Our New Mornings (and you can win $100)

This is a compensated review from BlogHer and Jimmy Dean, however the opinions and feelings expressed here are my own.

Our New Year has essentially already begun for us. Earlier this month we moved to a new house, in a new city, in a new state so that my Mother could start a new job. Our life had been on a total pause during the job search months as we spent all of our energy trying to just survive. With all of these new starts comes the natural desire to extend the idea of betterment to the whole self and the whole family. So of course there is the mental list to walk more, sign up for some classes at the local Y, take my son to the playground every afternoon.

And I absolutely plan to do that, but oh my goodness have you SEEN our mornings around here?

From the moment we wake up to the moment I drop Mother off at the train station it is a comical circus of events. In one ring there is the dog that needs taking out, in another ring there is the toddler that needs to be changed, dressed and banana’d, in another ring there is the laundry that should be started, and have you seen my gloves???

I learned two days into our new mornings to lay out W’s clothes the night before and to put the grounds and the water in the coffee pot so that all I needed to do in the morning was press start. Eating breakfast was not something that happened for the grownups of the house. It’s just a scramble to drink the caffeinated beverage and get out the door. By ten am I am such a drag that just looking at a blank piece of paper to begin a to-do list is exhausting. Clearly the coffee-only breakfast situation isn’t working for me.

Wanting to continue a weight loss trend that I am currently on (woo!) I researched filling breakfast ideas that wouldn’t slow me down (because I am a TOTAL breakfast girl- pass the biscuits and scrambled eggs, please!) and I kept getting links telling me to dive into protein. There is something about eating foods rich in protein at the beginning of the day that keeps you full and could aid in weight loss (because fullness = not wanting to eat the bag of chips on top of the fridge).

Foods that are high in protein: peanut butter, cheese, whole wheat bagels, fruits. All of those are super attainable for me and easy to prepare. And thanks to a coupon from Jimmy Dean & BlogHer I also picked up a box of the new Jimmy Dean D-Lights turkey sausage muffins for me and a box of Jimmy Dean D-Lights Canadian bacon muffins for mom to try out. Each turkey sausage muffin has 18 grams of protein per serving and only 260 calories and the Canadian bacon muffins have 15 grams of protein and are 230 calories. They can be cooked in a microwave in under 3 minutes but since we don’t have a microwave I was stoked to see that there are easy conventional oven directions too that didn’t delay our morning routine.

Our new mornings have taken some sorting out and some getting used to and I know that as we get more and more settled into this brand new life we will be able to have better mornings with more energy and more stamina. I am looking forward to walking Mother to the train station instead of driving her. It’s only a mile away but in the wee hours of the morning it feels oh so far.

It would just be such a great and healthy bookend to my day to be able to walk to the station with her in the morning and then meet her to walk back home in the evening. It would mean 4 miles of walking a day. I am currently averaging around zero (wait, do we count going up and down the stairs?). It’s walking! I can do it! It would mean fresh air, getting to know my neighborhood, showing my toddler son a healthy routine. But it’s never going to happen if I can’t get a grip on my new mornings.

I like having this goal for myself instead of proclaiming it a resolution. It’s attainable and easy and FREE and has the possibility of being a domino to better many parts of me. I eat a healthy breakfast that includes protein, I walk two miles, and then I have my day. Ta da! Watch out 2011, I’m coming for you! And I’m going to be wearing smaller pants.

So how are you meeting 2011? How are you planning on making better choices for a healthier you in the new year? Tell me your plans in the comments below and be entered for a chance to win a $100 Visa gift card! One winner will be selected via the randomizer. Then take yourself on over to BlogHer for more opportunities to participate in this giveaway.

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  1. First of all, thank you for having is giveaway! And I can’t believe that I’m the first one to comment! I am starting this year by having a resume ready to be sent and the goal of finding a more family friendly job so that I can spend more time with my almost 18 months old…wish me luck!

  2. Matt loves those Jimmy Dean things.

    I am going to try to skip fewer meals this year. I get too busy to eat.

  3. I was just thinking about this yesterday after an unfortunate run-in with some too-tight pants in the Target dressing room. Ugh. One of my biggest challenges is portion control. I have found that I can eat just about anything I want, provided I don’t eat a ton of it. So that’s one mission – small portions and no going back for seconds! We also have been making an effort to eat out less, but sadly that has not extended to lunch for me. I eat from my office cafeteria way too frequently, which can be bad for the waistline AND the budget. So mission number two – pack my lunch. Good luck to us both!

  4. Thanks for hosting the giveaway. :) I am actually getting the lap band tomorrow, so I’m planning to start eating more healthily and moving more. I’ve allowed myself to get to an extremely unhealthy weight, and have decided that enough is enough. One of the instructions they gave us in the information classes is that we have to have enough protein. I may check these things out once I’m able to eat again.

  5. I am going to re-start Weight Watchers this New year.

  6. Walking to the train station twice a day sounds like a great idea! I find walking relatively long distances to be very relaxing and it helps to clear my mind. Also, I second the protein for breakfast idea. I usually eat two eggs and a slice of multigrain toast or a tortilla, and it really does fill me up until lunch.

    Hmmm my plans for a healthy 2011? Well, for starters I will have hopefully eaten all the holiday sweets in the house by then, so at that point I’ll try to avoid that kind of stuff for awhile. And there is a public staircase a couple blocks from my house that I want to start taking advantage of. It’s eight stories tall, so I figure if I do that a few times, I should be good to go.

  7. When the new year starts I am putting away the ice cream. I have been eating ice cream every single day since having Elsa and she’s 8 months old. That’s insane! So we’ll put the ice cream away and I’ll pull out my American Heart Association cookbook that has a lot of low fat food and try to eat a little lighter. I would love to go back to the gym. I haven’t been regularly since Elsa was born because she just screams and screams at the childcare and they come and get me. I need to get her trained, I guess.

  8. I need to cut down on the junk food.

  9. I need to start exercising regularly.

  10. J loooves those Jimmy Dean things, too.

    I do want to get healthier this year. I have no idea how, since my tried and true methods don’t work with my current work situation. But I need to. I took her out for a walk on Sunday to try and get a start on that, but it kind of failed miserably. XD

  11. 2011 is going to be full of new, different and, I should hope, positive changes. I have been unemployed since the end of September, so a job would be great. In the mean time, I’m making an effort to do very careful meal planning to make sure that I’m eating as well as I can on a tight budget.

  12. what a great give away! and I totally recommend walking, you’re going to love it. And that’s coming from a 0 miles kinda gal.

    But a funny thing happened a few months ago. a friend was trying to persuade me to go to gym with her since I mow have three child-free mornings a week. I really hate classes though, take too long, not to mention gym fees, and the fact that I never go. In order to avoid the guilt of gym avoidance, I told her I’d walk around the paved, woodsy trail surrounding the gym.

    My shoes were killing me though, two babies = 1 bigger feet, so I went and got
    fitted, and starting throwing workout clothes on before running out the door to drop the boys off.

