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Friday, April 24, 2009

In January I went to the Dr. for a check up and he said I was over weight and that my Cholesterol was too high. He talked about meds and I asked if I could try and get it under control. My wife Brenda has been a member of SparkPeople so I decided to give it a try and diet here. I found out it is not a diet but a new way of life and we have been enjoying walking and working out together. We share the cooking duties and we have both become very creative in the kitchen. It is now April and under 100 days of being a member of Spark People and I went back to the Dr. He was shocked to see that I have lost 40 LBS since January so he took blood to check out the cholesterol. My total cholesterol dropped from 253 to 149, my LDL went from 153 to 88 and my Triglycerides went from a whopping 239 to 55..... Needless to say we were all shocked. I told my Dr. about this site and gave him information so he can spred the SPARK too... So, it can be done, it is not always easy, but it can be fun too. I have enjoyed this journey with my wife and I still have 10 lbs to go reach my goal by June 13th.
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  • DEVANS716
    WOW!! 40 lbs is awesome....and it's so great that your cholesterol is now under control!
    Congrats!!
    Denise
    4319 days ago
  • BIGHOTMOMMA44
    You are such an inspiration! Your hard work and dedication to "self" shows!
    Keep up the great work!
    Lisa
    4322 days ago
  • JUSTBIGJ
    Way to go Jim!
    That is a fabulous report!
    Good luck meeting your goal, I know you will make it!
    Jeanette
    4322 days ago
  • DONNASTL
    THAT IS WONDERFUL THAT YOU HAVE LOST WEIGHT... KEEP IT UP AND YOU REACH YOUR GOAL.. MY HUBBY GIVE ME A LOT OF SUPPORT... WHAT I EAT HE EAT! AND ON WEEKEND
    HE HAVE WHAT HE WANT... AND HE LOST WEIGHT TOO.. BUT HE IS REALLY DOING FOR ME
    SO I WILL STAY WITH MY PROGRAM....
    IT ALWAYS GOOD TO HAVE A SPOUSE TO HELP OUT....
    GOOD LUCK TO YOU AND YOUR WIFE!
    HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND, I WILL CHECK ON YOU GUYS IN A FEW DAYS!
    DONNA
    4322 days ago
  • DOCHAPPYCAMPER
    Whoohoo Jim! Wonderful job!

    Tammy
    4324 days ago
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