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I felt accomplished, and I didn't want to stop!

I felt accomplished, and I didn't want to stop!
Hi Crew 56! This is my testimonial. NOTE: I apologize in advance, I went over 2 minutes, because I ramble and I don't think I've ever explained anything in my life in 2 minutes This is my 1st challenge, although I've been a member for a while, picking up information from Dr. Livingood in the hopes of helping my loved ones be healthier. While l've improved some things on my end as well over the years, overall, I was becoming more and more unhealthy, mostly due to constant stress, worry, and lack of sleep (I didn't eat fantastically, but also not horribly). Needless to say, l've put on weight... also, my blood pressure has been high for years so l am on a medicine for that (usually I am in the 145/95 range even while taking my medicine). Heart disease and heart attacks run in my family, so I was not improving my outlook. All of these factors have been years in the making, so they've been doing their damage over time. So while l've looked into ways to become healthier and accomplish more, I have never followed through without losing my momentum, I spend so much time trying to get my family on track that I don't do it myself. That all changed this challenge... I signed up... and I just did it!!! ! found the time where I thought | had so little. After making it 2 days, I felt accomplished, and I didn't want to stop and disappoint myself by falling off before completing something... again. Each day I kept going to not disappoint myself... its been a while since I truly felt proud. So here I am, Day 22, 12 pounds down (at 20 days) and an additional 2 pounds these 2 days of fasting/detox for a 14 pound total. But even better, I had stopped taking my blood pressure medicine during the last 2 weeks of the challenge. It has been running very low for me actually, about 110/80. My goal now is to make it through Day 3 of the detox/fast, sign up for the next challenge, and I'm hoping to develop better habits, including proper sleep patterns, hydration, and stress management so I don't sabotage the hard work and results from this and future challenges. For anyone considering the Livingood Daily Challenge, I urge you to just start and then let the joy of accomplishing something drive you forward if things get tough. It IS doable, and it is SO rewarding, and the community is fantastic... and I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Livingood, Nurse Livingood, and the entire team. It is apparent they care about people and making the world a better and more informed, healthier place... 1% at a time
I felt accomplished, and I didn't want to stop!

Kristie C.