Susan B. - Member Since February 2009
I joined Virgin HealthMiles because it was a benefit of my health insurance. I had lost 45 pounds using Weight Watchers Online and met my goal weight. I didn't feel I needed to keep that enrollment and it was expensive for me but needed a way to keep active. I began caring more about my health when I received an unfavorable medical report. I needed to lower my cholesterol and blood pressure. I knew that learning what I could eat at my age and keeping active were the keys. I have lost weight in the past but always put it back on. I was counting on my new knowledge [of how to eat right] and level of activity to help me remain healthy.
With my weight loss and increased exercise I cut my blood pressure medicine [dosage] in half and my cholesterol returned to normal. Most important of all I felt terrific! I had to get a whole new wardrobe (Hospice stores and flea markets are great for that) and enjoy getting dressed every day.
I started this program 9 months ago because I wanted to continue my new life and attitude. So, I clipped on the pedometer and have kept walking. I love the challenges, they seem to come at just the right time. If I am in a slump of being very busy and feeling like I am not in control of my life with other responsibilities, the challenges give me something I know I can accomplish. It is like someone saying "good job" when I need it most.
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