Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Don't worry...not at yinz guys....at myself! I have to go to the doc's every 6 months for a check up due to medicines I'm on.....things like high blood pressure, thyroid, etc.... Anyway, my blood pressure has been okay since the medicine but now it's going up again. (aren't having dogs supposed to LOWER your pressure????) Anyway, he was thinking about having me up the dose. Now, I don't mind taking medicines, and the pressure was just up a bit, but I really don't want to increase it. The Doc decided to wait another 6 months to see if it goes back to normal. We talked about a diet and exercise plan. What makes me mad is that everytime I go there thinking I'm fit as a fiddle, he finds something wrong! BLAH!!!! I'm also mad at myself for not taking care of this as I should!!! All this stuff runs in my family on my Dad's side and that's where I tend to side. My brother died of heart problems at the age of around 50. My Dad died of heart problems at the age of around 72. Their lifestyles were a bit different than mine as far as smoking and exercise but still the problems exist. I realized that I have to get MAD in order to stick to a program of any kind....so there you have it.
First, I did lose another 1/2 pound and hopefully with this new diet he gave me based really on the Diabetic Exchange Program (tho I'm not a diabetic...but everyone on my Dad's side of the family had it) I hope to lose steadily now.
I also found this site on Kari's blog.....The President's Challenge....I signed up for it and have been on it for two days...it really gives me motivation to keep up the walking...sorta like someone is checking on me. So, thanks, Kari, for finding this!
So, no pics today.....just health information! It's just so weird with high blood pressure tho...it really is a silent killer....you may feel great but you never know what's lurking underneath! So, do yourself a favor....get yours checked.....I want you all to be blogging for a long time to come!Till next time, yinz crazy guys.......