In GOD We Trust Choose To Lose "If you are going to win any battle you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body let the body tell the mind what to do. The body will always give up. It is always tired in the morning, noon and night. But the body is never tired if the mind is not tired." -General George S Patton, U.S.Army, 1912 Olympian
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Fitness Minutes: (75,182) Posts: 2,311 1/8/13 3:03 P
If you are borderline HBP, you are very lucky to have caught it early. But, like Nan says, it could be the "white coat syndrome". I love her sense of humor! And yes, it could have been the meds you were taking for your cold.
But... It got you here and gave you the motivation to lose the extra weight. Utilize the tools provided here. I did and am now maintaining a healthy weight for my height and age. I am looking forward to getting to know you.
"Adam fell that men might be, and men are that they might have joy."
current weight: 178.0
Fitness Minutes: (12,648) Posts: 4,551 1/8/13 2:19 P
I was recently at my doctor's office for an infection and during my exam they (of course) took my BP. I was shocked at the numbers they came up with. They did mention that the Sudafed I was taking for my sinus infection could have raised my BP by quite a bit, but even so, I was very unhappy with my BP reading.
Of course, they instantly mentioned how overweight I am and that diet and especially exercise would be of great benefit in trying to get my BP down. Soooooooo, here I am. No one in my family has had high BP and I am hoping that my readings were just a combination of my med use, stress/illness, and/or a onetime event.
On the other hand, there is nothing like motivation when you are trying to get yourself on track with diet and exercise.
I am hoping that I can actually convince myself to check in here at least a couple times a week.
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