CAROL’S CORNER

So here we are again. Welcome back to my own little slice of the blogosphere that I call Carol’s Corner. Grab your drink of choice, put up your feet and stay awhile. My picture today is one I like for a couple of reasons. One, I’m wearing my one and only size 6 pair of jeans, and two, the blouse is interesting when you see the back of it,which I will post toward the end of this issue, along with the picture of the cool polka dotted FitBit band I got to wear with this outfit. Love that I found a way to make it a real fashion accessory. I put on the jeans today to see if they still fit. They’re really low riding , so I have to wear something that goes over the top of it. When I see this picture , I can actually say, “Wow, I look thin”. Never thought those words would come out of my mouth, ever again. The feeling is amazing. It never loses it’s newness to me. This same feeling is the one I want for you, my reader’s. I want all of you to feel the joy that’s in your heart , when the NEW YOU looks back at you in the mirror. I want you to feel the satisfaction of knowing you worked hard for something and made it happen. You all have it in you to succeed in your journey to health, wellness, and happiness. Never underestimate the happiness part. When you are happy with yourself, everything changes . You will see things in a whole new light. People notice when they see you and talk to you. I can’t tell you how many people commented on the changes in me after I lost all my weight. I was always an outgoing person, but I became like a flower bursting in bloom. I just blossomed in every way, once I shed all that unwanted and unhealthy weight I had let pile on. People kept telling me, “I can tell how happy you are”. ” You seem so different”. And I was , inside and out. I want all of you to experience all the things I have and more, and you will. Believe in yourself , work hard, and you will reach whatever goals you have set for yourself. That’s my cheerleading portion for tonight. Now let’s get down to business. We’re at the end of this little mini series on diet personalities. So far we’ve discussed the Support Seeker, The Serial Snacker, The Free Spirit, and The Sweet Tooth. The last diet personality is The Distracted Dieter. We all know in today’s world that it’s sometimes a necessity to multi task, but it isn’t always good for our waistline. If you tend to do 2 or 3 things at once, chances are, one of them is snacking. It’s then that you’re like a distracted diner, who really doesn’t have a clue about how much they actually consumed. They might not even remember exactly what they put in their mouth. Wherever you are or whatever you’re doing, that keeps you from paying full attention to what you’re eating, your best weight loss help can come from just slowing down. What is your best diet plan? Preparation is key here. Prepare your meals and snacks mindfully. How about mini meals? Many weight loss and health care professionals recommend smaller meals more often. There are a host of health related problems that can be helped by this very thing. So how about a half a sandwich and a handful of baby carrots, or a small salad? You can never go wrong by adding more vegetables to your diet. Try to avoid snacks like chips and cookies. You know how easy it is to down a whole bagful without even realizing it. Choose foods that are easy to eat and difficult to spill while on the run. Here’s where preparation is of such importance. How about pre sliced apples and grapes with the stems already removed? For grains try whole wheat pretzels, whole grain crackers, or dry cereal like mini wheats. If fast food is your friend because you’re always on the road, make this deal with yourself. Tell yourself there’s a cost involved. You can eat fast food, but not while driving. You have to pull over and eat it in the parking lot. You might find out when you have to sit there, instead of just shoving it in your mouth while driving , that you don’t really like fast food in the first place. You didn’t even discover this until you added this trick to your weight loss plan. And if you want to transition from harried dining and tend to eat alone, try this. Replace mealtime distractions such as work, television, or household chores , with a light book or magazine. You may find you eat more slowly, when your mind is focused on less anxious and time pressured tasks. Have you discovered which diet personality you are? Or maybe you’re a combination of more than one. Remember it’s YOUR personality, YOUR diet plan. The real goal isn’t to find a diet that works for you, it’s to find a way of eating that you can enjoy, and that allows you to shed excess weight and keep it off. You may need to reassess your diet plan as your age or lifestyle changes. But the only way to find that perfect fit, is to find the diet plan that works with you and your personality right now. So there you have it. I hope you enjoyed this different and interesting approach on weight loss. Before I post the two pictures I promised, you might be interested in what happened while doing this issue. See how how I am starting to utilize things such as underlining, italics, and bold fonts? Well at 3:01 AM I was almost done and couldn’t make something work right, and in trying to fix it, lost everything and had to start over. But I added some in the beginning section that I liked better than the original,and figured out what I needed to do differently with the font issues. Guess there’s a silver lining in everything if you look for it. I’m learning something new about my Blogsy App all the time. So here are those two pictures.

Let me know what you thought of this series, and how it might have helped you. I need to hear from you my reader’s, so I know what you need. Really could use your help with some suggestions for new topics for discussion. I value your feedbackv almost forgot I was going to post this link. http://www.webmd.com/diet/features/savvy-weight-loss-know-thyself. Make sure you check out some of the useful links found in this site. So till next time , God bless.

 

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