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I am back and driven to succeed at being the healthiest I can possibly be. I have had a lot going on in my life and now have realized. I cant fix everyone. I need to take care of myself. This past summer I could not breath, I had been working out hard on my treadmill here at home along with free weights. I was doing so good. I had lost several inches. The weight was finally dropping on the scales. Then I could not breathe. I was diagnosed with bronchitis and put on an antibiotic. I was still not feeling good almost a week later. I went to the drs they gave me another antibiotic and a chest x-ray. Said just try this stronger med. I went on vacation and the time i was gone. I could not walk 5 ft and I could not breath along with some chest discomfort. I returned home and went back to the dr's. He said he thought it was my heart and I needed a stress test. I was like are you kidding no not me. Sure enough i had a 86% block in my left ventricle. So yes I had a stent put in on July 23rd. 2 days in the hospital. My cholesterol was 224. last year but had climbed to 244. Even though I was health conscience..I had to take Lipitor. Since then I have dropped my cholesterol to 142. I do know that if I had not been working out prior to finding this blockage I would not have been so lucky. My numbers are excellent. Even in the hospital they said my blood pressure and pulse were that of a runner.. I am now so focused on my health and my well being. It is about me and I am going to not worry about others..I cant change them. So there is my story and I will be here to stay and show you my progress along the way. I am trying a Gluten free way of eating and only organic is the way I go now..I joined back to the gym last week and I am taking as many yoga and Meditation classes I can handle..It is good to know you are still here and I can track my progress and make some friends who are as ambitious as myself..((hugs))

Member Since: 2/21/2010

Fitness Minutes: 1,861

My Goals:
I want to be consistent and stronger.

My Program:
I found this site.I sure hope I meet some new friends who will inspire me..I hope I can inspire someone else as well.I am starting a healthy way of eating and exercising and I am taking more time for me..

Personal Information:
My Name is Karen lynn. I live in North carolina.I am originally from Vermont..

Other Information:
I love to read..James Patterson is one of my favorite reads..My favorite movie was the notebook..l Love a good movie.I cry at a good one..I love the Sunshine and the Beach..

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