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How to make your resolution stick

1 Jan

Millions of Americans are going to make New Year’s resolutions today. It is no secret that very few of them will stick to their resolution in the first month. Would you like to ensure lasting change as you set your goals for the coming year?

Here are some strategies that will give you the secret edge:

Keep a positive attitude
Be specific about your goals
Be realistic about your goals
Put your resolution in writing
Develop a plan of action
Reward yourself for progress

Happy New Year!

Blessings & Giggles to you & yours,

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Join me in losing 5 pounds in 2 weeks with Yoplait!

16 Dec

You could lose 5 pounds in 2 weeks! Beginning Sunday December 26th  join me in quickly dropping those added holiday pounds in just a few steps, along with some tips and a little guidance provided by Yoplait.

  • Replace breakfast and lunch with a Yoplait® Light, a grain and a fruit
  • Eat a sensible dinner rich in lean protein, and your favorite vegetables for snacks
  • Choose 3 additional servings of non-fat dairy, like skim milk
  • Stay active with 30-40 minutes of walking every day

Step 1: What is your motivation?

I myself would like to get a tune up right after the holiday season and get a good start of healthy eating for the new year. What is your motivation?

Step 2: What are your favorite flavors?

Yoplait Light comes in 33 different flavors, From Apple Turnover to Strawberry.
I like to stick to the basic flavors myself (Strawberry, Raspberry) I am a bit of a picky eater sometimes.  What flavors will you choose?

Step 3: View & Print Your Two Week Menu

Develop a sample menu plan or create your own using What to Eat & Do as a guide.
Suggested Recipes
Here is a Printable Tracker that you can create and track your 2 week menu.

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions:

Most individuals who want to lose a few pounds can follow the Two Week Tune Up plan. The plan has been tested in healthy, overweight women. As with all weight loss plans, we recommend you consult your health care provider before starting this dietary pattern and exercise plan

Men can follow the Two Week Tune Up plan but should make some changes because of their increased calorie needs.

Kids and teenagers have different health and nutrition needs than adults, so they recommend you consult a health care provider for guidance.

The Two Week Tune Up is designed to help individuals lose weight over a two week period. If you want to lose weight beyond the two weeks see here for more details on how to achieve or maintain a healthy weight.

More Answers to FAQ’s here.


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New Yoplait® Light “Two Week Tune Up” Plan Gives Women Simple Tools to Help Lose Five Pounds in Two Weeks

14 Dec
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Yoplait Joins Forces with Lifestyle and Fashion Expert Jeannie Mai to Share Simple Tips on How to Look and Feel Your Best

