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   Posted 8/4/2009 7:10 PM (GMT -6)   
I wanted to give a little good news!  I started really seriously "changing my lifestyle" just 9 days ago!  I totally cut out soft drinks, drink only water and eat just under 1000 calories a day.  So, I went to the cardiologist today and they weighed me.  (I made them weigh me 3 times, because I didn't believe it!) In 9 days i've lost 23.5 pounds!!!  I know it sounds crazy.  The doc said when you have alot to lose ( I definitely do!)  it comes off faster.  Of course, alot of that was water from decreasing my sodium drastically.  Anyway, i'm psyched!  I'm really excited!  I appreciate your advice and encouragement!  Please pray that I can continue to lose!!!!
                                                                                                                                                                                    God Bless you,

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   Posted 8/4/2009 9:20 PM (GMT -6)   
MJLD, cutting out soft drinks will do that. YOU GO GIRL...enjoy yourself
Enjoy what you can today and leave the rest for another day.

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   Posted 8/4/2009 9:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi hun, I'm so proud of you. I know I'm not here much any more but I read your post and just had to say that is wonderful! Not sure I liked the dr. comment about when you have a lot to lose. That wasn't cool.  What is cool is your desire to get serious. There is always a reason for everything I beleive. I have been kicking it around the past couple of days to give up the pop. Even though it's diet. It still has salt. And also limit my calorie intake. I need to loose 20 lbs in the next 5 weeks. Which isn't going to happen but you have me motivated! Don't get depressed if you slow down. Rome wasn't built in a day.
You go girl!
love ya
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   Posted 8/4/2009 9:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Good for you, Judy!!! Keep up the good work!

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
-Albert Einstein

Dx: SLE, Sjogren's, Reynaud's, Peripheral Neuropathy

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   Posted 8/4/2009 10:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Wow, that's fantastic, Judy!  I'm inspired.  Just keep goin' yeah !
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   Posted 8/4/2009 10:59 PM (GMT -6)   
JUDY! JUDY! JUDY! JUDY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Kickin' the scales sorry butt-in-ski!!! SWEET!!!!!!! yeah yeah yeah yeah
I can do anything through Jesus Christ who strengthens me. I have learned in whatever state I am in to be content.Phillipians4:11-13
35 years old. Diagnosed with Lupus in 2000. Fibromyalgia, Anti-phospholipid syndrome(APS)(stroke, 2002), Sjogren's, Raynaud's, Libman Sach's Endocarditis, vasculitis, sacroiliitis, arthritis (neck), anxiety, Chinook migraines. Prednisone, Imuran, Coumadin, Clobazam, Amitriptyline, Didrocal, Cozaar, Zoloft, Neurontin, calcium, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Magnesium, vitamin B6, Acidophilus
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   Posted 8/4/2009 11:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you all so much!!!! I'm going to keep trying and with God's help I can do it!!!! Love y'all, Judy

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   Posted 8/5/2009 6:59 AM (GMT -6)   
JUDY!!! yeah yeah yeah   That is awsome! Way to go tongue . I am very proud of your work and dedication to this. Keep up the good work and don't let yourself get discourged when the pds arn't falling off as quickly! WOOHOO!!!! GREAT JOB!!!



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   Posted 8/5/2009 8:58 AM (GMT -6)   
You go girl!
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   Posted 8/5/2009 9:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Wonderful Judy !!!!!! I applaud you , That is AMAZING!!!!!

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 Disc Disease, Osteoarthritis, High Blood Pressure, Migranes and
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   Posted 8/5/2009 12:18 PM (GMT -6)   
OMGosh... that is great.... I'm going to start WW on Aug 13...

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   Posted 8/6/2009 12:36 PM (GMT -6)   
You guys are such a huge encouragement! My next weigh in will be Aug. 26 at my neph appointment! I will keep y'all posted!!!
God Bless you, Judy
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