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Great Report From the Doctor!!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

So, last week was my annual check-up. My doctor did a double-take when he walked into the room and saw me. He could tell I looked different than last time he saw me. Then he saw in my chart that I have lost 23 pounds since last year, and he wanted to know how I did it. Well, of course, I told him about SparkPeople! He was intrigued. I told him about how I have been tracking my calories and exercising and reading health articles, taking my supplements, getting 7-8 hours of sleep, etc and he said he HAD to check SP out.

I also told him that I had taken up running, beginning the Couch to 5K program. Well, Doctor is also a runner and this started up another excited conversation!

Doctor felt confident that I may be able to go off the blood pressure medicine that I've been on for the last 15 years. He says the exercise and weight loss have a huge impact on most people's blood pressure. He is tapering my dosage down and we'll see how it goes. Doctor was giddy that one of his patients might be able to go off of blood pressure medication. He said it made his day!

Now for the best news of all. My blood work results came in the mail today along with Doctor's comments. For the first time in 5 years, my lipids and cholesterol are normal instead of borderline high! His comment was that the lipids are significantly better because of the diet and exercise.

Thank you SparkPeople for helping me get healthy!
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DIVE4LIFE 7/1/2010 11:29PM

    Great News! Congratulations on the healthy new YOU!

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70DRAGONFLY 5/8/2010 10:32AM

    Awesome!

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MSKNITTER 4/21/2010 9:43PM

    Way to go! Didn't that just make your day? Awesome, see what positive change can do? Keep up the great work! God big has plans for you! emoticon

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ACHAIR 4/21/2010 12:11PM

    Oh that is sooo great to hear!! So very cool that your doctor was interesting in SP too. It really is such a great website. I honestly feel that we are getting a great deal that it's FREE for us! But I know that I wouldn't have joined if I had to pay so I'm soo glad of that!

Anyhow, keep it up. That is such awesome news!! God bless~

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CS4JWS 4/20/2010 3:18PM

  WOW! What FANTASTIC news! Congratulations!

I have my doctor's appointment in early May, and am hoping for lower blood pressure, and a good, clean bill of health as well!

This is AWESOME news, and you should be SO proud of yourself!

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MSDEAN87 4/20/2010 3:16PM

    That is amazing.... Great job

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RAINYFRIDAY 4/20/2010 3:01PM

    FANTASTIC!!! Congrats!

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