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Bye bye obesity, hello just overweight

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Saturday, June 15, 2013



I didn't realize until after I blogged yesterday that my new weight put me in the "just overweight" category & that I was no longer considered obese. emoticon emoticon SP. emoticon

I also had a doctor's appointment yesterday to go over some blood work I had done 3 weeks ago. It had been 2 years since I had had a physical with complete blood work because cancer sort of derailed my schedule last year, but I was excited to see the results of my blood work. I've been working hard, but progress has been slow.

In 2 years' time I went from weighing 213 to 174. (I lost some on my own before I came to Spark). My blood pressure went from 154/85 to 122/78. My total cholesterol went from 188 to 166. My triglycerides, HDL, LDL & glucose levels are well within normal whereas before, a couple of those numbers were a little on the high normal side.

There is a lot of "health junk" in my family -- cancer, diabetes, heart disease & high cholesterol. Doc said that my blood work is phenomenal.



I'm excited!! Can you tell? emoticon

If you're out there & you're struggling today, promise me that you won't give up. Even if the scale isn't moving, if you keep making those healthy choices & keep exercising, there are things going on inside of your body that you can't see -- like improving your cholesterol or your blood pressure. You could even be heading away from a diabetes diagnosis.



Let's keep going . . . together.

Blessings to you!!! emoticon emoticon
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MONTREAL12 8/5/2013 11:04AM

  I've given up in the past; look forward to putting your advise into practice! emoticon

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WHITEANGEL4 7/9/2013 9:13PM

    Fantastic every pound counts and every drop in blood pressure and colestrol e positive. Keep it up

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222NICHOLE 7/3/2013 1:15PM

    Great job for losing the weight and making yourself healthier! I love your focus on non-scale victories also! emoticon

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EFFRAYECHILDE 6/27/2013 10:07AM

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ICEANGEL0531 6/25/2013 6:08PM

    Totally awesome!

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ROXYCARIN 6/22/2013 12:32AM

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MANILUS 6/21/2013 12:17AM

    So happy for you! Great work!!!!!!!!!!!!

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RENATA144 6/19/2013 7:53PM

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You are an Inpiration !!!

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EMILY0724 6/19/2013 6:51PM

    WAY TO GO!!! You are doing a wonderful thing for yourself!
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BLUEANGELLK 6/19/2013 2:27PM

    So Awesome!!! I agree with your doctor when they told you your blood work is phenomenal. I am doing the happy dance for you!
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Thanks for the encouragement!


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CYCLINGSANDY 6/19/2013 1:48PM

    Praise God! That news is something to get excited about! emoticon

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RUSSNGUS 6/19/2013 12:57PM

    emoticon Great sharing. Thank you.

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MSWAN112 6/19/2013 8:33AM

    my first trip through spark people I went from the obese category to over weight. What a great feeling that is !!!! congrats :) This time I plan on going from over weight to a healthy weight.

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HEALTHYMLB 6/19/2013 7:16AM

    Wow, that is amazing!!!!! love your story, thank you for sharing, very motivational!!!
I wish you continued good health!!!! emoticon

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SUSIEMT 6/18/2013 11:42AM

    Yea you!

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JANEMARIE77 6/17/2013 1:17PM

    woohoo is right

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NUOVAELLE 6/17/2013 2:00AM

    That's great news! The most important non-scale victories are always the ones related to our health. It's our bodies' gratitude for the priceless gift we're giving them.
Keep up the great work!
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MARYJEANSL 6/16/2013 11:49PM

  Wow! That's great news, and it does motivate me to do better. I want to be there too!

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PENOWOK 6/16/2013 10:12PM

    That;s wonderful news!!! ...and great advice---never give up!! Sometimes I feel like a nut ;~}

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GODS_TEMPLE 6/16/2013 9:48PM

    Fantastic numbers! emoticon emoticon

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JOANNHUNT 6/16/2013 9:23PM

    GOOD LUCK ON YOUR JOURNEY.

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I promise you I will not give up! emoticon

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LIVELYGIRL2 6/16/2013 6:06PM

  That is spectacular news!!!! GREAT!!

I 'm amazing and pleased and your food plates are fascinating emoticon too. I don't know where you find them... and the oak tree quote is good too. emoticon emoticon

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    That is so wonderful emoticon

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JIBBIE49 6/16/2013 3:00PM

    Great seeing your blog featured in the Spark Mail. What an honor.

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BONNIEMARGAY 6/16/2013 1:27PM

    YES!

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PATRICIAANN46 6/16/2013 12:54PM

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ANGELN325 6/16/2013 12:42PM

    Awesome work! Glad your blood work came back good and that you are now in the overweight range vs obese. That is my first goal is to get out of the danger zone and the prediabetes condition.

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CHERYL_ANNE 6/16/2013 11:01AM

    "Even if the scale isn't moving, if you keep making those healthy choices & keep exercising, there are things going on inside of your body that you can't see..."

This statement is so IMPORTANT and has LIFE-CHANGING potential for us!

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Congratulations on your hard work and resulting achievements!

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IDICEM 6/16/2013 10:28AM

  Congratulations on such a wonderful milestone! emoticon emoticon

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ANNIECHLOE 6/16/2013 10:21AM

    Great going! emoticon

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BLONDIE708 6/16/2013 9:42AM

  way to go

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MIMIDOT 6/16/2013 9:41AM

    Congratulations! Keep up the good work! Enjoyed your blog. Thanks for sharing.

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MARYBETH4884 6/16/2013 9:39AM

    Isn't it fun to blow the doctor away with phenomenal test results! emoticon

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    emoticon emoticon emoticon Great numbers are better than scale numbers sometimes!

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