Sunday, August 2, 2009

Walking it off

Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death for both women and men in the United States. The CDC states that in 2005, 652,091 people died of heart disease (50.5% of them women). American Heart Association projects that this year heart disease is projected will cost more than $304.6 billion, including health care services, medications, and lost productivity.

Sadly, friends and family members are part of these statistics. I am trying not to be.

For the 3rd year in a row I will be participating in the 2009 Start! San Diego Heart Walk on September 19, 2009.

I finished!

I know I am not my ideal weight. I know I don't eat perfectly balanced meals. I know I don't exercise enough.

It is time to change.

I have already cut back on my caffeine by switching from coffee to tea (part of my new year's resolution). Since I moved in with my parents my meals have become more balanced and I have cut back on my chocolate intake. I have started acupuncture to help reduce my stress. And, this week I will begin walking 3 miles every day.

I plan on featuring a survival story and an update on my progress every week until the walk to help inspire you to think and act healthier. My goal this year is to raise $500 for American Heart Association. Please help me beat my goal by clicking here to donate and help spread the word.


  1. I really want to join you. We should totally talk about that.

  2. Off to donate to a really great cause...

  3. Let me know if you would like to go walking sometime! You're pretty close by now :) I have a little furry friend who would love to come, too!