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Jill W.

Jill W.

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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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    As a diabetic, I rarely eat raisins or other sugary fruits or snacks. Not everyone can do the same thing and thrive. Everyone have a wonderfilled day!

    Thank you Bobbie D, Vicky P, and Marcia C for the E today!

    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. April 25, 2015 at 21:30 UTC

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

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    I am morbidly obese. I do my best, but that is the truth. No thank you DC, this one does not need to be done

    Thank you Katheryn K for the easy pact! Not bad on the points!

    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. April 24, 2015 at 23:27 UTC

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

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    Kathryn K. completed a pact with Jill W. and won 395 bonus points April 24, 2015 at 23:23 UTC
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    Thank you DC. Nap time! Everyone have a wonderfilled day. It is cold in Chicago! I saw snow flakes yesterday!

    Day 4 Katheryn K! Excellent sailing through our pact!

    Find a quiet place and a comfortable sitting position. Close your eyes, try to let your mind empty of any thoughts, and concentrate on your breathing. Do this for a minimum of five minutes.

    Why it matters

    Nothing can sap your energy like stress. And although it often feels like we need to just keep pushing to get things done, taking a break will actually give you more energy to finish it all. Meditation is a proven stress reduction technique that can help slow your resting heart rate and breathing, lower your blood pressure, increase blood flow to major muscles, reduce muscle tension and pain, and improve your concentration. By taking just a few moments to sit quietly, you'll bring a relaxed, more centered energy to the rest of your day.

    Fun fact

    Ram Bahadur Bomjon, nicknamed Buddha Boy, drew thousands of visitors and media attention to a hollow tree in Nepal, where he meditated for about 10 months, starting in May 2005. April 23, 2015 at 12:49 UTC

    "Increase your energy by taking 5 minutes to sit, close your eyes, and listen to your breathing"

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      Marcia G. replied April 23, 2015 at 18:29 UTC:

      I LOVE THOS NAP TIMES. I AM SINKING INTO ONE RIGHT NOW, I PLANTED THIS MORNING AND CAME IN FOR A SHOWER. NOW IA M JUST THE RIGHT RELAXED FOR A NAP. I HOPE YOU ENJOY YOURS AS MUCH AS I PLAN TO ENJOY MINE. HAVE A LOVELY EVENING. PEACEFUL NIGHT TO YOU.HUGS M.

    • Susan N.
      Susan N. replied April 24, 2015 at 1:40 UTC:

      Hi Jill ~ I hope the love and joy you bring to others, is with you tonight and ever more. I thank you for the kindness that lives inside your heart. You are a friend that is treasured. You are truly a work of art.

      Love,

      Susan

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    I still do not like breakfast. I had an egg this morning. That should suffice. Everyone have a wonderfilled day!

    Katheryn K we have made it 60% through this pact! Gold stars for us!

    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. April 22, 2015 at 18:51 UTC

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

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    I will spend time with Isaac. He might not appreciate the attention. At 23 years of age he still thinks I know nothing. Everyone have a wonderfilled day!

    Skipping along the pact trail! Happy 2222'sday!

    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. April 21, 2015 at 14:43 UTC

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

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    I intend to tackle that one closet that id driving me to distraction. It can be done! Everyone have a wonderfilled day!

    Welcome to Katheryn K for our very first pact. I raise my cup of coffee to you and we are off!

    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. April 20, 2015 at 12:46 UTC

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

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      Ginny F. replied April 20, 2015 at 21:19 UTC:

      Have a wonderful day and conquer that closet!

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      Susan N. replied April 21, 2015 at 0:10 UTC:

      Hi Jill ~ I wish to thank you for your loving encouragement. Your love and kindness means the world to me. You make my day lighter and provide the hope to support me through the day. Thank you for your thoughtfulness.

      May today and every day be filled with your dreams ...see more

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