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CHANGING FOR THE BETTER

UPDATE: 11/15/15 Been away for some time but have recently been thinking of returning ... so here I am ... back again! I'm sill 'trying' to lose weight but more patiently and kinder to myself in that regard than ever before in life ... at least I'm doing something better - ha! Blood pressure is NORMAL (yea!) and I attribute that totally to my eating at least 80% vegan - and sometimes vegetarian - I bounce back and forth ... and still also mange to totally go OFF plan from time to time - ...
UPDATE: 11/15/15 Been away for some time but have recently been thinking of returning ... so here I am ... back again! I'm sill 'trying' to lose weight but more patiently and kinder to myself in that regard than ever before in life ... at least I'm doing something better - ha! Blood pressure is NORMAL (yea!) and I attribute that totally to my eating at least 80% vegan - and sometimes vegetarian - I bounce back and forth ... and still also mange to totally go OFF plan from time to time - ha! Exercise is STILL the CHALLENGE for me ... maybe it will always be? Who knows? I've made so many changes ... I eat now in ways I never before dreamed ... maybe some future day I'll exercise in ways I've never have (consistently - ha!). Changing is good ... and I am still CHANGING FOR THE BETTER ... thank goodness!

UPDATE: 2/5/2014 Tested blood pressure this week - it's NORMAL! Whoo-hooo! and weight is coming down too! Though I am taking a break from sparkpeople I am still continuing with the Eat to Live plan and checking in here from time to time. I appreciate all of your support the past couple months and, if you want, feel free to contact me via my sparkmail address. Wishing you much success as you continue with your plan(s)! YOU CAN DO IT!

In June 2013 I was diagnosed with extremely high blood pressure. I did not want to do meds without first trying to change my lifestyle. The doctor suggested going 'vegan' - and within weeks my blood pressure dropped considerably and after a few months my blood pressure is almost normal.

I have been looking for a community of support to help with making this a true lifestyle change - not just an on again/off again attempt. This looks like it might be the place!
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Member Since: 12/8/2013

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My Goals:
~Eat Healthy/Be Healthy
~Be more active with yoga, tai chi, walking
~Lose Weight
~Cultivate a healthy mind and body!

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Ultimately would like to be Vegan ... it's taking time to change ... which is okay :) Every little step helps!

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'Nobody can go back and make a brand new start - but anyone can start today and make a brand new ending.'

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JAIZWAYS
11/23/2015 1:35:57 AM

Great to see you back on Spark and to see that you have managed to get your BP into the normal range. emoticon

I am still chugging along working on living a healthy lifestyle. Just became a Grandma to twins!! Lots of work but adorable.



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ADEVINE175
2/3/2014 4:34:20 PM

It's good to hear from someone who has successfully regulated their blood pressure without meds. I was told that I had pre-hypertension and pre-diabetes a couple of months ago. Can you say wake up call? I've had my ups and downs, but with more physical activity, less salt, and more conscientious eating, it does seem to be coming down, and monitoring it daily, it becomes evident what factors have significant impact (such as too much salt). I don't know if I'll ever go vegan, but I have cut down on my consumption of meat, I rarely eat fast food as it's loaded with salt, and I buy more organic produce. As much as I love food and cooking, making a lifestyle change vs being on a diet is definitely a challenge, but I would venture to say it's less challenging than a stroke or a heart attack and worth the effort to make a change!
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A_NEW_CHAPTER
2/1/2014 8:34:04 AM

Wishing you success however you choose to work on it - and sending hugs emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon



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VEGMO80
1/21/2014 7:14:55 PM

Thanks for the friend add. emoticon



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DRAGON-CHICK
1/20/2014 1:38:08 PM

Thanks for your comments! And you're so right. I am trying to adapt a healthy plan to fit my lifestyle and tastes. But I am also trying to ajust my tastes!




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