December 28, 2010

Choosing a Better Me

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tarrant

This is a compensated review from BlogHer and Jimmy Dean, however the opinions and feelings expressed here are my own.

As the year draws to a close, I know I made some better for me choices in the past year. I also have made some much worse for me decisions in the past year. Mainly these circle around food. As well as I did feeding my mother and encouraging her to make better choices, my fervor for that melted down. Even in the midst of the fervor, I had a bit of late teen rebellion. (Oh come on, I am over 40 and my mother is living with me–that brings out the teen in anyone I think.) I have eaten junk and because we now have regular meals in this household EVERY DAY for the first time in almost a decade, I have also eaten not junk.

I put off exercise because hey, I was doing a lot of lifting, helping and pushing of wheelchair with a very large woman. Now she has lost the weight. I found it. She walks with the walker nearly everywhere now. She showers on her own. I am…sedentary. My doctor has fussed for years off and on about my cholesterol–this year she gave me 3 months to get my act together and I didn’t. Cholesterol meds entered my already full regimen of meds. Not a big deal but every time I take it, I realize THIS is a med I can avoid if I make better choices. Not only that, I will feel better and more myself.

My better choice for the new year is going to be to really think about what I am consuming and why–making more mindful choices. I need to not grab the bagel slathered in cream cheese (low fat doesn’t mean much when the guy puts a cup of it on the bagel), just because I can. I need to not slip a doughnut into a healthier spot in my life (and wonder why I feel tired and woozy after). Most of all, I need to think about my cheese habit–you know that one I used for years with the doctor when she would talk about red meat and I would say “Oh, I am mostly a vegetarian–it is the cheese.” Mostly vegetarian no longer applies and probably won’t as long as my mother and kids live at home. Eating garbage just makes me feel more grumbly.

Skipping breakfast altogether doesn’t work well for me either. But, I burned out on cold cereal and on oatmeal. I need to make better protein choices for that long sustained brain work I do and to work toward getting the cholesterol really down-well as much as other medical conditions allow. A good breakfast does get me off to a good start and a bad breakfast…well doesn’t. I won’t exercise. I won’t fly through work. I will grab a soda to perk me up and drink my calories. (another one of my faults)

I am trying out the Jimmy Dean D-Lights as one of those better choices. What better choices do you plan to make in the new year? Are you going to eat more mindfully? Exercise more?

Santa brought gifts to take away the “It’s too cold to exercise! excuse. So, exercise will be another of those choices.

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  1. I plan on walking more and eating healthy.

    Comment by Maria — December 29, 2010 @ 3:01 am

  2. In 2011 I plan to Zumba at least 3 times a week and keep a food journal.

    Comment by Mami2jcn — December 29, 2010 @ 8:36 am

  3. tweet-!/mami2jcn/status/20110825117188096

    Comment by Mami2jcn — December 29, 2010 @ 8:37 am

  4. To cut out the coca cola! ACK!

    Comment by Hey Jen — December 29, 2010 @ 12:36 pm

  5. I plan on walking daily, eating better (breakfast everyday, and not just brunch on the weekends), and maintaining a positive attitude. Crucial as I’m looking for a job!

    Comment by Jasmine — December 29, 2010 @ 12:42 pm

  6. Twittered it!/jens_skittles/status/20172374619979777

    Comment by Hey Jen — December 29, 2010 @ 12:45 pm

  7. I plan on exercising and eating breakfast. I don’t do either and need to start ASAP.

    Comment by Megan — December 29, 2010 @ 12:46 pm

  8. I have GOT to start exercising!

    Comment by Lisa P — December 29, 2010 @ 1:52 pm

  9. I am planning to start making better food choices AND choosing to get up and exercise instead of snuggling in the nice warm bed for a while longer. Bed is nice, but it doesn’t help slow the spread of my buns. And I would like to be less jiggly. So! Better food and more moving for a better me! :)

    Comment by Erin — December 29, 2010 @ 3:47 pm

  10. I plan on walking more and eating more fruits and vegetables and less junk food and eliminating pop.

    Comment by Susan Smith — December 29, 2010 @ 3:58 pm


    Comment by Susan Smith — December 29, 2010 @ 3:58 pm

  12. I plan to add more protein to my breakfast meal

    Comment by Bonnie P — December 29, 2010 @ 5:00 pm

  13. Tarrant, those sound like some good choices. I am planning to keep on walking every day and make better snack choices. I’ve started eating celery for my morning snack.

