One of my challengers posted this on our team page recently.
“I had my well check today at the doctor. Over the summer, I decided to stop
taking my cholesterol meds, I just didn’t want to take them anymore, concerned about some of the latest research out. The problem is that I didn’t discuss this with my MD. I had my labs checked the end of January. My bad cholesterol, triglycerides and total cholesterol were elevated, however my “good” cholesterol was phenomenal. I panicked, thinking I messed up. I came clean to my doctor today and was totally shocked with the outcome. He said, “I’m glad you told me you went off your meds, actually, you are out of the range that it would be recommended to treat. You have made great changes with your diet and exercise, you no longer need to be on meds.” I also had one of the best checkups I’ve ever had. Wow, what a relief! With family history, etc, I know how important it is for me to continue on this journey of healthy eating and exercising. I’m glad to have this group to help keep me accountable.
I guess this is also a testament to people out there that think they are doomed to be on meds for the rest of their lives, whether it’s for cholesterol, blood pressure or diabetes. Diet and exercise go a long way towards overall health.”
Note: She chose to go off her meds this past summer, before she became involved in our group. I am not a doctor, and I do not give medical advice. She actually works in the medical industry and chose to do these things on her own, listened to her own body. She started drinking Shakeology daily last fall, was active with running and gym workouts in the past, and now has also incorporates Beachbody workouts like PiYo and ChaLEAN Extreme to give her more muscle definition.
I am just pleased that she no longer needs to be on prescription drugs to control her cholesterol. And she shows up every day to our group to check in with her workout, her Shakeology, and her nutrition for the day. She obviously feels REALLY good!