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Session 6 Handout Commit to Losing Weight: Make Long-Term Changes!
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Here’s is how Lola Idad found success.
I used to weigh 150 pounds (68 kg). I was able to lose weight by eating smaller portions of the foods I like and walking regularly. I also eat fewer fatty foods and sweets and more fruits and vegetables. After I lost 20 pounds (9.1 kg), my blood pressure went down. Now I stay at a healthy weight while still enjoying what I eat and walking on most days.
Try these tips to get started.
Make your personal pledge to do what the de la Cruz family is doing! Look at these examples:
If pressed for time, walk for 20 minutes three times a day: before work, during lunch, and with the family after dinner.
Your health and that of your family is priceless. Value it!
Last Updated March 2012