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Jill W.

Jill W.

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    1396 days
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    1396 days
  • Completed 1464 challenges
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    2011

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I am a retired pre-school/kdg teacher. I taught in the CPS for 32 years. I am a five year breast cancer survivor as of June 2012! I am Jewish My sister is Rae I am a work in progress.
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    Friday starts Passover. Very busy! Have a wonderfilled day! I had spinach for my veg at dinner!

    Add a dark leafy green to one meal today. Try adding finely chopped kale to a salad, sautéing a head of Swiss chard as a side dish, including chopped broccoli in a casserole, or putting spinach leaves on a sandwich.

    Why it matters

    Are you getting the most out of your greens? Not only are dark leafy veggies like kale, spinach, and broccoli high in minerals like iron, potassium, and calcium, and vitamins K, C, and E, but they also provide a fantastic dose of fiber. This helps to slow digestion and provide a feeling of fullness, which keeps your energy levels strong all day long.

    Fun fact

    The Caesar salad was first made with restaurant leftovers. In 1950, when Caesar Cardini's Tijuana restaurant ran low on food, he threw together a salad of whole romaine leaves, coddled eggs, and olive oil at patrons' tables March 30, 2015 at 1:10 UTC

    "Eat 1 energy-boosting dark leafy green today"

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    Not a fan of raisins. Maybe a small apple! Thank you everyone for the E. Ginx, I understand about having to wait! You have your priorities straight! Have a wonderfilled day everyone!

    About an hour before you plan to exercise - whether it's going for a walk, working out, or taking an exercise class - eat a naturally sweet snack that's high in carbohydrates. Raisins, dried fruit, trail mix, and fruit yogurt are all good choices that are easy to find and eat.

    Why it matters

    The carbohydrates you eat an hour before you exercise will become the energy you burn as you move! Think of your snack as a shot of fuel right to your muscles. And by preparing your body in this way, you minimize the chances of feeling sapped of strength when you're done. Instead, you should find yourself feeling energized for the rest of your day.

    Fun fact

    Despite having a high concentration of sugars - about 70% by weight - raisins actually fight bacteria that cause cavities and gum disease because of the high level of phytochemicals they contain. March 28, 2015 at 23:45 UTC

    "Pledge to eat 1 healthy sweet, such as raisins, 1 hour before taking a walk or exercising"

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    • Barbara H.
      Barbara H. replied March 29, 2015 at 5:07 UTC:

      Thank you for some Saturday encouragement. It was so nice to hear from you today and get your support. I hope that your Sunday is just what you hope it will be.

    • Diane H.
      Diane H. replied March 29, 2015 at 18:16 UTC:

      I am with you on not liking raisins Jill. Hope you are having a blessed and wonderful Sunday today.Will talk to you again when I get back from a training and project on April 6th. Enjoy your week! ♥

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    No thank you DC. I know I am fat. I do not need to know my BMR. Everyone have a wonderfilled day.
    Thank you for the E and love!

    Do a search using the words "BMR calculator." Choose a link and follow the instructions; most BMR calculators will simply ask you to enter your height, weight, age, and gender. After it calculates, you will see your BMR, or basic metabolic rate.

    Why it matters

    Your basic metabolic rate, or BMR, is the number of daily calories, or energy, that your body burns while you are at rest. Our internal regulator - hunger - tells us how much food we need to take in to get the energy we need for the day, beyond what's represented in the BMR. Our daily energy needs are also affected by how much activity we get. By knowing your BMR, you get a sense of where you are starting and can think more carefully about your food in/energy out ratio - what you're taking in versus what you're burning off.

    Fun fact

    American nutritionist Francis Gano Benedict, considered one of the world's foremost researchers of metabolism, was also a magician. After he retired from Connecticut's Wesleyan University in 1937, he traveled as a magic performer and lecturer.

    Thank you for the E and love! March 27, 2015 at 23:54 UTC

    "Go online to calculate your basal metabolic rate (BMR)"

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      Veronica M. replied March 28, 2015 at 1:49 UTC:

      Amen Sister!!!! I had my annual gyn exam this week. the nurse doing the preliminary stuff asked if I wanted to discuss my weight with the doc... I said no, I already know I'm overweight and what to do about that! she just laughed at me.

    • Diane H.
      Diane H. replied March 28, 2015 at 18:25 UTC:

      Enjoy your Saturday Jill and hope that Rae is getting better daily. I am sure she is as she has you taking care of her. Hugs and blessings to both of you!

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    I drove Rae down to work today. Such a luxury to be able to do this! She should not have to ride on trains 2 days after breaking her nose. I eat eggs or peanut butter quite often as protein for breakfast. I am allergic to milk. This DC is done. Everyone have a wonderfilled day!

