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Dachelle's Journey

October, 2013
"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 ...
October, 2013
"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

June, 2014
Well, friends, here I am, 1 1/2 years into my jouney, and it appears that I am trying to gain all of my weight back! I am now up 30 pounds from my original 70 that I lost the first year!

My goal this summer is to get back to that confident, healthy, woman you see in the picture to the left, who is ready to conquer those mountains! I am ready and I believe that I can do it again!

I have joined a 5% Summer team to help me along the way. I am now on the Champions in the Kitchen team and I am very excited to get to know and cheer on my new teammates!

Hopefully, next time I update this page, it will be to tell you how I have succeeded over the summer!


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Member Since: 10/25/2012

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Fitness Minutes: 7,258

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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ROCKPORT9
7/3/2014 12:55:09 PM

My first week was good. This second week is sketchy. I know you are doing great in your mountain vacation place! emoticon emoticon



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SHERRY99992
6/28/2014 11:13:05 AM

emoticon emoticon Girl Rock on with your bad self and your loss!!!! emoticon



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KAYTIE22
6/28/2014 9:19:26 AM

Nice weight loss this week! emoticon



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VTORIA3
6/28/2014 6:32:27 AM

emoticon on your weight loss this week! You have been working hard and now getting a SWEET! payoff. Just love when that scale needle moves backward!

Have an awesome time in the mountains.....sounds so lovely!

Let's keep moving this week! Off to the Grand Canyon! Looking forward to our travels together. emoticon emoticon



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ACCEPTHECHLNGE
6/28/2014 1:30:51 AM

What a great loss! I am so happy for you.
Have a wonderful time in the mountains. I know it will do you some good. Is Itty Bitty with you? I know, you two had so much fun last year. Take care and best wishes.

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