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Photo: Bee and thistle: Taken high in the Cascade Mountains where there is a bee buzzing on every thistle. by Debora Rorvig

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Making 2011 the Year of the Butterfly

Someone once said, "If nothing ever changed, there would be no butterflies!" Here are seven simple changes that will help you break out of that cocoon and float like a butterfly in 2011.
  1. Go meatless at least once a week.
  2. If your staff lunchroom is a haven for donuts, cookies and other tempting goodies; stay outta there!
  3. Drink water instead of soda. Besides reducing your caloric intake, you'll be amazed at how much money you'll save in restaurants when you make this change.
  4. Learn 3 or 4 healthy recipes that you and your family really like. Most people cook the same things over and over; so if you can incorporate 3 healthy recipes into your diet, it will translate into thousands of reduced calories and fat over the coming year.
  5. Forget the fries. If you must eat at a fast food restaurant; resist ordering the fries. They're the worst.
  6. Split meals in restaurants. If no one wants to split with you; ask for a doggie bag to come with your meal. Then scoop half of it into the container immediately. If you wait until the end of the meal, if you're like me; you won't have anything left to take home!
  7. Go outside and play. Good for the kids-good for you too!
Do you have any tips that might help us break out of our cocoons in 2011?

(Painting is called "The Butterfly  Painting" by Johann Georg Meyer Von Bremen  1813-1886)


1 comment:

A Joyful Chaos said...

Sounds like a great start. I can't think of anything to add to the list just off the top of my head but I'm sure I'll come up with more ideas through out the day.

Thanks for sharing.


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