Payoffs of Slow and Steady Progress

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Brighten Up!

Kae Mayer    |   Wellness Program Manager & Health Coach

I use the analogy of a light switch to describe behavior change. You need to replace your on/off switch with a dimmer switch. Reaching your goals is a gradual process. Staying consistent is sliding the switch up, and your progress is the room slowly getting brighter and brighter!

I received this email recently from an employee. I am SO proud of this person for keeping up with their slow/steady progress! This is exactly how that can have big pay offs.

 

Hi Kae,

Thought I would share with you a bit of progress on my part.  Although I have been at it for about 2.5 years now, I finally reached the first of 3 milestones I set for myself.  I have now lost 50 pounds since I started addressing my weight.  I am actually pretty happy with myself!

But even better than that …… I recently had my annual physical and for the first time in decades my blood pressure was completely within the normal range! In addition my A1C screening for diabetes was normal, no diabetes not even in the range of pre diabetes.  Dr. was concerned in past years because glucose level was slightly elevated, even that reading was in the normal range this time.

Thought I’d share the good news since this is part of what you try to help us with here at MAC, so it’s congratulations to you as well!!

Have a great day!