Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Small Commitments - Big Changes - Part 2

I really need this list today, tomorrow and everyday - especially during this journey of losing weight, growing more healthy and learning to do this for me!!! 

Make Small Commitments. Get Big Changes
(compiled by Michael Dalton Johnson)

  • Drink Plenty of Water
  • Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper.
  • Eat more fruits and vegetables and eat less that is manufactured in processing plants.
  • Avoid eating food that is handed to you through a window.
  • Live the 3 E's ------ Energy, Enthusiasm and Empathy.
  • Play more games.
  • Read more books than you did last year.
  • Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.
  • Sleep for 7 hours.
  • Take a 10 - 30 minute walk daily. And while you walk, SMILE!!!

Without even knowing it I put this list into action without seeing it until the other day. I have not been to a drive-thru in over 60 days, have been sipping non-stop on my water daily, grave fruits & vegies at the drop of a hat, our house is almost 90% clear of processed foods, have been getting more sleep (and know that I didn't when I don't make it to bed sooner then 10 pm). My son and I have cut out the TV from the hours of 5 - 9 pm and we have been doing puzzles, games and spending more quality time together. And so much more!!! Glad that I found this list and am making it work for me. Hope you can make it work for you!

Staying MOtivated


Dawn said...

Really good idea, making non food/fitness changes at the same time - playing games with your son - they grow up so very fast don't they and once the days of playing games together are gone, we miss them. Really good ideas in this list

Sandra said...

Oh my goodness, you are a rockstar. I think the fact that you've implemented these changes is fantastic. I can't even stick to drinking water. You are doing it and good on ya! You are inspiring me. Tomorrow I'll try to stick to water until at least noon. After that though, all bets are off.

Mer and Mo said...

WOW MOM! :):) Did you notice that WOW upside down spells MOM?
Anyways, I am so proud of you and the changes that you have made! You make sure you celebrate this! It has only been little more than a month since we have started this blog and just look all that you are doing!!! It is so awesome to see the energy and the success that we are both having! Keep up the great work! And thanks so much for inspiring me to keep going. WE CAN DO IT!
Love ya!

Carla said...

This is a terrific list! I like that it is not all about weight loss, but involves other areas of life. Keep going, you are doing great.

Mer and Mo said...

Thanks everyone for the encouragement, applause and WOW's. And you are so right - this list is all about Taking Care of Me, not just weight loss.
As a side note - the water has always been a struggle for me, but recently have been using my new fancy plastic washable cup with the straw. Hot tea is a good treat, too. Summer will come with it a bit of Crystal Light when I am reaching for more flavor!
"Staying MOtivated"

~ Darla ~ said...

Love the list - especially the 3 E's. That's how I like to live my life. back teeth are floating - lol.