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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!) is to make it more difficult to make bad wellness choices than it is to make good ...
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!) 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
~ Improved the quality of the food I buy
~ Lost 25-30 pounds effortlessly
~ Worked fitness into my lifestyle without becoming a slave to the treadmill

What's left? The things that have been intractable most of my life, but that are keeping me from really rounding out my healthy lifestyle - managing stress/anxiety and getting enough sleep.

The sleep issue hinges on the stress issue. A major reason I stay up too late is because I'm searching for "me" time, which is sorely missing in the rest of my day. If I can crush a lot of my obligations during my work day, then I can free my evenings and weekends for doing the things I actually WANT to do.

Sorry, Work, but I'm not giving you 110% anymore. You'll have to settle for maybe 80%. But, hey, as long as I clothe my lower productivity with pretty "metrics" you'll probably never even notice the difference! XD

Taken together, the lack of sleep and the mismanagement of stress hold me back by encouraging mindless eating and resisting strenuous exercise because of lowered energy levels.

Starting in September 2014: I am focusing much of my attention on untangling these two problems. It's going to take months (probably) to see real progress. That's OK, as long as the progress I DO make is steady, easy, and permanent.
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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.

I've never liked making goals, because once you reach them you just have to make new ones. "Being Happy" and "Living Long and Well" are my goals, but there's no way to make them "SMART". Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound, sure, but not really Specific and Measurable.

Therefore I now have Intentions, rather than Goals. I mean, you can have Goals and never, ever work towards them. Intentions, on the other hand, imply a little more action, though not necessarily in any specific timeframe. Suits me to a T!

My Program:
I'm permanently low carb. I am well nourished without most of the mostly-empty calories of grains, starches, or sugars. I feel better in most ways than I ever had in the past!

I am trying to be more active, as opposed to being an "exerciser". Exercise for its own sake bores me, therefore I won't do much of it. A few minutes a week of light weights, a lot of walking and running stairs while at work, and household upkeep will have to do me.

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

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"The perfect is the enemy of the good."

"Le mieux est l'ennemi du bien." Voltaire

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JUNESHOPE
10/15/2014 11:43:08 PM

Thank you for your comment on my blog. Yes the best way that works for me is to pre-track, instead of post-track. If I set up my meal plan for the whole week, I will stick to it. The problem with my own cooking, is that before I know it, I've added a bunch of stuff, and it turns out to be more calories than I had planned, and I tend to cheat on the portions.

But with the frozen entrees, I get exactly a proper portion, and don't have to try to count all the calories in a 'recipe'.

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10/14/2014 12:49:19 PM

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10/14/2014 10:05:28 AM

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TX_WILDHEART
10/13/2014 9:30:57 PM

OMG that's exactly what happened with my ears. I had this horrid cough for weeks... and it went away but the ears are still clogged up and theres the loss of hearing. They even put tubes in my ears ... and my left ear drained and drained until they took the tubes out that got all brown and krunk due to a compound drop they made me get. Im so tired of walking crooked and struggling to get on the escalator. I got the CTs done today so I'll see what he says on Friday.

I dropped the chickpeas.. they weren't that good anyway.

I just love my crunchy veges!
Rhonda




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