“I just wanted to give you a health update. I have a yearly checkup scheduled with my primary care physician. He always orders blood work for these appointments. In addition to the blood work he normally orders, I requested he check my thyroid. I have not had my appointment with him yet but I’m able to see the results of the blood work on line. Not all of the tests results are back yet but the ones that are, look great.
My cholesterol levels have never been a concern however, my cholesterol is down 15 points. My hdl (good cholesterol) is up by 11 points. Ldl (bad cholesterol) is down by 19 points.
As far as my thyroid numbers, I have good news there as well. My thyroid peroxidase level was at >1000. Normal levels are 0-35. This test indicates an autoimmune disorder called Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. My results this time have decreased significantly. The result of this test is 471.5 – still indicates Hashimotos but improving!! The other test that has shown immense improvement is the thyroglobulin test. My prior result was 402. It should be <115. It’s now 62.6. This had signaled Graves’ disease. I’m not certain but with these results I think I’ve reversed that.
Of course I’ll know more after speaking with my primary care physician. I’ll keep you up to date on his opinions. I think the diet and weight loss are the reason for such great results. We shall see what he thinks!!
“For at least 17 years I have struggled with weight gain and difficulty in losing weight. In the past, even when I have spent long periods of time eating healthy and exercising regularly, my success in losing was limited. The “Becoming Balanced Program” has not only helped me achieve the goal of losing weight, but I believe it provides the tools for maintaining my new healthier weight”.
“I was referred by my pastor in July 2014 to this “Becoming Balance” program. For years I struggled to lose weight. I would exercise like a maniac and I actually put on weight. I began the program in August and noticed my weight dropping immediately. Also, I saw health changes within the first few weeks. I have had battles with a heel spur for 2 months, because of this I had 2 cortisone shots and was ready for another one due to the pain. This pain interfered with my daily living and I needed to minimize this in order to function better. Since starting this plan, I noticed I have been pain free for 10 days. Also, if I would sit/drive for longer than 5 minutes when I tried to get up it would take me a few minutes to stretch and be without pain. NO MORE!!! I can burst out of my seat and be ready to move. I also noticed my hair is not falling out as much.
I am super excited on what God is doing in my heart/life, and praying for another successful run. My clothes are very loose. I actually was able to wear heels for my anniversary last night. It has been awhile since I could do this comfortably. I am feeling feminine and pretty. I also had a great time riding rides at the amusement park.
I am feeling encouraged and so very grateful to have my life back. I am down 40.5lbs this morning. God has blessed me with this amazing opportunity. This is a life style change and a hard one. I have used food as a reward and comforter for as long as I can remember.
P.S. I am treating myself to a mini shopping trip tomorrow. I am Super excited. My pants are falling off and loving it!!!! Almost all my pants are way too big. I have dropped at least 3 sizes comfortably. I have had so many compliments this past week. “You are melting away”, “Oh my gosh you look goooood” “wow look at you” “hey skinny” “you look so different” “your skin looks beautiful” “your whole countenance has changed” lol!!! I smile and say THank you but inside I am gushing heheh
I just feel good from the inside out, not because of what people said (although that’s nice) but because I am not a prisoner in my own body today!!!!. I feel free alive and pretty and empowered.”
I’ve tried a lot of different diet plans over the years and was successful, I’m a lifetime member of weight watchers and was employed by them for 7 years, I also lost on the South Beach diet.
Five years ago May 18th my mother passed away and I was her constant care giver. Coping with her loss, I over ate on comfort foods. Around the same time I started going through menopause. I would try to diet and all I would lose was the initial water weight and that was absolutely it!! I was walking between 3 to 6 miles at least 4 day a week, still the scales would not move. I would see pictures of myself and be so ashamed if the way I looked!
My husband and I would ride a past Dr. Beck’s office and I would see his sign about Becoming Balanced and wonder what it was about, it took me about a year to finally make an appointment to find out, I’m SO very happy that I did. I used to suffer with hot flashes where I would carry a personal battery operated fan with me, and wear short sleeves all winter. The hot flashes are all but non existent, now I actually get cold!
I learned how much I was over eating and making wrong food choices. I’m into size 6 to 8 jeans and the last pair of shorts I bought were 4’s and it is wonderful, I recommend it to anyone.
I get a lot of compliments on how good I look and I feel wonderful!!
I started the plan in February and the weight fell off!!! I love it!!