OK.. keeping it real with my bloggy gal pals. If you've been reading me for any length of time you know that I go on and off of weight watchers and when I'm on I do really well, but then baked goods and pizza seem to always pull me back.. and whatever I lose I seem to find again. I know the proper term is yo yo dieting.. I prefer to call it plain old lack of self control and stupidity! but whatever, I just recently lost and found 9 pounds again..
this is not really about the weight issue this time.. well it plays a role in it.
anyways. for a couple months I haven't been feeling myself.. well I have, but it just seemed that things were taking more effort.. you know, changing up seasonal decorations and any kind of physical activity, just seemed to take more energy then it used to. and I kept getting headaches which I never used to get. chalked the headaches up to weather changes and possible allergies, and I chalked the rest up to being overweight and getting older.
but, this past week I had a pain in my left arm and in my neck that I was pretty sure was from raking but was nagging me and making me worry, so I finally went to the doctor yesterday.
thankfully she didn't think it was my heart, but in my little check up, she found that my blood pressure was really really high in the "stroke zone" is what she called it. 160/100. She put me on medication and told me to come back on Monday and to take it seriously. sooo... now that she has scared the beejeebers out of me... you better believe the weight is coming off and staying off.. and there will be no more extra salt in my diet.. And there will be walking and some sort of consistent exercise...
too many good reasons to be alive and to enjoy life..
so please keep me in your prayers while I change things up and get this under control. I am a big baby and a huge worry wart and I would so appreciate your prayers. So back to the doctor first thing Monday morning and then I have to have an echo cardio gram on Wednesday. So keep me in your prayers and I'll keep you updated!
sooo .. with all of that.. let me just wish you all a great weekend and a happy mothers day!
and now I will be off to a doll show and to hopefully buy a couple new bras! woohoo!! lol!