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I am A Gambler!

February 28, 2011

I am a gambler! For years I have been gambling with my health. Literally I am 100 pounds overweight. Huge number right!

Well recently my twitter friend @TheresaAlbert launched another great book : Ace Your Health 52 Ways to Stack Your Deck.

I was invited to attend the launch after party. Well guess what I noticed that probably no one else did, I was the fattest woman in the room.

That night I came up and started to read her book. In the beginning of book there is a quiz about lifestyle and health. Well I took the quiz and found out I am a Spade. Basically that is the lowest score one can get as Theresa divided people into 4 categorizes: diamonds, clubs, hearts and spades. Diamonds have there acts together while spades are those well who are perhaps just getting their acts together.

To get your act together takes time. Theresa realizes that in her book using the 52 cards in a deck of cards to help us get our acts together over the course of 52 weeks. Each card gives us a change to make that will lead us to health. Since Theresa is a nutritionist the book is big on food tips, but exercise does come into play later in the deck as well.

I am using Theresa’s book this year to hep me get healthier. I need to stop gambling with my health. So each week I will writing about what  I am doing to get healthier. I think the accountability will be good for me.

Why am I doing it finally now? I was recently in my doctor’s office and have to have surgery in April. My doctor wants me to lose some weight before the surgery to make it easier on my body. I also am tired of being the fattest woman in the room.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. February 28, 2011 5:07 pm

    I’m with you! let’s do this together.

  2. Hollie permalink*
    February 28, 2011 5:45 pm

    Sounds good Marcy! Getting a handle on my health will take work, commitment and a team of cheerleaders, we definitely can cheer each other on!

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