Hi I'm Randy.
I've been with SP for over 3 years now. I've had some successes and some set-backs.
Two summers ago I ended up in Atrial Fib and diagnosed with Heart Failure. I've had high BP for several years. Some of those years I wasn't so good about trying to control it, even with prescribed medications.
My cardiologist would like me to eat under 1000mg of sodium per day. I'm fighting just to keep it between 1-2gm.
When first diagnosed and was recommended to reduce I did very well. I bought no sodium bread (Ezekiel). I went to great lengths to reduce.
I made my own chili with cooked fresh tomatoes and cooked my own dried beans.
Lately I've found myself struggling and thought I'd look up "sodium" on Sparkpeople teams hoping to find others who are working to reduce the sodium.
I had lost 75 pounds with Sparkpeople. I gained about 25-30 of that loss. But I'm working at it again.
Look forward to meeting some new SparkFriends.
| current weight: 292.8