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Intensive studying/researching and Day 3/4 question challenge thingy.


Friday, October 05, 2012

For the past hour I've been working on my medication research notebook. Since October of last year I've been on 4 blood pressure medications: Lisinopril, Metoprolol(Lopressor), Hydralazine, and Amlodipine(Norvasc). I've asked my kidney doctor very few questions in the past year. I've always been curious as to what each medication does specifically. Like what enzymes it changes or what it specifically does in my organs... So, I'm finally looking up each medication. Writing as much information I can find on them. Then I have a glossary I'm working on in the back of the notebook and am highlighting the words I put in the glossary. Because, oh my god, there are so many technical terms and organ functions and enzymes and everything I've never heard of. So I'm barely through anything with the first drug I've started learning about. This is going to be mostly learning lots of technical terms. It is kind of fun though. On a different note... My boyfriend has been eating a clove of garlic daily for the past few weeks. He says he feels like he has a lot more energy and actually wants to do things(like clean or run errands). I barely ever have any energy so I asked my kidney doctor if it would be okay for me to start eating it too. He says it's fine. So hopefully it'll give me energy and help lower my blood pressure so I can either lower another dosage of medicine or drop a med altogether. That would be nice. It is a bit tedious having to remember to take pills all throughout the day. Okay that's all for my random update of boring life. On to the question thingy... I missed yesterdays and I'm doing today's and tomorrow's...


3. Who have you shared your weight loss goals with? What has been good about sharing your goals?
No one in real life... Just the internets.

4. What are (or were) your fears about weight loss?
My fears are when losing weight having skin sagging. Blech, I don't know what I'd do if that happened.

5. What is your weight history like? How old where you when you first 'went on a diet'? Have you lost and regained? How is this time different from others?
My weight was pretty stable at around 145-150 until I was about 20ish. Then it started slowly climbing. It was 170 for a while then it shot up to 210. When it got to 210 I went crazy and exercised daily for 5 hours after an 8-12 hour work day. It was exhausting but I ended up losing a lot of weight in a short amount of time. My clothes fit better and I felt good, my friends and family all noticed and I was getting compliments. Mind you, no one knew I was actively trying to lose weight at the time either. I think that made it feel even better. But like I said in a previous post. My sister was in the hospital for a month and I was driving two hours one way spending a few hours with my dying and heavily medicated sister then driving home two hours. Get home so late, shower, sleep, work, visitation. It kind of through me off and I never got back into it.
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