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Tomorrow Ends the 40 Day Journey for 2015


How did you do? It’s been 40 days….did you change an eating habit? Did you up your exercise regime? Did you identify some stressors to remove from your life? Thanks for coming along with me on this journey. What will be your next one?  As a reminder…below is my transparency on how I did. Feel free to share yours in the comments.

  • Numbers:
  • Weight: Each is different;She: the goal is your body mass index  should be below 25%  She: Not yet, but 10 percentage points closer than last year.
  • Waist: For women, should be 35 inches or less; for men 40 inches. (A high waist measurement increases your risk for heart disease.) She: Not yet, a few more inches to go.
  • Cholesterol:< 150  She: Yes
  • LDL: < 75 She:Yes
  • HDL: >40 She:Yes
  • Triglycerides: <150  She: Almost…just 5 points over but a great improvement from last year.
  • Blood pressure: 120 / 80 She: Yes
  • Blood sugar: < 100 She: Yes
  • Say no to sodas for 40 days?   She: Yes; I gave them up last May.        
  • Drink water every day?  She: Yes.   
  • Drink water every day according to the list? She: Mostly; there is room for improvement with this one.
  • Follow the food plan? She: Yes, the South Beach Diet has been a good fit for me. I’ll keep at it for a while longer.
  • Keep a food journal? She: Yes.
  • Follow exercise plans (aerobic/weight/steps) She: This needs improvement.
  • Lose the remaining 6 pounds to finish the “Losing the DC 35 goal?” She:Yes. 
  • Was this 40 day journey a success? Yes, If you remember the January 8th post about dharma dolls, you’ll know what two photos below mean.

goal doll    20150202_162449



Dr. Sheila Embry is a govie, author, pracademician, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend who loves to read, write, think, and laugh. Many of her blog postings are summaries or excerpts of books that she read and wants to share to encourage others. An author with more than 25 years experience within the legislative and executive branches of the U. S. federal government holding 3 accredited degrees: Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Master of Arts in Human Resources Development, and Baccalaureate of Business Administration, she believes in continuing learning both on and off the job. She has been recognized with multiple professional and writing awards for her peer-reviewed, publications. Click the bibliography page above for a listing of all the publications.

4 thoughts on “Tomorrow Ends the 40 Day Journey for 2015

  1. Excellent!! I hope you have now gained some new comfortable habits. You are so goal-oriented, I know you will achieve what you next set your sights on!

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