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Health check

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

There has been a discussion about stress at work which made the management move the health check that is made every three years from autumn to now. I went yesterday and it seems that my bad habits finally gave me consquences. I have always, despit my overweight, had an excellent bloodpressure, now it is slightly over what is good for me. Cholesterol– a little high, HDL (the "good) is good but "bad" LDL as well.

The good news is that I think this is a result of total nothing since my birthday – have not gotten any exercise, tried to get going but have not succeeded. And food is not good.

From former experience I hope that I will keep motivation to make better choices for a while - fear is a good reason... started on my way home as I had to shop food. Thought about getting fish, the fish shop is in a wagon outside the big grocery store, I usually shop there after I have been in the big store. I can´t shope there first and put it in the car as doggy is there, and although I don´t think he would steal the fish, you never know...But I also know that I am very vulnerable to buying meat instead so yesterday I bought the fish first and carried it around the shop. I use self-check and I did have a receit for the fish so there was no trouble really.

I am changing cars today - the old one has gotten worse with the key, yesterday I thought that I would have to leave it parked at the dogcar ladys house. I suddenly realised I could leave the key in, not wholly turned back, and use the lock device to lock it. SO my car is left with the ignition key in but doors lock, that would take a very determinated thief to handle.And today it is hoepfully problem solved.

Tax business is also totally stressing me. He wants to see my bookkeeping and that is okay, but I think he will complain a lot and it will be expensive as always. But I just have to be philosophical about it.
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KASEYCOFF 2/21/2013 2:26PM

    I am still (!) not doing as much exercise / activity as I need to. I've virtually cut out salt altogether, and I work on eating things that are recommended for high blood pressure, to make sure I'm getting the proper nutrients. The one key I haven't added consistently to the mix is exercise - and yes, I believe it can pretty much control hypertension just by virtue of changing your lifestyle from sedentary to active.

Does that sound like "Do as I say, not as I do?" lol...
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PHATPAT18 2/21/2013 10:01AM

    Nothing like an exam to give you a kick start on getting in shape. emoticon

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INGMARIE 2/20/2013 4:19PM

    Health is important, glad you picked the fish. emoticon

Good Luck with the tax-man emoticon
here is something to brib him with. emoticon

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JOYINKY 2/20/2013 9:51AM

    Choosing health is a good thing; works for me. Dealing with the tax business would raise my blood pressure! Best get that behind you! I know you've gotten exercise moving snow this winter! Not choosing comfort foods is harder. I think we're all ready for spring! Choos health! emoticon

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CHRISTINASP 2/20/2013 7:59AM

    I read this week about not using a shopping cart but carry the groceries around the store for exercise (which would be QUITE inconvenient if you ask me, never mind). So when I read your story about the fish I pictued you doing weight lifting with a huge salmon! lol

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PINKEUROGIRL 2/20/2013 1:14AM

    Good luck changing those habits into good ones!

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