Last year my doctor put me on meds to lower my cholesterol. I began to workout and within 6 months she told me my numbers were normal. I stopped working out regularly and didn't care about what I ate and in January she told me that my numbers were bad again.
I have to add that my father has diabetes and has had open heart surgery; my mother died in 2007 at age 63 of congestive heart failure. My grandmother died of a heart attack last December and my sister had a major stroke at age 42 and has been paralyzed and unable to speak for the past 6 years.
When I got the call from my doctor in January, I decided that if I truly loved my husband and children then I had to take better care of myself. I can't keep eating unhealthy foods and not exercising. If there's anything I can do to help prevent a stoke or heart attach or premature death, then I need to do that so I won't be a burden to them.
My journey began Feb. 2, 2009 and I've lost 17 pounds and I exercise 5 days a week for at least 45 mins each time.
It's hard but I beleive my family is worth it.