    Comment by Mare — December 29, 2010 @ 9:20 pm

  14. For 2011, I’m planning to quit smoking AND drinking pop. Wish me luck because I’m so going to need it!

    Comment by Felicia K. — December 29, 2010 @ 9:46 pm

  15. I plan to do more yoga and jogging
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

    Comment by Jessie C. — December 30, 2010 @ 12:29 am

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    Comment by Jessie C. — December 30, 2010 @ 12:30 am

  17. I run. So, my plan for 2011 is to work on incorporating running and other workouts. We’ll see how it goes :)

    scottorbsmith at gmail dot com

    Comment by B Smith — December 30, 2010 @ 9:38 am

  18. I have to regularily attend the yoga classes that are offered free in our community-maybe join the new YMCA that has opened in our small town. That’a my plan and I’m stickin to it. Thanks

    Comment by Shirl — December 30, 2010 @ 9:58 am

  19. I am going to try to quit smoking again. I hope this is my year to be successful.

    Comment by Ellie — December 30, 2010 @ 10:02 am

  20. I’m going to extend my work out from thirty minutes to an hour!

    Comment by Jeannett — December 30, 2010 @ 1:13 pm

  21. I plan on drinking a glass of water in the morning…before the mandatory cup of coffee!

    Comment by Tracy — December 30, 2010 @ 5:07 pm

  22. I’m planning on trying to eat less fat and exercising more!! Thanks!

    Comment by Kelly Massman — December 30, 2010 @ 11:42 pm

  23. I plan on walking daily and working out with the wii fit
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

    Comment by Tabathia B — December 31, 2010 @ 12:37 pm

  24. tweet!/ChelleB36/status/20896550741868544
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    Comment by Tabathia B — December 31, 2010 @ 12:39 pm

  25. I plan on exercising daily for better health, even if it’s only for 20-30 minutes a day.

    Comment by Jill H — December 31, 2010 @ 10:15 pm

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    Comment by Jill H — January 1, 2011 @ 2:10 am

  27. I commit to meeting with 3 other women 2 times a month to challenge one another in living a healthy lifestyle.

    Comment by Merry Graham — January 1, 2011 @ 1:42 pm

  28. I twittered!
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    Comment by Merry Graham — January 1, 2011 @ 1:46 pm

  29. I plan to drink less sugary drinks.

    Comment by Kristen — January 1, 2011 @ 6:05 pm

  30. We’ll be planting a garden this year, which means we will be eating fresh vegetables more often and getting more exercise.

    wordygirl at earthlink dot net

    Comment by Beth T. — January 2, 2011 @ 1:52 am

  31. I will drink more water and get more sleep

    Comment by Becky Horn — January 2, 2011 @ 9:30 am

  32. My tweet

    Comment by Becky Horn — January 2, 2011 @ 9:31 am

  33. Will be getting back to excercising 3-5 days at the town fitness room. Vacation is over!! 😉

    Comment by Cathy S — January 2, 2011 @ 12:45 pm

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    Comment by Cathy S — January 2, 2011 @ 12:46 pm

  35. As soon as somebody mentions “exercise,” I typically run and take cover. However, I’m having major back surgery this week. I have vowed to follow the directions of my physical therapist. It’s the only way I’ll regain strength and stamina; doing things my way won’t help at all. In addition, I’ll need to eat fewer calories to compensate for my lack of mobility.

    Thanks for a great giveaway!

    Comment by Jean D. — January 2, 2011 @ 5:04 pm

  36. Tweeted you!

    Comment by Jean D. — January 2, 2011 @ 5:05 pm

  37. I plan on eating better and exercising a lot more often in 2011. Thanks!

    Comment by Amber — January 2, 2011 @ 8:37 pm

  38. Tweet:!/lipstickncandy/status/21741938998779904

    Comment by Amber — January 2, 2011 @ 8:37 pm

  39. I plan to make small changes through the year, like eating more veggies and moving more.

    Comment by Jessica P — January 3, 2011 @ 2:36 am

  40. I am stopping smoking, even if I only smoke every now and again and NEVER around the children. I am exercising more, and picking better choices in food. I am working towards making more effort for work and splitting my time better between home and work. This new year is gonna be a better one for me health wise I hope :).