    After a few weeks, I decided to try running. It felt great. so I started the Couch 2 5k program. ran my first 5k in December, have signed up for more this year, and a half marathon this November.

    Never thought I’d like running, but I really do. Fit at Forty. Finally. That’s the forth step for 2011.

  13. I actually love those breakfast sandwiches. Yum.
    I promised, again, that I would work out and lose my last 15. Plus the 5 I somehow gained this season. :( So, the plan is to work out – at work – at least 4 times a week.

  14. I plan on doing couch to 5K. It should be interesting since I am terribly asthmatic. :)

  15. Jennifer Prince says:

    I’m working with a nutritionist to eat healthier and lose weight.

  16. I have some reading goals, some photography goals, some writing goals and some health goals… and they already feel overwhelming. Sigh.

  17. I’m doing stickK.com, where you set a goal (mine is to exercise 3x per week), and if you don’t, you either owe a charity (of your choice) or an anti-charity (of our choice), or a friend a certain amount of money (I’m going to do $10). So basically, if I can’t drag my butt off the couch 3 days a week, I have to pay someone. And I HATE wasting money on things I can totally control, and this is one of them.

    Plus, I’m training for the Austin half-marathon in February. Training is….going…so far, but I hope to step it up a notch from here on out.

  18. What am I going to do in 2011? Pass my LPN boards and my RN year on time. Write at least once a week. Walk EVERY day.

  19. I plan to eat healthier.

  20. In 2011 I plan to Zumba at least 3 times a week and keep a food journal.

  21. tweet-http://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/19867376212246528

  22. One of my biggest plans is to try to go mostly gluten free. I have terrible IBS (too much information, woo!) and have found a lot of information online that gastrointestinal flare-ups can be linked to problems with gluten. Yay, me! I also plan on keeping up my Samhain resolution of NOT eating fried potato chips (baked only, and then, so rarely) and exercising more frequently.

  23. Gonna have to try those sandwiches. Total advocate of protein in the morning. Sometimes I give in to the temptation of a muffin or danish, and then I’m eating out of control all day. Must resist in 2011.

  24. I’ve been eating small portions and having more if I want to, but I’m waiting an hour or so before I eat again. I’m tracking the food, exercise and blood sugar readings troughout the day. I’m hoping by (1) being honest with myself and (2) tracking my food intake I can take control my weight instead of my weight being in control of me!

    PS: Wish me luck – I have a job interview tomorrow!

  25. Aunt Patti says:

    Staying healthy is my #1 goal. I feel pretty good right now, so I’m keeping up my supplements and eating right. And remaining ever grateful for all I have.

  26. I plan on working out at least 3 times a week.

  27. I plan to eat healthier, drink more water, get more sleep, and try to take my boys for a walk every day. I want to be a good example for them and to be healthy enough to enjoy each day.

  28. Thanks for doing a giveaway!!!! I am eating much healthier these days, and part of that is eating breakfast every single day! I used to skip breakfast all the time, but now I eat something with protein every morning. By the way….have you tried the Jimmy Dean sausage crumbles? So yummy and so easy to throw in some scrambled eggs!! Mmmmm!

  29. I’m going to surround myself with only positive people
    rmartinclarke @ gmail.com

  30. I’m going to exercise every day. Even if it is only 10 minutes. Especially if it’s only 10 minutes. Because the days when I don’t feel like doing any or feel like I’m too busy to squeeze any exercise in are the days when it is all to easy to skip it entirely. And then once you’ve skipped one day, it is so much easier to skip it the next too. And so on, and then you find your pants are too tight and you’re puffing with the slightest exertion. But doing at least 10 minutes is a “no excuses” option that I plan to stick to.

  31. Sounds like a great plan. Can the dog go along too or would that just add too much difficulty to the whole thing? I know I usually (except for extreme weather or fatigue) walk Sadie twice a day and it’s about a mile and a half each walk. Just that getting out there helps me feel better. Have good food choices helps too. I’ve seen these at the store and they look good. I don’t usually buy because I don’t do the muffin things but I buy other breakfast sort of things that work for me and my wonky stomach.

  32. I hope to attend to my needs as well as drinking more water and walking more each day. I have a tendency to put others needs before mine.

  33. I’m trying to make healthier choices overall, mostly little ones like skipping the drive thru since they are easier than the really big ones (like eating all organic, etc). Today I didn’t buy Ben and Jerry’s when I was grocery shopping and I consider that a success!

    I’ll have to try those Jimmy Dean things, I’m always looking to make mornings easier

  34. Less junk food…more activity. That sounds easy enough, right? :)

  35. No more soda for me in 2011. Only water.

    kport207 at gmail dot com

  36. in 2011… not put all the dog walking on my partner so I can squeeze in a mile or so of walking a day more than what I’m doing now… join the gym at work, the cold is what makes me so very sedentary during the winter and there is no reason not to it’s right there in the hospital I work in and they take a ridiculously small amount of money out of each pay check to cover it

  37. More veggies. More water. More sausage maybe!

  38. Scott Martin says:

    I look forward to bettering myself in the coming year. Not only will I lose weight for myself I will also be a better role model for my two kids. That is the best I can wish for in the new years.
    Scott Martin

  39. My husband has been trying to get us onto a workout regimen for several months, but every time we start, something comes along to prevent us for several days, and we lose momentum.

    I am also in the midst of a postpartum clothing crisis, still being too big for my old clothes but having outgrown (well, reverse-outgrown — ingrown? that doesn’t sound right) the few clothes I bought once I finally stopped wearing maternity. So, 2011 will bring some new in-between pants which I will hopefully also in-grow.

    P.S. Good for you for the weight loss trajectory! :)

  40. I’m going to go back to drinking only water, no more pop. Thanks!

  41. I love Jimmy Dean. Eat healthy and cut out the sweets.

  42. Debra Hall says:

    I need to drink more water

  43. Less salt in our diet and more biking! We finally got our bikes out on a rack instead of in the storage room. Hooray!

  44. Stephanie V. says:

    fighting cancer right now and just out of treatment and isolation but need to find balance and ways to heal the body so would like to try yoga to better myself in the new year
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

  45. Benny Williams says:

    My plans are to use my time more efficient. I’m going to strive to be purposeful with my energy and resources. Thanks for the giveaway!

  46. Benny Williams says:
  47. Heather H. says:

    One of my resolutions is to increase my water intake each day. For the first month I plan to at least get in 4 cups of water a day and increase it by one cup each month until I get to 10-12!
    hmhenderson AT yahoo DOT com

  48. Heather H. says:

    hmhenderson AT yahoo DOT com

  49. Rebecca Graham says:

    I am going to work out three days a week and learn Zumba.

  50. Rebecca Graham says:
  51. Marilyn Wons says:

    For 2011, I plan to continue my exercise program.

