ONE YEAR AFTER LOSING OVER 150 POUNDS--NO MORE PRESCRIPTIONS NEEDED!!
AT AGE 51-- NO MORE PILLS! NO MORE INJECTIONS! NO MORE COMPRESSION SOCKS!
As of this week, the only prescription I have is my eyeglasses. A year after I dropped 151 pounds began Phase 4 of the Ideal Protein Protocol with You First, which is known as the Lifestyle Living phase, my annual physical revealed some awesome results!
My docs told me I could DROP MY MEDS!
I'll break it down below about how going from 313 pounds, losing 151 pounds, and then a year of keeping my weight down has improved my health-- the REAL REASON for losing weight.
2018 HEALTH IMPROVEMENTS
When I weighed over 300 pounds, I was on FOUR long term prescriptions: Testosterone injections, compression socks for water retention (because I hated the pills), Synthroid for low thyroid output, and Atorvastatin for high cholesterol.
Then, from May 2017 to February 2018, I lost 151 pounds with You First on the Ideal Protein Protocol(link).
My annual physical and lab tests in 2018 showed major improvements. I dropped the testosterone shots-- fat loss (especially belly fat reduction) brought my T-levels back to normal.
Also, the compression socks no longer fit... obviously. My water retention in my lower legs and feet was gone. No more swollen feet and shins.
My heart also benefited from losing so much fat. Side-by-side EKGs revealed that my heart was pumping much more efficiently after slimming down.
2019 HEALTH IMPROVEMENTS
Here are the results of my annual physical and labs from Friday, 2/8/19.
Blood pressure is 112/68
Thyroid levels are back to normal- no more Synthroid needed.
HDL (the 'good cholesterol') is 70-- normal range is between 40 and 100.
According to Google: "For HDL cholesterol, or "good"cholesterol, higher levels are better. High-density lipoprotein (HDL)is known as the "good" cholesterol because it helps remove other forms of cholesterol from your bloodstream. Higher levels of HDL cholesterol are associated with a lower risk of heart disease. Oct 24, 2018"
LDL (the 'bad cholesterol') is 151-- it has dropped from high cholesterol to the 'borderline' range without meds. I had suspended taking my cholesterol prescription 4 weeks prior to get a clean baseline test. My doc feels I can go forward and see if it will continue to improve without Atorvastatin, and with my healthier eating and exercise habits.
BLOOD TEST: I don't know what all of these other blood tests do, but according to the 'normal range' numbers on the right, I'm right in the middle on my white blood cells, red blood cells, hemoglobin and ALL the rest.
So the only prescription I got from my doctor: HAVE A NICE DAY!
Not bad for a 51 year old, huh? To think that it was less than 2 years ago that I went to the Emergency Room because I was fat.
That was a painful truth I had to accept. My stomach pains that were never identified. Doctors ruled out many things like cancer, ulcers, and hernia, but never diagnosed the cause. Basically, I went to the E.R. because I was overweight. That was my wakeup call and that was when I searched for a solution. The solution was You First and Ideal Protein.
Well, Phase 4 of the Ideal Protein Protocol is called the "Lifestyle Living" phase, so I'm going to LIVE IT! I've got a 100 mile bike ride coming up in May, the Clean Air Challenge (link). This year, I don't just intend to complete it, I want to NAIL IT and improve my speed, my recovery time, and of course, my fund raising for the American Lung Association in Alaska.
And I'm going to CONTINUE LEARNING how to maintain my health with exercise, good foods and only occasional indulgences. Yes, I'm still learning. I was packing on pounds for about 20 years-- so I have a lot of bad habits and bad knowledge to overcome. Fortunately, that learning is also part of the Ideal Protein Protocol with You First
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I would love to see you there. If Ideal Protein can work for me, why not you? I'm not special. I just followed the plan. Come check it out for yourself. CLICK THIS LINK to RSVP or call 885-3130. Thanks for loggin' where I'm bloggin'! ~Brian
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