Twitter Small Steps Contest Winners! (Plus: free preview issue for you!)

by Leigh Ann Hubbard, Managing Editor

The results are in! Congratulations to our very first Twitter Small Steps contest winners! Thank you to everyone who participated and voted.

Winners receive two subscriptions to James Hubbard’s My Family Doctor, the magazine written by health-care professionals for the general public. Runners up get one subscription. Want to check out what they’re winning?

And now, the envelopes, please …

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FAVORITE OVERALL TWEET

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less_sweet: We’ve started using smaller plates to trick us into smaller portion sizes at meal time.

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Cathy627: Being afraid of the immobility of arthritis & not being able to take OA meds. I make sure I keep walking. I call it “Walk and live”

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FAVORITE CREATIVE TIP

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Cathy627: Using an indoor grill during winter months keeps me from frying many foods.

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prcotter: Instead of being a coach potato at night, I sit on my exercise ball in front of TV and do some crunches and stretches while watching.

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THING I’D MOST ASPIRE TO DO

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HealthCastleGlo: I cook, instead of buying convenience foods.

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jhensler: My small step includes riding my bike to work 2-3 times a week with a co-worker/friend instead of driving.

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THAT’S EASY! TIPS I’D MOST LIKELY INCORPORATE.

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less_sweet: We’ve switched to whole wheat pasta. It’s healthier, and the kids didn’t even register a difference!

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less_sweet: Park at the back of the parking lot instead of close. Those extra steps can add up!

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FAVORITE YUMMY TIP

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Cathy627: I sometimes use equal amts. splenda vs sugar for baking. Its healthier and since it is equal amts. it does not effect recipe equatio

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less_sweet: I keep pureed sweet potato in the freezer and add it to spaghetti, tacos, chili, whatever. The kids never even know!

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FAVORITE FUN TIP

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Cathy627: To get my grandkids to eat fruits and veggies I cut them into cubes and put them on kabobs. They love getting served kabobs.

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celithralia: Rather then take the kids to a fast food place for an outing, we pack something more nutritious and go to the park. Good Food & Play!
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FAVORITE STRESS TIP

sugarjones: Another step for my mental health… spend quiet time in the morning watering my plants and taking deep breaths while sun rises. aahhh

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prcotter: I laugh more, which can burn up to 40 add’l calories a day.

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WE GOT IT WRONG! TWEET THAT SHOULD HAVE MADE THE CUT IN THE ABOVE CATEGORIES.

lllittlefield: I’m walking my dog every night for 2 miles instead of 1 – it doesn’t take much longer and the pup and I will feel better!
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prmaria: I surround myself with people I love and care about and I try to take a moment every day to acknowledge how lucky I am
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3 Responses to “Twitter Small Steps Contest Winners! (Plus: free preview issue for you!)”

  1. John's Weight Loss Blog Says:

    Love the idea of a Twitter contest, wish I had seen this earlier. I’ll follow you to catch the next one.

    John’s Weight Loss Blogs last blog post..Proud To Be an American

  2. lhubbard Says:

    Hi, John. Thank you. I’m glad you found us. I look forward to tweeting with you!

    Leigh Ann Hubbard
    Managing Editor
    James Hubbard’s My Family Doctor

  3. James Hubbard’s My Family Doctor Blog » Blog Archive » Thank you, bloggers! (Plus: New health, mom and Boomer sites to discover.) Says:

    [...] at A Life Less Sweet gave away two of the subscriptions she won in our Twitter Small Steps contest. Cathy blogs about her family’s journey as they “give up foods containing high fructose [...]

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