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Friday, February 22, 2013

Dropped a pound this week. emoticon However I can't say I have been really trying. I have actually been feeling disillusioned the past few days.

Last weekend was great. I got to spend some extra time with the grandson which I am grateful for but than things turned South with the daughter's phone call for what first appeared to be a truce but her subsequent request for $$$ support the very next day ultimately showed what she was truly after which DH gladly gave her. I ended up feeling used, let down and unsupported. Nothing new about that but I guess I allowed myself a small glimmer of hope which proved not to be the case.

By mid week I had been given the news from my doctor that my Blood Pressure is still very much running high even with 3 medications which is making me feel less than optimistic that I will ever be able to get it down far enough that it won't continue to do more damage. It's been running high with medications for 2 years now for apparently no reason other than stress and anxiety. And somehow someway I am suppose to learn how I to calm down and relax with absolutely no further medical or theraputic support. Haven't figured out how I am to pull that trick out of my hat yet. Have just 2 months until my next evaluation and lab work appt. I seriously need to find a solution that really works for lessening stress and anxiety. Feeling like I have been set adrift. emoticon
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CAPECODLIGHT 2/25/2013 8:39AM

    Good job on the weight loss, especially in light of the week you have had. I think the best thing is to keep focusing on losing weight in order to have a nice drop in BP. I think there is a direct correlation there.

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HEALTHYSLIM2 2/25/2013 2:53AM

    Hi Sallie,
Oh boy, of course it's no surprise that all the stress of worrying about lowering your stress levels is stressing you out even more! Like a bit of a vicious circle, huh?
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So, I am here to say - YOU CAN DO IT - I have an idea for you, and I bet you can find information on it right here on SP! It might sounds crazy to you, but the meds haven't done the trick, so what have you got to lose?.... please try meditation.
I used to be a regular meditator, and I can tell you, it REALLY does help with the anxiety and stress!! It calms the nerves and relaxes you deeply. Just 20 minutes a day is all you need.
Okay, that's all I will say on that topic.
emoticon on the 1# loss! I'll take a loss any day!!
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Hang in there Sallie. emoticon

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RURAL3 2/23/2013 12:48AM

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LINDA! 2/22/2013 12:08PM

    I am sorry. emoticon I also suffer from anxiety and stress. I am on BP meds due to my heart disease. I am praying for you and the situation with your daughter.

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MUFFINSKI 2/22/2013 10:24AM

    Congrats on the weight loss. I wish I could zap you with a magic stress release, but just know you are on the right path. Sadly, we can't change how others treat us, but we can change how we take it.
Live for yourself, right now and do what you know is best for YOU!

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SAILING2GOAL 2/22/2013 9:05AM

    Congratulations on your weight loss! I really struggle with trying to control stress, too. I wish there were a magic pill for that! I give people who stress me out too much free rent in my head. emoticon
Hang in there, and focus on the things that make you happy!

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IOEINC 2/22/2013 8:04AM

    I have to agree with LKWQuilter, losing those extra pounds will definitely help with BP. Some stress busting techniques like yoga and meditation will also help. I some how gained 10 pounds without changing my diet or exercise routines so now I have to redouble my efforts to get it off. emoticon

Just keep on keeping on like lkwquilter said. You are worth it!!

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LKWQUILTER 2/22/2013 7:32AM

    Sallie, you do know that losing those #'s will help with bp too so keep on keeping on. You can do it!!!! Your dr should be proud of that progress. (((HUGS)))

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HOTPINKCAMARO49 2/22/2013 5:07AM

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