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8-Week Plan--baby steps

Sunday, April 07, 2013

I'm VERY excited at the thought of taking baby steps towards better health! And what's amazing is I WANT to do it! TOTALLY God's grace!

Before I share my plan, I wanted to tell you about our day. We went to our former church in KC and got to see our pastor! WHAT a blessing! Then we went to the KC symphony--WONDERFUL! Then Mom and Dad treated us to a stupendous Mexican food restaurant in downtown KC. Then we all went over to my brother's house and he sang three songs for me on his guitar! I LOVED it!!!!! His band just recorded their first CD--he calls his genre 'rustic folk' and I sure love it!

Okay, back to my plan. And this is my 8-week plan to a more whole foods, nutrient-rich, more plant-based diet and better fitness. Each week shows my new step, PLUS I'll continue with the previous steps and these are only tentative depending on how I'm doing, especially with my exercise goals.

Week 1 [April 1-7th]--no white flour, sugar, rice and pasta
Week 2 [April 8th-14th]--T-Tapp & 10 minutes of daily walking
Week 3 [April 15th-21st]--Up it to 30 minutes of daily walking
Week 4 [April 22-28th]--Up my walking to 3 miles daily and adding apple cider vinegar to diet

Week 5 [April 29-May 5th]--add raw honey and cinnamon [plus up to 4 miles daily]
Week 6 May 6-12th]--Start Salmon oil supplement
Week 7 [May 13-19th]--Do some vegetable juicing
Week 7 [May 20-26th] --Add green tea daily
Week 8 [May 20-26th]--Introduce coconut oil

Okay, that is my tentative plan to move towards healthier lifestyle.

In closing, this is one of my favorite shots from Jonathan's graduation:


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
GMINYARD 4/11/2013 7:50PM

    Good luck - I am sure that you will do great! Love the picture too.

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GETTINGFIT4HIM 4/10/2013 1:44AM

  emoticon and baby steps are key! Love the picture with your son!

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LIVELYGIRL2 4/9/2013 7:25PM

  Sounds emoticon emoticon l ike your life is full and got new choices to introduce.

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RSSSLHB 4/9/2013 6:48AM

    emoticon plan emoticon one day a time

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RAINBOWMF 4/9/2013 2:01AM

    Hugs and Love.

I know you will do it.

I love the picture too.


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SUNNY332 4/8/2013 4:29PM

    What is the name of the Restaurant (mexican). DH and I are going to Kansas City for a weekend soon and I would love to take him there. Do let me know.

The photo of you and your son is priceless.

Best wishes on your continued journey.


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2BEHEALTHY2014 4/8/2013 12:31PM

    Sounds like a good plan.

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MRSMOUNT 4/8/2013 11:09AM

    Great plan! If you have not seen (or read) Trim Healthy Mama, check it out. It has LOTS of recipes in this same mindset. It has helped me tremendously with curbing the white sugar/ flour. Coconut oil, etc. They have a wealth of info and very doable recipes that are yummy. There is also a THM facebbook group with lots of info, but the book makes the most sense to read first.

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MINDY502 4/8/2013 10:18AM

    Sounds like an awesome plan and love the pic. I believe in you and you can do this!!

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BELLACUDDLES 4/8/2013 10:05AM

    Awesome plan, and I BELIEVE you will do it!!

Been a long time since we've kept in touch!!

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DOROTHYBERO 4/8/2013 10:01AM

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX12 4/8/2013 8:57AM

    Love that picture also. emoticon Looks like you have a very doable plan in place. You Got this. You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you. You also have the mind of Christ for when it gets tough. Plus remember, let him carry your burdens. You are gonna ROCK this.

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NEWGGMOTHER 4/8/2013 4:55AM

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ERIECANALGAL 4/8/2013 12:32AM

    Sounds like a great plan, Susan. I really think we have to work on a healthy lifestyle instead of focusing on what we weigh. emoticon

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EJOY-EVELYN 4/7/2013 10:39PM

    I believe in baby steps, too. Your plan seems well thought through and fairly large in scope. May God's grace direct your path. You can do this! Hug, hug -- Evelyn

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JOYFULMOMTO5 4/7/2013 10:35PM

    I LOVE that picture & your plan!! emoticon

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MARTHAWILL 4/7/2013 10:28PM

    Way to focus and formulate a plan Susan. You can and will do this!
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