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My new high sodium diet... I KNOW!!!!!!!

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

So... as per Dr's orders... I am now on a higher sodium diet.
My low blood pressure... while a very good thing... has predisposed me to fainting throughout my entire life. I have been able to manage it without fainting for a very long time, and while managing my asthma have been relatively OK.
But this summer the weather has got me. When I worked out this week, for example, I had to leave the cardio floor twice to lie down and put my legs up...
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NOT good!!!!
So... the plan is:
1) emoticon Stay VERY hydrated!!!! I bought MIO to add to my water - the one with electrolytes in it. The cardiologist says gatorade or powerade.... but I do not like those at all! So this works for me. I still don't love it, but it's better for me. And I do not like passing out either, so it's worth the tradeoff.
2) emoticon Eat more sodium!!! Lately I have been eating a fairly low sodium diet - with rare exceptions. This - apparently - is very bad for me! Who knew?!?!
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3) DO NOT let this interfere with my fitness goals!!!
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Exercise is still great for me! So it's a bit more challenging? Been there, done that... I have exercised through 3 pregnancies (til the day before I delivered), 3 foot surgeries, asthma, persistant S-I joint issues, and low blood pressure issues. I am not letting this defeat me!

The only thing that's upsetting about this whole thing is that I will very likely see a spike in my weight now because of the sodium... Sorry Clovers! But I cannot let that derail me. Eventually that will even out as well.

So... Kids are all in their respective camps. House is just about back to order. I am slowly getting back to my regular routine and decompressing from packing purgatory.
Summer... here I come!!!!!!!!!
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  • PAMATX
    You are an inspiration. What a trooper! It will be interesting to see if you do gain pounds. Not that it matters, since the sodium is good for your health.

    Happy Summer!

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    1254 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/5/2013 1:04:07 PM
  • LISAINMS
    You will add a few pounds of extra fluid, but it won't be continuous. I need to try the Mio with electrolytes. It would help keep my hydration level up. Enjoy the temporary quiet in your house!
    1254 days ago
  • MARCIAC10
    Enjoy the time without your children! I used to love the week or two mine would be gone in the summers. It was so fun not having to be a parent for a few days! Of course, now my two are grown so I get to enjoy every day that way!
    1255 days ago
  • PINKBEANBOO
    That is weird! But, doable.
    It is good hearing from you. Keep on keeping on. emoticon
    1255 days ago
  • SIMPLELIFE4REAL
    I also have to have a high sodium diet for similar reasons. I love it! My doctor actually told me to eat Pringles. It is important to stay hydrated.
    1255 days ago
  • LRSILVER
    Wow. I am always over on sodium, so I wish I had your problem. Good luck with the new diet plan.
    1255 days ago
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