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9/18/11 7:42 A

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I have been amazed by how much tracking my food has helped me. I always thought I was doing a good job with my nutrition, until I actually started tracking! Good luck!

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CAROLYN0107's Photo CAROLYN0107 Posts: 28,664
9/17/11 5:41 P

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Thanks for welcoming me to the team Daisy. Besides blood pressure meds I'm on them for asthma, thyroid problems, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis etc. I sure don't want to have to add something for cholesterol! I am not good with watching what I eat though so I really need to do some reevaluating of my food habits. And I don't like to track food. I'll probably need to change that.

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DAISY443's Photo DAISY443 Posts: 11,803
9/17/11 3:32 P

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Welcome to the Team! My bad cholesterol was high when I joined Spark People, but by watching my nutrition (particularly cholesterol) and exercise, I was able to bring it down and not have to start medication. Unfortunately, even though I try to watch my sodium intake carefully I still take 3 BP tabs a day. Coincidentally, the 2 you take plus Amlodipine. Looking forward to getting to know you better!

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CAROLYN0107's Photo CAROLYN0107 Posts: 28,664
9/17/11 7:29 A

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I'm new to the team, and new to High Bad Cholesterol. I've had High Blood pressure for years, being treated with Hydroclorthizide (25 mg/day) and Lisinopryl (20 mg/day). Last month was the first time that I had high BAD Cholestrol with an overall count of 193. My Dr.'s nurse said to "watch" my diet and then have the Cholesterol studies repeated in six months.

I am Carolyn, single, 62 years old and a nurse. I am from the States but I have lived and worked in Africa since 1977. I teach in a Nursing School and I also do Hospital bookkeeping.

I would really like to avoid having to take medicine for Cholesterol since I'm already on lots of medicines for various other problems. Now I really need to make changes in my lifestyle and quit avoiding those changes.

I'll participate in the team as I can but I'm also quite busy with work and on other teams.



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Left Knee Fracture: 3-5-12
Left TKR 6-19-12


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