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About The Healthy Habit Lady

Aiming for a long, healthy, happy life ... one habit at a time. I used to weigh 325 pounds. I used to wear size 5X shirts. I used to get winded walking the block or up stairs. Now I don't. Join me in my adventures of fitness, photography, travel, poetry and beyond.

Eyes On Your Own Plate

Something people have heard me say often is … Eyes on your own plate; you are not the food police. Now; granted I may be more sensitive than others on this topic due to my selective eating disorder and such … but I still stand by the sentiment wholeheartedly. What is healthy for me, could be toxic for you ~ and vice versa.

It used to drive me crazy when people would look at my plate at restaurants, or Church pot lucks, or holiday dinners …and say “oh honey is that ALL you’re going to eat” …. ugh! Or worse; when they try to add to my plate … oh hell no, don’t even try that. You worry about your body’s fuel, and I will worry about mine. Period.

The bottom line is this: who are you to judge what someone else is eating, unless possibly it is your child. Yet then it is not so much judging as parenting. At any rate; even if someone is piling up their plate with sweets and treats and fat-laden selections; that is THEIR business. It is quite likely that you do not know their story.

Now — if someone asks my advice, then they have opened a line of communication and conversation. Even still though, I will ask questions, not judge, and try to understand their needs, struggles, goals, etc. If you happen to be someone who is seeking nutritional counsel or personal training, let me know.

As always, make champion choices,
The Healthy Habit Lady

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Time to Revive

Welp ~ She’s baaaaccck … After almost a year hiatus from my Heathy Habit Lady page and blog; I’m reviving her. Between a Pandemic and menopause and the death of my daughter… it’s time to get back to basics and return to doing what I love: Helping People! Please like and share my Facebook page if you’re so inclined.https://www.facebook.com/HealthyHabitLady.

Meanwhile; there are days I feel like I can conquer the world and some days I can’t manage to tie strings into a bow on a new blouse ~ and decide to skip it 🤪! But every day is a blessing … with or without a bow ❤️

Stay tuned … more to come.

As always, make champion choices
The Heathy Habit Lady

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L I E S

What was the last lie you told? Who did you tell a lie? Was it yourself? IF so, stop doing that. I’ve always told my kids never lie to your doctor or your mama. We could probably add lawyer to the list. Like how on Earth is your doctor going to help you or heal you if you are providing false information? So please do not lie to your doctor; but definitely do not lie to yourself.

Here’s the thing …. do you even know if you’re lying? Maybe it’s a false illusion. Maybe it is a wish you are turning into a reality. Maybe it’s denial. At any rate; it is very difficult to grow, change or evolve and improve if you are working with bad data. Self awareness is a beautiful thing. What are you good at? What are you bad at? Where do you struggle? Where do you thrive? What frustrates the heck out of you? What elates you? Do you even know? IF not, figure that crap out.

Before I could change my lifestyle and get healthy; and lose weight, I had to get down and dirty 100% real with myself. I had to call myself out on my own bullshit. It is very difficult to lose weight if you do not know why you’re fat. You may lose it temporarily, but if you do not get to the core of the problem, the weight will return with avengance. Name your demons, one by one. Celebrate your wins, regardless how small.

As always, make champion choices
The Healthy Habit Lady

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Bumps and Interruptions

Once upon a time; I read a book called “7 Habits of Highly Effective Families”! So, In this book, Stephen Covey compares a successful family to an airplane pilot with a flight plan. For the pilot, the flight plan identifies the destination and outlines the path to getting there. But during the course of the flight … things like wind, rain, turbulence, air traffic, human error and other factors act upon that plane. Throughout the trip, there are slight deviations from the flight plan. But barring anything too major, the plane will arrive at its destination because the pilot is constantly adjusting to get back on course and get BACK to the flight plan. He used a statistic saying pilots are off their flight plan like 90 – 99% of the time, due to bumps and interruptions etc. – but the reason they arrive at the correct destination is because they are constantly working to adjust for such and get back to the PLAN. 

I believe that this principle can be used towards your fitness and wellness plans as well. We need to make sure we have a unique “flight plan” that reflects our values and principles … and one that that enables us to successfully handle bumps and interruptions and thus reach our desired “destination.”  Because let’s face it … no plan is perfect and there will ALWAYS be obstacles, bumps and interruptions, right?

I always say ‘A Goal Without A Plan Is Just A Wish’ ! I even got an artist friend of mine to paint it on a wooden sign so I can hang it in my house. I love this daily reminder to constantly adjust my course to stay on PLAN and reach my DESTINATION. 

SO do tell; how do YOU stay on course?

As always, make champion choices,
The Healthy Habit Lady

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Curiosities

Curiosities
By: Debra Sue Higginbotham

Curiosities, perplexing.

Dead cat,
not withstanding.
Questions … sought.
Answers,
fought.

Riddle me this.
Tease me that.
Curiosities.
Seek
truth.

Perceptions, entangle.
The same
is never
the same.

So curious,
so reaching.
No intimidation;
when seeking.

Random inquiry.
Often mysterious.
Strange or taboo …
makes you curious.

Tell me what
— you see.
Show me ~ what you know.
Engaging curiosity
daily…
because …
Knowing this;
and learning that…
has never really,
killed
a cat.
PinkyCatDrawer

As always, make champion choices,
The Healthy Habit Lady

 

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