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SPARKPEOPLE MEMBER TAKEN OFF OF BLOOD PRESSURE MEDICINE TODAY!

Friday, November 07, 2014

It is an exciting day for me! emoticon

Today my Dr. says I no longer have to take my blood pressure medicine. emoticon

This has been a goal of mine for the past two years. emoticon

Last week I spent the day in the ER room after passing out. emoticon The Dr. said she thought it was due to my BP med. and was told to see my regular Dr. and talk to her about it. emoticon

After keeping track of my BP this past week I took the numbers into my Dr. this morning and she said I no longer need to be on the BP medication. emoticon

I have been on BP medicine for several years and last year after being with Sparkpeople for 1 year she cut the dosage in half and as of today if I continue to exercise and eat right I don't have to take it any more! emoticon emoticon emoticon

I truly believe Sparkpeople has helped me get my BP down. emoticon

I have learned so much on the site about healthy life styles and I have so many great Sparkfriends cheering me on daily. emoticon

Even though I haven't reached my weight goal I am so proud of this goal! emoticon

If I can do it so can you! emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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LORIVIOLA 11/29/2014 7:41AM

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NASFKAB 11/22/2014 1:48AM

  congratulations for getting off blood pressure medicine
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KITTYKRS 11/21/2014 5:10PM

  Way to GO!!! What a GREAT accomplishment AND what better way to stay motivated!!! emoticon

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WRITERWANNAB 11/19/2014 8:57PM

    How wonderful! Congratulations! emoticon

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AHAPPYSPIRIT 11/17/2014 9:41AM

    Congratulations! That's a great accomplishment. I hope to get off my med's someday also. I admire your focus. Keep up the good work.

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BEMORESTUBBORN 11/16/2014 10:55PM

    That's great!
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2DAWN4 11/16/2014 4:38PM

    Doing a happy dance for you!

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DALLAS133IN2015 11/16/2014 10:01AM

  Fantastic. I'm after the same goal.

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SHALLY1964 11/15/2014 8:23PM

    That is amazing!!

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BOMBCHELL23 11/15/2014 10:44AM

    Terri,

This is so inspiring in so many ways! Go you! You totally rocked this out. I am glad to be able to call you my friend. I love this site and I too need to utilize it more in order to achieve my goals just as you have. I am so proud of you and you totally deserve this award!

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REBECKY441 11/14/2014 4:54PM

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RENEEGADE 11/13/2014 11:55PM

    So great to hear! I need to find out more, you are an inspiration! Thanks!

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MTLHEAD79 11/13/2014 10:11PM

    congrats! My blood preesure is high, you inspire me

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JAGBUG1956 11/13/2014 10:03PM

    Congratulations! Three months ago my Dr. cut mine in half. I'm looking forward to coming off mine, also. Hopefully, next year! You are an inspiration! Keep eating the whole foods. Take care of you! emoticon

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RORYLYONS 11/13/2014 7:06PM

    emoticon How fantastic to hear....Whatever your doing to keep it down continue ... emoticon It is encouraging to all us sparkers to hear the good news.... emoticon emoticon

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GOALSETTER733 11/13/2014 10:22AM

    That is wonderful news and a great reward for taking steps to better your health! A real encouragement for me! Congratulations!

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SHARONCAPPS 11/13/2014 7:35AM

  Way to go. Yes, we can do it.

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PURPLEGIRL22 11/13/2014 6:15AM

    Wonderful news!

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7WORSHIPS 11/12/2014 11:01PM

  Wow! Good for you! emoticon Very inspiring to those of us struggling to stay off high blood pressure meds!

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OKGOATGAL 11/12/2014 5:11PM

  That's great news! Good for you! emoticon

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CRADLEY 11/12/2014 9:34AM

  Congratulations!! It gives me hope that it can be done. I will add that to one of my goals - something other than just weight loss to focus on.

