Friday, August 14, 2009


I was able to see my lab results today. They are not great, but they are not that terrible. My blood pressure, blood sugar & cholesterol were elevated. I will have to get them monitored. But I have taken the very first step today. I have gone back to SparkPeople to track my weight, food intake, and just for inspiration. I also restarted my 30 Day Challenge on the Wii Active. I did 20 minutes today. I know that they recommend that you exercise for 30 minutes a day, but I promise you I barely made it to 20 minutes. At one point I was doing squats and my personal trainer said that my thighs will thank me in the morning. I said maybe, but my ass will be hating it.

But I did it. I did that, I have watched what I ate. I have drank my limit of water and I am feeling a little bit better. That is all that matters.

Thursday, August 13, 2009


I went to the doctor yesterday for blood work and was told that my blood pressure was really high. How bad was it?? 140/100!! I have never had high blood pressure. My blood pressure did get a little high towards the end of my pregnancy with Dragon. I was induced because of it. It continued to get higher as my labor progressed and that was a concern.

I need to go back to the doctor in 2 weeks to get the results of my blood work. I am a little bit worried, I have a family history of high blood pressure and heart disease. I am almost certain that I will go on some sort of medicine for either my hbp OR my weight. Yes I am overweight and I know it. I just cannot seem to find the time in the day when I can exercise. But I will be making a better effort of it from now on.

I did some research and found out that if I lost only 15lbs, ate a low fat diet(cut back on the cheese & mayo), and cut back on the salt, I could lower my blood pressure to normal. So starting tomorrow I will be doing a couple of things different. I will be tracking my calories again and adding exercise back into my day. I will also be eating more vegetarian foods.

I just want to be around when my kids have kids.

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