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Dachelle's Journey

"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.
You’re on your own. And you know what you know.
And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go."
—Dr. Seuss
Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

One year ago I decided to take my life back! My cholesterol was high, I ...
"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.
You’re on your own. And you know what you know.
And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go."
—Dr. Seuss
Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

One year ago I decided to take my life back! My cholesterol was high, I was having heart palpatations, and I felt hopeless! My wakeup call came from my cardiologist who gave me 3 months to lower the cholesterol or go on medications! As you can see below, mission accomplished!

Since that date, I have lost 50 pounds (20 in the months before), I have participated in 4 5Ks, and I have met awesome friends through Spark People to help me through the journey!

I surprised not only my doctor, but myself! At this point, there is no doubt that I will one day succeed! I have the tools I need to get me where I want to go and my support system is in place. This is my life! I choose where I go from here, and I choose health!

If you need encouragement on this journey, please friend me, and I will do my best to cheer you to the finish line!

Here are my cholesterol numbers...

10-24-12 Cholesterol Numbers
Total - 259
HDL - 42
LDL - 179
triglycerides - 168
BP - 126/90

4/30/13 Update
55 pounds gone!
New Cholesterol Numbers
Total - 195
HDL - 35
LDL - 144
triglycerides - 78
BP - 120/80
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Member Since: 10/25/2012

SparkPoints: 15,027

Fitness Minutes: 7,048

My Goals:
Fall 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment :
~10,000 Steps daily
~Strength Training - 5 minute mini sessions 3 times per day.

My Program:
I started my journey eating whole foods, drinking 8 glasses of water per day, and jogging or Kettlebells for my exercise. I changed up my program for a while, but have now gone back to what worked for me!

Personal Information:
I am a Texas girl! I love music and am on the worship team at my church singing and playing keyboard. I have 2 kids away at college and 1 bonus baby still living at home! I am trying to change my health and my life by making one good choice at a time. I forgive myself when I mess up and move on. I love the support and success I have found on SparkPeople!!!

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4/8/2014 2:30:15 PM

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NHES220
4/7/2014 12:01:50 PM

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Yeah, this is the best I've done with my running and hoping to stick with it and train for my half marathon. Hope things are continuing to go well with your one day at a time. It was a nice way to end the day with the party for my FIL. Everyone had a great time.



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ROCKPORT9
4/4/2014 8:52:24 PM

I am starting Spring challenge tomorrow and hope to join your "one day at a time". I even have a spreadsheet to check off how I am doing. emoticon Hugs, Laurel



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TRINIITY1
4/2/2014 12:01:21 PM

Thanks so much for your encouragement on my blog!! I am taking it one day at a time as well with eating! Hope you are too! We can do it! And no, I am NOT going to let anyone take the joy out of this. Hey, I got SP! What more could I ask for, for encouragement?! I got the ULTIMATE cheerleaders!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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LOVEBONNIELOVE
4/1/2014 10:37:35 AM

Have a blessed day!!



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