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Every year as the clock strikes midnight, we make New Year’s Resolutions which are often to change an undesired trait of behavior. Often, it is focused on losing weight, eating better and exercising more. These are good resolutions to make but often we fall short. There is evidence to show that we are more likely to achieve our goals if we make them short-term goals. In fact, we recommend individuals write weekly action plans. And the key word is action. Losing weight is not an action but simply a result of an action, such as exercising. So, pick one thing to work on for the next week. It can be anything to help you become a healthier individual. An example of an action plan is “I will walk for 15 minutes after breakfast 3 times this week”. It is even better if you can be more specific and say which days such as Monday, Wednesday and Friday. One important aspect is to be flexible because you will face challenges with your action plan so feel free to revise it, if needed.

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Easy Chicken Pot Pie  – serves 6

1 2/3 cups frozen mixed vegetables (thawed)

1 cup cooked chicken (cut-up)

1 can cream of chicken soup, condensed

1 cup baking mix, reduced fat

½ cup milk, non-fat

1 egg

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix vegetables, chicken and soup in an ungreased, 9-inch plate. Stir remaining ingredients in a mixing bowl with fork until blended. Pour over vegetables and chicken in pie plate. Bake 30 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool for 5 minutes and serve.

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