Eight Steps to Breaking Habits

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1. Stop—Challenge—Choose.scc only black

Any time you become aware of an unhealthy thought, feeling, or action, use the Stop—Challenge—Choose Method. Let’s say you’re about to eat a whole tray of appetizers at a party because you’re nervous. First, stop and take a deep, slow breath to help bring your emotions under control. Next, challenge yourself by thinking about why you’re feeling or acting the way you are. Finally, choose the behavior that supports what you really want.

2. Make time your ally.

Time can be a powerful ally as you build optimal health. As you’ll see, your daily choices can, over time, lead you from non-sickness to disease. But conversely, time can serve as your ally as you make choices that lead to optimal health.

3. Avoid peer pressure and toxic environments.

Do your friends and family follow the same Habits of Disease that you do? Are you hanging out in an…

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I Hate to Grocery Shop…but do you know WHY?

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One of my biggest pitfalls as I am working on regaining my healthy weight is going grocery shopping.
This week I used our Stop.Challenge.Choose. several times while shopping and it brought me the realization that I am being bombarded with choice after choice after choice after choice of foods that are not good for me or worse yet are trigger addictive foods I don’t need. confused

How is it I go to the store with a shopping list of Veggies, meat, eggs, cheese, spices, stewed tomatoes and find myself going down the cookie aisle looking at all the boxes, actually picking up a few to read the nutrition info on it (I know, what nutrition?) Thank heavens I was able to Stop (take a deep breath) Challenge ( 200 calories 27 carbs for just 5 of those little things, is this going to get me closer to my goal or farther…

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Actively Managing My Weight!

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January 6, 2014


I’m actively managing my weight through the Medifast Centers here in San Diego. I’m proud to be on the Medifast program for the last 2 years now. I’m on the maintenance phase of the program. That’s a very tough phase, but I am having fun as I learn to actively manage my weight and my life to be honest with you.

Two years ago, I was the heaviest I have ever been, but with Medifast, I lost that weight and have kept it off. Yes, I go back and forth and up and down a few pounds now and then, but that’s the beauty of the maintenance phase. You learn that it’s normal to go up a little, but you learn to figure out what that number is and never go above it. For me, I love to run. I do as many half marathons as possible…

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Is it what you get or what you become that is most important?

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I really like this because I have always focused on what I am going to get when I achieve a goal…… but what you become when you have achieved it, is so much more than just the “get.”

When I achieve my goal of losing 30 lbs now I can focus on not just wearing more stylish clothes or looking better at my sons wedding in July, but what I am achieving by losing it.
I will have achieved better health, longer life expectancy, ease of movement, more energy, a clearer mind and I will look better…. these all are long lasting and that means I will become a happier, healthier person!!

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Grapefruit and Greens Salad!

I’ll have to try this one.


This beautiful looking salad was incredibly quick and easy to make! It was actually a spur of the moment recipe because I really need to go grocery shopping and I kind of just threw a bunch of things together, but it ended up being delicious! Try it out 🙂 or use it as a base for your own hodge-podge salads!

Grapefruit and Greens Salad

Salad Ingredients:

  • Green Leaf Lettuce (Spinach would be delicious too)
  • 1 Grape Fruit
  • Sliced Almonds
  • Crushed Walnuts
  • Dried Cranberries
  • 1/2 Cucumber


  • 2 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1-2 Tbsp Grapefruit Juice (squeezed out of the rinds)
  • Splash of Vanilla (little less than 1/4 teas)
  • 1 Tbsp Water





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