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When I first spotted 'Doris', who features in our lovely logo (above), I couldn't help but make her our poster girl for The Association of Retired Single Women... She's energetic, she's going places, she looks like she has a whole 'bucket-list' of things that she can't wait to be, do and have in life and she has a big smile on her face!
That's what I want for you too - whether you're an 'always single' woman or, like me, you're 'single again'. I want you to have the happiest, healthiest, most vital, productive, energetic, prosperous and fulfilling retirement you could possibly have! At the same time, I want you to get the resources you need to help you balance having the kind of retirement you want and deserve to have, with planning to meet your future needs. That's what The Association of Retired Single Women is all about -
Earlier we talked about different forms of motivation. We mentioned getting a New Year’s Eve outfit that you want to fit into for the celebration. We also talked about tracking your food and calories and finding ways to be accountable.
Another method of staying motivated to manage your weight is to reward yourself. There are a number of ways to do this; massages, vacations, quiet time alone, or a new pair of shoes. You get to decide what…
Posted by Ann Harrison on December 18, 2015 at 18:30
Know Your Triggers and Plan How You’ll Manage Them
We all have triggers. Some people get stressed by family, others by money. Some people have food triggers. They may eat a piece of chocolate and suddenly their sweet tooth has started making decisions for them. Alcohol is a trigger for many people. One drink and good eating decisions go out the door.
Know yourself. Identify and/or learn your triggers. If you eat when you’re stressed, then find ways to…
Posted by Ann Harrison on December 17, 2015 at 6:30
Make Holiday Events About More Than Food
Let’s face it, many holiday events are centered on food. The holiday table is piled high with delights. The work event positions the buffet front and center. Everyone is baking and making and sharing.
You can change the trend and shift the focus of holiday events away from food. For example, a holiday carolling event can take everyone out walking the neighborhood streets and meeting new people. Serving food at…
Posted by Ann Harrison on December 16, 2015 at 6:30
The holiday season can be a time of tremendous pressure, expectations, and stress. It’s easy to turn to food to help you cope, and it’s certainly a common approach. Find ways to help reduce stress and stay positive. Exercise really does help, and the holidays are the perfect time to strengthen this habit. Adequate sleep and good nutrition are important too.
Equally important is some time to yourself to do things that make you feel happy,…
Posted by Ann Harrison on December 15, 2015 at 6:30
Buy A New Year’s Eve Outfit That’s Form Fitting
Do you need motivation and a goal? If that’s your weight loss motivation personality, and it is the case for many people, consider buying a New Year’s outfit that’s form fitting. This way you’ll have to watch what you eat and exercise so that you’re able to maintain your weight and fit into your new outfit.
Don’t make the mistake of buying an outfit that’s a little small, one that you have to lose weight…
Posted by Ann Harrison on December 14, 2015 at 6:30
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Do you hate packing?
Here in the UK, the holiday season starts with a vengeance this weekend. From today the roads, motorways and airports will be packed with people desperately trying to escape the unseasonably wet weather that we are experiencing here at the moment.
Of course, people who are…