UPDATE 5-15-13: 2-Year Anniversary! ETeSelle's Testimonial

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Re: UPDATE 1-9-12: 1-Year Anniversary! ETeSelle's Testimon

Postby dehydratedwater » Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:14 pm

Congrats!
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Re: UPDATE 1-9-12: 1-Year Anniversary! ETeSelle's Testimon

Postby surrealchereal » Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:26 pm

ET, I wanna be just like you when I grow up! :D

You look fabulous! :nod:
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Re: UPDATE 1-9-12: 1-Year Anniversary! ETeSelle's Testimon

Postby ETeSelle » Tue Mar 06, 2012 7:09 am

LOL! Thanks, guys! :)
Starting: 207 lbs/ BMI 33.4
Current: 123 lbs / BMI 19.9

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Trust me on this: One day you'll wake up and realize that it no longer feels like "being strict." It just feels GOOD. :)
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Re: UPDATE 1-9-12: 1-Year Anniversary! ETeSelle's Testimon

Postby didi » Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:00 am

EteSelle, here is something from drmirkin.com on salt and blood pressure.

http://www.drmirkin.com/archive/7095.html

If you go on his site and go to the search you might find other things on salt and blood pressure. He gives references for what he writes so you might want to check them out.

My own blood pressure is a mystery to me. I have a wrist cuff and the systolic is pretty accurate but I think the diastolic is about 10 points lower than the reading I get at the dentist's (I always request they take my blood pressure and I go 4 times a year) Just now it read 119/58 and you can see that the pulse pressure would still be high even if the diastolic were 68. For a few days the systolic was 165. I, like you cannot figure this out. I do not use the salt shaker but do use honey mustard with salt and chipotle hot sauce and am not as religious as you about no salt. Maybe I should try Dr. Mirkin's information about too low salt in the diet. The last time I was at the dentist it was 128/70 but she did not use the wide cuff and I had just sat down and did not do the 10 minute rest thing so I think the systolic would even be lower.

You don't have white coat hypertension do you?

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Re: UPDATE 1-9-12: 1-Year Anniversary! ETeSelle's Testimon

Postby ETeSelle » Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:03 am

Did you look at my BP thread? I'm low fat AND low salt. AND no caffeine, LOL. It was dropping the caffeine that really lowered it, but I'm not going back to too much salt anyway.

And yes, I have some white coat syndrome--all discussed in the BP thread. :)
Starting: 207 lbs/ BMI 33.4
Current: 123 lbs / BMI 19.9

Read my Star McDougaller Story and my Testimonial thread

Trust me on this: One day you'll wake up and realize that it no longer feels like "being strict." It just feels GOOD. :)
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Re: UPDATE 1-9-12: 1-Year Anniversary! ETeSelle's Testimon

Postby ETeSelle » Tue May 15, 2012 12:37 pm

One more anniversary:

It's been one year since I hit my FINAL weight of 117-120! I had originally planned on 140, the anniversary of which I marked in Jan., but after that I kept right on losing! I've maintained 120, within 2-3 lbs either way, for a WHOLE YEAR now. WHOO HOO!!!! :mrgreen:
Starting: 207 lbs/ BMI 33.4
Current: 123 lbs / BMI 19.9

Read my Star McDougaller Story and my Testimonial thread

Trust me on this: One day you'll wake up and realize that it no longer feels like "being strict." It just feels GOOD. :)
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Re: UPDATE 5-15-12: 1-Year Anniversary! ETeSelle's Testimo

Postby Wild4Stars » Tue May 15, 2012 4:00 pm

AWESOME! Your story is inspiring.
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Re: UPDATE 5-15-12: 1-Year Anniversary! ETeSelle's Testimo

Postby Ege Bamyasi » Tue May 15, 2012 5:04 pm

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Re: UPDATE 5-15-12: 1-Year Anniversary! ETeSelle's Testimo

Postby Tiger » Wed May 16, 2012 2:58 am

Congratulations! Your story is one in particular that inspired me to fix my goal higher (or lower weight, that is) than I originally intended.

Thank you for all your contributions to this forum.
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Re: UPDATE 5-15-12: 1-Year Anniversary! ETeSelle's Testimo

Postby frozenveg » Wed May 16, 2012 6:57 am

This is so wonderful! It's eerie the way we have parallelled, too--I was just checking my weight notebook this morning to see when I should update my success thread. :-) I have much longer to go -- August for my 132 goal, and December for my 120-125 final weight.

You are a great example for this way of eating and living! Keeping it off is the BEST thing to show people it can be done, and it will stay off!
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Re: UPDATE 5-15-12: 1-Year Anniversary! ETeSelle's Testimo

Postby ETeSelle » Wed May 16, 2012 7:55 am

Thanks, guys! :)
Starting: 207 lbs/ BMI 33.4
Current: 123 lbs / BMI 19.9

Read my Star McDougaller Story and my Testimonial thread

Trust me on this: One day you'll wake up and realize that it no longer feels like "being strict." It just feels GOOD. :)
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Re: UPDATE 5-15-12: 1-Year Anniversary! ETeSelle's Testimo

Postby Gramma Jackie » Fri May 18, 2012 12:53 pm

From one failed McDougaller who has returned to McDougalling to another----

Congratulations! :-D
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Re: UPDATE 5-15-12: 1-Year Anniversary! ETeSelle's Testimo

Postby onevegatatime » Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:42 am

ETeSelle, Thanks for sharing your story. It's inspiring to me just starting out.
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Re: UPDATE 5-15-12: 1-Year Anniversary! ETeSelle's Testimo

Postby azalealilac » Thu Jun 07, 2012 4:02 pm

Tiger wrote:Congratulations! Your story is one in particular that inspired me to fix my goal higher (or lower weight, that is) than I originally intended.



This is the same for me. I really like her story. I guess seeing the picture and knowing she started where I am really gave me the idea that I could go lower than I thought.
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Re: UPDATE 5-15-12: 1-Year Anniversary! ETeSelle's Testimo

Postby project » Thu Jun 14, 2012 5:52 am

very motivating. I loved reading your story.
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