    Happy New Year!

    Comment by shellykaye — January 3, 2011 @ 1:24 pm

  41. I blogged about my health goals today, but the one I struggle with is consuming enough water. (Well, and portion control. But still.) So, WATER! WATER! WATER!

    Comment by FireMom — January 3, 2011 @ 4:46 pm

  42. I am going to do more walking, eat more veggies, leave the fast food alone and add Jimmy Dean D-Lights to my breakfast foods.

    Comment by Mary M — January 3, 2011 @ 7:31 pm

  43. I tweeted!/marybug2/status/22087872580419584
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    Comment by Mary M — January 3, 2011 @ 7:32 pm

  44. I’m going to be getting back in shape after my 2nd baby (due any day now!!!). I plan to focus on incorporating whole foods and gradually increasing to a more intense workout routine. I would love to do a race or some other fitness event before the end of the year.

    Comment by Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun — January 3, 2011 @ 8:17 pm

  45. i plan to drink more water and eat less sugar

    Comment by sherri crawford — January 3, 2011 @ 11:50 pm

  46. I plan to increase my protein intake as well as gradually increase my daily exercises.
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    Comment by Sunshyn V — January 4, 2011 @ 2:02 am

  47. I tweeted about this

    Comment by Sunshyn V — January 4, 2011 @ 2:03 am

  48. I plan on eating more fruit and less candy.

    Comment by Tracy Robertson — January 4, 2011 @ 3:46 am

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    Comment by Tracy Robertson — January 4, 2011 @ 4:04 am

  50. My new resolution is to up my trips to the gym from 2 a week to 3 times a week. And to hold myself to “making up” missed gym trips with videos at home.


    Comment by Callie — January 4, 2011 @ 9:31 am

  51. I have resolved to actually eat breakfast in the morning. Usually I just run out of the house and don’t even think about it. So by mid-morning, I am starving and I have to go the vending machine to get something to snack on. So by eating a healthy breakfast every day, I should be able to curb all of the snacking that I do.

    Comment by Milissa — January 4, 2011 @ 11:48 am

  52. Priorities…Prioritize precious family time…prioritize healthy habits…prioritize prayer time…prioritize exercise…

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    Comment by Suzy.Q.S. — January 4, 2011 @ 1:07 pm

  53. i will try to buy less sugary processed foods

    Comment by sandra — January 5, 2011 @ 8:53 am

  54. I’m really stepping up my activity level and knuckling down on healthy eating. :)

    Comment by Melissa — January 5, 2011 @ 10:37 am

  55. I plan to eat more things that look like what they originally came from, walk more, and try out that kettlebell I asked for (and got) for Christmas.

    Comment by Leah Brislin — January 5, 2011 @ 11:52 am

  56. We are going to go meatless a couple of days a week and I am going to take my newly walking kiddo on walks with the dogs.

    Comment by Rebecca F — January 5, 2011 @ 12:46 pm

  57. I need to plan my meals ahead,to make healthier choices!

    Comment by Tami Vollenweider — January 5, 2011 @ 7:32 pm

  58. It’s easy to get off track, but I lost 11 pounds using midful eating in 2010 and plan to lose 14 more by 1) watching what I eat even more and 2) staying hydrated. I am also adding weight training. I am the mother of a 2011 bride to be :)

    Comment by Vikki Parman — January 6, 2011 @ 10:28 am

  59. I do want to walk more…it’s the only exercise I enjoy.

    Comment by amie — January 6, 2011 @ 8:09 pm

  60. I will be more physically active.

    Comment by Eugenie — January 6, 2011 @ 11:01 pm

  61. I will make sure to stay hydrated when I exercise.

    Comment by Howell — January 6, 2011 @ 11:28 pm

  62. I lost my job in 2010, and so lost access to the gym at work. I am starting a new job on January seventeenth and it has a gym as well, so I plan to get in there a minimum of 2 times a week so that hopefully I can start getting rid of the almost thirty pounds that I have gained while staying at home and COOKING!

