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August Review

Sunday, September 01, 2013

I have successfully achieved my goal of staying "Chocolate Free" for the entire month. Feeling very proud of myself for that. It started out hard but as time progressed I finally began to accept it. I embraced the fact that this was a step toward getting healthier. To make the process easier ... I avoided that isle in stores. Now I am looking forward to my reward, which will be a 26 lb. Kettle Bell.

I have made the decision to continue to stay chocolate free for the month of September. I have seen my A1c test results go from 6.4 down to 5.4 in a short time. If I can continue at that level I hope to be able to come off my diabetes medication in the near future.

In the past I have used chocolate as a way to comfort myself. This month I lost 6 lbs. I believe that by eliminating the chocolate it helped make the difference. I am going to take this one step further this month and eliminate Fast foods from my diet for the month of September.


For the past six weeks I have been listening to Kelly Howells "Secret Meditation" The suggested listening period is six which that also concluded the end of August. I feel more positive, calmer, and have reduced stress. For September I will listen to another of her tapes.

Another goal for August was to Exercise at least thee times a week. In the beginning I started doing maybe 10 minutes, then just stopped. I let the pain of my health issues prevent me for a week. Happily by the third and final week of August I had my act together.
I am now up to 30 or 40 min's daily. I use my Fit Bit, and love that it sends my phone a reminder that you have so many steps left to achieve your goal. Once you get there, it sends yet another message to tell you that you met your goal.

This month I would like to start tracking my foods. This is something I struggle with. So far today I entered my food both in Sparks and Fit Bit. Guess I just need to keep working at it till it gets easier.

Other goals this Month include:

Increase my steps to 5000 daily
No Fast foods ... Also want to eliminate junk food
Exercise daily for thirty minutes or more
Work on more fruits & Veggies
Continue to work on keeping a positive attitude
Love myself no matter what happens


What I have learned is I can work through pain. I refuse to let RA, OA, Fibro, and other issues prevent me from getting healthy. I am stronger than I give myself credit for.
I will continue to seek guidance from a higher source.

Step by step I will get there. Each day is a new lesson learned.
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GRANDEFILLE 9/4/2013 8:45AM

    good work! you are on the right track. one step at a time is the best! I have my bodymedia and I am Lucky enough it synchs with Spark to I track my food on Spark and synch it to my bodymedia.

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RIBKNIT 9/1/2013 10:19PM

    Congratulations!! you are doing amazing :)

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