for foods that are empty calories or are not good for my health program -- Fidwits.

It stands for Foods I Don't Want To Eat, or FIDWTE. It's easier to say, 'Fidwit'. By naming them as something I DO NOT WANT, it makes it easier for me to pass them by.

Passing up s...

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When walking gets boring try this:

At 65 my go-to exercise is walking, as it is for many of us. In the "Walk this Way" challenge there are some suggestions for preventing boredom. Let's discuss a few and possibly add some more.

I have various routes measured out from a half mile to about five miles so depending on how far I ...

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Clean to get lean

Why do you need to clean over and over again it would be so nice if you could do it and have it remain that way... but it doesn't and is a seemingly never ending task so what can we do about it? Want to sit on the couch and watch tv? Why not pump up the music and the intensity to blast those chores ...

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Weight Loss and Control afterwards

After losing 40 pounds my goal now is to maintain the loss, as that is 8 (5 pounds of sugar) tied around my body each step I take. My blood pressure is down on half the meds. My secret was to eat a keto diet along with fasting for 12- to 18 hours each day and eating nothing like snacks either. M...

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I'm Loving Fitbit Coach

If you have a fitbit, I can't recommend the fitbit coach enough. It's an app that charges $36 a year for the top teir. It's the best money I've ever spent in my fitness journey.

I am not a fan of the gym. Mostly this is because I live in a very rural area and our choices for gyms are awful. W...

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Be Your Own Friend

Every time I am tempted to think or say something negative about myself, I wonder, "Would I say that to a friend in the same situation?"

If my friend complained about "looking fat" or berated herself for one slip up, I'd encourage her rather than join in. I'd never call her lazy or disgustin...

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Choose Your Hard

A friend on another board years ago told me the following quote and it still resonates with me today:

"Being overweight is hard. Losing weight is hard. Choose your hard."

When I start to flounder or feel deprived or have a pity party over all the things I don't allow myself to eat, I r...

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courage and encouragement

Everyone can nurture the courage and find the encouragement to adapt to any obstacle. But how do you grow your courage and find the encouragement? It comes by cherishing each day for the lessons learned, to gain strength by consistent effort even if you must make changes, to try new resources and i...

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Music and HIIT

I absolutely love the music from "The Greatest Showman". When I listen to it while on my favorite elliptical machine I always have a strong workout. If I repeat the first song on the track, it provides music for my scheduled 45 minute cardio workout at the gym. PS If you haven't seen the movie, ...

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Two A Days

I love to squeeze in a second workout after dinner by going downstairs and riding my recumbent bike while I watch the Wheel of Fortune! I pedal faster during the commercial breaks to up my heart rate.

I do my normal workout routine in the morning...... usually walking, jogging, and free weig...

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