    Comment by Elena — January 7, 2011 @ 7:17 am

  63. My goal this year is to run my first 5k and then move on to half marathon!! Hopefully Lord willing by this time next year I will be able to say I have done both:)

    Comment by Lacey — January 7, 2011 @ 10:15 am

  64. I am going to try to be more physically active, esp. during the winter months. I notice as I age, I have less stamina. I always need to drink more water!!

    Comment by karen — January 7, 2011 @ 1:14 pm

  65. I plan on procrastinating less in 2011.

    Comment by Courtney — January 7, 2011 @ 7:23 pm

  66. I tweeted:!/lacourtney/status/23537286301884416

    Comment by Courtney — January 7, 2011 @ 7:32 pm

  67. I’m going to be more consistent wiyh my yoga

    Comment by ria — January 8, 2011 @ 12:04 am


    Comment by ria — January 8, 2011 @ 12:08 am

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    Comment by Deb Anderson — January 8, 2011 @ 12:11 pm

  70. I’m setting aside 15 minutes daily for deep breathing and relaxation exercises. When I feel more relaxed and balanced, I do a much better job of staying on track with all my goals, both health and otherwise, plus I feel better.

    dogsrock at insightbb dot com

    Comment by Susan Elliott — January 8, 2011 @ 4:11 pm

  71. I plan on drinking more water!

    Comment by Steph — January 8, 2011 @ 4:20 pm


    Comment by Steph — January 8, 2011 @ 4:21 pm

  73. i am making sure i eat veggies with at least 2 meals..i can’t just rely on vitamins anymore and i also am going to work to improve my good cholesterol level
    nannypanpan at

    Comment by nanny — January 8, 2011 @ 9:36 pm

  74. I am trying to spend better quality time with my kids by having them help prepare healthy dinners!

    kclements2001 (at) hotmail (dot) com

    Comment by kate — January 8, 2011 @ 10:07 pm

  75. I plan on drinking more water and eating at least the recommended amount of vegetables daily.

    Comment by Kathleen — January 8, 2011 @ 10:25 pm

  76. I am absolutely going to start exercising again- standing while eating doesn’t count anymore.

    Comment by april yedinak — January 9, 2011 @ 7:04 pm

  77. I plan on getting more sleep and joining an exercise class

    Comment by Carolyn — January 10, 2011 @ 12:04 am


    Comment by ANGEL JACKLYN — January 10, 2011 @ 3:22 pm

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    Comment by ANGEL JACKLYN — January 10, 2011 @ 3:23 pm

  80. I will stop overeating!
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    Comment by Henria O. — January 11, 2011 @ 12:26 am

  81. Tweeted!
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    Comment by Henria O. — January 11, 2011 @ 12:31 am

  82. I have joined WW and will commit to healthier eating this year.

    Comment by Jackie S — January 11, 2011 @ 9:59 am

  83. After having chemo I lost too much weight, so I’m need to pack on some pounds this year while still eating healthy. I started a food journal to keep track

    Comment by Norma — January 11, 2011 @ 11:38 pm

  84. I need a regular exercise routine, so I bought new shoes to get walking again. I’m aiming for 3 times a week to make it a “habit”.

    Comment by LAMusing — January 11, 2011 @ 11:39 pm

  85. My better choice is to going to be to drink more water!

    Comment by Lynn — January 12, 2011 @ 1:30 am

  86. I tweeted:!/livelovelynn/status/25077516972597248

    Comment by Lynn — January 12, 2011 @ 1:32 am

  87. my better choice is to shut off technology earlier and get more sleep!

    Comment by carma — January 12, 2011 @ 11:01 am

  88. tweet!/CarmaSez/status/25220989671448576

    Comment by carma — January 12, 2011 @ 11:02 am

  89. Tweet!!/EverydayVibrant/status/25259714258411520

    Comment by Val — January 12, 2011 @ 1:39 pm

  90. Better choice to eat less processed foods and more real foods.

    Comment by Val — January 12, 2011 @ 1:40 pm

  91. I am going to make more homecooked meals

    Comment by elizabeth — January 13, 2011 @ 4:13 pm

  92. My New Year’s Resolution is that every year, from now on, I’m going to either learn something new or try something I’ve never done before. I always felt weird that I didn’t know how to swim so this year I signed up for swimming lessons at our local community college. Not only will I learn a new skill, I’m hoping to get healthier with some much-needed exercise.