    Thank you Sally W, Judy A, Norma C, and Kathy D for thinking of sending E to me. Hugs!

    Think of what you normally eat for breakfast. Now plan to add a little protein to your next morning meal. An egg, low-fat yogurt, or glass of low-fat or nonfat milk are all healthy and packed with protein. If you usually skip breakfast, go for something small, like a handful of nuts or peanut butter on whole-grain bread. Already eat a protein-filled food? You can click the "Done" button!

    Why it matters

    Eating in the morning has been shown to help with long-term weight loss and maintenance, as it works to prevent overeating later in the day. And by adding protein to the morning mix, you introduce a slow-burning fuel that can help you to feel less hungry and more energetic for the rest of the day.

    Fun fact

    While training for the 2008 Olympics, American swimmer Michael Phelps ate breakfasts consisting of three egg and vegetable sandwiches, an omelet, grits, three slices of French toast, and three chocolate-chip pancakes. March 25, 2015 at 15:36 UTC

    "Choose 1 source of protein to add to tomorrow's breakfast plate"

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    • Susan N.
      Susan N. replied March 25, 2015 at 23:43 UTC:

      Hi Jill ~ I hope many sunny moments warm your heart all the day through. May many happy hours fill your day and make things nice for you. May the joy and comfort of this pleasant evening bring love and joy to your heart.

      Love,

      Susan

    • Bobbie D.
      Bobbie D. replied March 26, 2015 at 1:45 UTC:

      It is so thoughtful of you to drive your sister to work today. You take such lovely care of her. I hope her broken nose is not causing her a lot of pain. Thanks for thinking of me and sending encouragement. I appreciate your thoughtfulness.

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    I am spending time with my sister Rae. She fell last night and broke her nose in 2 places. Her eye is black and blue. She takes care of me all of the time. Today I can help her!

    This completes 4 years on DC for me today! March 24, 2011 I found this site! Smooches to everyone!

    Plan to spend at least 15 minutes of quality time with a friend or loved one today. Before dinner, housework, homework, and the rest of your evening routine gets you too tired, try to take a little time to catch up with your partner, visit with a close friend, or play with your kids. If the person you love isn't close enough to spend time with, make it a phone call, Skype, or email date instead.

    Why it matters

    Humans are social creatures. We need other people to talk to, share experiences with, play with, and love. And when we're deprived of those interactions, we can actually begin to feel less energized and more prone to depression. Putting time with loved ones high on your agenda can help prevent that feeling of depletion and will re-energize you.

    Fun fact

    The first line from the Beatles' "With a Little Help from My Friends" was originally "What would you do if I sang out of tune/Would you stand up and throw tomatoes at me?" Ringo Starr feared that it would incite people to throw tomatoes at live shows. March 24, 2015 at 20:08 UTC

    "Spend 15 minutes with someone special today, either in person or from afar"

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      Lorenna R. replied March 25, 2015 at 1:44 UTC:

      You and your sister are so good to each other. Beautiful and congratulations on 4 years of daily Dc.

    • Bobbie D.
      Bobbie D. replied March 25, 2015 at 3:12 UTC:

      Jill, congratulations on your DC anniversary. I am so thankful for DC and the opportunity to know you and to share with you. Today you are taking care of your sister, Rae. The two of you are very special to each other and really look out for each other. I hope she is better ...see more

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    Jill W. is celebrating an anniversary of Daily Challenge! March 24, 2015 at 7:46 UTC
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    Yesterday my DC was to eat 5 small meals today. I started with 1 crepe with a smear of peanut butter and a cup of coffee. At 10 I will have an apple and water. So far all I know is that I am still hungry! Tomorrow I plan to clean my closet. There are clothes to be donated. Everyone have a wonderfilled day!

    What is the hardest or most important thing you have to do this week? Identify the task, and then plan to spend the first hour of your day tackling it tomorrow. The task could be asking for something you want, making a difficult phone call, cleaning or organizing something, or making headway in a complicated project. Whatever it is, spend the hour giving it your undivided attention.

    Why it matters

    Most of us have the highest energy and the fewest distractions at the beginning of the day, so it's a great time to tackle something tough. The toughest part may be the first step, so it's best to take it on when you're still fresh. Getting through something difficult early on - especially if you have a measure of success or progress - will give you a sense of accomplishment and energy for the rest of the day.

    Fun fact

    Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin by accident - first thing in the morning and after returning from a vacation - when he noticed a mold growing on a petri dish he had discarded March 23, 2015 at 12:54 UTC

    "Identify an important task and plan to spend your first hour of the day working on it tomorrow"

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