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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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RUKIDDINGME123
7/15/2014 8:50:56 AM

Hi Wobbie,

Just wanted to thank you for commenting on my sugar jones post. I'm more of a lurker than a poster I find this particular group a bit intimidating especially you and Russeell..lol. Thank you for all your help.

Lisa



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IAMBIZI
7/12/2014 9:34:53 AM

I am good thanks for asking. I have an anti anxiety pill to take if I need it. I take ashwaghanda to help with my moods in addition to other psych meds.
I am bipolar.
have a great day.
bizi



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7/10/2014 4:13:06 PM

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DAISYBELLEKIA
7/9/2014 4:55:50 PM

Woubbie, thanks so much for always visiting my blog and commenting :)

I've already experienced the difference in processed food when I've been not eating them for a while. Last year I was sucked in by a package of triple-stuffed Oreos while shopping at Walmart, so I bought them. The first one tasted fine, the second one not so good, and the third one was nasty. I've never even thought about eating an Oreo since then.

I haven't bought packaged/rprocessed foods in nearly 2 years, and I don't miss them at all!



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SPICEMWE
7/9/2014 1:55:30 PM

Thanks for your comment on my blog. Some people have had their Alpha-Gal allergy go away over time, but I've had mine for almost eight years with no end in sight sadly. I've heard that another tick bite (how you get it) can send you back into the allergy full force. Sadly it's just not worth it anymore.



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