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My Doctor Said WHAT???

Monday, August 20, 2012

I am still stunned!

Ladies and Gentlemen, you need to set those goals and work toward them. Every time you eat healthy and exercise, you are moving closer to your goal. Every time you stop eating healthy and exercising, you are staling and staying in the place you told yourself that you didn't want to be. You can do it!! You can get to your goal. You can get healthy.

Let's go after it! If you have lost ground, get up and get back to it! Yes, I mean right NOW!!! Get up!!! Get moving!!! Hey, put the Ho Ho down and get moving! Clean the clothes off the treadmill and get moving! These are positive moves toward your goal!!! You can do it!! We can do it!!

It is time to take the bull by the horn and get down to business!!!

I signed up for BLC 20 today. No, I am not trying to get on the Biggest Loser show. I need to get healthy but Bob and Jillian scare me!! lol This is a Biggest Loser Challenge on SP. I am looking forward to it. I can't wait to find out what team I will be on and meet my teammates. It is time to really buckle down!!

Well, I have to go make the DH some lunch for him to take to work later!

Much love


emoticon emoticon emoticon It has changed my life!!!

p.s. I heard this song on the radio on the way back from the Dr.'s office. Please check it out! It spoke to my spirit and the words really speak volumes for the journey!

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CINDYBEL 8/27/2012 1:02PM

    emoticon emoticon Congratulations!!!!

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GARDENSTAR 8/25/2012 6:20AM

    beautiful..what an inspirational vlog. It seems that you are seeing a good reasonable doctor who will work with you, and that is always good.

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SBNORMAL 8/25/2012 6:17AM

  Congrats on your medical findings!! Keep reading and studying about healthy eating to get the right combination of things!!

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ANGELWENDYMAMA 8/25/2012 12:50AM

    Wow, that is awesome!!!! I'm so happy for you to be off your medication!!! GO YOU!!!! So proud of you!!!!

And WOOHOO for joining the BLC20! I'm a newbie on there, too.

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SHRINK_U 8/24/2012 6:04PM

    I am so happy for you. I can't wait until I get off of my metformin for diabetes! I will be on thryoid meds for the rest of my life I am sure. Again-- so happy for you!!!!!! I hope your sister follows your wonderful example :)

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KOMTRIA 8/24/2012 9:07AM

  Think of all the people in your doctor's practice that will have been helped because you went for an appointment and showed him your success and introduced him to sparkpeople. You started a fire!

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THEBEACHSLAP 8/24/2012 8:55AM

    Congratuations to you. Think of all the new clothes you can buy with all the money you will not be spending on medication!!


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RUTHIEBEAR 8/24/2012 7:37AM

    I am rooting for you all the way! I am on a BLC team LIMES. emoticon emoticon

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RWEBER6352 8/23/2012 4:26PM

  Wow! I don't usually add comments, but I am so excited for you, and a bit envious. I, too, have a bucket of meds, mostly for diabetes, that I would like to give up. Your story is encouraging because it's not someone saying "lose weight to get off the meds" but someone showing me that, yes, it CAN be done. Good for you!

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TINABEANA16 8/23/2012 3:12PM

    Congratulations!! Very inspirational!!

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PHXJAZZ 8/23/2012 3:09PM

    So glad to hear you are off your meds. I have a bucket of meds too: I know your achievement.

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NADINEL 8/23/2012 1:29PM

    Wonderful! I am so happy for you and I thank you for the encouragement! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SJKENT1 8/23/2012 9:06AM

    Oh how awesome for you! Thanks for the song... what a reminder!

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PAINTINGPORK 8/23/2012 8:36AM

    So excited to have you as a part of BLC 20! emoticon


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WATCHINW8 8/23/2012 8:28AM

    I am so happy for you. Thank you for your post and the song. You have blessed my day! emoticon emoticon

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MESAMA 8/23/2012 2:58AM

    I literally cried happy tears for you in this! This is wonderful! Small steps really do work! Thank you for sharing and spreading the motivation and hope! You are awesome!
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LYNN-LOVESLIFE7 8/23/2012 2:39AM

    emoticon Good news is the best news. I've stop taking some of my meds without doctor orders, and I had went in and got a good fussing at on why, and I told him. I live in this body. I know what it needs, all you all know is to write 'em and then see what happens. I was on one that I had to get my blood checked all the time, for my skin issue, and you know what. I'm off that one too. Now! My doctor and I are working together, and all my blood work comes out great. I'm going in to see my private doctor, and I'm sure she is going to say. HEY! What's knew with you? It's good to have a doctor that is loving and caring and understanding your needs. Good news is the best news, and I'm so happy for you.

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THEBETH43 8/23/2012 2:28AM

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COLLIMA 8/22/2012 4:50PM


This is wonderful news, Susan!

You are certainly a prime example of how this, you are spreading the Spark!


As always,



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KSCRAP363 8/22/2012 1:33PM

    Susan, thanks so much for your blogs! They inspire me to keep on keeping on! As I wrote in my blog today, I feel like I've hit a bit of a speed bump these last couple of days. You're blog is the kind of positive stuff I needed to read today! You are a SparkBlessing!!! emoticon

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SWEETLIPS 8/21/2012 7:16PM

    Weeping may endure for a night but JOY does come in the morning. You brought tears to my eyes. Congratulations on this wonderful report!! This is truly awesome and having a blood sugar like that is fantastic. Making small changes are lasting changes. Look up Dr. Berg and watch his videos -
ets/videos?view=0 he may provide some answers for you!! What a wonderful song - wow such power!! Thank you so much!!

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MOMFAN 8/21/2012 7:04PM

    Hoping the rest of the video said you are off everything but the thiroid, but once again it stopped half way through and I can't get it to finish.

