Saturday, June 1, 2013

Week 2- Stop Being Curtious and Take Control


Food is a big part of our lives. We need it, but we are also in control of it. Don't let food control you. Set the boundaries for your individual needs and stick to it. All too often we are to nice to say, "No!" This last season of The Biggest Loser I remember one contestant saying something along the lines of- I can't afford to be nice anymore. For example we often don't want to offend if eating at someone else's home. We are too courteous to ask for special preparations when going out to eat. Unfortunately we can't afford to always be nice. It's ok to take your life in control and say no sometimes.

Even the littlest change can make a difference. You don't need to eliminate everything bad in your diet. I suggest keeping a food dairy for at least a week. Track what you eat, when you eat it and how you felt afterwards. Then sit down and make adjustments and goals. Everyone is different. Set better goals for you and your lifestyle. Set goals to help you feel healthier.

Now that we have had a week on exercise options, and now food control we are on the right track for getting more fit and healthy. Next week is the fun week once all the hard work start to pay off and we get to go shopping!


For the giveaway this week we have a $10 Wal-Mart gift card. Hopefully to help get us on track for summer and vacations.

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Closes 6/8/13 an 12:00 AM
Winner will be announced with in 48 hours of closing. Winner has 48 hours to respond or new winner will be announced.

100 comments:

  1. thanks for this chance....i love to shop at walmart later in the evening..thanks

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  2. Keeping a food diary is helpful.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  3. I've enjoyed looking at your blog. Check out SunShine PenPals and join the fun! We'd love to have you!
    http://sunshinepenpals.blogspot.com

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  4. I love your motivational posts about being healthy - they're fun to read and upbeat. Thanks.

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  5. I've been keeping a food diary since January and it has definitely helped!

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  6. Thanks for the giveaway - great photo of your family - such cuties!

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  7. I really need to start a food diary again.

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  8. Could definitely use this to help with the first batch of groceries at my new apartment! jessicapeeling@yahoo.com

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  9. i love shopping at walmart the prices are great. thanks for the giveaway

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  10. Thanks for this giveaway!

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  11. Thanks for the chance to win!
    hschonrock at yahoo dot com

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  12. I feel like I live at Walmart...I could sure use this card!

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  13. Thanks for the opportunity. I do most of my shopping at walmart.

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  14. Thanks! Walmart is great for all the summer needs!

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  15. walmart would be great! thanks!

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  16. A food diary has always helped me lose weight better. I LOVE Walmart!
    Thank You!

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  17. Thanks and great photo there !
    Kendraco22@yahoo.com

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  18. I really like Walmart. They sell practically everything!!

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  19. I love Walmart! And a food diary sounds like an interesting way to keep track of what you eat, especially if you are trying to eat healthy.

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  20. Thanks for the chance to shop at Walmart!

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  21. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  22. Thanks for the chance to win... I'd love to pick up bubbles and sidewalk chalk for the little ones!

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  23. Thanks for the chance!
    kstubbs80@yahoo.com

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  24. Thanks for the inspirational post!

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  25. Thank you for this giveaway, and for your great posts. Have a beautiful week!

    :) Rhea Stogsdill Chladek

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  26. thanks for the giveaway! I'm enjoying all the fresh fruit at this time of year, it helps with sugar cravings.

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  27. Thank you for the giveaway! Love Walmart!

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  28. A food diary is important. I track my food since I am on Weight Watchers and it helps me a lot!

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  29. What a beautiful family you have! Thank you for this lovely giveaway!

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  30. I love Walmart gift cards because I can use them at Walmart and at Sam's Club. My son is lactose intolerant and also soy intolerant and Sam's Club is the cheapest for his Silk Almond Milk. So I'm always trying to win Walmart and/or Sam's Club gift cards. Thank you for this giveaway :)

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  31. Can't say I've ever kept a food diary, but I do try to be careful of what I eat. Thanks for the chance to win a Walmart gift card!

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  32. I used to keep a food diary. I hated it. But, it did make me more mindful of the choices I made. Now, I just try to enjoy everything in moderation.

    april yedinak

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  33. I try to watch what I eat and squeeze in exercise as often as I can. THanks for the giveaway.
    huntandride@hotmail.com

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  34. Thanks for the giveaway. I love Walmart!

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  35. Thanks so much for the chance!
    mcfallsk8er(at)aim(dot)com

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  36. Thanks for the chance, I love WalMart!

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  37. Walmart has some of the cheapest groceries in our area.

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  38. Thanks for the giveaway. We have been having a hard time eating healthy with our very tiny food budget.

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  39. I keep a food diary - makes me mindful of what I'm eating and if I'm truly hungry.
    Thank you.

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  40. I would love to be entered! Thanks for this wonderful giveaway. With 8 people in the family, Walmart is a daily venture:)

    esterried[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  41. Great post I need to get back on my food habits. I was doing really good but now I'm not.

