Last February, My doc told me he suspected I had congestive heart failure I asked me what I ate,and shuddered as I told him mostly Campbell's soup in the winter. When I get home from work I am usually too exhausted to even thing about cooking ( I hate cooking and it is always so dark here in the winter, and I never see daylight)
well he ordered me to reduce sodium to about 100 mg per day. thus started my search for simple, easy recipes of reduced sodium. I found several sites and read a lot of different material and then I happened upon Spark Recipes. Eventually I found my way over to Spark People, and started lurking in the shadows. After about 2 weeks, I decided to sign up.
At this point I was not in it to loose weight (although I have plenty to loose) , I just wanted the support of low sodium eating,
Gradually the edema condition improved as I started eating less sodium and then I leveled off at around 210. I figure most of that initial weight loss was water weight. what a thrill the first day I wok up and could actually see my ankles again.
Well I have been learning a lot on this site, most by osmosis I am sure, but I gradually over the next few months inched my way downward on the scale.
I had not weighed myself since about mid December, but yesterday I stepped on the scale.
Imagine my surprise. 197.6
I spend a lot of time online and encourage others, telling them that they can do this, they can reach their goals.
Now, with a 22.4 lb loss under my belt, I think maybe that I can do this too..... I just have to put a little more work into it for ME.
There is nothing like a little success to encourage one that their efforts have paid dividends.