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Did not do myself any favors this past week....

Sunday, February 17, 2013

I guess I was getting very discouraged that despite the added exercise, there has been no change in my weight. I didn't get on the elliptical once all week and bought a full sized bag of corn chips and finished them off in two days.

I had an appointment with my nurse practitioner on Tuesday. I had had my blood drawn on Friday. My overall cholesterol was 229 -- and this is being on meds. My LDL was 110 and my HDL was 108. Now.... anything over 60 on the HDL is great.... she said I was an overachiever on the HDL! So, my prescription for my cholesterol medicine is going from 10 mg to 5 mg. She also has put me on high blood pressure meds. The last two appointments my readings were in the range of 140/80. So, I started that med this morning. It's supposed to make me pee more often -- maybe there'll be some water weight loss as a result.

So, I am finished with my two weeks of medical appointments--- other than having a mammogram next week, I should be free and clear until May.

I've got to get back on track with the exercising and being more diligent about watching what I eat. I know I do!
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    Good news on the cholesterol levels and the reduction in your cholesterol medication!!! You will get back on track with the exercise - it can be hard when you are running from appt to appt to feel motivated to exercise. Keep it up-I know you can do it!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1925 days ago
    You have a really good HDL at 108, that Elliptical is doing you a lot of good.
    Do you use a BP monitor at home. I bought one and I discovered my BP was better at home than in the Drs office. Now I am watching it on my own.
    I am sparking to Downton Abbey and of course it is hard to concentrate. i will catch up later it is the last episode HUGS Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1925 days ago
    I'm with you, it's time to get back on track....and stay there. I am starting NOW. How about you? emoticon emoticon

    Good news on that cholesterol med reduction! The blood pressure med I'm on makes me pee too. I take it in the morning so I won't have to get up more than usual during the night. I had to watch how fast I get up from a chair now or how quickly I turn around because there's a tendency to get dizzy/lightheaded more easily. Hope your BP med does the trick for you!
    1925 days ago
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