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How's it Going?
It’s time to check up on Bernadette and Pastor Tim to see how they are doing on their wellness journey.
Bernadette has been making progress on her journey to reduce her intake of white sugar, white flour, and white rice products from her diet. Sometimes she still gets a craving for sweets, and when she does, she eats Girl Scout Thin Mints (thin is the operative word). As you may recall, Bernadette also wanted to limit her consumption of dairy products and since starting the journey she has only had a little bit of feta cheese, and a small sampling of Banana Pudding. She doesn’t crave dairy much and has noticed that since reducing her dairy intake her respiratory health has improved. The added benefit of Bernadette’s dietary changes is that now some of her family members are eating healthier.
Bernadette continues to incorporate more active in her lifestyle even when the weather is inclement. She has increased her walking to an average of 30 minutes per day, and she is happy to have her own personal trainer at work (a.k.a. Lydia Paredes). Lydia works with Bernadette during work breaks to help keep Bernadette on track. Bernadette said that since December, she has lost 10 pounds.
Way to go Bernadette. We are cheering and praying for you! Keep up the good work!
Pastor Tim McMillen
Pastor Tim says: “I have been able to continue making choices that are helping me toward my wellness goals.  I am continuing to stick to a diet that helps control my blood sugar without the use of medication.  I have discovered that one of the best ways to maximize the effectiveness of my exercise is to walk for 20 minutes after a meal.  I have continued with strength training.  The program that I am using, called “Starting Strength,” focuses on building strength in the muscle groups that are used the most in daily life.  I have also added high intensity interval training to my walks.  I am using an app that keeps track of the intervals and will tell me when to change my exercise.  I have added short jogging legs to some of my walks.”  
Pastor Tim said that his efforts are producing the desired results and he has continued to drop weight, 6 lbs since we last checked in.
Awesome Pastor! We are happy for your success!
Keep praying and supporting Bernadette and Pastor Tim, and hopefully you can take some inspiration from their stories and be successful on your own wellness journey. We’ll check in on them again in a couple of months.

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