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9/19/12 6:11 A

Fantastic! I am so glad for you.

Maggie from Auckland the City of Sails in New Zealand.

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9/18/12 11:44 P

I have tried before to lose weight,but I would lose 20lbs and then I would stop watching my diet and before long I would gain It back.A year ago in July I started not feeling all that great I always seemed to have a cold and was getting short of breath. I chalked it up to the fact that I was over weight. Then in January of this year my wife and I started doing weight watchers and as I lost weight I started feeling better.I lost weight but in May I started to really get short of breath.On June 4th I went to work but could not work because I couldn't breath. The next day I went to doctor and I found out my blood pressure was sky high, my weight was 288, my legs were swelling and an x-ray showed I had an enlarged heart. I was given Blood pressure meds and a diuretic. long story short I realized I had to change my lifestyle to lose weight. So I did. I had my aortic valve replaced with a mechanical valve 7 weeks ago. and have continued to lose weight through healthy eating and exercise. I feel great and thank everybody for their support.

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9/18/12 11:18 P

Wow! Fifty pounds is phenomenal! You should be so proud - I'm sure your drs are beside themselves with pride in you!
Great effort and great job!
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9/18/12 8:31 P

That really is impressive for a such a relatively short span of time! (Don't mind me if I look a little envious shade of green over here! emoticon ) You should really be proud!

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9/18/12 12:37 P

Congrats!

OFFICIALOLDY Posts: 1,167
9/18/12 11:39 A

Good for you! emoticon 50 pounds is a terrific accomplishment! I'm sure that your doctors were VERY happy with the results of your hard work. Take care and keep it up. emoticon

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9/18/12 8:16 A

Reached milestone of loss of 50 lb since June 5th. still have 38 lbs to go till I reach goal of 200. enjoying success and being healthy after heart surgery 7 weeks ago.

Giving God the glory each day for the all the bounty in my life

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