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    UNCANNIE   40,529
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3 Weeks

Thursday, July 04, 2013

They say that it takes three weeks of repeating behaviors to develop a habit. Tomorrow will be twenty-one days back on my SP goals, and I'm feeling better every day! I have exercised everyday, and met my nutritional goal for 19 of 20 days so far. Woohoo! I plan to make healthy living a lifelong habit once and for all.

I had great success with this program from 2006-2008, but gradually drifted back into bad habits and gained most of the weight back. This years physical was a rude awakening, with the recommendation that I start cholesterol medicine, and the lecture about getting my weight down before it causes more health risks. Fortunately blood pressure and glucose readings are normal. I'm determined to get this back under control by taking the weight back off, and being mindful so I can maintain a healthy weight for good this time. I had so much more energy and felt so much better when I was in the "normal" weight range, and it's even more important now as I get older...Because I''m looking forward to a long and active retirement!!!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
PATJOONWW 7/9/2013 2:57PM

    Yes welcome back, as you know it does get easier. emoticon

Keep up the good work and much success on your journey!

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GRAMMYEAC 7/8/2013 8:44AM

    Welcome back!

I know exactly how you feel! I lost 30 pounds (and was still a bit heavy) over 2009-2011. Then there were some stressful events, and I fell off the wagon. I'm back to working on removing those 30 pounds again!

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LIVERGIVER 7/4/2013 7:52PM

    Good job getting started again!

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EWL978 7/4/2013 2:14PM

    Welcome back home!!!!!

So now just keep on keeping can do it!!

And let me know how you're doing!!

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