    Comment by shel — January 13, 2011 @ 8:48 pm

  93. I really like your idea of being more mindful of the foods we eat. I have been doing that, and for my better choice, I am going to keep doing that. I am going to be not only mindful of what I eat, but also where the food comes from. I am trying really hard to support our local farmers and ranchers.

    Comment by Kerrie Flanagan — January 14, 2011 @ 9:34 am

  94. One big change I am making this year to make a better me is drinking more water and less soda. Always been a problem for me to give up my soft drinks. I’m determined to make the switch.

    Comment by R Norrod — January 14, 2011 @ 4:06 pm

  95. I am completing a diet and exercise log. Daily! Every Day!! Yep counting calories! Trying to increase my intake of water (do you know what fish do in water??)

    I am trying like crazy to walk every work day at lunch. Of course we just got 10” of snow with highs in the single digits. But the last two days have been nice and I am walking about the office complex avoiding the slick spots the best I can.

    I have actually enjoyed the Jimmy Dean D-lights. Eating breakfast is a big part of my plan. I like some cold cereal and I have a love affair with oatmeal. But a nice breakfast sandwich is a good change up. Broths and salads for lunch and a reasonable well portioned dinner along with a couple of snacks during the day. My plan includes exercising good portion control and staying out of the drive throughs. AND GIVING UP SOFT DRINKS!!! I gave up caffeine a couple of years ago. Now I am saying goodbye to lemon lime soft drinks and ginger ale.

    I have started every year for the past X number of years determined not to gain weight, to get my lazy butt off the couch and get healthy. I would fail! I would start with good intentions and find that road to hell that is paved with those intentions. But I am going to be 55 this year and I am not going to wind up like my mother, disabled by weight (although she has lost a bunch – my sister is a much better food nazi than I), diabetic and generally not real healthy (although she will probably out live me!). Every year I resolve to get better rest and exercise more to fight Fibromyalgia. So this is the year.

    I work full time as well as run two…ok….make that three businesses on the side. I am a dedicated volunteer for two large charity organizations. I am a house full of family. So time has always been an issue. Time to plan healthy meals. Time to exercise. Time to meditate. But I had a wise friend say to me recently, “Your life is crazy! You need to find some time for you.” WOW! I realized that “Me” time had disappeared from my schedule. So that’s it! My “Me” time is to get me healthy.

    Comment by Betsy — January 14, 2011 @ 6:32 pm

  96. My plans for 2011 are to try and cut back on as much processed food and sugar as I can for a healthier lifestyle.

    Comment by nanjhall — January 14, 2011 @ 6:42 pm

  97. I’m making a conscious decision to stop picking at my face. No more “just this once”s or “only whiteheads”. (tmi? maybe.) IM GOING COLD TURKEY! lol.

    Comment by Claire — January 15, 2011 @ 2:04 am

  98. I am making big changes, slowly but surely! Big changes through little changes. This month I’m drinking more water, have reinstated an exercise routine, and am limiting my fried foods. Next month: The World!

    Comment by Sharon — January 15, 2011 @ 10:24 am


    Comment by Sharon — January 15, 2011 @ 10:29 am

  100. I’ve joined weight watchers and am walking more.

    Comment by Peggy — January 15, 2011 @ 12:53 pm

  101. I’m setting monthly goals which include exercise.

    Comment by debbie — January 15, 2011 @ 9:57 pm

  102. Tweeted:

    Comment by debbie — January 15, 2011 @ 9:58 pm

  103. I plan on mixing up my excersize routine so my body doesn’t become accustomed. I am going to start a new Zumba class.

