Down 50 Pounds and Loving It

I’m so tickled.  I’ve lost 50 pounds total.  I did some shopping and was thrilled to see that I was out of plus size clothes.  I still have 20 pounds to lose, so I only picked up a couple of items.  I had no summer clothes that would fit, and I didn’t want to buy a lot of clothes that would be too big for me in a few months.  When I am down to the weight I want to be, I will post before and after pictures.

Now, for the not so good news.  I got my new cholesterol numbers.  I did improve, but not enough.  My doctor went up on the mg for my medicine.  I’m a little worried about that.  It’s up to 80mg.  I’m worried about side effects.  At my next appointment, she said that they will check several things when they take my blood, diabetes, liver and kidney functions.

I have been really careful about what I eat.  Unfortunately, I’m one of those people that has a bad family history of high cholesterol.  At least my numbers did show an improvement.  My good numbers went up, and my bad numbers went down.

I’m healthier than I have been in a long time.  I haven’t been down to this weight in years.  I don’t cringe when I look in a mirror.  I have more energy.  I am a lot more active.  I am looking forward to buying a new bathing suit in a couple of months.  I’ll keep you up to date on my progress.

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29 comments on “Down 50 Pounds and Loving It

  1. Way to go, 50 pounds! That’s awesome. I have high Cholesterol too. The doctors recommendation that I get on a statin was kind of a wake up call. Finally taking it, and changing some things in my life.

  2. how awesome CONGRATULATIONS!!! can’t wait to see your photos U should be so proud!
    on the cholesterol note my brother in law was on a lot of cholesterol medication but he started having some bad side effects so they switched him to 2 or 4 I can’t remember FISH OILS a day and believe it or not his cholesterol levels are now in the norm.
    Something to consider possibly try the 2 aday to start! I can get the # of how much fish oil if it will help you email me

    • My doctor mentioned that. But, I have started to eat more fish, and she said that was enough. My good numbers are going up, it’s the bad numbers that are too high. I haven’t had any bad side effects from the medicine, yet.

  3. 50lbs is AWEsome! You should be proud of yourself! I agree with Tricia, my father takes Fish Oil supplements, and it’s enough to keep his levels normal. It may be worth checking into… and after losing 20 more pounds, fish oil may really be all you need.

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