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
Many of us (if not most of us) have gained, lost, gained again... and can relate to what you're saying! Take one day at a time and don't try to change everything all at once -- we're here for you, and I hope we'll be "seeing" you here often!
Sandy (Michigan Upper Peninsula) -- Say "Ya!" to da U.P, eh?
Fitness Minutes: (25,903) Posts: 756 1/12/13 8:24 P
I'm new to the team. I first got started w/SP 3 years ago and then gradually fell away. My original wake up call was an 11/09 dr's visit. I did not like what I saw on the scale, but what was more scary were my BP readings. Then I think it was in the 170s over something in the 90s.
I had had a lot of caffeine that day, and was rushing to get to the dr's office. Long story short: I have white coat syndrome. A visit in July of 2010 - after losing about 60 lbs, eating healthier and exercising - my reading in office was still 156/105! Fortunately, by that time I had a home BP monitor. I had taken it that morning and it was 108/68. I made sure to bring my monitor with me. Even on my monitor, I was getting similar readings to the dr's cuff. I showed him the history of what I had just taken that morning. So no BP meds for me.
Then later after learning that one of my biggest motivators (pregnancy) might not now be possible, I seemed to stop caring about taking the extra effort to make time to exercise and eat right. I let my hectic/busy life get in the way of healthy habits I had developed. They just didn't seem as important to me any more.
Fast forward to now...I have gained back all but 3 lbs of what I originally lost, so I am truly starting over! I hadn't been back to the dr for a routine check up since July 2010...I think partially because I was embarrassed about the weight I had gained back. Eventually, enough is enough. So...yesterday at a routine physical, my BP is 155/95 at the dr's office. I am instructed to take it over the weekend with my home monitor and report in on Monday. Right now, my lowest reading is 135/89...ugh!!! It is at least lower than at the dr's office, but no where near where it should be.
The good news is: I did this before, and I can do it again! Even better is not only do I have the great tools that SP has, but I also have access a supplement (which I had not been taking for some time) that specifically helps your body control HBP! I will be placing an order for more ASAP!! I'd much rather control with diet, exercise and nutrition/supplementation that with drugs.
I'm looking forward to encouraging and being encouraged by this team!
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. -Yahshua (John 15:13)
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