    Comment by Cheryl W. — January 16, 2011 @ 2:53 am

  104. Tweet!/HeartnSoulmom/status/26547782965792769

    Comment by Cheryl W. — January 16, 2011 @ 2:54 am

  105. I am eating more fruits, less coffee and trying the Jimmy Deans for sure

    Comment by Georgia — January 16, 2011 @ 10:45 am

  106. Tweeted here too

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    Comment by Georgia — January 16, 2011 @ 10:46 am

  107. So far in 2011, I have replaced high saturated fat with healthy fats and whole grains~ We also are eating more

    Comment by Betsy Hoff — January 16, 2011 @ 12:23 pm

  108. tweeted!/bukaeyes/status/26691307753701377

    Comment by Betsy Hoff — January 16, 2011 @ 12:24 pm

  109. 2011 is all about a healthier me! I plan to eliminate some carbs ( I eat a lot yikes!) and introduce more protein into my nutritional meal plan, to exercise at least three times a week (just signed up for zumba) and to get more sleep (at least 7 hours 5 times week!) :)

    Comment by Dee — January 16, 2011 @ 1:20 pm

  110. tweeted about your giveaway @deegee13

    Comment by Dee — January 16, 2011 @ 1:21 pm

  111. My better choice for the new year is to stop eating once I am full. I know! SMart to keep eating when you are becoming uncomfortable, isn’t it!

    Comment by tammigirl — January 16, 2011 @ 2:34 pm

  112. I tweeted:!/tammigirl/status/26724134012592128

    Comment by tammigirl — January 16, 2011 @ 2:35 pm

  113. i plan to make healthier eating choices and walk
    regularly on my treadmill

    Comment by Debbie Bellows — January 16, 2011 @ 8:13 pm

  114. tweeted here:

    Comment by Debbie Bellows — January 16, 2011 @ 8:15 pm

  115. I swim 3 times a week and try to walk as much as possible.
    Thanks for the contest.

    Comment by Sarah L — January 16, 2011 @ 9:28 pm

  116. blogged:

    Comment by Sarah L — January 16, 2011 @ 9:30 pm

  117. I plan to exercise at least 4 times per week for 45 minutes. there i said it out loud.

    Comment by Dwana — January 16, 2011 @ 10:10 pm

  118. I plan on eating healthier food, getting more excercise, and making sure I eat healthy balanced breakfast each day.

    Comment by Kelly — January 17, 2011 @ 12:55 pm

  119. I want to invite more people to go biking with me!

    Comment by Jeremy — January 18, 2011 @ 6:59 pm

  120. I plan to do more strength training and run at least one 5K this year

    Comment by Erin from Long Island — January 19, 2011 @ 2:40 am

  121. I want to eat healthier especially at breakfast. Because it is a hectic time, it is tempting to skip or scrimp on breakfast, but a good breakfast gets your whole day off to a good start.

    Comment by Nita — January 19, 2011 @ 1:19 pm

  122. No chips are entering our house this year.
    We no longer buy pop now if we eat out
    and it comes with the meal I will drink it.
    I am also trying not to buy ice cream so
    far so good. Now taking out of the
    house all snack food should be a lot
    healthier for us.

    Comment by Sandy K — January 20, 2011 @ 9:55 am

  123. More fruit on my menu.

    Comment by Richard Rickard — January 20, 2011 @ 11:33 am

  124. I choose to be positive, eat healthier, and be productive.

    Comment by Sonya — January 20, 2011 @ 12:17 pm

  125. I gave up cookies, candy, cake, etc. While it would be really hard to give up ALL sugar given how many things it’s IN – I can do this much!

    Comment by Nancy — January 20, 2011 @ 2:50 pm

  126. I will exercise with (or without) my husband, starting with walks around our new neighborhood.

    Comment by Mary Kay — January 20, 2011 @ 3:14 pm

  127. For me, I just hope to make better choices and when I want a cookie, to have a cookie, just not have ten of them. It’s the little things that make it easier I think, one step at a time.

