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The Worst New Year's Resolutions You Can Make
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Great article.Great suggestions!
I like the goal setting points at the end of the article.
I stick to the plan already in place.
I like the adding instead of subtracting!
I enjoyed reading this article and I've learned my lesson making resolutions that don't work!
Be an inspiration to those around you by making the most of each day.
I resolve NOT to make silly resolutions I CANNOT keep and to do things NOT because I feel I HAVE to to lose weight but because I want and because I enjoy them.
I started a rule for myself that for every bad thing I eat, I need to eat 2 good things, like a vegetable and fruit. That way, I am eating healthy, but I also can get my peanut butter cup in there once in a while!
! E X C E L L E N T !
I especially like the one about NOT forbiding bad food
ADDING GOOD FOOD
This year, my resolutions were all "Do"s - Do drink 8 glasses of water, eat 9 cups of produce (3 cups leafy veggies, 3 cups fruit, 3 cups other veg), and get 7 hours of sleep per night. So far so good, but the sleep is turning out to be the hard part.
My only "resolution" this year was to come at this from a completely different angle. I'm not doing this to lose weight, I'm doing it to get healthy.....if I lose weight along the way GREAT! But I am not going to put myself in a position and get "manic" every Friday morning because I weigh in! It works for me because the pressure of "losing" is off.
Excellent re-focusing. It's particularly good because you target some of the 'good' things we resolve to increase as well as challenging ways of eliminating 'bad' behavior strategies.
This is a really positive article that works because it is based on how our minds work. The human mind cannot process negatives, which by saying I am going to stop doing something is is telling your mind exactly the opposite. If I asked you not to think of a pink elephant you cannot do it as your mind has to create the image first for you then to attempt to ignore it. People often ask me how long have been stopped smoking, I tell them I haven't, its just been 2 years since my last one. This way I do not feel like I have given up or lost anything. The other mistake I used to make was to tell people I was going to try to lose weight/ stop smoking etc. I have since learnt this is not a positive way to look at things. You can not try to do something you even do it or you don't.
Keep positive and acheive your goals through 2013.
This article hit home for me and I really appreciate it. After years of making a resolution to lose "x" pounds by "y" date, I've modified my goals this year. And reading this article confirms that I'm on the right track. Thank you, SparkPeople!
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