Lest Janet Eats be all golden, light,”ain’t I wonderful, I’m so perfect” — let’s be honest here.  I’ve got my own set of challenges on this journey.  You know, like every other human!  And, one of them is to motivate myself to exercise.  Or, as Weight Watchers cleverly dubs it:  ‘move more’.  Good strategy to take the dreaded E-word out of the equation:   I suppose I could just go outside and take a walk.

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A Handful of Almonds

One Serving of Almonds

Singing the praise of the humble almond!  Even if it isn’t really a nut, but the pit of an almond fruit.

I will certainly write more details and minutia of how I lost my 50 pounds.  It is the theme of Janet Eats, after all.   Nuts, the almond in particular, played a very important role in my weight-loss journey.  Bottom line: I started to lose weight because I cut my carbs.  We’re not talking the Atkins Diet here.

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As you get closer to the New Year, you probably know the number one resolution people make:  Lose Weight.   Just google top New Years resolutions and you’ll find all kinds of advice on how to reach your goals.  Like this one from someone who calls himself Goals Guy.

Physical activity builds physical vitality. With every year of your life, you have more to gain from being physically active; as your age-related risks of chronic disease increase, regular exercise generally slows or reverses that trend.

In fact, you’re even more likely to notice the benefits of regular exercise if you already have a chronic condition.

Are you ever going to be fit again as long as you live? The answer is unless you make a resolution to get fit – you’re never going to be fit – ever. The choice is yours; it begins by opting for the stairs instead of the elevator, fruit in place of chocolate, and active rather than sedentary activities.

Wow, doesn’t that sound simple.  Reads simple enough.  But like so much in our lives, it is a proved thing: simple is always complicated.  I mean, really – do you want to spend the rest of your life picking fruit instead of chocolate?

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