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Some great suggestions
I have lost weight sooo many times, only to gain it back time and time again... Thinking deeply about the complex issues we all face, and how to deal with them is the plan! Great information!
Written goals produce results. When you fail to plan you plan to fail.
What a great approach to visioning weight loss and applying it practically.
I've never done this before. I am going to work on writing a Vision Statement, use it to develop long-term goals, and then break those down into short-term goals with action steps. Great idea.
This is such a great idea! Even without having a goal of weight loss, I can see how this would benefit anyone. I plan to create my vision statement with a possible vision board this week. I also will use SMART goal setting to break down the steps towards acheiving my vision.
Dean, you motivated me to write my statement! Here it is:
My Type 2 Vision Statement
Why? I am eating a Mediterranean style, low carb diet in order to keep my blood sugar levels low. I intend to be able to play with my grandkids, hike mountains, kayak, swim and live an active lifestyle for the next 20+ years (into my 80’s). Once I retire from teaching in a public school, my days will be filled with helping my kids chase their kids, teach the grandkids how to read, and do Math. I am not going to just sit on the sidelines while others play ball. I’ll be the pitcher, the one out in left field or some supportive position.
My day will be filled with friends, family, love, joy, and hikes. My days are filled with tasty food that I share with others. Food is my medicine and my strength! I will not use Type 2 as an excuse not to socialize. I’ll use it as an opportunity to share good health with others!
some good points
Ah did not appreciate the Circus Freak side act comment in this article. Hit me like a slap in the face.
This was a good reminder not to put so much importance on the scale number.
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