Doing some research…

So, since I need to take my blood pressure readings and keep track of them. I looked up normal levels and etc. I was shocked to see how my blood pressure readings were classified before medication.

When I went to the DR the day I felt as though I was having heart palpitations my blood pressure was so high I could’ve had a stroke. I had NO idea it was that bad. That’s honest to goodness terrifying to think about! I commend my DR and their nurses for remaining calm and not letting me know the severity of it at the moment. I’m sure had it been life threatening they would have done something.

But, they did their best to calm me down. Took some tests and sent me on my way with a prescription. I hate to think what might have happened had I night had the mindset to call my DR’s office that day.

I’m trying to do better and I think I have been. I didn’t exercise yesterday but I did do a lot of other work (editing photos) that needed to be done. So, hopefully tonight I’ll exercise and suffer through the heat with my water in hand. Maybe I’ll just work out at home in front of the tv if it’s too bad.

I need to read articles every day to remind myself of what could happen if I don’t continue changing my bad habits. I need to get healthy, there is NO option.

And if it takes awhile I’m ok with it but I am going to keep on going and trying my best to get healthy.

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Good news!

Well, I had my Dr visit with the cardiovascular Dr last week.

All day long I was freaking out. Totally a nervous Nellie, jittery hands, no appetite, etc.

First of all, I get there and am surprised I didn’t start having heart palpitations or something from the exuberant cost of my “specialist” co-pay of $55.00. OH JOY! The nurse even commented on the large price tag.

Then, I get in there and she goes to take my blood pressure. I tell her, it’s going to be high because I’ve been freaking out all day. She takes it, and it seems rather quickly and then takes the cuff off and announces “110/72”  NURSE SAY WHA????!!!!

She puts the cuff on the right arm and announces “112/75”, I exclaim (in my head-of course) “SAY WHA! THAT’S NORMAL SHIT RIGHT?? RIGHT??” but really, I said, that’s normal right?”

She tells me that yes, in fact both my readings are at a perfect level. I am practically dancing with excitement until my Dr comes in. I can’t even imagine the hellish things I’m going to hear about having this invasive procedure that will no doubt make me cringe and cry like a baby when I receive the bill, even after my insurance were to pay their measley little amount.

So, DR comes in, asks about what led me to being in his office. I explain my high blood pressure issues and the one day it was SCARILY high and then medicine DR K has put me on and how I’m on weight watchers and trying to exercise and etc.

He then says “well, from what I can see your blood pressure is controlled with this medication. I see no reason to proceed with the procedure at this time providing you stay on the medication and remain having a normal blood pressure readings.”

WHOA!

So, no, I will not need that angiogram after all, BUT, I do need to start taking my blood pressure readings and keeping track of them. I’m definitely getting used to getting it taken and no longer freak out.

So, I’m trying harder now than I have been the past few months. I’ve got a wedding dress I need to look phenomenal in!

Pedometer!

So, I have a great pedometer. It’s an Omron brand and counts my steps, miles, calories burned and aerobic steps. It needed a new battery so, I haven’t been wearing it lately.

My insurance company offers a program to earn points to buy things. I bought their pedometer. BUT it only counts steps, miles and calories burned. For some reason I really like seeing how many aerobic steps I’ve done since it’s usually my exercise for the day.

So, I took the battery out of that one and put it in the old Omron and it fit! haha. So, what I’m getting at is I’m wearing my pedometer again which totally motivates me to walk more to reach that 10,000 steps a day goal!

So, I’ll start trying to remember to post my steps and hopefully motivate someone else to get a pedometer and see how much they like it!

Also, my legs hurt today. I walked 2 miles slightly faster than normal yesterday on the track at the park and I can feel it today. It’s  the good burn, like you did something good for your body and health.

Have a great Thursday everyone!

Need motivation/money/schedule! HELP!

So, I’m lacking a lot of things lately but am hoping that things are about to get back on track!

EJ started a new job yesterday therefore we are both on the same schedule which is helpful. I’m hoping this will allow us to form a schedule. We hope to bring workout clothes with us to work, leave them in the car and go directly to the park or gym to workout immediately after work together.

I’m going to weight watchers on Saturday and hope to be able to do so regularly for the next few months. I have 3 months, to the day, before Mexico and I want to look as awesome, no, I want to FEEL as awesome as possible!

And once we start having 2 incomes coming in again we will be able to buy all the healthy food we so need!

Things are looking up!

I had a lite sausage, egg and cheese muffin (Kroger brand) for breakfast. A banana and some goldfish crackers a little while ago for a snack.

I’m going to take my lunch at 12 and plan to walk for about 40 minutes and spend the remaining 20 eating my lunch and maybe reading a book.

I’m also awaiting the arrival of my fancy new pedometer that I can plug into the computer! I got it through my health insurance but I hope I can sync it to some other apps or something. I’ll have to do some research or purchase one that can.

How is everyone’s Tuesday shaping up?