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Life is the journey, wellness is just part of the daily routine. Thanks, FlyLady!

What positive changes can you make this month that you will do for the rest of your life?

I've been making small lifestyle improvements over a period of more than 10 years.

Why so long? First, and foremost, I'll only make permanent changes that are convenient and relatively painless. Great habits and routines have to be doable or they don't get done.

My challenge (and yours as well, dear reader) is to make it more difficult to make bad wellness choices ...
What positive changes can you make this month that you will do for the rest of your life?

I've been making small lifestyle improvements over a period of more than 10 years.

Why so long? First, and foremost, I'll only make permanent changes that are convenient and relatively painless. Great habits and routines have to be doable or they don't get done.

My challenge (and yours as well, dear reader) is to make it more difficult to make bad wellness choices than it is to make good ones. My progress so far:

~ Quit smoking.
~ Cut alcohol comsumption by 90%.
~ Upped my water intake from almost none to more than enough.
~ Cut my stress levels enormously.
~ Found the healthiest food lifestyle and will follow it for life!
~ Lost 25-30 pounds effortlessly.
~ Worked fitness into my lifestyle without becoming a slave to the treadmill.

What's left? Not much, really.

I need to improve the QUALITY OF MY FOOD CHOICES. Organic and locally grown foods are the next big target: for my family's sake in general, but even more for my DH, who is suffering from some undiagnosed food allergy that is becoming increasingly more hazardous to his health and life.

I still like to stay up too late and shortchange myself on SLEEP. I've never found a way to do this right, but that doesn't mean it's not doable. Just that I need to figure it out.

I need to add cardio activity. Meh. I'll get to it.

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Member Since: 4/27/2010

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My Goals:
Body fat is like dust; it comes and goes every day and you just have to keep after it or it builds up and makes you unhappy.

Someday I'll cross the threshold from Obese to Overweight at 191.

Maybe someday I'll reach my tracker goal of 172, which is an arbitrary number at best.

I doubt that I'll ever get back into the Normal range, because by the charts I would need to be under 160, which, at my age, is kind of unlikely. Meh. Not a big deal.

My Program:
I'm permanently low carb. It's what our bodies love to be nourished with. And that's a good word for it. By not eating much in the way of grains, starches, or sugars, I feel better nourished than I ever have in the past.

Exercise is part of life. I won't waste my time at a gym, I have real things to do!

Most of my exercise gets done in little bits during the work day. I get in about 40 minutes of walking per day, isometrics at my desk (and at home), running flights of stairs at work, and basic squats/pliés and standing crunches. I do 10 pound weights for arms and shoulders. Gonna get those "Sarah Connor" arms!

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56, happily married, two terrific sons and two adorable cats. Love me some video games!

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Member Comments:
BOSS61
7/30/2014 12:49:46 PM

Death By Food Pyramid - done

Thanks!

(Just as soon as I finish the latest thriller about the CIA and how it has thwarted jihad intentions)

Comment edited on: 7/30/2014 12:50:50 PM

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POETICJUSTUS
7/29/2014 4:04:21 AM

Great minds think a like, I'd like to see my chart @ the doctor's office as well! emoticon emoticon



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KNYAGENYA
7/27/2014 8:53:57 AM

Thank you for reading my blog. Your continued support means the world to me.



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EDDYMEESE
7/26/2014 9:20:51 PM

Woubbie, thanks for bringing up FlyLady again :) I really found her beneficial but somehow along the way stopped working at it. I think the reason I can't go to sleep with dishes in the sink is because of her, lol. What I'm thinking is that I need to find a way to remind myself each day - maybe a magnetic 7-day calendar that I can put on the fridge and refresh each week. The fridge is something I don't avoid readily, lol. That's part of my difficulty - I decide I'm going to do something and then 3 days in I'm running late or I have a crazy da at work and it all goes out the window. Also, with my tiny, 700-square-foot house, maybe if it was more strictly organized, it would be easily to keep clean and feel nice instead of always feeling like it is a mess! Thanks for the reminder and I've subscribed to the thread!



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MREE777
7/26/2014 9:15:06 PM

Deep breath...whew!
I'm so excited because on a whim I took a turn onto a street I've never been to and found a beautiful lake park with pathways...I'm so looking forward to being able to go walking. Too hot right now, but hopefully soon!
Also bought the companion book to Nourishing Traditions just now, it's called Eat Fat Lose Fat. Can't wait to see what it says.
Hope things are going well for you!



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