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Did not do myself any favors this past week....

Sunday, February 17, 2013

I guess I was getting very discouraged that despite the added exercise, there has been no change in my weight. I didn't get on the elliptical once all week and bought a full sized bag of corn chips and finished them off in two days.

I had an appointment with my nurse practitioner on Tuesday. I had had my blood drawn on Friday. My overall cholesterol was 229 -- and this is being on meds. My LDL was 110 and my HDL was 108. Now.... anything over 60 on the HDL is great.... she said I was an overachiever on the HDL! So, my prescription for my cholesterol medicine is going from 10 mg to 5 mg. She also has put me on high blood pressure meds. The last two appointments my readings were in the range of 140/80. So, I started that med this morning. It's supposed to make me pee more often -- maybe there'll be some water weight loss as a result.

So, I am finished with my two weeks of medical appointments--- other than having a mammogram next week, I should be free and clear until May.

I've got to get back on track with the exercising and being more diligent about watching what I eat. I know I do!

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TREYONE 2/17/2013 10:14PM

  Good news on the cholesterol levels and the reduction in your cholesterol medication!!! You will get back on track with the exercise - it can be hard when you are running from appt to appt to feel motivated to exercise. Keep it up-I know you can do it!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NORASPAT 2/17/2013 9:34PM

    You have a really good HDL at 108, that Elliptical is doing you a lot of good.
Do you use a BP monitor at home. I bought one and I discovered my BP was better at home than in the Drs office. Now I am watching it on my own.
I am sparking to Downton Abbey and of course it is hard to concentrate. i will catch up later it is the last episode HUGS Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MIDCOASTMOXIE 2/17/2013 6:45PM

    I'm with you, it's time to get back on track....and stay there. I am starting NOW. How about you? emoticon emoticon

Good news on that cholesterol med reduction! The blood pressure med I'm on makes me pee too. I take it in the morning so I won't have to get up more than usual during the night. I had to watch how fast I get up from a chair now or how quickly I turn around because there's a tendency to get dizzy/lightheaded more easily. Hope your BP med does the trick for you!

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