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Secrets of Success
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| current weight: 146.0
How are you doing????? Are you making progress??????????
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The world is full of "screens" but the most common, and found in most households, is the television screen. Research has shown that idle time in front of television screens burns fewer calories than other leisure activities.
Recent research findings indicate that time spent in front of a television should be minimized for health and especially for weight loss and maintaining weight loss.
Researchers wanted to test the influence of daily television viewing on weight in a group of overweight and obese adults who watched 5 or more hours of television per day (which the investigators state is the average for American adults). In this study, the subjects decreased their television viewing time by 50%. The result of this behavior change in the test group was an increase in their energy expenditure (aka physical activity) and subsequent weight loss. This group burned enough additional calories in one day to lose 1 pound every 2 weeks without changing their food intake!
If you watch television daily for several hours, this research should encourage you to cut back on your screen time, both to lose weight and for a lifetime of weight maintenance. With all the other behavior changes you are implementing like eat less, move more, also watching less TV could mean more weight loss for you. Less really is more!
..+***+....+***+.. Let's turn those screens "OFF" and GET MOVING!!!!!..+***+....+***+..
..+***+....+***+..HAVE AN WEEKEND!!!..+***+....+***+..
1736 days ago
Five ways to meet your activity goal(s)
1. MAKE IT SMART
Be sure your goal is SMART. It should be doable but challenge you to increase your activity step by step, and increase each day or week until you are doing at least 30 minutes per day at moderate intensity.
2. MAKE TIME FOR YOUR ACTIVITY
Make time for activity every day. Many women choose to get up 30 minutes earlier to fit activity into their day. That way, they don't run the risk that they won't get their activity in.
Not for you? Can you take time during your lunch hour at work? Or can you avoid shortcuts during your daily activities? For example, put laundry away in small bundles: one trip up the stairs to put away linens, one trip to put away each person's hanging clothes, one trip for each person's socks, etc. Wear your pedometer and see how many extra steps you log by breaking down daily tasks into multiple active tasks. Do each with gusto (energetically). Whatever it is you choose for your activity, you can make time for increased activity!
3. USE THE BUDDY SYSTEM
Get an exercise buddy! It is amazing how much easier it is to stick with your activity goal when someone else is counting on sharing that activity with you. When you might skip a day, your buddy will be excited to get going and you will not want to disappoint your buddy (and vice versa when your buddy is feeling less excited, you can be the moving force).
4. ENJOY THE BENEFITS OF ACTIVITY
Pay close attention to the sense of well being and increased energy that you derive from your increased activity. Everyone likes to feel good and feeling healthy is a fabulous motivator to move, and then move some more!
5. USE RESOURCES
When time and weather are not conducive to going out, consider using products and technology to help you move more right in your own home! Use recorded exercise programs to guide you through a variety of fitness activities. You can purchase DVDfs, borrow them from the library, and find exercise programs on television or the internet. Start with programs that are geared to your level of fitness (beginner, advanced, expert), and work your way up. You may be surprised how good a workout you can get right at home
1737 days ago
Maybe you are a SPARKLER who has met your goal. Or, perhaps, you aren't done yet, but you are well on the way. The process you have been implementing is part of your success. Now keep it up until the thought of living any other way is impossible. You are a new woman, on the way to becoming a firmly committed healthy lifestyle woman for life!
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1738 days ago
***Mindful Living: you pay close attention to how you eat and you make time each day for physical activity
***Self monitoring: You are now used to being accountable to yourself and logging what you eat and how much you move
***Feeling GOOD! You notice how good it feels to eat less and move more.
***Goal Setting: You set goals to get through each day or week.
***Progress: You are happy with your progress and dedicated to reaching your long term goal of 5]10% weight loss.
***Achievements: You are proud of what you are doing to improve your health and reduce health risks in the future.
***Noticeable Change: People around you are noticing a change in how you look (and some of that comes from your new positive attitude and confidence in yourself). In addition, how are your clothes fitting? Are they looser? Great!
***Variety: You may be experimenting with more variety in your diet, especially healthful vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat dairy and lean protein. Variety will help you continue and support your weight loss, then support your weight maintenance. You can gain variety without gaining weight.
Keep it up and revel in your new normal. Celebrate how far you have come. Now it is normal to take care of yourself, to feed your body, mind and spirit, and to challenge your body to exercise, tone, and rev up!
I hope you are meeting your October goals!!
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1739 days ago
Here is your Monday motivational "pep talk" and some "Weigh In Wisdom":
When we have done our best we can await the results in peace.
Your presence is a present to the world....
You're unique and one of a kind....
Your life can be what you want it to be....
Take the days just one at a time....
1740 days ago