Working on Health Goals?

The holidays have come and gone but what about your resolve that this would be the year you’d achieve your health goals. You want to, of course – but it all seems so overwhelming. Perhaps the weight has crept up over the years – and with it higher blood sugar, blood pressure and LDL  cholesterol and triglycerides, too.  I know.  I was “there” this time last year.

If I was honest with myself (which I wasn’t!), last New Years I was 60 pounds overweight. It had been far too long since I had taken my blood sugar and I was already Diabetic and the last time I had lab work done two years earlier, my ‘bad’ cholesterol was already higher than it should be.  I was in denial. Reality was, I was an overweight, unwell Dietitian.

It took two of my girlfriends dying within months of each other – both of preventable, natural causes, for me to seriously consider “doing something”.   But when?

March 5, 2017 I didn’t feel very well and decided to take my blood pressure. It was dangerously high. That was the day that “one day” became “day one“.  That was the day I overcame my own resistance to change – when the pain of remaining the same was greater than the pain of changing.

It is 10 months later and much has changed for me.  While I am only half way to my goal weight, my blood sugar, blood pressure, cholesterol and triglycerides are well within normal range, with some in the  ‘ideal’ range. It isn’t a “quick fix”, but it is a “lasting fix” and it is entirely  sustainable over the long term.

After two and a half years teaching my clients the “how-to’s” of a low carb lifestyle, I finally had become my own client. I eat the way I’ve taught others to do since 2015 -practicing what I preach, and loving how I feel.

What about you?

Has New Years come and gone and still you don’t have a concrete plan to achieve your health and nutrition goals? Today can be “day one”.

Drop me a note using the “Contact Me” form to find out how I can help.

To your good health,

Joy

 

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Author: Joy Kiddie, MSc, RD

Joy Y Kiddie MSc., RD - I'm a Registered Dietitian in private practice in British Columbia, Canada that provides low carb and ketogenic services in-person in my Coquitlam office, as well as by Distance Consultation (using Skype / telephone).