Welcome. You certainly have a lot on your plate. Glad you decided to join us. Maybe we can help in some small ways.
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Fitness Minutes: (44,432) Posts: 21,742 7/29/13 7:50 A
glad you and hubby are joining us on this journey to a healthy lifestyle. I love my crockpot. It can take cheap cuts of meat and make them tender. I use the broth for other dishes. That way I can control the amount of sodium. I also have HBP but losing weight has allow the Dr's to reduce my meds to one small pill taken daily.
Lord, bless my diet buddies and help me met my weight goals
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Fitness Minutes: (140,721) Posts: 8,638 7/28/13 12:07 P
Funny the things people like, cold beef broth? Good luck and you are in the right place for motivation.
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Both my husband and I are on BP meds and I am responsible for both of us taking the meds and eating healthy foods without excess sodium (which quite difficult to monitor for someone else). The main thing I do to control sodium for him is not buy some of his favorite things that are super high in sodium such as beef broth which he had a habit of drinking cold. The best way of keeping those foods out of the house is grocery shopping by myself. I have had to take responsibility for this as much as possible due to his advancing Alzheimer's.
I need to lose about 50 lb to keep my blood pressure in the normal range and continue with a low sodium diet and increase my exercises. When I started Lisinopril in January ot this year I had a really bad cough and finally convinced my doctor to change to another antihypertensive drug which didn't work as well. Now I am on a 3rd one called Norvasc and things seem to be stable with no noticeable side-effects.
Edited by: TEDDYTEDDY at: 7/28/2013 (12:07)
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