back from a long time ago. Couldn't afford Weight Watchers anymore so taking what I learned there and tracking like a fool now on Sparkspeople. Looking for advice, and support to this new leg of my journey
OH,, my name is Ginna, I'm 55 and have an enlarged heart due to weight. have 100lbs still to go. On blood thinners and alot of other stuff. Yuck... Aspiring to be a writer.
I came to Spark People in August 2012 and I have enjoyed every minute of this relationship. I would like to become a member a the American Heart Association because I had rheumatic Fever as a child and would like to understand more about Heart Disease and how it affects your life. I am a 68 year old Female, I have lost 45 pounds, work out every day of my life and love it..
I joined SparkPeople in 2008. I was on the site quite a bit. I began to slack off. I went from 155 to 209 gradually as time went on. I have had so many health problems occur. I had Graves Disease that turned to Hypothyroidism. About 1 1/2 years ago I was diagnosed with Lupus & Sjogren's Syndrome. I think I got it under control, except in February. My mom died from Lymphoma. We were very close. It was so hard on me. Then the end of March, I had a mini-stroke. Luckily, I got all my movement back. I began my weight loss again in January. I was 209. As of Sunday, Apr. 6, I weigh 177.8. I have to loss this weight for my health. I have to do it for me. I just sit the and say..... "LET'S GO FOR IT!!!"
Hi- Went to a new doctor, and he is sending me to a cardiac specialist.....My Cholesterol is way to high and he is concerned about my risk of heart attack.....when they hand you that bottle of nitrostat.....it becomes very real.......
I go to the cardiologist later this month.....still in shock......
So time to get educated, and face facts.....right?
I am a Kindergarten teacher -and live in Washington State. Have been a Spark member for a long time-but not active for many years.
Elaine to the team! There are links on our board to the American Heart Association and also Sparks Healthy Heart Condition Center for you to review. They have information that you will find very useful.
Pounds lost: 60.6
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I'm happy to be a member of the American Heart Association Team. I had 4 Heart Attacks last year starting 7/23/2013. And the last one 11/9/2013. I have related health issues also. So I felt the need to joined the Team. I'm looking forward to getting to know each and everyone of You. God Blessings to Everyone Always. Have a Wonderful Week. Keep Sparking!!! Elaine
GOD BLESSINGS TO EVERYONE. MAY GOD BE WITH YOU ALWAYS. HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEK. TAKE CARE.
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