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JREESE451 11/12/2014 9:21AM

    You go girl! emoticon

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VALBOY2010 11/12/2014 7:12AM

    That's fabulous! I thought that once you were on it, then you were on it for good, but you've given me hope. I've been taking it for several years as well, and I don't want to have to take it any longer either. Now I know that it CAN be done. Thank you so much for that!
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ALRITEA 11/11/2014 10:46PM

    That is awesome. I was told my headache is because my BP is too high. I feel like I'll be on meds forever until I read what u wrote. Thank you so much for sharing. U have no clue how much u have inspired me. God Bless u....

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BUGGS425 11/11/2014 8:27PM

  Congrats! This is one of my goals also. Good to hear it really is possible.

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BECCAHTEACHER 11/11/2014 6:45PM

  Congrats on getting taken off blood pressure meds! I know that was a big accomplishment for my mother when she started her exercise program. Keep it up! My mom got to her goal weight and has been a huge inspiration for me to get back in shape!

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SIEMA30 11/11/2014 12:03PM

    Congratulations!!! Thank you. This is motivation for me to get off my bp meds. emoticon

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JEANADOLL77 11/11/2014 11:53AM

    Great job! emoticon

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LARABY34 11/11/2014 1:04AM

    Thank you so much for sharing! I have am coming up on one year on bp meds and while I have cut it in half several times, I still have a little way to go. Your story helps put it into perspective that even if it takes years, it can still be done. You are awesome!

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TRICIASHARK 11/10/2014 10:53PM

  That's great! And encouraging for me. I too would like to get off my BP meds. Way to go!

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MELODIE6353 11/10/2014 8:58PM

    great news!!!

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DANAPRIME 11/10/2014 8:35PM

    emoticon emoticon That is truly wonderful news! I know how great that feels. I remember the day I went off diabetes meds! keep up the good but hard work!!!

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LYNNIERN 11/10/2014 8:08PM

    Awesome news!!

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LJBRANDOK 11/10/2014 7:24PM

    Congratulations-This is a huge milestone that shows that all of the healthy choices you've made have made YOU healthier. Way to go!

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MAWMAW101 11/10/2014 6:54PM

    Well done! I am so happy for you.
Also congrats for being featured, you are an inspiration.
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FUNTOBEWITHLS 11/10/2014 6:18PM

  Congratulations!

Persistence sure pays!!!

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SPECIALGURL7 11/10/2014 4:44PM

    Congratulations!! I am so proud of you.

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SWEETMAMA10 11/10/2014 4:15PM

    You should be so proud of yourself. Atta Girl!!! The skies the limit

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CUDDLYPOLARBEAR 11/10/2014 1:39PM

    Congrats

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NLWILLIAMS60 11/10/2014 12:56PM

  Congrats!! I was taking 2 BP meds and was taken off 1 during my last Dr's visit about 2 weeks ago! Close to being off of the last one! I have a BP monitor and I'm going to try to take my Bp daily.

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DEEGEE2 11/10/2014 12:48PM

    Congrats!

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FABISERVANTES83 11/10/2014 12:06PM

    emoticon Congratulations, keep up the good work. The health benefits are already showing and I'm so sure you will reach your weight loss goal..... emoticon

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PHHHISC 11/10/2014 11:55AM

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PENNYSAVER2 11/10/2014 11:53AM

    I'm so happy for you!

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ROSEOFSHARON87 11/10/2014 11:44AM

    What a mighty praise report. Way to go :)

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SHAMROCKY2K 11/10/2014 11:39AM

    Excellent.. a true testament. I did the same thing about 3 or 4 years ago. Lowering my sodium was half the battle. I felt soo much better and more energetic without the medication.
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ANDREAREIFF 11/10/2014 10:59AM

  Praise God! What an amazing accomplishment!

