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New Year-New Plan 2011

There are 4 things that I will do in the new year for my health. they are diet, exercise, meditation/relaxation and work.

1. I have been playing around with macrobiotic meals. I am incorporating usually 6-7 meals a week. My plan is to start eating macrobiotic for the month January to see how it goes. Big challenges here are no coffee…(I LOVE coffee and real cream), how do I do a macro lunch when I never have time to stop for lunch (usually a PBJ driving between pt’s?)

2. I also plan on bumping up my exercise time as that has fallen off (like off the planet, LOL). So here goes: minimum of 30minutes per day of walking, elliptical or DVD exercise 6 days a week.

3. Meditation/relaxation. I have been doing progressive relaxation 1-2x day. I will continue that. I am now noticing how tense I keep my insides and I can make the choice to relax. If feels very different. I will keep going until I don’t tense my insides.

4. Work only my scheduled hours. I love my patients and co-workers. I have been working extra to try and meet everybody’s needs. Now it is time to strike a balance between what I think their needs are and what my needs are. I have been under a lot of stress the last 2-3 years. It is time to change and take care of myself. Otherwise I will get sick. Trust me, there is no one who can take care of me like I can! Besides, who wants to create illness to have the excuse to finally take care of themself???? It is really easier to just take care of yourself and leave off the illness.

What is your New Year resolution? So what if you have to adjust after the new year. You will never move ahead if you refuse to make changes.

Blessings for the Best Year Ever.
Mary Pat

Mary Pat FitzGibbons RN, MS

Choices Weight Loss

Choices: A theme for 2010

I have been thinking about 2010, what I want to accomplish this year. I have many dreams as I am sure you do to. One thing that keeps coming up for me is “choices”. The one true freedom we have is “choice”.

Weight Loss

Healthy Weight Loss… You Can!

My last post was about losing weight. I was on the monthly weight gain, and it was not PMS. The body was getting rather plump, and I wasn’t liking it so very much.

July 24, 09, I was down 6.5# and 8 inches. Now I am down 9#. I have not measured myself but I am on the smallest hole of my belt (I had been at the biggest hole). How did I do this, you may be wondering. Well, I have been using the Core4 system.

In fact, I did a little web page telling the world about Core4. Click here for lots of information. Here I tell my story, talk about the products, have a few testimonials and I have started a forum. At the web site you can click over to my Core4 website and sign up for free. This is the only thing that has worked for me. Join me and get that new thin, healthy body you want.

Also I wrote an article for about using blueberries for weight loss. Those delicious little round blue berries are so good for you. Did you know that they are high in antioxidants? Antioxidants helps the body rid itself of free radicals that damage the cells, contributing to chronic diseases and aging.

Blueberries have the same chemical compounds as cranberries. They will also help stop urinary tract infection.

Blueberries help reduce belly fat as overall body fat when you eat a low fat diet. Blueberries help control glucose and insulin sensitivity. They can help prevent against colon cancer and ovarian cancer. Blueberries are similar to bilberries and can help prevent macular degeneration.

Did you know that blueberries have fiber and can help with both diarrhea and constipation? Yep. They are high in vitamin C and manganese and only 81 calories per cup.

Blueberries are in season now. So go pick ’em, make shakes, put them on salads, put them in yogurt or on ice cream, make jam, make pies, just eat them. What else do you do with the delicious blueberry?