Originally Posted by envelope
Not only did you lose weight, you lost years. You look atleast 15 years younger now!
You know, that's what everyone says. In the beginning, I was in really bad shape in all regards.
Weight was 255. Blood pressure was 230/130 (I didn't know this of course), blood sugars were high. I had been having daily headaches for 3 straight months - all day every day headaches. Cholesterol was high and I would huff and puff just walking from my car to the front door. Oh, and my thyroid was barely functioning.
Now, my thyroid is controlled (I think - needs to be checked again), blood pressure normal and I'm off drugs for it too, cholesterol is normal from diet and thyroid control, blood sugars are normal and headaches gone. Plus I work out 5-6 times a week doing weight training and cardio (zumba and aerobic step for cardio, bodypump for strength training).
I've basically turned my life around. I definitely feel 15 years younger and I was lucky that I caught things before I did damage to my kidneys and heart - or DIED!