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Has the worse headache...I think it is my Blood pressure!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

I have to check my blood pressure because I think this is the problem. I went to the doctor yesterday and my blood pressure was initially 177/110. Rechecked manually 155/96. I checked last night at work and it was high again, (150/106). I really don't want to get back on antihypertensive meds again!! emoticon emoticon

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HEALTHYME162 11/18/2010 10:35AM

    I hope you feel better soon! All the best.

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TAMLKING 11/18/2010 7:27AM

    I'm sorry to hear that! I know that I am thrilled to be off one of my meds (Norvasc) and am hoping to be off the other at my next checkup. I've found that mine will stay down if I do at least 30 minutes of cardio every day and keep drinking that water.
You may just have to be on the meds for awhile longer. Listen to your doctor.

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NURSE_FAWN 11/17/2010 8:45PM

    With your blood pressure running consistently high like that, you may need to start your meds again. I'm sorry you are not feeling well. I know how bad that can make your head hurt. Please take care of yourself and keep us posted. emoticon

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Went walking this morning

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

I walked in the park this morning and let me just say...IT IS COLD IN MICHIGAN!!! But I did walk faster than normal to get all my laps in, lol. Cold..My new motivator!! emoticon

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LMC3131 11/17/2010 8:17PM

  I'm in Michigan also and yes it is very cold..

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JRSGIRL1995 11/17/2010 11:33AM

    You Go Girl!! Walking in this cold (I'm in MI too). That's determination emoticon

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TAMLKING 11/17/2010 7:26AM

    Good for you! Don't let that cold stop you!

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LAURA9021 11/16/2010 10:59AM

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WANT2FEELPRETTY 11/16/2010 9:42AM

    Wow to walk in the cold that's impressive. Don't think I could do that. emoticon

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YOGAMASTER 11/16/2010 9:42AM

  You have my respect...I don't do cold...but then I live in Texas where most of our weather is at least on the warmer side!! ( compared to your weather!!)

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I am a loser and I like it!!!!

Monday, November 15, 2010

I lost 5 lbs at my first Weight Watchers weigh in!!!

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MSBEAUTY711 11/16/2010 6:10PM

    Congratulations, Diva!

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ATR_1983 11/16/2010 1:42AM

    Way to go! Keep up the great work

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GITTYB 11/15/2010 9:02PM

    that's what I call a BRAVO moment! keep it up!

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RDY2LOOSE 11/15/2010 8:41PM

    Congrats that's Awesome!!!!

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MAGGIEX3UK 11/15/2010 8:40PM

    emoticon emoticon thats AWESOME!!! emoticon emoticon
Keep up the good work!!!

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BERGIE8771 11/15/2010 8:31PM

    WOoHoo! I like the accountability of WW, along with SparkPeople tools!

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Switching gyms tomorrow

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Ok, so I am ready to switch gyms. I haven't been to my current gym in months because it is not convenient for me to go. There's a Planet Fitness right down the street from my job and I know that I will go before work.

It was basic but very clean and you can't beat the price. A lot of cardio equipment and I like that.

I need to set myself up for success.

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PK2H2000 11/14/2010 1:27PM

    Good luck with that! emoticon I acutally looked at Planet Fitness as well. In Southgate...my husband and I will be joining tomorrow. It doesn't matter where we go as lond as we go! Let's keep each other posted on our Planet Fitness adventure! emoticon

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DONNAEDA 11/14/2010 9:40AM

    good luck and keep us posting on your progress.

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DHSPARK 11/14/2010 9:28AM

    No matter how great a gym is, if it's not convenient and accesible, it's hard to get there. Nice that you realized this and are ready to try another one.

Good luck!
Deb :)

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Today...I am going to start detoxing my life!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

After much thought, my triggers to eat and living an unhealthy lifestyle are....that I have a extremely stressful life, I haven't been a priority for a long time for myself and I have toxic feeders around me.

It is time for me to start detoxing my life of unhealthy/toxic foods, people and attitudes. I want to be happy and healthy for myself and my children.

I have a soon-to-be ex-husband that still tries to destroy the small shreds of self-esteem that I have regained. After being married for over 8 years (separated for over a year), I allowed him to make me feel unattractive and unlovable. This led to an attitude that I no long cared for myself, the weight packed on. So now, when he comes around, he still takes digs at me about my weight and my appearance. I need to cleanse myself of him.

The foods I choose were easy to prepare and no thought was put into what these things are doing to my body. I can't live like that any more. I have to change it, I refuse to let bad food choices kill me. I don't want to die at 40 due to a stroke, heart attack or diabetes caused by poor lifestyle choices.

I also have to work on myself. I AM WORTHY OF LOVE AND I AM BEAUTIFUL (INSIDE AND OUT)!
I have dedicated my life to caring for others, now it is time for me to care for myself.


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JRSGIRL1995 11/13/2010 2:54PM

    emoticon Yes you are Worthy!!!

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TAMLKING 11/13/2010 6:13AM

    What an awesome attitude! I love the idea of detoxing our lives, I think I could use a little of that, too.

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VDSHIELDS 11/13/2010 4:21AM

    Thanks Deb!! I've only been back on SP for a couple of days and the support and encouragement is more than I could've hoped for! emoticon

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DHSPARK 11/13/2010 3:58AM

    That's the attitude! Ignore that ex if you can. He's just trying to make you feel bad.

Making better food choices and being around happy and positive people will be good for you. Other Sparkers will support you and give good suggestions along the way.

Best wishes on your journey to better health!
Deb :)

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