Wednesday, December 18, 2013
I'm going to get some Hibiscus tea this weekend. I have been feeling...well.."off" the last week or so. I had stopped taking the blood pressure med that my Dr gave me. It made me feel like a zombie. But I was feeling off...I could feel my heart pounding...headaches...a bit light headed...ringing in my ears (but then I have Tinnitus anyway) so I decided to check mt BP here at home. I wasn't pleased! it was high...163/63!
So I started taking the med again today. But I also did some looking around and found that drinking 3 cups of tea with hibiscus in it can help reduce a person's BP. So while I'll keep taking the meds (I'm thinking every other day?), I'll try the tea too.
Of course it didn't help my BP the conflict at work yesterday..and that it continued (with the same person!) today..to the point that I was in tears. Management was NOT happy with the person. And to top it all off..today was the dept Christmas (although we couldn't call it that) potluck. The activity commentate I'm part of was in charge of it. I did a lot of the logistics for it (buying table clothes, doing the flyers. sending email blasts to everyone, ordering tables from facilities, etc). I was afraid no one would really participate....but after all was said and done..it looked great and everyone showed up with food and had a great time!
I was able to de-stress tonight at home...drinking hot tea (Sweet Pumpkin). And since I ate at the potluck..no dinner. I did have a snack about an hour ago. Also no work out today.
I also think getting back on track to losing weight will help with the BP issues.
Anyway...I'm going to bed...see you all tomorrow!