  52. working out- eating better and being at peace

  53. I’m revving up my exercising and drinking a lot more water. Thank you!

  54. I plan to restrict sugar in my diet including alcohol.

  55. Roxanne Ellis Raymond says:

    I was taking care of a sick family member for all of 2010, so now it will be my time to get back into a healthy fitness routine with my Wii Fit Plus, and reconnect with my husband – always relaxing!

  56. Roxanne Ellis Raymond says:
  57. Kathy Scott says:

    I have taken a full time job and I am going to get off my bum and start living life.

  58. Margaret Smith says:

    I plan to try to diet and excersise to loose at least 20 lbs. Thanks so much.

  59. Margaret Smith says:

    I tweeted:

  60. I am going to try to limit bedtime snacking

  61. No more Christmas cookies- LOL.
    Seriuosly, I’m committing to better time management, because it seems like I waste too much time in a day. More time = exercise!

  62. More walking, less butter.

  63. I would like to try to add more protein to my breakfast.

  64. It’s quite a coincidence that you mentioned Jimmy Dean breakfast sandwiches. My son, who’s home from college on winter break, recently discovered them and he’s quite a fan.
    Good luck with your exercise program. You can get to know your new neighborhood, get some exercise and, best of all, W. will get used to walking places instead of being driven. As I commented on one of your previous posts, exercise is good for little kids: it tires them out and prevents the random rooting through your stuff and dog torture.

  65. I will eat better and exercise more

  66. I plan on eating more fruits and vegetables and less empty carbs

  67. More veggies and fish; less meat and sweets; regular daily exercise.

  68. Sarah Hirsch says:

    I have a routine of walking on the treadmill during my tv watching time. there aren’t too many shows i like to watch though, so i need to find a way to increase my tv watching. 😉 i WILL find a way to be more regular about getting on the treadmill.

  69. I’ve been doing pretty well with my eating and exercise choices, but I plan to increase the intensity of my workouts in 2011 so that I can be sure to reach my weight loss goal! :)

  70. I have got to exercise. I have to start at some not more.

  71. Adrienne Gordon says:

    I am going to start counting my calories

  72. I’m going to take 2011 head on! Eating better, taking my vitamins and taking care of myself spiritually too

  73. Susan Smith says:

    I’m going to walk more and limit my sugar intake.

  74. Susan Smith says:
  75. I have tended to eat lots of foods that are low in calories, but not necessarily high in nutritional value. So this year I’m trying to eat foods that are low cal but ALSO nutritious, like fruit, nuts, veggies, etc.

  76. 2010 was probably the toughest year of my life and if there is anything that the last few years has taught me it is that I have no control over anything. So, this year I’m going to focus less on trying to control things and more time just enjoying life. Also, I took 2 months off from exercise for no real reason, but I can tell in my clothes so my goal is to never go more than a week without exercise!

  77. Tracy Robertson says:

    I’m in a unique situation. I work with a man who has developmental disabilities, so I am at his apartment all day long, a couple times a week. There is a gym in his apartment complex, so we started going in there and working out together for 45 minutes every day that I work with him. It’s great for both of us, and I am incredibly lucky to be able to get a workout in while I am on the job!

  78. Janice Whitaker says:

    I am cutting back on carbs as I am now diabetic.

  79. meeyeehere says:

    I need to increase exercise. I walk twice a day about a mile each time and I chase my toddler son all day but I need more exercise.I have been eating really healthy except for Christmas,I kind of ate everything for a week.

  80. meeyeehere says:
  81. I’m going to make sure that I get exercise every day, whether it’s walking, doing aerobics or working out in the yard.

  82. More protein for breakfast. More vegetables, and less salt.

  83. I’m planning to continue lowering my medications this year. I recently dropped my pain meds entirely and feel better than I had, oddly enough.
    chainmail (at) iwon (dot) com

  84. I tweeted http://twitter.com/The_Sunshyn/status/20243426314293249
    chainmail (at) iwon (dot) com

  85. I recently joined a fitness program at work that pays for pedometer steps, workouts, etc. That should give me added motivation to exercise all through the year.

  86. cathy miller / rewcath says:

    I hope to get into my walking routine again, it does make me feel the best just harder to do in the colder weather, I’m also trying to stay away from processed foods and sugary treats.

  87. cathy miller / rewcath says:
  88. I plan to cook more from scratch and eat more whole/organic foods

  89. CATHY TRUMAN says:

    I plan on eating healthy this year more fresh fruit and veggies
    drinking more water and taking long walks every night with my dog.

  90. walk more

  91. For 2011, I’m planning to quit smoking AND drinking pop. Wish me luck because I’m so going to need it!

  92. This is the year I finally put exercise on the same priority line as work!

  93. I plan to do more yoga besides jogging.
    Tcarolinep at gmail dot com

  94. Debbie Bellows says:

    i’ve got to make myself walk on my treadmill and drink lots of water

  95. Debbie Bellows says:
  96. I noticed I exercise alot less in the winter, so I’m planning to buy a treadmill so I can walk inside during the cold months.

  97. i am moving my exercise time to the morning so it dont get pushed aside when something comes up

  98. My kids love pasta and noodles! I’m swtiching to whole grain pasta and buck wheat noodles!!! Small change, but hopefully and better alternative!

  99. I plan on getting back into an exercise program.

  100. I know all the things to do-I just need to do it. I need to eat a real bfast and walk more.

  101. I’m planning to make healthy food choices and drink lots more water.

  102. I run. So, my plan for 2011 is to work on incorporating running and other workouts. We’ll see how it goes :)

    scottorbsmith at gmail dot com

  103. I am going to try to quit smoking. I would say I’m going to quit smoking, but I am afraid of being to confident because I’ve tried and failed before!

  104. Pamela Simon says:

    I plan to get more sleep. If I am sleepy, I eat more.

  105. One of my goals for this coming year is to stop drinking soda (ok, ok, I know it’s horrible and I really rarely drink it as is, but I want to stop completely); I am also hoping (planning!!) to ruin a half marathon in the spring! Watch out, 2011!

  106. Courtney S says:

    I am determined to exercise more. Last year I started eating healthier so no I need to get fit.

  107. I’m going to extend my work out from thirty minutes to an hour!

  108. I have already been working on a better me, almost 1 month smoke free. My next goal is to start exercising after the first of the year now that I am being to be able to do things without getting out of breath

  109. I’m planning on trying to eat less fat and exercising more!! Thanks!

  110. I plan on walking more in 2011!

  111. I plan on drinking more water and walking more stairs instead of taking the elevator. I have tasted Jimmy Dean D-Lights and although the quick breakfast may taste good and be high in fiber they are filled with Sodium – approx. 35% of your daily allowance as with most store bought products. Also, the Turkey Sausage muffin I bought has High Fructose Syrup in it. This is a bit sad as “healthy brands” should be staying away from HFCS! To stay healthier in 2011, make your own egg breakfast using egg whites, whole wheat toast.

  112. Gail Crawford says:

    exrcising more

  113. Carol Sanders says:

    Eating a lot more vegetables and a lot less starches is my goal along with exercising at least 4 days a week for 45 minutes!

