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Fighting the Good Fight – Against Myself

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I recently shared about a sobering emergency room visit involving a cardiac issue I had.

As a result of that visit, I’ve made some lifestyle changes  regarding how I eat and how I exercise to ensure healthier outcomes going forward.

I’ve been on WeightWatchers for three weeks now and went to weigh-in this morning. As of today I’ve lost another -2.6 lbs for a total loss of -9.2 lbs.

So far so good.

Additionally, I’ve committed to exercising everyday.

To help me in that regard, I purchased a Nike+ Fuelband and app for my iPhone.

Here’s how Nike explains the product:


And after three days of using it – here’s the video I shot on Sunday featuring my daughter…

I’m continuing to wear it, and I’m surprised at how motivating the system is – much more so than a pedometer or other tricks I’ve tried in the past. So, I’ll keep doing it and WeightWatchers as long as I can.

My hope and ultimate goal is that they’ll both become permanent lifestyle changes t0 help me win the battle against myself.

Question: What have you done to keep yourself motivated to make a significant change?

  • http://www.adjuvancy.com/wordpress Roy A. Ackerman, Ph.D., E.A.

    There are just some tech toys that I can do without… (Oh, wait, until they really change policies, it’s Apple anything.)

    I also would not want to that chip installed in my body to insure motivation.

  • CarolinaHeartStrings

    Amazing how that emergency issue makes us do things we already knew we should do. Hmmm…. maybe I should stop and think about that a little more…

  • http://www.logan.cc/blog/ Bryan

    9.2 lbs in 3 weeks? What’s your exercise routine look like?

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