Tri Challenge: Checking things off my list
Dr. Scott Zahn after the 100k Titletown Bike Tour, with riders Dan Cibulka (left) and Tim Hoyman (right)
July 30th, 2011
11:00 AM ET

Tri Challenge: Checking things off my list

Since January, six iReporters have been training in the Fit Nation Triathlon Challenge. We’re following along as they prepare to compete alongside Dr. Sanjay Gupta in the August 7 Nautica NYC Triathlon.

Lose weight and get fit – check

Set a better example for my patients and their parents – check

Lead a healthier and more active lifestyle – check

Get off my medications – check!

That’s right I am off my medications! My application for the CNN Fit Nation Tri-Challenge was triggered by a visit to my primary care provider for the first time in many years. I left that appointment with three medications, two for blood pressure and one for lipids. Within a couple months I was off of one of the blood pressure medications after losing some weight and having some lightheadedness. I am happy to report that my doctor has now taken me off all of my medications.

Obviously I knew that leading a healthy lifestyle and eating better would help with my medical problems, but to be able to come completely off medications in a little over six months is something that I never expected. My physician will continue to monitor my blood pressure and labs, but he feels that at this time there is no benefit to continuing with medications.

Six months! In just that short time I have made incredible changes physically and have extended my life expectancy by many years. This was one of my goals when I started this process but to actually accomplish this goal feels great. The new goal is to stay off the medications. I still have a strong family history of diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease so I will never be in the clear. It has been hard work; I won’t deny that, but look at the results.

Now there is just one thing that is left on my list:

Kick butt at the NYC Triathlon – check?

soundoff (557 Responses)
  1. 창원출장마사지

    I'd like to thank you for the efforts you've put in penning this site. I really hope to see the same high-grade content by you later on as well. In fact, your creative writing abilities has encouraged me to get my own, personal site now 😉


    June 18, 2021 at 22:41 | Report abuse | Reply
  2. 카지노 사이트

    Hi, I do believe this is a great website. I stumbledupon it 😉 I will come back yet again since I book-marked it. Money and freedom is the best way to change, may you be rich and continue to help others.


    June 19, 2021 at 08:22 | Report abuse | Reply
  3. 카지노 사이트

    I used to be able to find good information from your blog posts.


    June 19, 2021 at 12:40 | Report abuse | Reply
  4. 케이출장

    I blog frequently and I really appreciate your information. This great article has truly peaked my interest. I will book mark your site and keep checking for new details about once per week. I subscribed to your Feed as well.


    June 19, 2021 at 15:10 | Report abuse | Reply
  5. look at this website

    Saved as a favorite, I love your web site!


    June 19, 2021 at 16:19 | Report abuse | Reply
  6. 대구출장안마

    You are so awesome! I don't believe I have read through something like that before. So great to discover someone with a few genuine thoughts on this issue. Really.. thank you for starting this up. This web site is something that's needed on the internet, someone with a bit of originality!


    June 19, 2021 at 18:01 | Report abuse | Reply
  7. pharmaceptica.com

    hcqs side effects https://www.pharmaceptica.com/

    June 20, 2021 at 00:41 | Report abuse | Reply
  8. 토토사이트

    I was very pleased to uncover this great site. I wanted to thank you for ones time due to this fantastic read!! I definitely enjoyed every bit of it and i also have you bookmarked to check out new information on your web site.


    June 20, 2021 at 09:24 | Report abuse | Reply
  9. 토토사이트

    I wanted to thank you for this wonderful read!! I absolutely loved every little bit of it. I have you book marked to look at new things you postÖ


    June 20, 2021 at 11:17 | Report abuse | Reply
  10. 울산출장안마

    Hi, I do believe this is an excellent site. I stumbledupon it 😉 I'm going to revisit yet again since i have saved as a favorite it. Money and freedom is the greatest way to change, may you be rich and continue to guide other people.


    June 20, 2021 at 11:48 | Report abuse | Reply
  11. 부산출장안마

    This is a topic that's near to my heart... Take care! Where are your contact details though?


    June 20, 2021 at 13:28 | Report abuse | Reply
  12. 토토사이트

    This website was... how do you say it? Relevant!! Finally I've found something which helped me. Thank you!


    June 20, 2021 at 17:18 | Report abuse | Reply
  13. 먹튀검증

    Spot on with this write-up, I truly think this site needs far more attention. Iíll probably be back again to see more, thanks for the advice!


