*ROLL CALL* for September

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*ROLL CALL* for September
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Tue, 09-01-2009 - 11:51am
Give us your name (user or real) and tell us a little about yourselves. C'mon, lurkers, you, too!

 

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Wed, 09-16-2009 - 9:14pm

I'm so glad you're here! I also have problems with high cholesterol and hypertension,

 

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Tue, 09-15-2009 - 12:09pm
A little late to the game. I am linenpress, 63 next month, female. I have cholesterol in the 240 range, and hypertension. I used to post on Ivillage years ago then got busy. I take vasotec for BP and was taking plavastatin for cholesterol until this morning. I figured out it was causing weak muscles, cramping, memory loss and emotional upset. I will go back to treating with diet that I did successfully before. I welcome any healthy eating tips you have. I have my first grandchild - a girl 6 months old that I want to stay healthy for. I do light weights and belly dancing for exercise along with stretching. I like whole grains, fruits, veggies, lean meat, but can't stand dairy. Though I know what to eat, I find putting meal plans together a challenge.
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Tue, 09-08-2009 - 1:00pm
Yep, that's a big family. Thank goodness, though, that your family is not like the Duggers! I'll keep those short and sweet questions coming just for you, Ms Florida!

 

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Tue, 09-08-2009 - 12:15am

Just how many siblings DO you have? I'm always happy to see you here on the board!


4 of each kind, including the in-laws (didn't even think about how many I have!!!)

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Sun, 09-06-2009 - 4:36pm
Well, that was short and sweet, Ms Florida! :) Just how many siblings DO you have? I'm always happy to see you here on the board!

 

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Sun, 09-06-2009 - 4:35pm
You're right on about finding excuses not to eat right or exercise like we should! I'm with you! I lost a bunch of weight (33 lbs.) last year, but I'm finding it more difficult to keep losing. I haven't gained those 33 lbs. back, but I have hit a stalemate, it seems. I also take meds for high cholesterol, high blood pressure and GERD, as well as 3 or 4 different ones to keep my heart as healthy as possible.
 

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Sun, 09-06-2009 - 4:29pm
As always, it's a pleasure to have you onboard with us! Isn't it amazing sometimes how a health scare will give us the needed incentive and stamina to lead a more healthy lifestyle?! You are to be commended on losing all that weight! I didn't know that you had been married for that long or had any children. Thanks for sharing, Gypsy!

 

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Sun, 09-06-2009 - 1:11am
I'm Flor, I have many brothers & sisters.
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Wed, 09-02-2009 - 6:46pm

Hi Rhonda here 53 years old, from HOT, smokey Central/ southern (?) Calif...LOL Sounds like i don't know where I live, huh??? Anyway I am in the San Juaquin Valley of Calif. It is very polluted here and I am hoping we can move to northern Calif when my DH retires. Been married to DH for 14 years. Have 3 grown kids from prior marriage and 1 from current.

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Tue, 09-01-2009 - 12:25pm
Gypsy here in Northern California. ;)) I'm 62 and had a triple bypass and removal of dead heart muscle in mid March this year. Went in for a fairly minor surgery and flunked the EKG pre-surgery test, which led to a cardiac catheterization, and finding my heart was only functioning at 30%. :o( Surgery was scheduled quickly after that. Fortunately, due to getting into physical shape and losing the weight, I was a good candidate for the surgery and the recovery afterwards. Weight Watchers ROCKS! :P I am married, have been for 33+ years, and we have a grown daughter of 28. I am retired now and have major hearing loss, wearing two hearing aids. I have been focused on losing the extra weight gained over the past decades and living a healthy lifestyle, vs. the eating I did that clogged three heart vessels so badly they had to be replaced. :O Thanks to Weight Watchers that I began last year, July 2008, I have lost 89 lbs., and now walk over 100 min. a day with my Mika dog, and am on a healthy WW maintenance diet now, and learning how to really *live* a healthy lifestyle for the rest of my life. I still attend weekly meetings for the support and to encourage others by sharing my journey. ;)) Something I never really did before, except for short bursts of weight loss and exercise for a few years here & there over the past decades...but always inconsistently.


Blessings,

Gypsy

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It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime.

It is the little shadow which runs across the grass

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It's not the dog's fault.

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The Air shares its spirit with

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then when I die I want to go where they went."

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can be judged by the way its animals are treated."

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Edited 9/1/2009 12:57 pm ET by gypsywolfwoman


Blessings,

Gypsy

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