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  42. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  43. Ive been working so hard with my diet, 42 lbs down since Christmas. Thanks for a chance to win :)

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  44. We have been working so hard on eating very healthy and cutting out a lot of white flour foods which is so funny because we finally have basically done it and my son got really sick. We called the pediatrician's nurse and she told us to make sure he has regular saltines, rice cereal (he's only one), and white bread which was so funny to us because we have none of them.

    Anyway... thanks for the giveaway!

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  45. $10 to Walmart would be so great! I would pick up some bananas, carrot chips (carrots cut like wavy potato chips - perfect for dipping in hummus), and yogurt for my husband. Our grocery budget is tight, so we tend to stick with the cheaper, but healthy foods, like carrots and bananas. It takes some time, but learning to eat healthier on a tight budget is possible.

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  46. I have a new job and I have been eating lunch with coworkers...I need to say NO to the mall food court!
    xo

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  47. Walmart is my store. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  48. I never seem to realize just what I eat until I start writing it down! It's amazing some of the snacks and nibbles that you just don't think about!

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  49. Can someone help me tell my mother that no, the 7 month old baby does NOT need ice cream, cake, and all the other junk she tries to guilt me into feeding her??? "No" doesn't seem to be working....

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  50. Sipping water (0r flavored water) really fills you up, make it a habit and the snacking gets cut down bigtime!

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  51. I always keep a food journal. It's a little bit of an obsession. :)

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  52. I love shopping at Walmart! Thank you for the chance!!

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  53. There are a few grocery things that I love that I can only find at Walmart. I'd pick up those.

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  54. Walmart is my default store for groceries when the weekly ads for other stores don't have any great deals. Plus, even if they do Walmart will match them.

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  55. Thank you for this giveaway! I am a mom of three, and our youngest is just 14 weeks. I am dieting, but sometimes take the easy way out by eating what the kids eat just to save time. I need to set more realistic goals for myself to lose this last 15 pounds, which are sticking on! lol

    babydjs_mom@yahoo.com

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  56. Perfect timing on this series. I started the first of June to improve my health--and I am so craving brownies today :-). Thanks for the series and giveaway.

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  57. Thank you for doing this giveaway. My mom hasn't been able to find job and has several medical issues. She has a hard time having to choose whether to buy food or meds she needs. This would help her out.
    Shawndra Befort
    shawndrabefort@yahoo.com

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  58. Thanks for the chance. nice contest.

    kmmayernick1012@hotmail.com

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  59. Thanks for the giveaway...love walmart!

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  60. I love to food shop at walmart!

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  61. Love Walmart, thanks. Yep, its the little steps that can lead to a big difference when it comes to making changes.

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  62. You have a beautiful family, love the blog photo at the top of your page.

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  63. The food diary sounds like a good idea, I think that is something I will try out.

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  64. Hope you have a great weekend!
    Bud L - RC form name

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  65. There are certain foods that I do not buy at all because I have no willpower with them. These include Little Debbie Swiss Cake Rolls and Almond Joy Pieces. Yum! Too yummy actually. That's the problem! kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

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  66. Perfect for ths family
    Allison.baht@yahoo.com

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  67. I've never had much luck with a food diary. But I do need to pay more attention to what I put into my body!

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  68. Thanks so much! eclairre(AT)ymail(DOT)com

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  69. thanks for the giveaway. your family is beautiful!

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  70. I think keeping a food diary was a real eye opener for me. It has definitely helped! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  71. Lately I have found positive affirmations (even saying something as simple as "God is with me") to have a huge impact on how much I eat. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

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  72. Keeping a food diary is so helpful.. although you have to record EVERYTHING for it to work, and that's tough sometimes.

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  73. I find keeping a diary keeps me most accountable!

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  74. Thank you for the chance! Hope you have a great weekend.

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  75. thank you for the fantastic giveaway I love Walmart and your blog

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  76. thanks for the chance to win we need to get our fishing license and this will help :) Have a great weekend

    hebb dot julie at gmail dot com

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  77. Thanks for the good advise, and the giveaway.

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  78. Thanks for the great giveaway!
    hrddiana556@gmail.com

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  79. Thanks for the giveaway, always need something from Walmart.
    heartnsoulcooking at gmail dot com

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  80. You gotta love walmart!! I just bought a 100$ set of paula deen pans and pots on clearance for $30! Love it :)

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  81. Thanks for the giveaway.

    longshaw4735@hotmail.com

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  82. What a lovely giveaway! This would be great to pick up some summer fruits. I'm a huge fan of watermelon and cantaloupe.

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  83. Walmart is a weekly trip for us, so this would be great!

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  84. I love shopping at Walmart! Thanks for the chance!

    annemarie562000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  85. I love going shopping!! I haven't kept a food diary I pretty much try to eat healthy all day

    sweetheart4171(at)yahoo(dot)com

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