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Slim Down With Susan Antonacci: The Finale

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Slim Down With Susan Antonacci: The Finale

Six weeks later... I've made it! I've completed Week # 6 of the Canadian Living 6-Week Slim Down. So tell me, how did you do? How would you rate your 6-Week Slim Down experience? A) I've achieved my goals - and I'm on top of the world! B) I've made some gains- (well, losses) and I'm doing fine. C) I'm on the verge - I've made one or two small achievements but I’m on my way – it just took a bit longer) D) Oops, trying again. - TTiming wasn’t right for me but good plan. Me? I think I'm a "B" - and I'm happy with that. [caption id="attachment_2393" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Can you feel the benefits of six weeks of healthier living? You bet!"] Can you feel the benefits of six weeks of healthier living? You bet![/caption]

I feel like I'm really beginning to make progress. I’m not there yet, but I’ve made some significant gains and I’m much more aware of the good, the bad and the ugly in terms of my past approach to fitness and nutrition. My overall weight-loss: 4.8 lbs (though I really wanted to lose 10 lbs). But it’s nothing too sneeze at. A few things I've learned: • Eat s maller portions and more frequently during the day. (I spend a lot f time staring at the palm of my hand!) • I’ve started preparing and planning meals in advance, bringing my lunch and snacks to work. That way, I'm less likely to skip meals throughout the day and then go on a full-out binge later on. (I have no doubt that the fast-food vendors at the food court across the street are missing me.) • I’m making a point of not eating after 8 pm in the evening. I’m sleeping better and feel better overall. (My canine partner in crime Scooter McGee is not happy about missing his nightly snack.) Most importantly I recognized a few other things: I prefer w orking out with friends, not ‘exercising’ as much as ‘having fun while doing motor walks and push-ups with music on and my dog watching.) Plus humour is a daily requirement up there with roughage and 2 litres of water each day. An equal dose of laughter plus a daily multi-vitamin how can I go wrong? The six-week slim down is over, but my journey isn't I still have a ways to go and I’ll keep you posted on how I do. My new adage, “Slow and easy wins the race.” In parting, I want to share with you an amazing Canadian-made "Magic Pill" in the form of the smartest health-fitness video I've seen in a long time. Enjoy!

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