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This week has been slow in progress, but one thing I am happy about is getting back into a routine. I walked the park twice last week and went to the gym twice (60 minutes, mostly on the elliptical).  I have been hesitant to start the weights because I don’t want to bulk up (as the trainer at the gym put it). But I did get a couple of reps in with the leg weights and the abdomen machine. Getting … continued…

Contests & Giveaways Resolve to Stick With It

So, we all know that YOU have to start your motivation to want to lose weight and become fit. We also know that from time to time along the way we can lose some of our motivation. Although it is ultimately YOU who has to want to lose weight and become fit, it helps to have something or someone who can be an additional motivator. Your family, friends or maybe piece of clothing you really want to fit into.   … continued…

Contests & Giveaways Resolve to Stick With It

This week has been extremely busy as I had a death in my family. However, I have managed to maintain somewhat of a routine – even with so many family members in town. My husband’s insurance plan will allow me to visit a dietitian four times a year. I’ve been planning and keeping track of my meals and snacks, because I know keeping record of what I eat is very important. I’ve really been planning all meals according to the … continued…

Contests & Giveaways Resolve to Stick With It

Sometimes life gets in the way of resolutions. Yesterday was a good example. I planned on donning my running shoes and getting some laps in around the gym after work. Things got busy, and I had to put in some extra time at work. I barely got home in time to make dinner, eat and get back to church for our mid-week service. Today was another crazy day – stayed at work an hour late and came home feeling frazzled. … continued…

Contests & Giveaways Resolve to Stick With It

Week one of my New Year’s Resolution is now over and I’m at a good place with my weight loss and exercise plan.  I lost 3 lbs and worked out a total of six hours.  It’s been hectic trying to fit all of this working out in but in talking to my kids about the importance of exercise and the fact I’m trying to get off to a good start, they have been very supportive and helpful, which is a … continued…

Contests & Giveaways Resolve to Stick With It

For the first week, I am feeling some challenges, but I am also making an effort to change my habits and get healthy! My challenges: finding time to fit in exercise while working full time and going to after work meetings. making fast meals to eat after a long day at work, when all I really want to do is order out. drinking water, ugh … Things I worked on this week: I wrote down everything I ate, so that … continued…

Contests & Giveaways Resolve to Stick With It

I actually started my diet journey on June 20, 2010, but as of New Year’s I have taken it another step! In the course of 6 months, I was able to lose 31 pounds. So I come to you today weighing 167 and wanting to weigh around 135. This was with moderate exercise and dieting but making “exceptions” when I thought it was “okay”. Yes, cheating is normal, it’s even okay one time a week, but not several times a … continued…

Contests & Giveaways Resolve to Stick With It

Hello Challenge Team, This week has been a very busy week, but I haven’t stopped for fast food. I’m not on any specific diet plan, just being conscious of what is going into my mouth.   Each day I drink 3-4 (16.9 oz.) water. There are not a lot of good choices for fresh fruit where I live, so I purchased  large bags of frozen fruit from Sam’s club. The only raw vegetables I like are carrots, broccoli and cauliflower. The … continued…

Contests & Giveaways Resolve to Stick With It

  You’ve made your New Year’s Resolution and announced it to the world – at least the LLB world. One week into the New Year, what small changes or steps have you taken to start making it a reality? Perhaps you don’t really know how to begin. Here are five essential things you can do this week to begin making purposeful changes and jumpstart your resolve. 1.  Start tracking what you eat as you eat it. Studies show that people … continued…

Contests & Giveaways Healthy Habits Jenny Kramer, RD Resolve to Stick With It

You’ve made it this far. Now it’s time to go public with your resolution. The simple act of telling others about your resolution will hold you more accountable to stick to it. Believe me your friends and family won’t sit by passively if you start slipping up when they know what your goals are. If you have a Facebook page or Twitter account, consider posting your resolution on your profile along with daily or weekly updates on your progress. It’s … continued…

Contests & Giveaways Healthy Habits Jenny Kramer, RD Resolve to Stick With It