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (December 14, 2010) – Preparing for life’s most important moments just got a little easier with help from Yoplait Light’s new Two Week Tune Up plan, a simple way to help consumers look and feel their best for any upcoming event. A recent study conducted at a leading University reveals that by following the Yoplait Light Two Week Tune Up plan – which includes replacing breakfast and lunch with a Yoplait Light yogurt, a grain and a fruit – women could lose five pounds in two weeks. Full details about the Two Week Tune Up plan can be found by visiting http://www.Yoplait.com.
Knowing that life’s big events such as weddings, reunions and vacations have a way of sneaking up, the Two Week Tune Up was designed to help individuals lose weight in a two week period. The plan includes three important components; replacing your breakfast and lunch with a Yoplait Light, a grain and a fruit; eating a diet rich in lean protein and non‐fat dairy including a sensible dinner, beverages and snacks; and walking 30‐40 minutes daily.
By visiting www.Yoplait.com, consumers can find the full plan details as well as robust online tools to help them lose weight and gain confidence over two weeks. The new online tools include a two‐week meal planner, nutritious recipes and meal ideas, a daily food and exercise tracker and tips for incorporating exercise into your daily routine. On the site consumers can also choose the type of event they want to get ready for and get help for specific events such as a reunion, big date, wedding, vacation or for feeling good every day.
“We are thrilled to launch Yoplait Light’s Two Week Tune Up to give women an easy, tasty plan to help them look and feel their best,” said Kim Francis, associate marketing manager for Yoplait Light. “By providing women with online tools and a wide variety of delicious Yoplait Light flavors to choose from, we hope to help women tune up and get ready for that big event.”
To further help women go from feeling “drab to fab” for big or small events, Yoplait Light has partnered with lifestyle and fashion expert Jeannie Mai, host of the Style Network’s “How Do I Look?.” In addition to serving as the spokesperson for the campaign, the style guru will offer her own lifestyle “Tune Up Tips,” such as simple ways to flatter your figure and maximize your wardrobe in order to dress to impress for any occasion.
“Looking good is all about feeling good, and simple changes to a woman’s routine and wardrobe can add up to a big boost of self confidence,” said Jeannie Mai, celebrity stylist, TV host and Yoplait Light spokesperson. “I’m working with Yoplait Light to help launch their new Two Week Tune Up plan, a new way women could lose five pounds in two weeks to help them feel more confident.”
Yoplait is supporting the brand’s launch of the Two Week Tune Up plan with a unique integrated marketing campaign, including a new TV spot titled “Two More Weeks.” The spot, which airs in late December, brings to life a common scenario – events in life that have a tendency to pop up at the last minute, leaving people unprepared to look their best. In one scene, a woman is faced with the realization that her class reunion, planned months ago, is just a couple weeks away. While the pounds she intended to shed hadn’t gone anywhere, she’s able to get ready for her event by following Yoplait Light’s Two Week Tune Up. The launch will also be supported by retail partner programs as well as robust traditional and social media efforts.
Yoplait Light yogurt comes in more than 30 flavors with about 100 calories each, including the newest flavors Yoplait Light Black Forest Cake yogurt and Yoplait Light Triple Berry Torte yogurt. Each serving of Yoplait Light yogurt cups contains 20 percent of the Daily Value of calcium and vitamin D and zero grams of fat. Yoplait Light is available nationwide for a suggested retail price of $0.79 per six ounce cup.
All Yoplait products are made with milk from cows not treated with rBST. For more information on Yoplait Light’s Two Week Tune Up, visit www.yoplait.com and www.facebook.com/yoplait.

About General Mills
One of the world’s leading food companies, General Mills operates in more than 100 countries and markets more than 100 consumer brands, including Cheerios, Häagen‐Dazs, Nature Valley, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Green Giant, Old El Paso, Progresso, Yoplait, Cascadian Farm, Muir Glen, and more. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, General Mills had fiscal 2010 global net sales of US$16 billion, including the company’s $1.2 billion proportionate share of joint venture net sales.
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My 52 week Fitness Plan

11 Dec
Wii Fit Plus

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2011 is the year that I make my physical health a priority. As a busy stay at home mom that is easier said than done. However I have a plan, Beginning Monday January 3rd

My version of the Cool Running Couch Potato to 5K Running Plan & Yoga (alongside Nintendo Wii Fit Plus). 6 days a week, Sundays off!

My goal is to develop a healthy lifestyle so that I may be able to better keep up with my kiddos and live a longer time with them. In the process I would like to lose the extra 15-20 pounds that I have gained.

Each Saturday evening I will evaluate my week plan and share my plan for the following week! Each month I will let you know if I have lost or gained any weight.

Please feel free to share any tips or words of encouragement that you may have. I am hopes that I can find a buddy to join me in this plan. If you are interested e-mail me at jeanie@soccermomingiggletown.com (no need to be local we can text or e-mail each other)
Blessings & Giggles to you & yours,


Stay- at- Home Mommy & Writer

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One woman’s dental history

8 Dec
Cervical decay on a premolar

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An average has 32 teeth. This woman has 17 whole teeth and 4 partial and she has not even reached her fortieth birthday.

How does this happen to an average educated United States citizen? Well here is the woman’s story: (I am keeping her personal identity private to protect her)

Born to a lower class family no proper dental hygiene given to her as a baby. Slept with a bottle, whole milk not formula. No fluoride was issued and it was not in her cities local water system.