  114. I plan on quitting smoking this coming new year and have already purchased gum to aid me in the process.

  115. I try to eat healthy every morning by eating breakfast daily and drink oj or milk with it
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  116. I’m going to exercise more (e.g. start exercising). I have access to a gym and walking track at work so, with a group of co-workers, I’m going to start using them.

  117. I need to start a regular exercise program – so tomorrow I start walking!

  118. I need to GAIN some weight after chemo last year. I’ll start eating healthier while being more conscious about getting enough calories. So I started a food notebook I’ll fill in every day :)

  119. I plan to walk 10,000 steps per day

  120. I’m going to exercise at least 5 times a week.

  121. I plan on exercising daily for better health. Even if it’s only for 20-30 minutes.

  122. I plan on joining a running class/club.

  123. tweet-http://twitter.com/jillyrh/status/21047930370662401


  124. I am going to lose weight and get into shape this year.

  125. I have retweeted.

  126. Janice Wright says:

    I am planning on getting my fruits & veggies every day.

  127. I have got the exercising thing down and do some form of exercise at least 5 days a week. I plan on making changes to my diet and lose the processed foods and replace those with fresh fruits and veggies. Thanks!

  128. wordygirl says:

    My plan for 2011 is to “do what matters most”. That means I will put my time and energy toward the things I care most about, which includes keeping in touch with the people I love, making our home a more orderly place (which will make my sweetheart very happy), and finding time to be creative.

    wordygirl at earthlink dot net

  129. Becky Horn says:

    I plan to try to sleep more this year, been staying up way to late

  130. Becky Horn says:
  131. I really am going to eat better and exercise more for sure.

    gmissycat at yahoo dot com

  132. Tweeted here too.


    gmissycat at yahoo dot com

  133. Will get back to going to the town fitness room 3-5 days a week

  134. I plan on eating less junk food and eat more veggies

  135. Mary Casper says:

    I am going to stop smoking

  136. I’ll be cutting way down on sugar and increasing my walking time.

  137. I’m having surgery later this week, and I’ve vowed to FOLLOW EXACTLY the recommendations of my physical therapist. I tend to roll my eyes at exercise programs, but in this case, I want to do everything I can to get my body functioning again.

    Thanks for a great giveaway!

  138. I am going to eat better and stop drinking soda in 2011.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    eswright18 at gmail dot com

  139. Christina says:

    I try and park further away to I walk more at stores,work,etc. need to up my water intake

  140. I plan on making healthier food choices, and also plan on having a more active lifestyle. Thanks!

  141. Janna Johnson says:

    I am commited to exercise 4 days a week!
    Thanks so much!
    Janna Johnson

  142. Hey Cali!

    I am making more breakfasts!!!! I seriously have the same problem you do getting it all together in the morning even though I have less people to wrangle! Those frozen sandwiches look yummy – when they run out you might want to try to premake and freeze some yourself. I did a little research and then ended up freezing sausage egg and cheese on toasted english muffins. They turned out great and can be reheated in 2.5 min in the microwave!!!!

  143. I plan on learning and playing handball this winter.
    smchester at gmail dot com

  144. I’m aiming to take the kids for 2+ mile walks in the neighborhood at least 4 times a week. That gets me off my rear end and gets the kids out for fresh air.

  145. Jessica P says:

    I plan to make small changes through the year, like eating more veggies and moving more.

  146. vikki parman says:

    I met with a nutritionist and plan to continue with my eating plan. I walk 6 days a week, and an adding weight training for 2011.

  147. sherri crawford says:

    i plan to drink more water instead of just diet coke all day

  148. I plan on taking the time to really focus on my own fitness and work in exercise . I haven’ t made my own health a priority in a long time!

  149. I will be getting back in shape after my 2nd baby (due any time now!!!) and plan on incorporating more whole foods and gradually increasing my workout intensity.

  150. Ugh….I need to start exercising again. Hoping, like you, to start with walking. Good for the toddler and the dog as well, although hard to manage both of them unless G is in a stroller. Would love to lose 30 lbs this year, and it will take more than walking to do it, but it’s a start!

  151. My new resolution is to up my trips to the gym from 2 a week to 3. And to hold myself to “making up” missed gym trips with videos at home.

  152. I have resolved to actually eat breakfast in the morning. Usually I just run out of the house and don’t even think about it. So by mid-morning, I am starving and I have to go the vending machine to get something to snack on. So by eating a healthy breakfast every day, I should be able to curb all of the snacking that I do.

  153. Suzy.Q.S. says:

    I plan to eat less sugar and less white flour…I also plan to use the P90X video about 4:45 AM!

  154. kaye shaw says:

    My goal this new year is to eat slower, and put down my fork between bites. Hopefully, this will mean I eat less…and eventually weigh less!!

  155. I am setting aside 15 minutes daily for deep breathing and relaxation
    exercises. I’ve found that when I feel less stressed, it’s easier to meet my goals, both health and otherwise.

    dogsrock at insightbb dot com

  156. I have set monthly exercise goals for the year. I’m hoping by setting monthly and not yearly ones, I’m more likely to reach them!

  157. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/suburbsanity/status/22483619574456323

  158. im going to try cutting out junk food

  159. My husband and I are finally getting a treadmill! I’m super stoked to not have to worry about the weather everyday….I can just run! :-)

  160. i will try to buy less sugary processed foods

  161. I’ll be cutting out sugar and walking more.

  162. George A. says:

    I plan to try eating healthier than I have in the past. Also, within my own limitations, I plan on walking more, as soon as the rain stops.

  163. Tami Vollenweider says:

    I’m going to eat more healthier Snacks!

  164. I’ve already cut out the snacks and try not to eat prepared foods.

  165. Johannah B says:

    I am making healthier food choices, fresh, organic if possible, more fiber and healthier snacks.

  166. Johannah B says:

    Tweeted here: http://twitter.com/#!/1prizewinner/status/22822275816366081
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  167. although I’m starting the New Year with a nasty cold, I plan on adding a walk five days a week.

  168. After chemo I lost a lot of weight, so this year I want to pack on some pounds while still eating healthy, so I’ve started a food journal to keep track of calories and make sure I still get fruits, veggies and proteins

  169. Amanda Campbell says:

    I am trying to make healthier decisions with every meal. I am trying to eat more fruit and veggies.


  170. MORE EXERCISE for sure!!! walking running weights the whole nine yards and no more SWEETS and POPS. more WATER! ok>>>?
    – Daddy Rich
    Happy New Year!

  171. Overall, my choices I need to make start with having a better ATTITUDE and making me realize I am WORTH the change, the money, the time and effort…to take better care of me. To not let fear of long term health issues run my life. I have not been a healthy eater, and let a rotten schedule even drive THAT (except for dinner). When family is gone I simply dont take the time to care and eat right…I will try in 2011 to change that! No more skipping meals during the week! I know it’s not healthy and would NEVER let my kids do this!

