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Thin is NOT Necessarily Healthy

Saturday, April 11, 2015

After decades of struggling with my weight, I discovered SP, and lost almost 50 pounds here. I've been maintaining the weight for several years now, but have found myself feeling a little complacent recently. Until the last week or so, my weight hasn't changed, and my clothes continued to fit, so it's been kind of hard to push myself. But I'm feeling a little sluggish lately, my pants are a little tighter, and at my last doctor appointment, I was diagnosed with prediabetes. So now, with a new granddaughter to motivate me, I plan to get my rear in gear. Starting tomorrow, I begin tracking my food and exercise again, so I can get myself in the best shape ever. Thin is not necessarily healthy!

April and a 1/2 GOYAAM Action Plan (Even though I discovered the GOYAAM team is no longer active!):

250 total fitness minutes per week, which will include at least 3 interval workouts per week.

-Recommit to drinking at least 9 glasses of water a day.
-Squeeze in veggies and fiber wherever I can.
-Dessert only once a week. (Still not consistent with this one.)

-Use my timer. Alternate active/still activities.
-Meditate at least 4 times a week, on the days I don't do yoga.
-Read from the Motivation Manifesto every night.
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    Hi Karen,
    Sorry I missed your blog when you posted. I try to keep up with my Spark every few weeks. It still motivates me to come here and touch base with old friends.

    I am working on keeping my blood pressure under control. So I know that having a good plan and sticking with it is important. I know you will do awesome.

    I have the motivational manifesto but haven't even opened it. I best take a look. I watched the tapes when the book came out but never did more than that. Thanks for the idea.
    hugs, Joann
    2282 days ago
    We can do it!! :)
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    2298 days ago
    More than weight loss, I find it really motivating to work toward doing things that I can't do right now. With a new little one in the family, you'll need all sorts of energy to play! Wishing you happy days and success with your goals!
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