Hi! My three grown children are my pride - My seven grandchildren are so much fun - My three children in law are so very wonderful. I am blessed!
I quit smoking Sept. 8, 2007. In the next few months I developed several health problems accompanied by a lot of emotional stress, was this a test? July 14, 2008 I went to the doctor and though I knew I had gained weight I was shocked to learn that I had gained nearly 100 pounds, my blood pressure was high, the medicine for my angina was not working well, my asthma was flaring frequently and my thyroid medicine dosage had to be raised. I was at risk!
I can not tell you how many hours, days and weeks I spent researching weight loss and exercise. I also bought a digital scale and was delighted at the 6 pound loss that first month. I then ruptured my Achilles tendon, walking is my favorite and the center of my exercise routine, I was not going to give up. It took just over a year before I could walk without the air cast on my ankle, but I researched and I tried until I found a series of exercises that I could do. I also devised a diet of about 1200 calories that I could stick to, I learned to eat breakfast and wrote down everything I ate and did. One year latter I had lost 18.85% of my body weight. I kept at it and was down a 100 pounds by my sons wedding this past June (pictures at facebook). I am proud of myself, but it all would have been much easier if this wonderful “sharecare” would have been available. Thank you Dr. Oz and everyone of you that are providing this wonderful "sharecare" plan.
The photos here were taken Nov. 29, 2010. I will be 62 in June of 2011. My blood pressure is really good. The beta blockers for the angina were reduced by half and are working great. Asthma, what is that? Do not remember when I last had an attack. My thyroid medication amount has been cut too. I am still free of the tobacco, went from 2 pots - 2 cups of coffee a day and no longer have cravings for the bad foods. I feel so much better.
I still need to loose 40 pounds. I have been stuck at this weight since June 2010. I have stayed with my plan, but it is not working. I am excited and ready to give, “Move It And Loose It in 2011” my all.
Good Luck everyone! God Bless and Keep You Safe.