Sunday, September 13, 2009
i want to start by saying thank you to all friends and spark. i probably would of quit a long time ago but for the encouragement, challenges, messages, and just this site in general. i have always felt you get out of this site what you put into it and i've gotten out much more it seems than i put it. at least that is how it feels somedays.
i had a doctors appointment yesterday morning and he was in awe....yes awe of me...his first comment when he came into the room and looked at my chart was that i had lost even more weight. (i last saw him six months ago). i also was taken off my sleeping meds as i now sleep fine without them. it must be the exercise and healthy living i have been into. my blood pressure was awesome. (my word for the day). my doctor was so proud and it made my chest swell with pride. his nurse even asked me if i was taking diet pills. i just laughed a bit and said no, i'm doing it the old fashioned way, diet and exercise.
where i'm going with all this is that for the first time since starting this journey my doctor actually took notice. and guys that was well worth the falls i've taken, the extra bites i may have taken on occasion and then condemned myself for, the exercise i had to force myself to step outside to get and most of all the total change in my lifestyle.
so if you sometimes wonder if all this is worth it.... i must tell ya YESSSSSSSS. very much so.
next i would love to get off another med of mine. that is the ultimate goal of mine. i told my doctor i would be happy to reach goal. he even said the med i want off of usually causes weight gain in people. so those on meds, don't give up. you can win the battle of wills.
i will end my ramblings now and get on with some spark point gathering. i live for those numbers to go down also. shows i'm doing all i can do to get where i want to be. bless all my spark friends old and new and bless this site. anything in this world we want can be ours if we just reach for it. michelle.