Hi!! I’m Ro. I started gaining weight right after high school. I weighed 125lbs when I graduated, a year later I weighed 160lbs. My lifestyle changed and I was nowhere near as active. I deluded myself for another 180lbs into believing that I had time to work on my weight later, I had issues to deal with first. It was easy to do this because in a family that runs rampant with Diabetes, heart disease, cancer, hypertension, hypertriglyceremia; I had none of these problems. My blood pressure was always low, my blood sodium below the range, blood glucose was level and my heart was in excellent shape.
Well, I started passing out and having blurred vision and when I went to the doctor my blood pressure was 193/115. I said that couldn’t be right, so the nurse said she would take it again before I left, to see if it went down, once I calmed down a bit from the drive over. It did go down, it went down to 145/92, the doctor mentioned that we may need to look at blood pressure medicine. I have to admit I cried all the way home, because I was going to have to take another med and this one I was taking because I am fat.
It was the first indicator that my body is not going to last much longer if I do not change how I treat it. It was a wakeup!! It was sheer panic!!
I did a bit of researched and then had it backed up by my beriatric doctor, that if I control my sodium intake and exercise, I might be able to avoid going on the blood pressure medicine. This was good news, except how in the world did I go from never paying any attention to my sodium intake, to limiting it to under 2300mg of sodium a day? I am not managing it very well, so again the prayer for help was answered when I was nosing around on someone’s Sparkpage and saw this team. I hope I can learn how to manage my sodium intake and make some friends while I am at it. I look forward to talking to everyone and to not having to take those dern pills!!
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