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Chapter 6 - Day 8 - Create Time and Energy

Friday, September 04, 2015

I had my initial weigh-in in May for employee health at my job. My BMI was slightly "overweight." They had measured me at an inch less than last year! I don't really think I shrank and inch, but oh well? What can ya do?
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If I lost the weight I needed to lose to get back to "normal," I would get $350 back on my insurance vs. $300. Still a lot of money...but I knew I had to buckle down and get that extra MONEY!
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Weighed in today...and BAM! I am there! Thank you CBT and Beck!
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Eating healthy does require a lot of time and energy...but it is so worth it. I'm at a good stage in my life. Kids are grown and doing well, just hubby and me, we both work, and we are healthy.
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Blessed!
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It's easier to make time for healthy eating now than it was when we had 3 in diapers and both of us working. The demands of parenthood and life are hard. I feel for the younger gals...balancing kids and jobs.
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I wish I had made better choices for our meals when my children were under my care. It was so much easier to run for the 2 for 1 pizza specials than to cook. Regretting that now.
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The exercise in this chapter is valuable to help find extra time. I discovered that I have more time in the mornings than I realized for food prep. I don't HAVE to be at work 30 minutes early! On-time is good enough!
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  • JOHNSONZ
    WOW - great job on the BMI!!!
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    We also have the incentive wellness program at work. But ours doesn't move if you lose or gain each year, which would probably motivate people more. It is just a flat fee every year. And double if spouse does it - so I have had Mark on it.

    One year they got my husband to do the STOP SMOKING Program, and it worked. He has not smoked since Jan 2012.

    Mine last year was Overweight, and I am 5 ft 4 inches & 167 lbs.
    I need to remember our screening is next month.
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    1794 days ago
  • PATRICIA-CR
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    Learn from the past and leave it there, in the past. Now you are a healthy person giving plenty of healthy examples to those grown up kids. "To err is human", to forgive 'ourselves' and correct what was wrong, is priceless.
    1795 days ago
  • QUEENOTHEFOREST
    Bam Splat You nailed it girl. Congrats on that weigh in.

    And also on resisting the notion that being in the office early is more important than doing what you need to do to be fit. That is a really big one for people like us. I do understand that conflict.
    1796 days ago
  • SANDICANE
    Congratulations on getting back to a normal BMI! yeah, I love Beck too! I love all the gifts she's given me. And, I too feel for the young moms. ...sometimes I would like to strangled the woman who burned her bra with mine....
    1796 days ago
  • POSITIVEHOPE
    I cooked when my kids were small because we had a tight budget. Now I could afford to eat out frequently but I choose to prepare healthier meals at home. At least, I like cooking.

    1796 days ago
  • GOING-STRONG
    I totally agree with you and wish I had cooked better and healthier when my daughter was little. A good example I was NOT .... but can't change the past... so now I'm making a better future and being a good example for my granddaughter!

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    1796 days ago
  • GOINGGREEN
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    Congrats on getting that BMI down!! emoticon
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  • no profile photo JLUKACSY
    I have the same problem an unhealthy BMI, I am trying to increase my fibers intake.
    1796 days ago
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