  172. Definitely need to increase my H2O intake. Also planning to get on this treadmill sitting my bedroom, plus a little weight training. Also thought about trying out yoga!!

  173. Well I was planning on getting more sleep, but that hasn’t happened yet. I need to work on a plan to make it actually HAPPEN!

  174. I’m trying to cut back on sweets

  175. Looks good!

  176. I am going to somehow improve my interactions with my mother. This means setting firm boundaries, being firm but kind, and considering an intervention.

    I hope that by this time next year I’m thinking, “I wish I had done that sooner!”

  177. I do want to walk more…it’s the only exercise I enjoy

  178. I want to save eating out for special occasions and only go out for what I really want. I tend to waste money on food that isn’t that great, but seems convenient. I have so much more control over what I eat and save a lot of money when I cook at home. Anticipating meals when I’m away from home takes a little work, but a sandwich and fruit from home is so much more satisfying to me than an expensive bowl of mediocre soup or an overpriced salad.

  179. I am going to walk with the baby 3x/week, and take her to the pool allllll summer as often as possible!

  180. well, no more shooting up with crazy hormones, for one thing….

    i expect i’ll be doing more walking while carrying or pushing weight around, too.

  181. Very cool, Cali!

    Now that I’m not paying for my classes anymore (thank you tuition waiver!), I registered for Pilates. It is on campus, it goes on my transcript, so it should be easy and I’m accountable for it.

  182. I will be more physically active.

  183. I will make sure to stay hydrated when I exercise.

  184. I am planning to spend a lot more time outdoors, moving, gardening, soaking up Vitamin D. And I want to establish a regular yoga practice. I so need this balance. Here’s to great health and prosperity in twenty eleven! (Yes, I wrote it out.)

  185. I plan to sleep more, keep running 6 days a week, and lift more

  186. I am going to keep losing weight!!!!!

  187. I am going to be running a half-marathon!

  188. ok, I know this sounds twisted, but as I am living with a recent cancer diagnosis, I am planning to do a lot of things to make better choices, beginning with asking others for help. (already, I love the renewed connections with dear friends.) intending to engage in a bit of acupuncture, better eating, walking, and decluttering. there’s more, but that would just be begging to win… :)

  189. We found a great list of 25 foods for longevity the other day. We currently eat about 16 of them regularly, so our goal is to include all 25 items in our regular food rotation. I’m going to boot camp twice a week, and walking to and from work with my new Nordic walking poles. Our family is taking up x-c skiing – we’ve got lessons booked at the end of the month. And we’re lowering our gluten intake (except for the weekly baked goodies my wife and daughter make!). I’m hoping that all of this will eventually translate into 80 lb. weight lost this year (or about 1.5 lb/week).

  190. chris swan says:

    I am going to fill half my plate up with veggies and fruit and other half-half with protein and half with carb.

  191. Crystal F says:

    Our local Y opens later this month and we plan to spend as much time there as possible. I want to feel better and have more energy and this will help with that. Thank you!

  192. I plan to stick to healthier snacks so that I can maintain my FBS at a better level, since it crept up after I was ill last year.

  193. I am also choosing a better breakfast to increase energy through the day. No more mornings that start with just caffeine! Whole grains, protein and fruit! Happy New Year!

    ~jan at thepaisleycupcake.blogspot.com

  194. I plan on being more active and drinking more water which allows me to make healthier choices.

  195. I am going to be drinking more water and taking my dog for daily walks!

  196. i am making sure i eat veggies with at least 2 meals..i can’t just rely on vitamins
    nannypanpan at sbcglobal.net

  197. I plan on drinking more water and eating at least the recommended daily amount of vegetables.


  198. Karen Gonyea says:

    Drink more water :)

  199. The ONE thing I plan to do to better myself is to make time for myself to do the projects I have been meaning to do for quite a while :) Y’know, Me-Time :)

    Please feel free to contact me at:

    allrightyes at gmail dot com

  200. I just tweeted this giveaway here 😀


    Please feel free to contact me at:

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  201. Karen Gonyea says:

    Count me in again please :)

  202. I plan to “make better choices for a healthier new me” by remembering my affirmations: Acceptance, ‘I am loving, lovable, and always loved,’ and Let Your Light Shine. And I am reaching out to local groups for more support around career/job search and continuing to dance, do theatre, and do monkey conditioning class (each once a week). Thanks! Kristina

  203. april yedinak says:

    I am absolutely going to start exercising again- standing while eating doesn’t count anymore.

  204. I MUST begin running! And not eating everything in sight!
    I wanna wear my clothes again. I hate buying bigger sizes!

  205. I plan to get more sleep and use the elliptical twice a week.

  206. 2011 is going well. I am trying to cut my sugar intake down by a lot! Because I am allowing myself a little bit, it’s working! Thanks!

  207. Kris Slusser says:

    I made two resolutions this year and I plan on sticking to them! First, to excersize and eat healthier (hand in hand in my book!) and second to save money! I am now walking my neighborhood 3 times a week and starting a Coupon club with my friends! Wish me luck!

  208. ANGEL JACKLYN says:


  209. ANGEL JACKLYN says:

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  210. I’m planning on working on portion control!

  211. My healthier plans for 2011 are to try and cut out as much processed food from our menu as I can.

  212. The elliptical and I are going to be good friends once it arrives!!

  213. I am trying to quit drinking soda this year!

  214. Get more rest and eat healthier.

  215. I am going to eat better, by cooking more food from scratch and making better choices about what I eat.

  216. I always felt weird that I didn’t know how to swim so this year I signed up for swimming lessons at our local community college. Not only will I learn a new skill, I’m hoping to get healthier with some much-needed exercise.

  217. I am making an distinct effort to eat out less and healthier by bring lunch from home and eating a healthier breakfast instead of relying on coffee shops (starbucks) offers. I am also starting the new year by getting more organized.. I am a scatterbrained and I’m afraid I’ll always be one, but there’s no need for my surroundings to reflect my mind haha. Love Jimmy Dean, I always make sure to stock up when I’m at Costco! Woo* Jimmy Dean in BULK!

    Thank you for the wonderful little tips in your post and of course, for the opportunity! <3

  218. I am trying to eat healthier meals, especially at breakfast. Plus, I want to get back to walking every day.

  219. I will be adding more fruit/veg/fiber to my diet.

  220. Mike Landrum says:

    These are great when you are on the go and are better than running through the drive through at your local fast food place. The breakfast bowls are great too.

  221. Elizabeth says:

    I am going to try for more home-cooked meals- cheaper and better for us, but they require more planning….

  222. I plan to be more focused, meaning I’ll organize my time better and be able to accomplish much more than I have been by just drifting through my day. I’m hoping this will open up more time for my writing, which is my second big goal.

  223. Henria O. says:

    I’m making a concerted effort to eat more fruits and veggies!
    sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

  224. Henria O. says:

    sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

  225. Marcia Goss says:

    I definitely will try to get out and walk more. My job requires me to sit for hours at a time. There is a park with a walking trail across from my house, and I need to take advantage of it.