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ESCHLETZ 8/21/2012 6:22PM

    That's amazing! I'm so happy for all the hard work you've invested in yourself to be able to see this happen =)
Just to be the devil's advocate though, don't let it get you down too much if 3 months from now the doctor says you need to reincorporate some of your other meds again for a while. The meds could be helping your body continue on this success route, and just knowing that your doctor is so open to allowing you to determine if you'd like to try going without them is amazing. That does show that with continued healthy choices you should be able to go off them all for good eventually (except as you said the thyroid meds).
HIGH FIVE! You just remotivated me =)

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MAEBEA40 8/21/2012 5:52PM

    Awsome Great Job!!! emoticon

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ADARKARA 8/21/2012 5:37PM

    This was such a great vlog! I did something similar with my doctor lately, I went off a diuretic for high blood pressure and when I went to the doc he said I had done the right thing and now I'm officially off! =) It's such a great feeling!

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POSITIVELY_EB 8/21/2012 5:33PM

    You are one AWESOME lady!! Thanks for sharing your accomplishments, enthusiasm, and encouragement with us!


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TURTLETRACK 8/21/2012 3:10PM

  I"m so happy for you and PLEASE keep up your good work. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JEANNETTE715 8/21/2012 1:46PM

    Very awesome :) emoticon

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4KWALK 8/21/2012 1:40PM

    You have given me so much hope with this video. I too must take thyroid medication but I want to get rid of all of the rest of my medications. This was such a dream of mine - now I see that it may be entirely possible.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX12 8/21/2012 1:07PM

    emoticon That is GREAT!

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SNOWYOGA 8/21/2012 1:07PM

    I know you don't need me to say this, but your doing great. And I cry to when I feel really strongly about something, so it's not only when were sad. You make me think about how I feel and how things are going with me. So again emoticon , thank you for bloging, and just being you! emoticon
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NANCYSINATRA 8/21/2012 12:34PM

    How exciting. I'm so happy for you!! You go girl!!!

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SUNRISE14 8/21/2012 9:44AM

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LOVINSHERRY78 8/21/2012 9:29AM

    wow, you're really blessed to have such a great doc. that's awesome. :) i'm so glad for you!! in 3 months you are ganna blow his mind! wooo whoo! keep it up b/c u really are dong great. words can't express how happy i am for you!!!

thanks for the song. i love casting crowns but haven't listen to them in so long. i really needed to hear that song again and shed some tears b/c i've been feeling so defeated the last couple days. thank u!!!

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MNABOY 8/21/2012 8:55AM

    Great job! Congratulations and keep it up.

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CHOCOHIPPO 8/21/2012 8:43AM

    How wonderful, Sue! You are doing it! And you are a walking testimonial to good health and habits. I'm so glad you had a great report! emoticon

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  Congrats on such a great Dr. visit! I love hearing that you are still trying to learn to do even better. That is the way to success...never think you know everything. Keep trying to be better than you were yesterday. You are fabulous!

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ZACEVETOB 8/21/2012 8:21AM

    Good steps and goals, your making a good progress. Keep at it. Awesome normal blood pressure that is really good. You should be proud of yourself, way to go!!!

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IACTA_ALEA_EST 8/21/2012 8:00AM

    Yay Sue!

Thank you for posting the link...can't wait for my sister to listen to it.

Love and blessings to reach that faith...

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    Wonderful news!
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HONEYPOT319 8/21/2012 6:50AM

    Way to go lady! Way to motivate us! :)

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TATTER3 8/21/2012 6:43AM

    Congrats!!! Keep Sparkin'!!!

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NUTRON3 8/21/2012 6:37AM

    WOW, Wow. You motivate me!!!!! Great news about your doctor report!

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NUTRON3 8/21/2012 6:36AM

    WOW, WOW You are so awesome! So happy for you and your doctors report! You go!!!! emoticon

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POLSKARENIA 8/21/2012 4:48AM


You are one amazing lady! That is such an achievement. I am so glad you video-blogged. It was wonderful to hear the immense joy and amazement in your voice! Fantastic! Listening to you really inspires me. I have no major health problems, yet my progress has nowhere near matched yours.


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GETNFITAFTER60 8/21/2012 1:27AM

    That's great! So excited for you. emoticon emoticon

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JINLYNN 8/21/2012 1:03AM

    Woo Hoo! What great news. I am so happy for you. You are really making such awesome progress towards your goals. thanks for sharing your story and your news.

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LAHUDSONCHEF 8/21/2012 12:57AM

    Susan, I'm so thrilled for you! emoticon What you're doing is what I wish friends of mine would do! Your journey is so inspiring emoticon , and I love the music you chose. Great group, great lyrics.

I joined SP because my focus now is to NEVER get to the point where I need all the meds my siblings need (while not "officially" diagnosed, I was measured pre-hypertensive at 2 separate health fairs 6 months apart last year). I have one brother with sleep apnea, high blood pressure, low thyroid and medicine-controlled type II diabetes. I have one brother with sleep apnea, low thyroid and diet-controlled type II diabetes, who remains pre-hypertensive. I have a sister with low thyroid & high blood pressure. I have a brother with an astonishingly high metabolism still at 54 (eats like a horse but is rail thin-the oddity in the family), but he has high blood pressure. My other brother is pre-hypertensive (due to the way he carries stress), but is otherwise in excellent health - has worked hard all his life to keep that true. He chose early on not to follow the path of the previous generation...I'm finally living that same decision.

Seeing your vlog, I know even more than ever, that it's entirely possible for me to remain free of the meds my siblings are shackled to. The only things I take are nutritional supplements, and I plan to keep it that way.

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RUN_BAKE_BLOG 8/21/2012 12:25AM

    Just wanna emoticon you!
Great blog and I LOVE the song!
Thank you for sharing!

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