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    Big improvement over 6 months

    I had my 6 monthly visit with the Dr last night to view results of my latest blood test.
    I was a little disappointed with my weight not dropping further, but all my results came back within limits. For the last two years I was there my cholesterol was outside normal limits. He even has taken me off my medication.
    Blood pressure was better, so this last 6 months has really made a difference and its good to see the changes in real numbers.
    I have only just started, and have a long way to go, but its good to receive encouragement like that along the way.

    Allan

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    Keep up the good work, you are doing great! Being taken off medications is a huge step.

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    It's a great feeling when you start seeing real rewards for the effort. Not having to take blood pressure meds gave me a huge motivation boost.

    If you stay with it weight will drop. It never seemed to drop evenly for me, it came in chunks. You're doing something right if your numbers are improving.

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    That's great news, congratulations on getting off the cholesterol dope! So I'm curious, after ~11 years of being on statins (cholesterol dope) I finally got off them. I immediately, like within 2 weeks, noticed a measurable difference in my cycling and running fitness/speed. I also noticed my battle with leg muscle cramps was over.

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    I know the statin I was on gave me achy joints so I should feel a lot better. The other good thing which I am not sure is due to my cycling or my environment is I have only used my enhaler 10 times this year. I used to be at least once a day but I have found I really don't need to take it.
    I have cycled around 2000 miles in the last 7 months and with warmer weather that should improve to.
    Allan

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    Great news. Keep up the good work.

    I am not in the medial field, but I do think that when you become fit, the need for medication tends to reduce, this includes your inhaler. Your lungs are getting good exercise when you are riding, so I would expect a direct correlation... although if your environment is better, that could be a factor as well.
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    Great job and do not forget that some of those meds could be the reason your body is holding onto excess weight.

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    Excellent news, Allan. Keep on that path! By the way, you spell your name wrong!
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