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Dancing out of the Dr's Office!

Thursday, January 03, 2013

I actually could have done this the other day but refrained myself. :-)

I have not been as dedicated to my journey as I should have been this past year. I have let cravings and lack of focus keep my calories too high. I am proud of myself that my exercise has become more consistent. And even though my calories have not been within my range on most days, I have made small changes...more fruits and vegetables, more whole grains, and more aware of ingredients.

So back to my almost dancing in public... 3 years ago I had to be put on cholesterol medicine. My total cholesterol was over 200, and the other areas,(triglycerides, HDL, LDL) were also out of normal ranges. Well, I had my annual visit the other day and my total cholesterol has come down to 155 and the other areas are all within normal ranges. Dr did not say anything about taking me off the medicine yet, but that is okay with me because I know my nutrition is still not where it needs to be. I still have more work to do, but all this tells me that I am on the right track. I can't wait to start seeing the weight come off but at least I can officially say I am healthier!!! emoticon emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
TRISSA3 1/6/2013 2:56PM

    Woo-hoo, girlfren'! I know exactly what you mean about this past year. I face-planted off the SP wagon for awhile. I really needed to kick myself in the "hiney" to get back on track.

This is what I love about SP...I know I'm not alone and other people can relate and be honest about it.

Keep on keepin on, AnnaB!


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SHARJOPAUL 1/6/2013 11:14AM


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EVER-HOPEFUL 1/5/2013 5:56PM

    thatīs brilliant love so proud of you.keep up the good work emoticon

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LIVINGFREE19 1/5/2013 1:17PM

    That is so awesome!!Congrats!!

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LARKSONGRUTH 1/5/2013 2:58AM

    Great report! Congratulations on making progress that counted! I'm sure that will also be very motivating for you to continue on your pathway!

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WINNIE1978 1/4/2013 11:13AM

    Congrats on getting those numbers where they should be!!! emoticon

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CRAMOMMY 1/4/2013 9:52AM


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    Good job! I'd be dancing too.

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SEATTLE58ANEW 1/3/2013 10:56PM

    Wow, I am so proud of you!! None of us are perfect. We're all human and that's why we have so much trouble, at least for me it is! This step in the right direction will get you to Onederland before you know it!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon for the inspiration!! emoticon

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SKBRANDWOOD 1/3/2013 10:23PM

  What a wonderful motivator it is, seeing such great progress! emoticon

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SHIRE33 1/3/2013 9:53PM

    Wow. That's a major accomplishment. I bet you get your eating squared away fast now. Getting off meds is a great motivator. emoticon

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TDEMAIO2 1/3/2013 9:50PM

    emoticon that is a BIG emoticon

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