I joined Spark back in March. I was 203. I'm now 211. I admit that I haven't hardly used the website. I get busy. Also, my internet usage was "on vacation".
Then, recently, I went to the blood bank to do a platelet donation, something I hadn't done in 2 years.( I was motivated to do the donations again when a very sweet coworker found out she had breast cancer, and had received a platelet donation). Anyway, when they took my blood pressure...it was 136 !!! In the past, it was never higher than 115 ! I looked up on the website what is considered a high BP, (I'm focused on the higher number), and found out that 136 is considered a 'high medium', with 140 being high.
Like so many of us, my life is REAL busy. I'm a single mom of 2 teenagers, I work as a caregiver, and work long (12-17 hours) shifts. I could use a lot of tips on preparing and saving time making healthy food to take with me. I have a YMCA membership, but getting me and the kids there is a challenge. This recent "scare" has made me dust off and bring in the treadmill, with the hopes of fitting in at least 10 minutes of fitness here and there. This challenge of Mindful Eating seems to be right up my ally! I'm always eating on the go, and I like to unwind with TV at the end of the day, and THAT creates eating challenges there. Anyway folks, I'm sorry to have rambled on here...but..I'm reaching out. I've always felt run down, and at my age, if I don't do something..my health could take a real down turn. Thanks for letting me vent and reach out.
| current weight: 232.0