In GOD We Trust Choose To Lose "If you are going to win any battle you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body let the body tell the mind what to do. The body will always give up. It is always tired in the morning, noon and night. But the body is never tired if the mind is not tired." -General George S Patton, U.S.Army, 1912 Olympian
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Hi all, I just joined SparkPeople after several years being away...the kids were taking up most of my time! My story is that I am 46 years old with two children (ages 13 and 11), and two years ago I started getting these strange headaches on the left side, right behind my ear. They would happen when I was exerting myself or when I was stressed out. I suffered for a couple of weeks and finally went to the doctor. My blood pressure was 140/110. I was immediately given a prescription of atenolol (50 mg). I have been on this medication for two years. At my last annual appointment (last week) I was given a clean bill of health...cholesterol went down, good cholesterol went up and blood pressure great at 120/70. I have been exercising and eating right for a while now and I feel that especially the exercise has made a huge difference. My doctor lowered my medication to 25 mgs! I'm very happy to have rediscovered SparkPeople and the tracking, recipes, videos and forums have been a huge motivator! Thanks so much & it can be done with hard work and perserverence!
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