    June 20, 2021 at 22:35 | Report abuse | Reply
  14. 먹튀검증업체

    You need to take part in a contest for one of the greatest blogs on the net. I'm going to highly recommend this site!


    June 20, 2021 at 22:52 | Report abuse | Reply
  15. you can try these out

    Ahaa, its nice discussion about this piece of writing here at this webpage, I have read all that, so now me also commenting here.


    June 21, 2021 at 02:08 | Report abuse | Reply
  16. Vern Tiley

    How do you start a blog? How do you get your own blog site or page?


    June 21, 2021 at 02:59 | Report abuse | Reply
  17. 먹튀사이트

    I was more than happy to uncover this page. I need to to thank you for your time for this particularly wonderful read!! I definitely savored every part of it and i also have you bookmarked to see new stuff on your site.


    June 21, 2021 at 03:30 | Report abuse | Reply
  18. 먹튀

    Itís hard to find knowledgeable people on this subject, but you sound like you know what youíre talking about! Thanks


    June 21, 2021 at 04:53 | Report abuse | Reply
  19. 사설토토

    You should take part in a contest for one of the highest quality websites on the web. I will highly recommend this website!

    June 21, 2021 at 07:34 | Report abuse | Reply
  20. Blaine Lamax

    Very good websites where I can start a blog for free?


    June 21, 2021 at 08:26 | Report abuse | Reply
  21. pharmaceptica.com

    tadalafil blood pressure https://pharmaceptica.com/

    June 21, 2021 at 08:54 | Report abuse | Reply
  22. 창원출장

    Everything is very open with a very clear clarification of the challenges. It was really informative. Your site is useful. Thank you for sharing!


    June 21, 2021 at 09:02 | Report abuse | Reply
  23. 토토사이트

    You need to take part in a contest for one of the best blogs on the internet. I will highly recommend this website!


    June 21, 2021 at 11:38 | Report abuse | Reply
  24. 포항출장마사지

    Oh my goodness! Awesome article dude! Thanks, However I am having problems with your RSS. I donít know the reason why I can't join it. Is there anybody else getting similar RSS problems? Anyone that knows the answer can you kindly respond? Thanks!!


    June 21, 2021 at 14:13 | Report abuse | Reply
  25. 케이출장

    Good post. I learn something totally new and challenging on sites I stumbleupon on a daily basis. It's always useful to read through content from other authors and practice a little something from their websites.


    June 21, 2021 at 21:44 | Report abuse | Reply
  26. 출장안마

    This web site truly has all the information and facts I wanted concerning this subject and didnít know who to ask.


    June 21, 2021 at 22:32 | Report abuse | Reply
  27. 출장마사지

    I blog quite often and I truly thank you for your content. The article has really peaked my interest. I will book mark your site and keep checking for new details about once per week. I subscribed to your Feed as well.


    June 22, 2021 at 02:01 | Report abuse | Reply
  28. 출장마사지

    Way cool! Some extremely valid points! I appreciate you writing this article and the rest of the website is also very good.


    June 22, 2021 at 03:11 | Report abuse | Reply
  29. weblink

    It's appropriate time to make some plans for the future and it is time to be happy. I've read this post and if I could I desire to suggest you few interesting things or suggestions. Maybe you can write next articles referring to this article. I want to read more things about it!


    June 22, 2021 at 04:08 | Report abuse | Reply
  30. 출장안마

    I couldnít refrain from commenting. Exceptionally well written!


    June 22, 2021 at 09:17 | Report abuse | Reply
  31. 먹튀검증

    An interesting discussion is definitely worth comment. I think that you should publish more about this subject matter, it might not be a taboo matter but typically people don't discuss these issues. To the next! Cheers!!


    June 22, 2021 at 09:22 | Report abuse | Reply
  32. 출장

    There's certainly a great deal to find out about this issue. I really like all of the points you have made.


    June 22, 2021 at 12:39 | Report abuse | Reply
  33. 출장마사지

    I blog frequently and I truly thank you for your content. The article has truly peaked my interest. I am going to take a note of your blog and keep checking for new details about once a week. I subscribed to your Feed too.


    June 22, 2021 at 15:03 | Report abuse | Reply
  34. 토토사이트

    Pretty! This was an incredibly wonderful post. Many thanks for providing this info.


