Doc says not for me. (I've already probably consumed my lifetime quota so now I'm learning to drink sparkling water and be happy being skinnier and healthier.)
After a bad doctor's appointment where I was told my heart, lungs, kidney, and liver are all not well, I've come back to SparkPeople after ten years doing my own thing. I've now dropped 30 pounds in 3.5 months and my blood work and other tests are back into normal range. The doctor is pleased; he wants me to keep doing what I'm doing and check back in 4 months. I've kept adjusting my weight goal down as the pounds kept coming off; now to work on maintaining this weight.
current weight: 155.0