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Perfect Heart

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Yesterday I had my follow up appointment with my cardiologist. I had a stress done two weeks ago and had an ECHO and appointment yesterday. He was very pleased with my results and gave me a "Perfect" rating emoticon I had cardiac surgery when I was 4 and my father had a heart attack at 40, so that is why I have this regular follow up :) My cholesterol was elevated a couple of years ago and my numbers are now also perfect! But that is where all the praise ends!

He was concerned about my weight emoticon and he has set me a goal of 40 pounds. I have been on a yoyo pattern for a while. He offered to give me pills - I think this is the shock that I needed! I said NO! I can do this! So I go back in October and he will reassess at that visit! So now it is time to get REAL! I have an obese mother and sister, so now is the time! I want to be healthy and I want my heart to stay healthy!

So today, I have taken stock of myself and have put a plan in action. I do not want medication or expensive programs, I know that I can do this with SP and the support here. I have made a plan to include more fresh fruits and vegetables, adding more fiber, listening to my hunger signs and being accountable for the decisions of what I eat.

I have reset my ticker, so here we go........


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