Hello my fellow Mom's w/HPB!
I'm Gina and I came down with HBP after my bonus baby son who is now 4yo. (I had him 10 years after my dd who was an only child up till then.)
I had pre-eclampsia with my dd but my BP stabilized shortly after I had her. I fully expected pre-eclampsia with my ds but my pregnancy was perfect with very little weight gain.
After I had my ds I got very ill. My BP skyrocked through the roof and I was out of it for 36 hours. I remember hearing the nurses whispering about me as if my condition was grave (it was). They treated me as if I had pre-eclampsia and gave me magnesium sulfate and that seemed to help. My BP has not come down ever since.
I'm at the point where I'm going to have to either change the way I eat, exercise and hope that brings my BP down or I will have to go in for meds. I am going to start by giving myself 3 months. I hope I am not making a mistake by not going on meds now.
Last year was going to be my year to lose weight but then I broke my leg and ended up with plantar fasciitis (very painful). I'm still struggling with plantar fasciitis but it has improved greatly. I broke down and bought some inserts made for it and there has been a lot of improvement. Then I finally started taping my foot and that makes my foot almost totally pain free! I can walk again and I'm thrilled! So this this year is my year to lose this weight...permanently!
Anyway...that's my story and why I'm here. I look forward to getting healthy with you all.
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This is it...2013 is MY year! GO ME! :)
Primary Goal for 2013: 50 pounds GONE by Christmas day!
Start Date: 4/10/13
~1st: 10 pounds by my birthday on May 7th.
~2nd: 15 pounds by 4th of July. (25 total)
~3rd: 10 pounds by my anniversary August 5th. (35 total)
~4th: 10 pounds by November 5th. (45 total)
~5th: 5 pounds by Christmas Day
| Pounds lost: 3.8