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How are we doing on resolutions 2008? It's Healthy Weight Week


How are you doing with your resolutions for a healthier you this year? We are three weeks into this new year and I hope you are eating more fruits and vegetables and walking more. That's all for this month of January. Just eat more produce and get up and move. That's all you have to do. And take the kids with you!

Because this week is Healthy Weight Week. And today, January 22 - is Rid the World of Fad Diets and Gimmicks Day. The message is - don't obsess about your weight - obsess about living! Laugh, make friends, get out, enjoy life, feel good about yourself and you will be healthy.

For those who are truly morbidly obese, keep in mind that gastric bypass surgery has been proven to add years to lives. Complications of obesity - such as hypertension and diabetes can be prevented with a successful gastric bypass surgery. If you fall into this category, do not let fear of surgery prevent you from having a conversation with your doctor that may save your life.

Thought for today:

If there is light in the soul, there will be beauty in the person. If there is beauty in the person, There will be harmony in the house. If there is harmony in the house, there will be order in the nation. If there is order in the nation, there will be peace in the world.
- Chinese proverb

Thank you Silly Jilly for use of photo Happy Family.
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