New Year – New You! The Path to Successful New Year’s Resolutions (via The Simple Mom)


This is a marvellous reading… Deborah has tried to distinguish between Habits & Resolutions… Most important is to notice the 150 comments as of today.. >>>

 

New Year - New You!  The Path to Successful New Year's Resolutions by Deborah Taylor-Hough The biggest thing that seems to keep me from pursuing healthy eating habits or exercise routines for any significant length of time is personal time constraints. Busy, busy, busy. Like many people today, as a single parent, I don’t always have time to get home-cooked meals on the table regularly — much less take the time to actually prepare something nutritious and healthy. My goals for healthy living don’t include becomin … Read More

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Deborah Taylor-Hough is the mother of three, a full-time college student, a displaced homemaker trying to make ends meet on a limited budget, and the author of several older (but still in print) books including the popular Frozen Assets cookbook series. You can visit Debi online at: http://www.SimpleMom.com

 

 

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The biggest thing that seems to keep me from pursuing healthy eating habits or exercise routines for any significant length of time is personal time constraints. Busy, busy, busy. Like many people today, as a single parent, I don’t always have time to get home-cooked meals on the table regularly — much less take the time to actually prepare something nutritious and healthy.

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My goals for healthy living don’t include becoming super-model thin. I want to be healthy and strong. I’m not interested so much in how I look as in how I feel. The journey to a healthier lifestyle can begin with two steps: facing up to life’s brevity, and facing up to the truth about your physical condition. Anyone who’s ever been able to wear a size 5 as an adult (like I can!) can’t use the excuse of having big bones anymore.

Over the years, my resolve to get healthy has been strong, but the practical application of my good intentions was sometimes difficult. I attempted a complete eating/exercise program. And failed. Failed miserably. A couple of my friends said the program was a failure. My nagging inner voice tried to tell me that I was a failure. But in retrospect, I don’t think either the program or my personal resolve was the root of the failure. I think I simply bit off more than I could chew at one time.

HABITS vs. RESOLUTIONS

I’ve discovered over the years that there’s a big difference between the formation of habits and simply making resolutions. I believe that one of the keys to successfully implementing permanent change in our lives revolves around instituting new habits. Once a habit is made, we don’t even have to think about it anymore. It becomes second nature.

The secret to successfully instilling new habits is choosing one habit — and only one — we want to work on at a time, and then focusing on that single habit for about four to six weeks (the amount of time it usually takes for a new behavior to become habitual). After the first habit’s been formed, we can choose another habit to work on for a month or so, etc., etc. The failed program I tried awhile back required life changes in the following areas:

1. the amount of food I was eating
2. what I ate
3. how frequently I ate
4. the amount of water I drank
5. aerobic exercise
6. using weights for strength training and body sculpting

All in all, I believe it’s an excellent program … but for someone like me who had allowed herself to fall so badly out of shape and away from healthy habits, attempting to overhaul every area of my life in one swoop was almost a guaranteed failure before it began.

ONE HABIT AT A TIME

But what if instead of trying to change everything at once, I’d picked one idea at a time to work on until it became habitual? Six months before — when I first started feeling the inner motivation to get healthier — I could’ve started with one small step such as drinking enough water everyday. Then the next month maybe I could’ve focused on aerobic walking three times per week. Or eating properly balanced meals. And then the next month focused on the timing of my meals.

In the same six months I would’ve been able to simply — and easily — instill all six of the life changes from that program without ever feeling overwhelmed by trying to do too much all at once. Instead of looking at my assorted food/exercise/health issues and feeling like a failure, I could’ve been making small and steady steps in the right direction each month and come out successfully at the other end.

LET’S GET GOING!

My health goals don’t include becoming super-model thin or running a marathon. I want a healthy, balanced lifestyle rather than an obsessive diet/exercise regime that’s based solely on quick results and what I want to see in the mirror. The mirror isn’t my gauge of success. The energy and stamina and good health that comes for a balanced lifestyle is the success I want to see in my own life.

So, what about you? What single small step can you take this month toward a healthier New Year and a healthier new you?

Choose one habit at a time. Take one step at a time. And before we know it, we’ll all be where we want to be … not just healthy, but health-WISE.

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Your 2010 year in blogging…by Team WordPress.com + Stats Helper Monkeys


The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 7,500 times in 2010. That’s about 18 full 747s.

 

In 2010, there were 28 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 115 posts. There was 1 picture uploaded, taking a total of 208kb.

The busiest day of the year was November 22nd with 111 views. The most popular post that day was Picto-ry of Web evolution…. (tired of writing words) 😛.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were facebook.com, bigextracash.com, bloglovin.com, student-loan-consilidation.com, and 1harga.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for coke a cola, funny monkey, funny monkey pictures, mineral based industries, and mineral based industries in india.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

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Picto-ry of Web evolution…. (tired of writing words) 😛 November 2010
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Fraud email Gallery: Scam Letters – 542 different examples! December 2009
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Thanda Matlab Coca Cola: But, Thanda nahi hai…… November 2009
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India’s Most Trusted Brands – 2007: Economic Times Brand Equity Survey November 2009

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US Government Launches Anti-Fraud Site (StopFraud.gov) (via economics)


Here we get to read about the interesting & much required initiative taken by Obama’s US Government by launching StopFraud.gov
a website to educate individuals & reveal various actions of Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force.

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President Obama’s Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force has introduced a new Web site to educate Americans about how to protect themselves from fraud and report instances of fraud. The site, StopFraud.gov, will also provide information about the task force’s work. Obama established the interagency task force to wage a coordinated effort to investigate and prosecute financial crimes. The task force includes representatives from a broad range of f … Read More

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How to evaluate new brands? (Confessions of a Food Broker)


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Confessions of a Food Broker… sounds quite odd & unique to name a blog. But this particular article will tell you what exactly one need to notice minute details  & how these details contribute to the purchase decision.

 

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As a food broker, I consistently but carefully add new product lines to my mix. Since my firm doesn’t have 10 reps at this point, I’ve been lucky to be extremely picky about the brands that I choose to represent. Many larger food broker firms have approximately 10 reps, and maintain 70-80 product lines. At that point, it’s challenging to take as much time to evaluate each new brand, and firms are under pressure to maintain a high number of brands.

As a small firm, my priorities are to choose a smaller number of extremely potent brands with high potential for success. This means that when I visit buyers, they get excited about everything that I represent. I say no to many potential clients, and take my time in adding new product lines. I spent more time on selection, so once I commit to something and begin selling it, I can be confident that it has a high chance of success.

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http://confessionsofafoodbroker.wordpress.com

How to evaluate new brands.

 

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Simply Excellent Blog !! One can not just maintain & fetch comments like this Risk Maestro does


I was Googling around for the Risk Management Quotes. To my surprise, the blog site that flashed in results took my breath away. I was simply amazed at the kind of articles this blogger posted on his site.

More than the articles, the responses & comments were pretty much over-whelming.

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He had discovered an unique way to attract quality comments on his posts. There are plenty of posts which does not talk about any information as such, but inspires people to drop in their comments & share knowledge.

Simply Excellent Blog !! One can not just maintain & fetch comments like this Risk Maestro does

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Hats off unto him   🙂

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