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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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  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

Yesterday’s post made one thing readily apparent – change doesn’t happen overnight. It takes a commitment over many days and nights. That said it isn’t so surprising to learn that on average only about 20% of us keep our New Year’s resolutions. But don’t get caught up in the statistics of what “they say.” By doing the work to create a realistic, manageable resolution you can easily put yourself in the success category and leave the 80% “instant gratification seekers” … continued…

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

Unfortunately, there’s no such thing as a shortcut to change. Simply by Googling the phrase “how long it takes to form a habit”, I found that the often cited time frame of “21 days” is a considerable underestimation that dates from the 1960s. A more recent and relevant study published in the European Journal of Social Psychology suggests that when we want to develop a simple habit like eating a piece of fruit each day or taking a 15 minute … continued…

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

Starting a diet and workout regimen to lose weight and get healthy is one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions and probably the shortest lived. Why? Because most diets focus on elimination and denial in order to move the needle quickly. Anybody can give up or cut back on something short-term and see results, but that isn’t what this challenge or a long-term healthy lifestyle habit is about. If you don’t want your resolution to become a fading memory … continued…

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