Off Meds, 51 Pounds Lighter And Accomplishing Life Dreams
I can say officially that I am off all the meds. I have decided that if sharing my story will help other people improve their lives I should do so.
My blood work finally came back Friday and everything was great. Dr. xxxx gave me his blessing to stop all blood pressure cholesterol meds (which I had already done about 3 weeks ago. I also stopped the gabapentin and have not had a percocet in about 10 days. I can’t say I’m pain free but feel like I’m out of the dark, cold, depressing “pain tunnel” I was trapped in for so long.
Since I began tracking things in December, my weight has gone from 226 to 175, body fat from 29% to 18.7%, BMI from 31 to 25.1, waist reduced almost 8 inches. My blood pressure is normal and I’m able to run on the elliptical and maintain a heart rate at 140-150 which feels great. I have started Pilates with Barbara (www.fulcrumpilates.com) and am amazed at the changes already.
I was able to accomplish a life long dream on Saturday by taking aerobatic flight instruction in this P-51 Mustang in which we pulled up to 5g’s during some maneuvers. I would not have even considered doing this just two or three months ago.
Someday I hope to report that I’m pain free but there are still some rough periods, Eliminating inflammatory foods, losing weight, regaining the ability to exercise all work together. There is no single miracle cure at least in my case.
Just a few months ago, I found myself struggling with how to get through a day and sometimes an hour at a time. Now I’m thinking about what I will do with the next twenty years. What a difference!
Thank you for helping me find this path!