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NERDYMOMMA1 11/10/2014 10:40AM

    This is just the inspiration I need, I was placed on blood pressure medication this past week. I have been mentally low about it, wondering if I will ever be able to stop taking it. Reading this today has given me a renewed hope and determination. Congrats emoticon

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THINBRANDY2014 11/10/2014 10:09AM

    Hooray

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Take a Walk With Me Part 2

Monday, October 27, 2014

Yesterday I showed you where I walked down to the main road. At the end of the road is a stop sign and when the kids walk with me we always have to touch the sign before heading back.

Here is what I see when I turn and walk back to the other end of the road.



I'm heading back towards home.



This is across the road from my house.



This is my house. My DH was raised here and we moved back to live here 22 years ago.



Now I walk down the road to the end of our property.




My DH has been trimming trees and were going to have a cookout here in a few weeks when he burns it all.



I like to go for walks in the woods but right now I stay out of there so I don't disturb the deer. I don't want to run into a buck.





Now I'm heading back home.

The city gave me some signs they were going to get rid of that warns people to slow down because of the children I take care of. The signs don't always help they go racing through here at times...



I'm home!

Now when I tell you I walked today you know where I go.

Thanks for walking with me!

  
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RORYLYONS 11/13/2014 7:10PM

    How gorgeous....looks like the perfect place to call home.... emoticon

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TRIM180 11/10/2014 10:49AM

    Beautiful scenery! emoticon

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KITKATSMEOW17 11/9/2014 1:36PM

    Thanks for sharing emoticon

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CAROL_31649731 11/8/2014 7:53PM

    That was beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing the lovely pictures! emoticon

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FALLNTENN 11/8/2014 7:59AM

    Thanks for sharing your lovely walk with us. It's beautiful.

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ROSEWCI 11/1/2014 8:20PM

    So very nice! Where is home exactly? I don't think I know that!

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BOMBCHELL23 11/1/2014 7:23AM

    A good long walk for sure. I am glad you are finding time to exercise!

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KAB7801 10/28/2014 2:22PM

    What a nice road to walk on, lots of nature!

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SUSANELAINE1956 10/27/2014 11:45PM

    Your home is so beautiful. It looks really peaceful. emoticon

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DWSCHUYLER 10/27/2014 9:36PM

    What a beautiful place! Thanks for sharing! emoticon

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JACKIEWALKS4FUN 10/27/2014 8:44PM

    Very beautiful, now I will know what you see. So nice to have all that open space. Too bad about he cars, they like to go pretty fast on my street too, that is why I like to go early. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GRAMMYX7 10/27/2014 7:35PM

    What a pretty area you have to take a walk. I really enjoyed your pictures and seeing where you walk and live.
Have a good night.

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SOAPNUT 10/27/2014 6:12PM

    emoticon Thanks for sharing! Very beautiful. You are so lucky to have such a nice quiet and beautiful place to walk. We used to live at a nice quiet dead end road next to woods on both sides of us but now they have developed it and the woods are almost all gone.

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MARYJOANNA 10/27/2014 3:59PM

  Pretty scenery!

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Take a Walk with Me Part 1

Sunday, October 26, 2014

My favorite form of exercise is walking.

I thought I'd take you on one of my walks.



I go out the door and head down this road.





I continue walking until I get to the main road then head back towards home. (They were spraying something out in the field today so I didn't go all the way to the stop sign.)

Tomorrow I'll show you pictures when I go the other direction.

  
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FUNTOBEWITHLS 11/10/2014 6:21PM

  Oh how lovely!

I walk 500 steps to my fitness center, workout for about 20-30 minutes, and walk back home... six days a week, I take Sunday off!

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KITKATSMEOW17 11/9/2014 1:33PM

    Thank you for the walk it's so beautiful. emoticon I would love to walk with you. emoticon Thanks again!

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ROSEWCI 11/1/2014 8:19PM

    Very pretty! Thanks for the walk!!!

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BOMBCHELL23 11/1/2014 7:22AM

    That is a beautiful scene for sure!