    Comment by Emsxiety — January 20, 2011 @ 4:26 pm

  128. i’m planning on drinking much more water

    Comment by Karina Lee — January 20, 2011 @ 6:25 pm

  129. I know a better breakfast can make a better day for me…I usually ditch it all together or eat so late that it messes up my eating schedule and metabolism. To better help this, I need to eat MORE throughout the day, Healthy foods…starting with breakfast. I know the “starve” is not good and the whole DIET thing I am SO tired of. With kids in school I don’t worry about feeding myself “normal” anymore until dinner. I’d like to get to a point this year that I can be on track, eat like a normal woman again…where food is just FOOD and not an enemy, enjoy it and let be a tool to improve my rotten health. After that, I can work on getting my MOVE on again and stop being a couch slouch. Having chronic illness doesn’t mean you should stop working on yourself just because you have been “dealt” a rotten hand…it means you have to work harder and better at keeping healthy!
    Hope I can put that thought into action!

    ejrichter60 at gmail dot com

    Comment by Eileen — January 20, 2011 @ 8:36 pm

  130. tweeted this!

    ejrichter60 at gmail dot com

    Comment by Eileen — January 20, 2011 @ 9:48 pm

  131. I am going to walk more on the treadmill this year.

    Comment by Kerry — January 20, 2011 @ 10:04 pm

  132. tweeted:!/KerryBishop/status/28286747980861440

    Comment by Kerry — January 20, 2011 @ 10:04 pm

  133. The food I eat this year will either be cooked by me, from real ingredients or, in the case of the occasional frozen lunch, will not contain any strange additives.

    Comment by Michelle — January 21, 2011 @ 10:58 am

  134. I have begun my quest to be a better cook so that I won’t want to eat out or eat fast food that defiles my body. And hopefully my family will benefit, too!

    Comment by Snead — January 21, 2011 @ 11:00 am

  135. My better chooice for the new year is definitely to eat break, even if its just a quick yogurt wit granola while I am running on the door putting my boots on. :)

    ALSO i plan and getting more organized :) It can’t hurt to have everything in its place? It ‘s a slow process but I’m getting there! hehe

    Comment by abitnerdy — January 21, 2011 @ 2:20 pm

  136. Resolution for the new year…..Feel good in my own shoes….be true to myself….extend the love and kindness to my family that strangers see daily….Have fun….exercise….blog weekly

    Comment by Patty — January 21, 2011 @ 9:09 pm

  137. I’m going to learn how to take care of me, which means prepare a healthy breakfast every morning, not just think about it. Just do it!!

    Comment by tessam — January 22, 2011 @ 6:57 am

  138. I need to work on keeping better records. Time management has always been a struggle as well so I plan to incorporate some “tools” I’ve read about into my routine. Good luck to all!

    Comment by Ann McDonald — January 22, 2011 @ 3:57 pm

  139. I plan to eat less sweets, drink more water, and get back into a consistent exercise routine!

    Comment by Steph B — January 22, 2011 @ 11:17 pm

  140. Tweeted!/busiemommie/status/29029640605536257

    Comment by Steph B — January 22, 2011 @ 11:18 pm

  141. After years of resolving to simply eat less to try to lose weight (and never being successful), this year I changed my resolution to add to my diet; specifically more fiber. I know I don’t get enough fiber in my diet, so I’m adding high fiber foods to each meal. It is much easier to keep this resolution, and I actually do feel better physically.

    Comment by Debra F — January 23, 2011 @ 4:46 pm

  142. tweeted

    Comment by Debra F — January 23, 2011 @ 4:46 pm

  143. I plan to get outside and walk more.

    Comment by Marcia Goss — January 23, 2011 @ 6:49 pm

  144. Tweet.!/mgoss123/status/29325280812212224

    Comment by Marcia Goss — January 23, 2011 @ 6:51 pm

  145. I am eating better and exercising my heart and lungs. I have lost 10 lbs already and resolve to keep it up until I get down to a healthier weight.

    Comment by Sandra Brower — January 24, 2011 @ 3:19 pm

  146. tweeted:!/Allhoneyhere/status/29634059751661568

    Comment by Sandra Brower — January 24, 2011 @ 3:20 pm

  147. hi

    Comment by Terri — January 25, 2011 @ 8:44 am

  148. I’m finally going to lose the honeymoon weight I put on last year! Eating our way through Paris, Rome, and Venice definitely stretched out my waistline.

    Comment by Julie Ryan — January 25, 2011 @ 11:30 am

  149. My goal is to walk 10,000 steps per day and make healthier food choices.

    Comment by dadivastreet — January 25, 2011 @ 9:44 pm

  150. I plan on taking better care of myself, mentally & physically. I want to eat better and enjoy life more. No more eating myself out of a funk or frustration. I have people in my life I can and should talk to. No more ignoring the aches & pains — I will find a doctor who can help.

