Saturday, April 19, 2014
This week has been draining. Emotionally, physically and mentally. I mean whew work wiped me out. Early long days, light workouts. But its done and now I can enjoy the weekend and my family.
My blood pressure has been high all week. Here's what happened...
I was drinking my Alkaline Kangan Water. (PH 9.5 for those smarty pants that get this stuff). Anyhow I was drinking it faithfully about a full 2 quarts + a day. Drinking my water that is supposed to be super healthy. As I do this for a few weeks I notice I am BLOATY I'm just waiting for the day I really start peeing out all this water. Well it just wasn't happening. So I check my blood pressure.... Hmmm little high. Next day super high. I stayed home from work and I also noticed when I pee it was like Orange color. I know that can't be good. Several things are going through my mind... First was, I'm dying. 2nd was WTH????
So looking at the past couple of weeks I thought yea I had some beers and chips but one should be able to do that now and then. I thought Oh, the only new thing is my water. I figure better stop drinking fancy water. Okay.... I stopped and the fancy water and a couple days later the swelling came out of my fingers. I can bend them better again. My pee is now normal looking... LOL ha ha ha Blood pressure is still high but it's cuz my weight is high too.
Moral of the story.... I have learned drinking Alkaline water made the sodium in my stay in me and counter act all of my blood pressure meds. I was swelling and basically filling my body with sodium. LOL Oh man, what's a girl to do? It's bad when it's the water that is going to get me! Its amazing the swelling that is coming out. I mean 6lbs of water weight this week alone!
On to the next mirical huh? I can't take my fany vitamins either until my blood pressure goes down! grrrrrr..... It's all related. The vitamins help me lose weight that and losing weight will lower my blood pressure but the vitamins actually make my blood pressure go out... OH man its a vicious circle. Seriously am I going to have to rely on diet and exercise?????
Now- Here I am on the day before Easter saying... WHAT THE????
Okay so Easter dinner doesn't have to be challenging does it? NOPE Not when you host.
So the menu is... smoked turkey, ham, carrot casserole, asparagus bundles, salad and cheesy potatoes. Oh... and rolls. (need to make sandwiches with the ham).