Today my Dr. says I no longer have to take my blood pressure medicine.
This has been a goal of mine for the past two years.
Last week I spent the day in the ER room after passing out. The Dr. said she thought it was due to my BP med. and was told to see my regular Dr. and talk to her about it.
After keeping track of my BP this past week I took the numbers into my Dr. this morning and she said I no longer need to be on the BP medication.
I have been on BP medicine for several years and last year after being with Sparkpeople for 1 year she cut the dosage in half and as of today if I continue to exercise and eat right I don't have to take it any more!
I truly believe Sparkpeople has helped me get my BP down.
I have learned so much on the site about healthy life styles and I have so many great Sparkfriends cheering me on daily.
Even though I haven't reached my weight goal I am so proud of this goal!
The first time I was on a team I was a little overwhelmed trying to figure everything out. I found that by my sixth week I was wishing I could go back to week one and put everything I had into it instead of just coasting along.
This time I have put my all into it from day one making sure I get my exercise in and eat right.
I don't want any regrets this time.
I found out that this is to be fun and not to stress over things if I don't get 100% of everything done.
I will exercise a min. of 20 mins. per day but will push for 40.
I will walk at least 1 mile a day and push for 2 miles.
I will ST 3 times a week for 20 mins.
I will track my food and be mindful of what I eat.
I will drink 8 glasses of water a day.
I will to lose 10 lbs. by the end of the challenge.