It’s the second month of the New Year. By now, you’ve probably forgotten the New Year’s resolutions you made for 2012. What’s happened to the promise you made to lose 5 or 10 pounds? As Dr. Phil would say, “How’s that working for you?”
Are you ready to be inspired? I’d like to share a story with you about someone I know with who decided to keep her promise to herself. Here’s her story…
“Cathy” made up her mind over the Christmas holiday that she was going to lose the ten pounds she had gained since October of 2011. She found a free online resource to keep her accountable for what she eats and how much she exercises. She’s learned that calories count and if you eat more calories than your body needs, you’ll gain weight. She’s also learned about the energy equation and how important it is to get the right balance of (the right) foods and exercise.
Guess what? Yesterday Cathy told me she’s already lost 4 pounds! She is on her way because she has the tools she needs PLUS she has the support of friends and family.
What’s your health goal for 2012? To get to a healthier weight? To listen to what your doctor said about losing weight so your prediabetes doesn’t move into full-blown diabetes? Then get moving, eat better, and put a little less on your plate. If you need help, then go get it. Cathy found what she needed at www.myfitnesspal.com. Check it out, it might help you keep your new year’s resolutions to get healthier!
NOTE FROM NANCY: The connection between being overweight or obese and developing diabetes cannot be understated. There is a direct correlation. If you want to prevent diabetes (1 in 4 adults age 60 and older is diagnosed with diabetes), then START NOW getting to a healthier weight.
Your Healthy Diabetes Coach,
Nancy L. Heinrich, MPHTags: diabetes and your weight, diabetes coaching, diabetes education, fitness, losing weight, my fitness pal, Nancy Heinrich, preventing diabetes, tracking calories, www.myfitnesspal.com