    June 22, 2021 at 16:10 | Report abuse | Reply
  35. 케이출장

    There's certainly a great deal to learn about this topic. I like all of the points you made.


    June 22, 2021 at 16:59 | Report abuse | Reply
  36. 먹튀검증커뮤니티

    Way cool! Some extremely valid points! I appreciate you writing this write-up and also the rest of the site is very good.


    June 22, 2021 at 17:13 | Report abuse | Reply
  37. 먹튀커뮤니티

    Hi there! This blog post couldnít be written any better! Looking through this article reminds me of my previous roommate! He continually kept talking about this. I'll send this article to him. Fairly certain he will have a good read. Many thanks for sharing!


    June 22, 2021 at 17:29 | Report abuse | Reply
  38. 출장

    Oh my goodness! Amazing article dude! Thanks, However I am going through issues with your RSS. I donít understand why I can't join it. Is there anybody else getting similar RSS issues? Anyone that knows the answer will you kindly respond? Thanx!!


    June 22, 2021 at 21:32 | Report abuse | Reply
  39. 사설토토

    Pretty! This was an incredibly wonderful article. Thanks for supplying this information.


    June 23, 2021 at 03:13 | Report abuse | Reply
  40. 출장마사지

    This is a really good tip especially to those fresh to the blogosphere. Brief but very precise infoÖ Thanks for sharing this one. A must read post!


    June 23, 2021 at 04:37 | Report abuse | Reply
  41. 토토사이트

    Great web site you've got here.. Itís hard to find high quality writing like yours nowadays. I honestly appreciate people like you! Take care!!


    June 23, 2021 at 06:12 | Report abuse | Reply
  42. 출장마사지

    Your style is really unique compared to other people I have read stuff from. Many thanks for posting when you've got the opportunity, Guess I'll just book mark this blog.


    June 23, 2021 at 08:56 | Report abuse | Reply
  43. 출장안마

    You ought to take part in a contest for one of the finest sites on the internet. I am going to recommend this website!


    June 23, 2021 at 13:04 | Report abuse | Reply
  44. 출장마사지

    bookmarked!!, I really like your website!


    June 23, 2021 at 14:34 | Report abuse | Reply
  45. 출장

    I'd like to thank you for the efforts you have put in penning this blog. I am hoping to view the same high-grade content by you in the future as well. In fact, your creative writing abilities has motivated me to get my own blog now 😉


    June 23, 2021 at 18:23 | Report abuse | Reply
  46. 출장

    Excellent site you have got here.. Itís hard to find excellent writing like yours these days. I honestly appreciate individuals like you! Take care!!


    June 23, 2021 at 20:17 | Report abuse | Reply
  47. https://www.sfgate.com/market/article/best-cbd-oil-for-pain-15847757.php

    Way cool! Some very valid points! I appreciate you penning this article plus the rest of the site is very good.


    June 23, 2021 at 22:22 | Report abuse | Reply
  48. 부산 출장

    Next time I read a blog, I hope that it does not fail me just as much as this particular one. After all, Yes, it was my choice to read through, but I genuinely believed you would probably have something useful to talk about. All I hear is a bunch of complaining about something you could fix if you weren't too busy searching for attention.


    June 23, 2021 at 23:18 | Report abuse | Reply
  49. Gertrud Teichman

    That's indoor light, fluorescent light, anything. In other words, you never ever require to be concerned concerning swapping batteries, due to the fact that it does not feature one.


    June 24, 2021 at 02:07 | Report abuse | Reply
  50. Gilma Sagaser

    The Citizen Nighthawk CA295-58E does not take pride in elegant tech, besides Eco-Drive modern technology. If you are brand-new to this, the watch catches any type of sort of light and converts it right into energy.


    June 24, 2021 at 02:20 | Report abuse | Reply
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

Leave a Reply to 안전놀이터


CNN welcomes a lively and courteous discussion as long as you follow the Rules of Conduct set forth in our Terms of Service. Comments are not pre-screened before they post. You agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Service.

About this blog

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the latest stories from CNN Chief Medical Correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen and the CNN Medical Unit producers. They'll share news and views on health and medical trends - info that will help you take better care of yourself and the people you love.

July 2011
  • An error has occurred, which probably means the feed is down. Try again later.