100,000-149,999 SparkPoints 118,357

My Low Sodium Life Continued...

Friday, October 05, 2012

I don't know how many days it has been, but the low-sodium eating is working. My blood pressure was too low yesterday, 99/68. I have lost some weight too. My blood pressure was up a little bit this morning, but I discovered the culprit, "low sodium" chicken deli meat. The sodium is a bit high, so they should call it "lower sodium". It has 370 mg per serving! With the bread that is too much.
My husband will be eating it.
The swiss cheese I get from the deli is only 35 mg per serving. That is better! I can have a sandwich with avocado and swiss cheese! yum!
I have been eating foods I cook. I don't have any fabulous recipes for you but today I am making a spinach mushroom lasagne. The only sodium will be in the cheeses. Ricotta cheese is lower sodium, so I will go easy with the mozarrella.
I am still waiting to hear if I will get my short-term disability. Then I will apply for long-term.
I have also applied for my regular social security. I will turn 62 this year, November 9, actually. It is better to wait, but who knows what will happen?
I don't want to go back to the hell-hole where I work, so this is my exit strategy. I see my much loved Primary Care doctor on Monday and he will most likely help me with the disability insurance if I don't get approved.
My husband is finally on board and this week is calmer.
And I feel better, I am not dizzy!!!! Still have some symptoms like tremors, unbalanced (run into doors, walls, etc), blurry vision. Hard to say if it is the disease itself or the medication. (Disease, I think!)
When I make the lasagne, I will post photo and recipe.
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
    Take it now!! I hope all gets better and better for you!!
    2054 days ago
    Better less now than not to be around to collect at all. You are adding years to your life! glad to hear your BP came back up and the food sounds great. Inspiring. Stay well.
    2056 days ago
    I was wondering how you were doing since it has been over a week since you posted.

    Sodium is such a sneaky devil. You find it hiding in the most unusual place. it looks like you have found a lot of them. I am sure if you keep up the good work you will get better.

    I took SS at 62 and have not regretted it at all. Yes you get a little less each month but it takes to into your 70's to make up the difference. Your health is worth that. There is a point in life when ones needs go down. As long as you can pay your housing, insurance, food, what little new clothing you need and a few treats, you can be very happy.

    2056 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment

    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.