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Vegetarianism.. Who knew it could be so healthy! September 5, 2008

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This is perhaps one of the happiest days of my recent life.. Why you ask..
Well let me share my joy.
I just left the Doctors Office.

My weight                 174…           Original weight 186
My A1C                        5.8             Original A1C    6.2
My blood Pressure 119/83          Original B/P  158/88

My Cholesterol Numbers
Bad Cholesterol         105             Original Bad    198
Good Cholesterol        44              Original Good    22

meaningless to you dear reader perhaps but monumental to me.   How joyful I am that I chose to change to vegetarianism. It has turned my numbers around and with the weight loss I hope to achieve I believe I will have my life back.

I sit here with tears in my eyes and a joyful heart because I have come so far.
I can not even begin to express how wonderful my heart feels..  Those of you who know me know that my Mother died at age 69 from Diabetes complications, and I have been struggling for the last 3 years to get my numbers in control as I was also heading for an early grave… Nothing worked absolutely nothing until I became a vegetarian. and to show you how quickly it worked in four weeks I went from that 198 bad Cholesterol to a 119 bad cholesterol and it lifted my good Cholesterol from the dismal 22 to a 29

six months later and my good cholesterol is in the 44 range which is healthy.. Normal .. Where it is supposed to be.

And my A1C is headed down too.

Pardon me while I do a HUGE dance for Joy… Insert Magneato doing the TUNA Dance

Okay Back to your regularly scheduled cat posts!

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1. jaypo - September 5, 2008

Annie, this is great news! You're a great example of someone taking their health into their own hands and not leaving it in the care of the medical establishment. Congratulations!

2. mariser - September 5, 2008

[golf clap]congrats, Annie! these are seriously great news! you have done an amazing job, especially with…with…with…everything, really!keep up the good work!did you know there are several vegetarian/vegan cooking groups here in VOX? I don't think I've seen you there… let me know if you'd like some links.w00t!

3. pyrl - September 5, 2008

Annie! You not only have a way with cats, and words, you have a way with self-revitalization. May I have this dance with you?I'm so glad you are feeling better. Your heart is smiling. This is a great post. Did your Dr. give you a sticker? A lollipop? I eat vegetarian a few times a week. If it were only up to me, I would be completely vegetarian. Someday.

4. Morgat - September 5, 2008

This is such good news, Annie! Way to go!!!!

5. LBeeeze - September 5, 2008

Good for you !!! Way to go !!!

6. Bugmom - September 5, 2008

W00t!!! Go Annie Go!!! You are so amazing! Congratulations!!! I admire you so much for you determination and will power. Not only have you made yourself better, you have undoubtedly made the world better because you will be in it longer! ::does tuna dance with Annie::

7. YGRS - September 5, 2008

Good for you Annie! I admire you too — it's not easy to change old habits. Good job, girrrly!&:o)

8. oaklandcat - September 5, 2008

That's amazing. How empowering for you. Congrats!

9. Metz - September 5, 2008

This calls for the happity banana dance too! Go Annie! Go Annie! Yah!!!!

10. Empress Nasi Goreng - September 5, 2008

Wow, well done! I'll bet all the animals are thanking you too.

11. Cap'n Stephel - September 7, 2008

Congrats! Good for you for taking charge of your health =)

12. Cyanide - September 7, 2008

So, where are these cat posts you spoke of? . .


Well done Annie! That is awesome! Sooo happy for you!

13. metsakins - October 11, 2008

My sister's hubby is diabetic and they stopped eatting meat at dinner and his blood sugar is much better.

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