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My latest blog. I feel it's my mission to help others lose weight and to show type 2 diabetics that they can reverse diabetes and get off medication safely and naturally.
Waking Up To My Purpose
Waking Up To My Purpose
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When you're looking to lose weight through a healthy lifestyle, you don't have to be perfect every day. There will always be temptations, parties, celebrations. You have to be able to enjoy those moments without worrying about calories. Don't get hung up on having a "bad day". Life is for living and those carefree moments won't derail your weight loss efforts.

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Sometimes it's not enough to WANT to change your lifestyle for the good of your health. Sometimes you have to have a NEED. When you reach your tipping point, everything changes.

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Most of us are creatures of habit and we have a way of living that we're just used to. Adopting wholesale lifestyle changes to lose weight and get healthy can be overwhelming and lead to burn out and quitting. Here I talk about how to take it slow and make a couple of changes at a time. After all, a healthy lifestyle is for life, not just a few days or weeks.

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I'm posting short inspirational videos each day relating to weight loss and mindset. I thought I'd share today's video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtuTdCDRbv0

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Today's video I talk about how to give up yo-yo dieting and keep the weight off.

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A week ago I posted about getting comfortable being uncomfortable so I'm going to push my comfort zone by making a 1 minute video every day talking about my health journey, my battle to control my type two diabetes, my weight loss journey and how I went from being a couch potato to a runner. I'm really nervous about doing this, which probably comes across in this video. But I'm looking to help people who are where I was four years ago, overweight, battling health issues and hurting both emotionally and physically. I know how overwhelming that can be. But you CAN turn things around. I know, because I have.

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Five years ago I couldn't run more than a block without breaking into a sweat. I never imagined I would ever call myself a runner. I would probably have laughed at anyone who suggested I try.

Now I'm a runner and I can't imagine not running. It's funny how life works sometimes. Running has helped me lose over 70 pounds and get off diabetes medication.

Now as another new year approaches I want to set goals for 2019. I can't imagine ever running a marathon. But then 5 years ago I didn't imagine ever being a runner. So...who knows. My life is teaching me to never say never!
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This time four years ago I went to the doctor for a check up. My A1C was 7.2 and the doctor wanted to put me on a second medication to get my diabetes under control. After doing research we found one of the COMMON side effects of this drug was liver damage!

Enough was enough. This was the trigger for me to start my weight loss journey. Now here I am 70 lbs lighter and off all medication for 3 and a half years.

Sometimes you need a trigger. Something to make you wake up and realize you have to change the things that are not good for you.

Or you can just decide to do it before you hit a crisis. I'm sure that doctor had no idea his "simple" decision to put me on another drug was going to be the catalyst for me to change my life so drastically. But I will always be grateful to him for giving me the kick I needed.

It's easy to just take a pill to deal with what ails you. But often all you really need is a lifestyle change. Most drugs are designed to treat the symptoms, not the disease. After all, why would Big Pharma want to cure you? You're no good to them if You're not buying their product.

Most drugs are also not designed to be taken for a long period of time. So eventually You're put on a stronger drug, or a second medication. More money for Big Pharma.

Changing your life isn't easy. Old habits are hard to break. But with the right motivation you can do anything you set your mind to.

January is just around the corner. The month where we make new years resolutions. And just as quickly break them. But why wait until January. Today is Monday. The start of a new week. Make small changes that you can easily maintain. Small changes, over time, can add up to a big difference to your health. And to your life.
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Sometimes it's good to look back and appreciate where you were compared to where you are now. Especially if you're stalled or feeling less motivated. Even looking in the mirror can be deceiving and your mind doesn't always register how you really look. But comparison photos like this show you just how far you have come.

When you lose weight, get off medication and completely turn your health around, it's something you can be incredibly proud of.

One thing I know is I will NEVER go back to who I used to be.
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