Can you believe it?  One quarter of this year is already gone.  How are you progressing on  your plan to rebuild and renew yourself.?  First, do you have a plan?  If your answer is yes—HIP HIP Hooray for you.  If not, develop a plan of action now.

Second, how successful have you been?  If you  achieved at least one goal, again KUDOS for you.  If you did not reach any of your targets or do not have a plan, it is time to think about (or rethink) your targets.  Set small, manageable, measureable units for change.  Set specific time frames to measure your progress; chart it—keep a written log.  Reward yourself for each milestone set.  If you fall short, revise the target to one that is attainable, then gradually increase it.

Third, celebrate each success. Treat yourself and a significant other, lover, friend, etc. to a fun activity.

Finally, a word to the wise.  Ultimate goals should be related to establishing a healthy lifestyle.  A goal of  wearing a size 10 or less for females; being the next male hunk; or, similar targets even when achieved may provide only temporary satisfaction.  While changes that impact your overall lifestyle will be longer lasting and make a healthier you whether you are a size 10 or 20+.

Have a great day; stay ‘on the wagon’; and, enjoy life.  Bonus recipe provided.  Also, don’t forget to take advantage of the beautiful spring weather by engaging in outdoor activities—walking, running, gardening, etc.

This bonus recipe is heart and diabetes friendly.  Serving Size: 1 chicken thigh + 2-3 sweet potato rounds (about ½ sweet potato) only 275 calories

Budget-Friendly Slow-Cooker Chicken & Sweet Potatoes


Theresa Newell

About the Author

Theresa was diagnosed with type 2 Diabetes Fall 2009.

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