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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Non-Scale Victories Can Be Taken Away

This is a part 2 of a previous post called "I Has a Sad."


I thought that there was a special rule in the wonderful land of weight loss that once I achieved a non-scale victory (NSV), that it was mine forever and ever.  You know, no take backs.


I thought that a NSV was something to enjoy and cherish like a big blue 1st place ribbon...kinda like the sense of accomplishment I get when I get to ceremoniously put a check mark on that big to-do list of life. 


But I was wrong. 


I am officially back on high blood pressure prescription medication.  Sigh.


I can exercise five times a week.


I can choose healthy foods.


I can constantly count and keep tallies in my head of calories and protein grams eaten.


But I cannot choose my genetics.

24 comments:

  1. Hugs. You're right though---some things can't be helped. You can't change your DNA (not yet anyway, lol). You've done a fabulous job and needing medicine for something you can't control will never take that away from you.

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  2. Sorry to hear about that! Many hugs =/

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  3. *sigh*, I was briefly able to reduce my cholesterol meds in half, and then after losing 65 pounds, had to go back on the full dose. Genetics suck at times, my whole family has high cholesterol, and most importantly, triglycerides. It is what it is. At least you know about it and are taking care of it.
    Thinking of you today!

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  4. This has been a difficult pill (no pun intended, honestly) for you. When I found out I had kidney disease and that the hypertension was forever, I mourned. I still wish I could go back to how it was before, but today I'm able to accept it most of the time.

    I'm sorry you're sad and I hope you feel better soon

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  5. Don't let that one thing take away from all the great things that you have changed!

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  6. Don't let the things you can't control dictate how you fell. You look great.

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  7. Sometimes meds are the answer! Treat it and revel in the fact that you have done all the right things to improve your heart health!

    The high blood pressure can and will be controlled by your meds!

    I am sorry this is happening to you after you have fought so stinking hard!

    Life is so unfair!

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  8. I am sorry... Just think of all the other amazing things you have accomplished!

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  9. Here are some virtual hugs for you ((((lapbandgal))))
    I'm sorry that this has happened, you are right though. Genetics is something we are stuck with. Concentrate on the NSV's that you still have and own them!

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  10. Oh Sweetie! That sucks! I am so sorry! Hang in there!

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  11. Sorry to hear about the meds. But now at least you know you've done all of the things on the list to fix it and that it is d/t genetics. :)

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  12. Genetics does suck! I am sorry that you have to go back on the meds. Everything you have done to make your life healthier is still a huge accomplishment.

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  13. Oh, man! I know exactly how you feel. It runs in my family too! But, at least you know you have done everything you can!

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  14. Look at the bright side: you are taking such good care of yourself that you KNOW you need to be back on those meds. Hypertension is a SILENT killer-- so the fact that you're on top of your health means that you saved your body so much effort in being overworked with high BP's!!
    You're still my hero, by the way!! Please don't have a long sad.

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  15. I'd be disappointed and frustrated too. And I may end up in your place re: cholesterol meds if weight loss doesn't bring my LDL down. Try to think of it this way--if you were still heavy, you might be dealing with a worse predicament...obesity makes everything riskier and worse. You're still my hero too xoxo

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  16. that's a lost NSV by way of default though! lol there's no controlling that girl, no matter what you do! don't beat yourself up about it :)

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  17. Sorry to hear about you having to go back on BP meds -

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  18. While having to take bp meds really sucks, at least you know you did everything in your power to keep it from happening. It's not your fault!

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  19. Oh, Poof ! I'm sorry ...

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  20. Awww. I'm sorry. My dad exercises like crazy and has to be on blood pressure medicine. We can never fight our genetics. :(

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  21. Hang in there! It may just be your body getting used to its new size. Does drinking more water help by diluting the salt intake?

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  22. I'm so sorry about this one dear. I know along with looking and feeling great your number one reason for this journey was getting off your meds. How is the dosing? Is it lower than you had before? Or is it about the same? I'm just curious because perhaps there is still some of that NSV still there?

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  23. I'm sorry about your sad. :-(

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