  226. Marcia Goss says:
  227. Kathleen S. says:

    I am bringing an apple or yogurt with me to work for breakfast every day so I don’t snack in the morning. I am also slowly adding in some jogging to my daily long walks and I’m loving it! Thanks.

  228. Cutting back on soda and making water my beverage of choice.

  229. valerie mabrey says:

    trying to eat better and exercise more. trying to eat more oragnic

  230. I’ve increased “live” foods into my diet – more fruit and veggies!!!!

  231. I’m making a conscious decision to stop picking at my face. No more “just this once”s or “only whiteheads”. (tmi? maybe.) IM GOING COLD TURKEY! lol

  232. Patricia Treskovich says:

    exercise and eat less calories

  233. Patricia Treskovich says:
  234. Trying to drink more water and eat a lot more fruits and veggies in the new year!

  235. Kurt Hoffmann says:

    Eat better.

  236. We’ve gone mostly-organic here and reduced our dependence on “convenience foods.” My son does love his sausage biscuits, etc. however and I may have to start making and freezing them in advance. Hmm…

  237. ride my bike more!

  238. Trying to simplify our life and our diet.

  239. Drinking more water and eating more fruits n veggies.

  240. Betsy Hoff says:

    I am cooking for family/eating foods with low saturated fats. We are also eating more fresh fruits and vegetables!

  241. Betsy Hoff says:
  242. Bonnie Florentine says:

    Easy food to eat in the morning. Fast and healthy.

  243. tammigirl says:

    I love the idea of walking to/from the train. It seems like such a great time to bond, as well. Routines are lovely.

    As far as my new year, I’m trying to stop stuffing food down my gullet when I’m already full just because it tastes good. I know I am doing it and I keep going because “Mmmm… mmm… oh this is… mmm… so… mmmm. goood.”

    Bleh. I need to be myself again. Myself never did that.

  244. tammigirl says:
  245. I plan to eliminate some carbs and introduce some protein into my nutritional meal plan, to exercise at least three times a week (just signed up for zumba) and to get more sleep (at least 7 hours 5 times week!)

  246. I’m going to eat a healthier breakfast to keep me full until lunchtime.

  247. I plan to cut back on sweets and get back into a consistent exercise routine. My goal is to participate in a road race in 2011! I haven’t ran in a race in about 15 years!!!

  248. I am trying to make smarter snack choices. No more chips and Ramen noodles — bring on the fruit, almonds and string cheese.

  249. I plan on walking more on the treadmill this year.

  250. Debbie Bellows says:

    i’m trying to walk on my treadmill regularly

  251. Debbie Bellows says:
  252. I plan on eating healthier foods, and getting alot more excercise this year.

  253. I will swim 3 times a week and try to walk as much as possible.
    Thanks for the contest.

  254. Cheryl W. says:

    I plan to start a new probotic regimen to help keep the good bacteria levels high. This will be both in vitamins form and lots of fresh cultured yogurt.

  255. Cheryl W. says:
  256. Weight Watchers (I need the support), walking my dogs EVERY DAY – no more excuses!

  257. This year, I have been trying to snack healthier. My preferred snack last year was peanut M&Ms (hey, there are nuts in there, and nuts are healthy). I’m trying to do better by snacking on Triscuits, Chex Mix, and occasionally low-fat cheese. So far I’m holding up fairly well… of course, it helps that there are no M&Ms in the house now. :-)

  258. This is a nice site. Thanks.

  259. I plan to ride my bike even more!

  260. Ruth Anderson says:

    I am having fun with my new toy I recieved for Christmas,a WII with balance board.I need to be on funniest home videos it is so funny to try these sports .Thanks for the chance to win. etude37@gmail.com

  261. My plans for the new year include swimming every other day and making more healthy choices. The biggest goal is to move the focus away from food! Good luck to all of you, my prayers are with you all. This is a very difficult journey, but one that has been chosen for us and chosen by us.

  262. I’m going to take the stairs when I can. If it’s only a floor or two, you can almost do it in less time that waiting for the elevator to arrive.

  263. I’ve joined a local CSA and am committed to eating more organic and local fruits and veggies!

  264. I am taking an exercise class for the first time in well over a decade. It may be fear that the pregnancy will forever alter my body or that once the baby grows to be 3 months old I won’t be able to pick her up or really just the thought of traveling international with a newborn and a dog (in doggy carry on bag) that has instilled the fear of flab into me. But I will do aerobics this year.

  265. Sel Stoute says:

    This year I intend to say the word “no” more. Saying yes to everything meant lots of stress which lead to stress eating. Less stress, 30 minutes of walking a day and portion control should help me lose 50 1bs. this year.

  266. Karina Lee says:

    I’m drinking much more water than I usually do

  267. I just had open heart surgery for an aortic aneurysm so I will be eating healthy and working out. I plan to run a marathon later this year.

  268. I have resolved to buy more fresh produce and try to make my meals healthier, my family deserves it!

  269. I’ll be drinking more water, cutting down on sugar and walking more.

  270. i’m with you, i need protein to keep me going!
    i want to lose 15 lbs this year..and keep it off!
    tattgiff at centurytel dot net

  271. i did alt entry from rules
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  272. My plan to be healthier starts with being determined and staying Positive. I plan to eat healthier and drink more water.

  273. brenda helgeson says:

    I’ve stopped eating after 7 pm and started walking again

  274. brenda helgeson says:
  275. The biggest thing I am doing for myself this year is to exercise. It has always taken a backseat to everything. I’m making it a priority. Kids might be grumbling now, but one day they understand. Besides, come spring, I’ll be able to race them up the mountains.

  276. I’m going to learn how to take care of me, which means prepare a healthy breakfast every morning, not just think about it. Just do it!!

  277. I’ve switched from drinking Pepsi at work to water with Crystal Light To Go packets. I couldn’t get myself to drink plain water, but the Crystal Light makes it easier to drink the water. :)

  278. I’ve discovered that I really need to move more – my body is winding down and I’m too young to feel old! So I’m going to try and get to the gym once a week. I already eat pretty well.

  279. Trying to walk more & lose weight

    Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/Sheskis/status/29273652465770496

  280. After years of resolving to simply eat less to try to lose weight (and never being successful), this year I changed my resolution to add to my diet; specifically more fiber. I know I don’t get enough fiber in my diet, so I’m adding high fiber foods to each meal. It is much easier to keep this resolution, and I actually do feel better physically.

  281. I’m sticking to a journey of weight loss that I started three years ago. I’m down 100 pounds and have maintained it for 2.5 years. I just need to lose the last 30 now.

  282. I am going to try and get more sleep! I’m always sleep deprived!

  283. I’ve just ret’d from a weeklong winter camping trip and protein in the morning kept me hiking through each day, climbing rocky hillsides, negotiating the tangle within gullies.

