I don't freak out about having my BP readings checked anymore (at the doctor's or at home)--as long as the readings are good ones, of course.
Now I get anxious about having routine bloodwork done, since I know that I've been lazy about getting serious about exercise and diet. I've had 4 months since my last tests (when I was shown to be 'insulin resistant') to get in gear. Of course, I've just exercised 'some' and have lost the same 10 pounds over and over
. I go back tomorrow morning for regular fasting blood work (not a glucose tolerance test, thank goodness!) and then back in 2 weeks for the results. I just hope that my blood sugar is okay for now (I don't have any trouble with cholesterol and such). By the time I go back for results I would have been on a low-carb (and the right carbs), low-sugar (not that I eat much sugar anyway) and low sodium (my main problem area--I've cut out all processed foods and put away the salt shaker) for 2 1/2 weeks (along with at least 20+ minutes on the treadmill each day). If my BS levels are up but I've been able to stick to this regimen, I'm hoping that he'll let me continue with it for a while. I don't want to get on any more meds for anything!
I'm also anxious to see how this healthy diet/exercise impacts my BP (especially cutting out the salt).
'Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming -- WOW -- what a ride!
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