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I EXERCISE FIRST THING IN THE MORNING AFTER I EAT BREAKFAST!THAT WAYTHEY ARE DONE! I HAVE NOT MISSED A DAY IN 2 AND A HALF YEARS ONCE YOU DO THIS YOU WELL FEEL SO MUCH BETTER ABOUT YOURSELF! AND MORNING EXERCISE SET THE MOOD FOR THE DAY YOU WILL FEEL SO MUCH BETTER IT IS UNBELEIVABLE!
I prefer to make my own salads but won't do so if time-crunched. My strategy involves fresh salad ingredients and a 6-8 cup capacity plastic container. I wash and chop 3 heads of romaine lettuce and a variety of my favorite veggies and store in the container in the fridge. Fresh salad at the ready!
During our 15 minute breaks our department plays "tag" to walk around the campus. It is about a .5-.75 mile walk and one person initiates then comes back and "tags" the next person. We continue until all members of our department has walked. Great use of our 15 minute breaks twice a day!
I try to get at least 10,000 steps every day. I find these things have helped me reach that goal: I pace while talking on the phone and when doing laundry I hang the clothes one at a time instead of a bunch at a time (walking back and forth to the closet) and I also try to walk every day.
I had to change how I cooked and ate to maintain my weight loss. Gone are the casseroles and mushroom soup sauces and cheese sauces that drowned my vegetable dishes. I added variety too! No more boring mashed potatoes and gravy and peas!
With family and friends doing things with me it make me not go out track. Someone goes exercising with me, huband eat healthy like me and has lost his 25lbs...I have more. He looked like he needed more until he lost 25 and WOW went from a 38 to a 34 waist. So it has really helped him too...