  284. I’m one of those who needs a good breakfast to start off my day, even if it means getting up earlier so I have time for it. I’ve started eating better breakfasts, like oatmeal, and I’m totally going to try these Jimmy Dean D-lights. mcgillrmcgill(at)charter(dot)net

  285. I am going to try and make it to them gym 3 days a week and eat more vegetables!!

  286. Sandra Brower says:

    Since the New year began I have gotten a handle on my diet and have started actively pursuing a regime with more cardio activity. I work on a ranch so my resistance training (lifting hay and water buckets) :) is already handled. I just need to pump up my heart and my lungs and keep a diet that is realistic for my metabolism. I never eat too much just the wrong things. So diet changed and I am actually loving the food and the results. 10 lbs lighter already!! Sausage is a part of my diet. :)

  287. Sandra Brower says:
  288. While I have a few goals in mind related to health & finances, my overall resolution this year is to make sure I’m setting (and holding) appropriate boundaries with the people in my life. Gone are the days to saying “Yes” to everything and putting my needs last. If I’m a healthier, more grounded person, I’m that much more of a healthy addition to the lives of those around me. A win-win for sure! :)

  289. Nancy Sloan says:

    I am trying to eat less fat and walk more.

  290. charlotte weber says:

    I have been gaining weight over the past 6-8 months, I couldn’t figure out why; as I hadn’t done anything different. Did not eat anything different. Nothing, so what cold it be. I went to my Dr. and tried to talk to him about this here is what he said,(quit eating so much!) WHAT!!!? Well I kept on gaining and gaining, last Sunday my son had to take me to the hospital, I had woke up that morning and had swollen so big that I couldn’t. My skin felt like it was about to split. They checked me out; did some blood work and were quite concerned, they said we might better keep you in the hospital tonight and monitor you. They thought that either my kidneys were shutting down, or maybe my liver was failing. I really didn’t want to stay in the hospital. So the Dr. came back in; told me she was putting me on Lasiks. She said I had to start getting rid of the water gain, and I was to get back into my regular Dr. and let him know I had been here and that she would be sending the information from that day to his office. So it wasn’t me EATING TOO much like my Dr. said. Boy I have an earfull for him this week. I am praying I can get rid of this extra 60 lbs. I have put on.

  291. I’m trying to bring trail mix and other healthy snacks to work. The hardest temptation occurs midafternoon, when I’m hungry and want to go buy a candy bar.

  292. Jimmy Dean D-Lights have long been my solution to a busy morning. Microwave one for about 30 seconds, take in the car, and enjoy. I like the turkey sausage and eggs to provide protein and the cheese for a little melty goodness. One D-Light gets me through to lunch, no problem, and is suitable for my husband and daughter as well. I love the ones on the bagels, but they are hard to find in my area. The ones on croissants are my next favorite, though all are tasty!

  293. DaDIvaStreet says:

    I am trying to do 10,000 steps per day. My goal for 2011 is to eat healthier and move my body!

  294. I’m trying to eat healthier and save money at the same time by doing more cooking and less dining out and convenience foods.

  295. I plan to get back to walking everyday which in turn will help me to lose those extra pounds that have slowly creeped up on me over the past year, I need to lose at least 20 lbs and walking is the best way for me to do it, somehow I’ve gotten sidetracked when it comes to exercising and I have been slacking off big time, my focus this year is to get back to walking and lose those pounds, Thanks for the great giveaway

  296. I keep seeing everywhere that the best, basic exercise that anyone can do is to walk- I can do that too!

  297. I’m thinking of walking for exercise, no promises but it’s been good for me in the past. I just got away from it.

    dchrisg3 @ gmail . com

  298. Shelley Mitchell says:

    I plan on cooking healthier meals for my family!

    msjem2001 at yahoo dot com

  299. after giving myself january “off” for more mental resolutions, I’m going to detox from processed carbs in february! :)

  300. I’m going to drink more water and have more patience with people.

  301. I make such good breakfasts for the kids…I wish I didn’t hate the way they taste. Maybe I should try these breakfast protein muffins.

    I am parking in a new, cheaper spot, which has added about 20 min of walking to my day. So there’s that!

  302. I’m training for my first 5K

  303. My goal for 2011 is to cut down on coffee and sugar. So far it’s going ok.
    etara1 at aol dot com

  304. I used to drink 5 0r 6 sodas…specifically Mt. dew and I quit drinking them and started Drinking Gatorade. Now I don’t even like to drink sodas. I also am planning to exercise more often.

  305. I am trying to cut out Diet Coke and eat more whole foods-fruits, veggies, etc.

  306. I’m going to try to make healthier decisions this year and try to cut back on diet soda and gum

  307. I read the official rules and entered on the form

  308. I’ve decided to give up soda, and drink more water. I had my last soda on new year’s eve. So far, so good!

  309. I am going to make the initiative to drink more water and consume less sugar this year.

  310. One thing I am doing this year is adding at least one serving of FRESH fruit to my diet every day…not canned or frozen…FRESH!

  311. I am approaching 2011 with a positive attitude as I am making better choices in foods. I am eating more all natural ingredients as well as produce.

  312. Terri Grinner says:


  313. I have determined to stress less and forgive sooner, this will improve my overall health.

  314. gradually transferring all my pantry items from traditional to organic/whole food based!

  315. My plan to be healthier in 2011 is to walk more and eat more fresh fruits and veggies.

  316. I am going to eat out less and try to eat healthier more vegetables and fruit

  317. I plan to eat fresh foods (fruits, veggies, lean meats) instead of processed and fast foods.

  318. wanna try to eat more fruits (like veggies, fruit not so much)

  319. I plan on doing more yoga, and eating more fruit and less junk food

  320. My plan is to be more disciplined in doing strength exercises with light weights. I bought a mat to do them on, so now I have no excuses.


  321. I plan to stick to my Weight Watchers and get off the couch more.
    sarah.stern.13 at yahoo.com

  322. Natalie J. Vandenberghe says:

    I am making an effort to eat better (which is pretty hard because not only do I have an incredible sweet tooth, but also many years of bad habits to overcome). I love to walk and, hopefully, will start walking more regularly (which will also be hard–since being on the computer occupies much of my time). Congratulations on naming a goal that is attainable, easy, and free. Best wishes for the New Year.

  323. Natalie J. Vandenberghe says:
  324. I’m trying to drink more water!

  325. Started my own veggie garden and I am eating fresh fruit and cutting back on fast food. The family is eating better and feeling better.

  326. I am going to eat a healthy breakfast and drink more water.

  327. Suzanne K says:

    My plans include a lot more activity! I’m not going to be working as much, so the budget will be tighter and that will encourage me to do more in my garden… like growing more fruits and veggies to eat! I’m also back to working on my garden remodel project and that’s a fair amount of exercise. All good! And, before I head out into the garden, I have a bowl of oatmeal with raisins from last year’s harvest, with soy milk. These muffins sound like a great breakfast option too!

