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My new high sodium diet... I KNOW!!!!!!!

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

So... as per Dr's orders... I am now on a higher sodium diet.
My low blood pressure... while a very good thing... has predisposed me to fainting throughout my entire life. I have been able to manage it without fainting for a very long time, and while managing my asthma have been relatively OK.
But this summer the weather has got me. When I worked out this week, for example, I had to leave the cardio floor twice to lie down and put my legs up...
NOT good!!!!
So... the plan is:
1) emoticon Stay VERY hydrated!!!! I bought MIO to add to my water - the one with electrolytes in it. The cardiologist says gatorade or powerade.... but I do not like those at all! So this works for me. I still don't love it, but it's better for me. And I do not like passing out either, so it's worth the tradeoff.
2) emoticon Eat more sodium!!! Lately I have been eating a fairly low sodium diet - with rare exceptions. This - apparently - is very bad for me! Who knew?!?!
3) DO NOT let this interfere with my fitness goals!!!
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Exercise is still great for me! So it's a bit more challenging? Been there, done that... I have exercised through 3 pregnancies (til the day before I delivered), 3 foot surgeries, asthma, persistant S-I joint issues, and low blood pressure issues. I am not letting this defeat me!

The only thing that's upsetting about this whole thing is that I will very likely see a spike in my weight now because of the sodium... Sorry Clovers! But I cannot let that derail me. Eventually that will even out as well.

So... Kids are all in their respective camps. House is just about back to order. I am slowly getting back to my regular routine and decompressing from packing purgatory.
Summer... here I come!!!!!!!!!
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    You are an inspiration. What a trooper! It will be interesting to see if you do gain pounds. Not that it matters, since the sodium is good for your health.

    Happy Summer!

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    1753 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/5/2013 1:04:07 PM
    You will add a few pounds of extra fluid, but it won't be continuous. I need to try the Mio with electrolytes. It would help keep my hydration level up. Enjoy the temporary quiet in your house!
    1753 days ago
    Enjoy the time without your children! I used to love the week or two mine would be gone in the summers. It was so fun not having to be a parent for a few days! Of course, now my two are grown so I get to enjoy every day that way!
    1754 days ago
    That is weird! But, doable.
    It is good hearing from you. Keep on keeping on. emoticon
    1754 days ago
    I also have to have a high sodium diet for similar reasons. I love it! My doctor actually told me to eat Pringles. It is important to stay hydrated.
    1755 days ago
    Wow. I am always over on sodium, so I wish I had your problem. Good luck with the new diet plan.
    1755 days ago
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