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Getting Ready for Summer

In 2009, a doctor told me I had high blood pressure. She was right; the reading was high, though I was incredibly nervous and anxious when she took it. Rather than focus on dietary changes, the doctor insisted I start taking TWO different pills after having only had ONE blood pressure screening. I filled the prescription, but never took the pills, and instead decided to focus on diet and exercise. I lost fifty pounds in about a year, and it was a long, difficult road, but in my mind, it was ...
In 2009, a doctor told me I had high blood pressure. She was right; the reading was high, though I was incredibly nervous and anxious when she took it. Rather than focus on dietary changes, the doctor insisted I start taking TWO different pills after having only had ONE blood pressure screening. I filled the prescription, but never took the pills, and instead decided to focus on diet and exercise. I lost fifty pounds in about a year, and it was a long, difficult road, but in my mind, it was better than popping pills to fix the problem. (And later, another doctor diagnosed me with "white-coat syndrome," saying that my high blood pressure could be attributed to my nerves!) At any rate, my blood pressure is completely normal now.

Despite the different opinions of two doctors and the mess that ensued as a result of the first diagnosis, I'm glad things happened the way they did. I wouldn't be where I am today.

My goal right now is to gear up for summer time! I'm counting down until my mini-vacation in June. (62 days from today, April 5!) And I'd like to go down a couple sizes by then. I know I can do this!
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Member Since: 12/7/2009

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My Goals:
1) Be healthy.
2) Be happy.
3) Be awesome.

My Program:
I follow a whole-foods, plant-based diet with minimal refined sugar and flour.

I exercise when I can, but I aim for at least 3-4 days of cardio and 3 days of strength training.

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"My fake plants died because I did not pretend to water them." -- Mitch Hedberg

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HOTDEENOW
3/18/2013 10:01:53 PM

Hi! I just added you as a friend.... Hope you add me back :)



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2/28/2013 1:11:05 PM

Thank you for saying that I am an inspiration. I love to encourage others.

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2/28/2013 11:45:27 AM

Thank you for the friend add!!!

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Keep up the good work!!!

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ALASKABRED
2/22/2013 2:09:29 PM

I like what you said about getting motivated because of health. For years I would diet and exercise to lose weight but after a high blood pressure, etc., I am doing it for my health. What a different motivation when it means your life and the quality of your life





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