Now, I don’t think I blogged about this, but I’ve had some high blood pressure issues lately. A few weeks back when I donated platelets, my bp was measured at 120/90 (normal is 120/80.) So ok, a little high.
But I’ve since my BP taken at one of those machines in those big pharmacies and it spat out a 144/96. I hear they’re pretty accurate.
Uh oh. That’s ungood. So much so that I went to my doctor. There I came in at
Hmmmm. Now to her credit, my doctor didn’t want to give me meds right away, just suggested a curb of my diet and exercise at bit. Namely, lighten up/eliminate caffeine and alcohol and up my physical activity.
I do have a family history of heart disease so I’m getting a stress test tomorrow too.
I’ve since moved my yoga from YouTube practice to every day. I like it. I need flexibility. It also hits muscles I don’t normally hit. Good stuff.
I also want to curb my diet a bit, lighten up on the loads of bread and sugar I normally eat. That was going ok…
Friday, I had one slice of pizza. Twice. So ok, TWO slices of pizza but at different times of the day. Then I saw a friend at a bar. We had Artichoke Dip with nachos. And red wine. I intended to have only one but that became FOUR. Ugh.
And last night with Mona was very much a cheat day. Beside the lavish, rich meal there were a couple glasses of white wine too. Maybe 3.
Today, I went for another bp test.
Well I’ll be. Blood pressure sure is a fickle mistress.
Anyway, back to resume my eating low sugar, low carb, low alcohol, low caffeine. Continue doing yoga. I’ll even jog a mile and a half here or there.
Let’s see how low this bitch will go.