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SOAPNUT 10/27/2014 6:13PM

    emoticon for sharing your beautiful scenery. I would never go inside.

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GRAMMYX7 10/27/2014 9:21AM

    What a beautiful walk.. So pretty this time of year.

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TERRI518 10/27/2014 8:28AM

    What a magnificent view! Thanks for sharing.

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MAWMAW101 10/27/2014 6:38AM

    Beautiful walk!

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NYARAMULA 10/27/2014 3:16AM

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FORZACHANDMATT 10/27/2014 2:34AM

    Gorgeous

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SUSANELAINE1956 10/27/2014 12:01AM

    Very pretty. I can see why you enjoy this walk.

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JACKIEWALKS4FUN 10/26/2014 11:51PM

    emoticon Love to take a walk with you, great to see pictures of where you are.
Such a beautiful country road, love that lake and I can see the Fall color. I see corn in the last picture, would love to walk with you , beautiful area. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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My Family

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Tonight we celebrated one of my Grandsons 9th birthday.

Come and meet some of my family....



Aren't they sweet looking.

The little gangster is the birthday boy along with my skeleton and zombie granddaughters and did you know Bat Man is my GS....

We had several other interesting guests...







A fun time was had by all.

  
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TRIM180 11/10/2014 10:49AM

    Sweet family emoticon

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RENATA144 11/9/2014 1:32AM

  May your Blessings continue to flow emoticon

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ROSEWCI 11/1/2014 8:18PM

    Thanks for sharing your family w/us! Fun pics!

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SOAPNUT 10/27/2014 6:15PM

    Too too cute! Looks like you all had a wonderful time. Good memories1
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SUSANELAINE1956 10/26/2014 12:47PM

    Such cute pictures. It looks like fun. emoticon

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JACKIEWALKS4FUN 10/26/2014 11:09AM

    Always wanted to see your grandkids, very lovely, just like I imagined emoticon
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GRAMMYX7 10/26/2014 10:18AM

    How cute. Grandkids are so much fun. Thanks for sharing the pictures. Have a good day.

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KAB7801 10/25/2014 11:10PM

    Scary! I love Halloween how cute!

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My Expectaions for BLC26

Sunday, September 21, 2014

This is my second BLC.

The first time I was on a team I was a little overwhelmed trying to figure everything out. I found that by my sixth week I was wishing I could go back to week one and put everything I had into it instead of just coasting along.

This time I have put my all into it from day one making sure I get my exercise in and eat right.
I don't want any regrets this time.

I found out that this is to be fun and not to stress over things if I don't get 100% of everything done.

My expectations:

I will exercise a min. of 20 mins. per day but will push for 40. emoticon

I will walk at least 1 mile a day and push for 2 miles. emoticon

I will ST 3 times a week for 20 mins. emoticon

I will track my food and be mindful of what I eat. emoticon

I will drink 8 glasses of water a day. emoticon

I will to lose 10 lbs. by the end of the challenge. emoticon emoticon

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SOAPNUT 9/22/2014 4:43PM

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KAB7801 9/22/2014 2:35PM

    All good expectation I love the way you put it. One and push for two always. You're great!


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TERRI518 9/22/2014 9:21AM

    emoticon emoticon You have a great plan! Keep it up and have fun!

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SUSANELAINE1956 9/22/2014 9:19AM

    Terri, Glad you are having fun with this round. It's so much easier to stick to plan when it is fun. Wishing you the best! emoticon

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GRAMMYX7 9/21/2014 2:22PM

    I know emoticon .. You have a great attitude. Remember it's a challenge but don't let it be stressful. Have fun with it and you will succeed.
Marge

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JACKIEWALKS4FUN 9/21/2014 2:05PM

    Great plan Terri.
Glad you won't stress, I do see so much support on these teams, I just love it, and I will love to be there on the sidelines cheering my buddy on. emoticon emoticon
Have a great Sunday emoticon

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