As a toddler several unhealthy snacks were given throughout the day. Dental hygiene was forced yet unsupervised, therefore a proper cleaning routine was not established. No history of dental visits.

In early school years random dentist visits were on the calendar. cavities removed and filled with silver. State benefits did not cover much. At home still no proper dental routine. meals were full of starches and sugars, she had very little nutrition. Milk was either powdered or watered down and only given once a day, not entirely enough to build strong healthy teeth and gums.

The woman recalls a time when she wasn’t yet a teenager and she had an incredible toothache. Her father gave her a shot of whiskey and yanked the tooth out with pliers and various other garage tools. She does not remember much of this day however she pictures her father sanitizing his tools with a lighter and rubbing alcohol.

As a teenager the family became a little better off and she was able to visit the dentist yearly. She also learned how to brush her teeth well. Yet poor diet habits were already formed and she still had very little nutritional value in her daily meals.

She went off to college after graduating from high school.   State benefits ended at the age of 18. Since she worked part time to pay for her part of school and her cost of living she had no dental care.

Married young, still no insurance, however she was able to visit a dentist and pay out of pocket at least every two years. During one of her visits she began treatment for Periodontitis which is  a set of inflammatory diseases affecting the tissues that surround and support the teeth. Periodontists involves progressive loss of the alveolar bone around the teeth. This has since been untreated which can lead to the loosening and subsequent  loss of teeth.

Pregnancy of her first child created havoc for her teeth and gums. Chipped teeth, bleeding gums and cavities went untreated while all the finances focused on their child.

An emergency visit to the hospital spurred correct attention to her dental care after a tooth was cracked after her husbands fist knocked it out.

Tho the solution was temporary to both of the cracked teeth. She planned on having it permanently fixed one day, however circumstances changed when she ended up pregnant again and alone. She has had work done on her teeth when her tooth pain cannot be controlled by over the counter pain medication such as Tylenol,  ibuprofen and orajel. A local church connected her with a dentist that temporary fixed the problem however no arrangements for further care were made.

She struggled to provide proper dental care for her children but she made it priority. Her ex- husband and father of her children does not pay dental insurance so the state take cares of it. Her persistence and care of her children’s teeth has been successful for their last dental check-up they had no cavities!

The woman re-married and continues to struggle. After her last pregnancy the temporaries broke and her gums are very sensitive.  She has dental insurance however the funds to cover the co-pays and remainder of the costs is hard to come by.

She brushes and flosses 2-3 times a day however the decay and destruction is so far along she cannot manage to get them healthy on her own. She is now being treated for depression and anxiety which is controlling her long life habit of grinding her teeth. Her diet is well balanced however with very few teeth in the back and sensitive gums eating can sometimes be a challenge.

So what does she do now?

She has a dentist appointment today however she is not sure how she will cover additional costs. Yet she was forced by a toothache to make the call. She has to get this done.

I share this with you for it breaks my heart. She is so full of joy yet unable to smile for she is ashamed at what she looks like. Has our system failed her?

What do you think she should do? What are her options? Is there anything that can help this woman and others like her?

Why I do what I do

28 Nov

For every 10 women in the average church…

  • 9 will have kids who leave the church
  • 8 suffer from overload and burnout
  • 7 yearn for a closer relationship with God
  • 6 pay only the monthly minimum on each credit card
  • 5 are searching for meaning and purpose
  • 4 will get divorced (affecting 1,000,000 children a year)
  • 3 are extremely lonely
  • 2 suffer from clinical depression
  • 1 will experience a panic attack

Thanksgiving & Praise Day 16

16 Nov

I am Thankful for

Pajama Days!

Surrender – Vineyard Music

 

 

I’m giving You my heart, all that is within
I lay it all down, for the sake of You my King

I’m giving You my dreams, laying down my rights
I’m giving up my pride, for the promise of new life*

And I surrender all to You, all to You
And I surrender all to You, all to You

I’m singing You this song, I’m waiting at the cross
All the world holds dear, I count it all as loss

For the sake of knowing You, for the glory of Your name
To know the lasting joy, even sharing in Your pain

And I surrender it all to you, all to You

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