In 2008, I decided that I was going to get healthy. I am still on tract to get healthy. There are numerous things that I still need to do, but i am taking positive steps.
One area of my life that is seeing improvement is my blood pressure. I have had high blood pressure or "borderline" high for quite awhile. some of it is genetics but some of it is due to the fact that I love "fatty" food; it tastes so good.
Well, in '08, fatty food is very limited for me. I am doing this to "drop" weight and to "drop" my blood pressure. I am not going to share about my weight till next month (most likely) but I would like to say a few words about my blood pressure today.
I was in "stage 1" hypertension. A handful of months ago my blood pressure was at 138/98. The 98 (diastolic) was nearing stage 2 hypertension which was not good.
One area where I "fail" inhealth is going to the doctor. The blood pressure was done by one of our parish nurses. When I saw the numbers, I knew that I needed to get this under control (was going to give myself 3 months) and if it did not go down to the "normal" range that I would need to go to the doc and not only change my diet, add exercise but add medication and I am not a meds person :)
Well, yesterday, the parish nurses took my blood pressure and it is down to 112/74. She was very impressed that it went down this far without meds.
I will keep monitoring the BP and I will talk to the doctor when I finally get in for a check up. I will get into the doc sometime this year; I promise. This will be the first time in ... um .... 6+ years .... I know, I know ...
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