    Comment by Crazy_Lady_Me — January 28, 2011 @ 8:41 am

  151. I’m trying not to change everything that needs changing all at once. So on New Year’s I gave up soda. That’s been going well, so in February I’m going to start exercising – slowly. Hopefully I’ll be able to stick with that as well!

    Comment by Susan C. — January 28, 2011 @ 11:27 am

  152. I plan to exercise more

    Comment by Laura — January 28, 2011 @ 4:50 pm

  153. I went to the official rules and used the form for an alternate form of entry

    Comment by Laura — January 28, 2011 @ 4:50 pm

  154. I plan to get outside and walk more!

    Comment by Melanie — January 28, 2011 @ 5:49 pm

  155. More time at the gym.

    Comment by KBold1110 — January 28, 2011 @ 7:26 pm

  156. Doing more yoga and eating more fruit and less junk


    Comment by NJJ — January 29, 2011 @ 11:38 am

  157. I plan to buy more fresh produce, cook healthier meals, and to walk my dog more often this year!

    Comment by Amanda — January 29, 2011 @ 1:09 pm

  158. My better choice includes trying to eat breakfast in the morning and spending less time on the computer (and using that time to either walk outside or clean my house). I plan on buying Jimmy Dean’s D-Lights for my family because I think they will really enjoy them. Thanks for the giveaway.

    Comment by Natalie J. Vandenberghe — January 29, 2011 @ 7:29 pm

  159. I plan on getting at least 2 servings of veggies in all of my meals each day!
    hendymartin1 AT yahoo DOT com

    Comment by Heather H. — January 29, 2011 @ 10:05 pm

  160. tweeted!/HendyMartin/status/31548656435855360
    hendymartin1 AT yahoo DOT com

    Comment by Heather H. — January 29, 2011 @ 10:06 pm

  161. I plan on reading the labels to get food that has less sodium, less carbs and sugar. And to drink more water.
    digicat {AT} sbcglobal {DOT} net

    Comment by Carolsue — January 30, 2011 @ 12:55 am

  162. I posted this giveaway on my Blog
    digicat {AT} sbcglobal {DOT} net

    Comment by Carolsue — January 30, 2011 @ 12:55 am

  163. I am trying to cut way back on sugar and white flour and to choose whole grain products.


    Comment by momznite — January 30, 2011 @ 1:52 am

  164. I plan to increase the intensity of my gym workouts.


    Comment by Carol W. — January 30, 2011 @ 11:40 am

  165. I’m going to eat more vegetables and fewer starches.

    Comment by Emily N. — January 30, 2011 @ 1:45 pm

  166. My better choice is to choose more vegetables this year.

    Comment by Anne — January 30, 2011 @ 3:40 pm

  167. I blogged

    Comment by Anne — January 30, 2011 @ 3:40 pm

  168. I’m going to live healthier this year – not fanatically healthier because I won’t stick to it, but I’m going to try to do a little more each day to be healthy.

    Comment by barbara wright — January 30, 2011 @ 5:25 pm

  169. I’m making better choices by reading food labels, eliminating drive-thru meals *sob* and eliminating all sodas and sweetened beverages. I also make sure to add a fruit or veg to every meal. Just those small changes make a big difference.

    Comment by Donna B. — January 30, 2011 @ 5:54 pm

  170. I blogged

    Comment by Donna B. — January 30, 2011 @ 5:54 pm

  171. I LOVE Jimmy Dean! YUM!! *slurps*
    I’m trying so hard to lose this after-baby weight… shes 8 mo old and I’ve lost 15 lbs and I have 15 more to go! its a daily struggle to make healthy choices and be active. Hard to make enough time in the day, to take care of the baby and get my other little one to (and from) school, plus take care of myself, 2 dogs, the husband the house, but somehow I manage. (Moms do it everyday, but noone tells you how HARD it is! one was easy, two kids, totally diff! Lordy if I had more! ) Lord, grant me the serenity to not freak out over every little tiny mess. My resolution is to lose this weight!~
    I am eating healthier and trying hard! .. Wish me luck!!! :)

    Comment by casey byrd — January 30, 2011 @ 11:01 pm

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