Sunday, February 22, 2015

Downsizing Update Week {20}

Hi Friends,

I'm here during American Heart Month
To bring you my {20} week 
Downsizing Update

Here's what the numbers tell me today

Down - 46 pounds with 39 to go
Down - A total of 28 inches - Hard to believe
Also down a couple of dress/pant sizes

But more importantly
And the reason I agreed to add the information below
Is because my health is SO much better

I used to become short of breath often
I had heart palpitations in the evenings/at night
My cholesterol was 254
I was pre-diabetic
And, in general, I didn't feel well

In September at my regular well woman check up
Mr doctor 'gave me the what for'
And told me I needed to make changes
Or I would end up with many health issues
Related to my being obese

 Today, {20} weeks into making daily changes
I feel so much better
My cholesterol is down into the normal range
I'm not longer have any heart related symptoms
No nighttime indigestion or reflux

My BMI when from 36.9 to 30.6
Still in the obese range but certainly a lot 
Closer to overweight than before
And soon to be in the normal range

Although this is Not a paid sponsorship or advertisement
I wanted to add the following Heart Healthy Tips
From the American Recall Center

Do something Healthy for your Heart Today

And now,
The final sneak peek at my back yard mural
The base coats are about complete
I won't be adding anymore sneak peeks 
Until I complete the wall


Blessings To All


  1. Go Cindy!! Beautiful mural. You are very gifted and talented. Vicci Mauldin

  2. Wow! You are doing amazingly well! Be proud. I wish I could do so well. Keep it up, girl!

  3. That is great. Sometimes it is hard to take care of ourselves like we should. Your a great example. Jo

  4. Keep going,girl! You are an inspiration! Good for you...

  5. Good for you Cindy! And what an inspiration you are. I know personally how hard it is to lose weight. I've lost about 15 lbs this year and I feel better. It's slow going but I'm making a lifestyle change... not just a diet. Much like you. I had heart palpitations too, heartburn and joint pain. I'm feeling better too. I'm eating more fruits and veggies. No junk food since January.
    I love your mural. It really gives a feel of water... I'm so ready for spring. Being able to get out for walks will help the weight fall off much quicker. Congrats again!!!! Have a great week!

  6. Soooo proud of you girlfriend. Lifestyle changes are always the hardest and you are doing so great. Love the mural beginnings. I know it will be so great when you finish. Have a great start to to the new week.

  7. Fantastic. It's going to be quite a mural, and it's not easy to paint a block wall. It absorbs.

  8. Hi my friend, Way to go!!! Congrat's to you for all your hard work; I know it is so good to see the changes-plus you will have a much longer life with these changes. I also wonder if some of your heart palpitations weren't due to menopausal changes-I know you are still young, but I had some irregular heart beats when I went through the change. Just didn't know they could be hormone induced.
    Keep on girl!!!
    Hugs, Noreen

  9. Hi Cindy, Congrats on your incredible accomplishments. You are doing great and all your efforts are paying off with those great blood work numbers.
    So glad you feel so good too.
    Love your mural. What a talent you are.
    Sending Hugs your way.

  10. Congratulations, Cindy. I am so proud of you!!. You are doing great and I know it is not easy to stick with. The mural is coming along great. Looks like a beach scene. I bet you can paint yourself into a bikini soon..Happy Tuesday..Judy

  11. just wanted to praise your weight loss, cindy! i know it's not easy but, well worth the effort! congrats, and keep up the great work!


Hi Friend, I read and cherish every single comment you leave! You bring Joy to my heart! Blessings, Cindy