  328. Suzanne Lewis says:

    I plan to eat less carbs and walk 1 hour 5x per week.

    txhottie_86 at yahoo dot com

  329. I plan to better myself by doing medation daily.

  330. Brandy Byrne says:

    I am going to stop smoking and start to workout like I used to.

  331. Brandy Byrne says:
  332. latisha depoortere says:

    I plan on eating better and I want to try and gain 5 pounds so I can start feeling better. Great giveaway thank.
    tishajean@ charter.net

  333. latisha depoortere says:
  334. Paula Hafner says:

    I plan to stop skipping breakfast. I’m also trying to stop drinking much caffeine and to cut my sugar.

  335. Pauline M says:

    My kids and I are trying to eat healthier. They’ve been pulling recipe’s off the net and giving me shopping lists for these recipes. It’s been great. We get to try new things and we’re watching what we eat!

  336. Pauline M says:
  337. I plan to relax more

  338. Charity S. says:

    I plan on taking things really slow.

  339. Charity S. says:
  340. Rhonda Clemens says:

    I am not going to stress over the small things, which I have taken baby steps with so far!


  341. Rhonda Clemens says:

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  342. I plan on going on a morning walk every day – even if it’s just around the neighborhood.

  343. I plan on getting off my butt and playing more just dance with my girls. That way we have fun family time and fitness all rolled into one!

  344. As soon as the pulled calf muscle heals, I am pledging to myself to begin the three mile walk each day. Doing it makes me feel better looking and healthier.

  345. This past summer I gave up sugar, which has been so great for me, especially since I’m starting this year off with a pregnancy! Yay! Thank you for the lovely giveaway.
    sewmuchstuff at ymail dot com

  346. Tweet:
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  347. I’m going to eat more vegetables and less starches.

  348. I’m not going to dwell on past mistakes

  349. kittycardero says:

    I plan to drink more water and walk the dog more.

  350. kittycardero says:
  351. I plan on serving healthier meals for my family — more protein and less empty calories.
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  352. I posted this giveaway on my Blog
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  353. I intend to meet 2011 with the goal of being published in a magazine I really would love to have my work in this year. As far as creating a healthier life this year, I have vowed to drink a good allotment of water each day (instead of surviving on coffee alone, shudders!).

  354. switching to whole grain products is part of becoming a healthier me.

  355. Jennifer R says:

    I am going to get more sleep and eat better this year.
    reejen at comcast dot net

  356. We have a new dog and I have been spending an hour per day walking him!

  357. Elizabeth Ray says:

    I’m training to participate in a Warrior Dash (5k obstacle course)

  358. I only eat breakfast on the weekend–it’s not good for me and it’s not a good example for my children–so I’m trying to eat breakfast everyday.

  359. mistysunrise says:

    I plan on eating better, and not eating so much junk food

    itsjustme62613 at gmail.com

  360. mistysunrise says:
  361. Trying to watch the trans fat and saturated fat intake

  362. trying to walk 3 miles a day

    jdmimi at gmail dot com

  363. I plan on doing aerobics twice a week
    ardy22 at earthlink dot net

  364. tweet
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  365. I plan on exercising 3 times a week

  366. I plan on eating more fresh fruits & veggies!

    chlorinebrain at sbcglobal dot net

  367. This is the year of self-discipline in eating, exercise and attitude for me. Time to be tough on myself.

  368. I have to work exercise in to my daily routine. Even a little bit

  369. Deborah Wellenstein says:

    I will eat healthier foods, including Jimmy Deans D-Lights-I will also start an exercise program. Thanks!

    dwellenstein at cos dot net

  370. I am getting both my husband and myself out of the house and exercising. No small feat!

  371. Annemarie says:

    I will exercise more!

  372. I’m good at getting to the gym 3X per week, but have committed to going 5X this year!

    wolverina401 at gmail dot com

  373. I’m working on a more consistent exercise routine and healthier meal planning.

  374. I have been working with my doctor to get much healthier this year, and one of the things I was told to do (I am trying) is to eat a much better breakfast and a much smaller dinner (when my activity levels drop)
    janicecrespo AT gmail dot com

  375. I’m exercising more

  376. CATHARINE R says:

    I am improving my diet.

    ceriehl at gmail dot com

  377. Joanne Schultz says:

    I’m trying to get more exercise in 2011 and to eat healthier too.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  378. Joanne Schultz says:
  379. Renee Turner says:

    I am going to try and get more restful sleep and eat more fruit!

  380. We are trading in our ice cream for fruit smoothies:

    Fruit + ice + skim milk + yogurt (optional) = smoothie deliciousness!

    Healthy and tasty!

  381. Artistic Baker says:

    I’m going to ride our recumbent bike 3 times a week. Make that purchase worth the money.

    artisticbaker at gmail dot com

  382. I’m on the Ab’s Diet which means lean meats and proteins and fresh veggies.

    I want to lose inches and gain abs

    seanm1999 (at) hotmail (dot) com

  383. we are trying to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables and not as many canned veggies

    bluegirl1423 at gmail dot com

  384. Ms. Fathel says:

    Drink more water in 2011. This is my goal for a healthier life.

    shoppingchic2 at gmail dot com

  385. I am choosing to eat more healthy organic vegetables this year.

  386. CATHARINE R says:
  387. Aaron B from IL says:

    I have been eating more reasonable portions and better foods and exercising more this year to try to lose weight.

  388. Aaron B from IL says:
  389. CATHY TRUMAN says:

    I will eat more fresh fruit and veggies and drink more water
    and take long walks with my dog KC.

  390. I plan to increase the intensity of my gym workouts.

  391. barbara wright says:

    I’m going to live healthier this year – not fanatically healthier because I won’t stick to it, but I’m going to try to do a little more each day to be healthy.

  392. barbara wright says:
  393. I’m meeting 2011 head-on! I’ve been working with a nutritionist, making better food choices, not skipping meals (which is why I LOVE these Jimmy Dean D-lights!) and exercising more. I will lose 100 pounds this year!

  394. I’ve been getting healthier by trying new vegetables in my diet. I too moved to a new city/state this year and I’ve tried Okra and Turnip Greens this month. I like both!

  395. I’m going to eat less fast food!

  396. I have been watching my calories, and I will continue to do so. I have about 35 more pounds to lose.

  397. I will be eating healthier this year by trying to get the recommended amount of fruits and veggies.

  398. I’m trying to tone up and also to get a decent job, those two things would change my life!

  399. I’m trying so hard to lose this after-baby weight… shes 8 mo old and I’ve lost 15 lbs and I have 15 more to go! its a daily struggle to make healthy choices and be active. Hard to make enough time in the day, to take care of the baby and get my other little one to (and from) school, plus take care of myself, 2 dogs, the husband the house, but somehow I manage. Lord, grant me the serenity to not freak out over every little tiny mess. My resolution is to lose this weight!~
    I am eating healthier and trying hard! .. Wish me luck!!! :)

  400. Thank you for all of your comments! A winner has been notified and I am waiting for their response. I enjoyed reading all of your healthy plans!


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