Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Good things have been happening or so I thought. I have worked retail for almost 10 years, I recently graduated with my bachelors degree and got offered an amazing job. I made it through all three interviews which I was very nervous about and got offered the job, I accepted it and turned in my two weeks notice at my current place of employment. I am supposed to start this new job on October 8, 2012. Yesterday I went for my pre-employment physical, drug screen and tb test. While waiting for them to call me back I was joking with my girlfriend that I was going to fail the physical knowing that I am overweight and out of shape, she said you can't fail a physical well it turns out you can. I didn't fail it so to speak but I did get a box checked that makes my employment conditional. My blood pressure was 200/110 and my pulse was 100. The doctor doing my physical said that she would check the box for hire with no restrictions but before I go back friday I need to go to a family doctor and get help for my blood pressure along with some diet and exercise. I know that I am overweight I have been for most of my life I can deal with that. It has never held me back from doing things until now. It is a really scary thought to think this could stop me from getting a job. I am still very nervous and I still feel like I might not get the job now even though she checked the box that says hire without restrictions as long as I follow through with her conditions of going to a doctor and getting help with this. Part of the physical was also weighing me which was just awesome because it showed me that I am the fattest I have ever been 265. So obviously I need to do something. I am going to the doctor today so I can hopefully get this job and make more money so I can join a gym I have friends that will go with me and eat healthier food. I am making an attempt to do what I can now by eating as healthy as I can with the food that we have (money is tight right now), exercising by walking and using my kinect, trying to find ways to relax and destress, eliminate caffeine and drink lots of water as well as tracking my food. I have been doing some research on lowering high blood pressure and while I know I will more than likely need pills at first my goal is to use diet and exercise as well as herbal remedies to eventually eliminate the need for pills. I would appreciate any suggestions or advice that anyone has to help. I'm hoping to be active on this site so I am going to try to check in at least once a day and use my phone app to help me track my food and water. It just scares me to think that I could NOT get this job. I don't want all my efforts to be too late!