Saturday, May 9, 2015

uh oh.

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!
xoxoxoxoxoxoxooxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo  

15 comments:

Lynn said...

Scary stuff, sounds like you're making some good decisions-take care! Happy Mother's Day Weekend Viv:@)

Beth said...

Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. It's hard to hear bad news but sometimes that gives us the motivation to do things we have put off. I have been a yo-yo'er too so I understand the struggle. Good vibes your way!

Margaret said...

Oh Wow! That's a wake up call for us all. We all are the same as you Viv. We live our life and we enjoy the goodies and sometimes we eat right, most times not, cause we are having fun and having cake. I pray that you are okay my friend as I love you dearly and want you to be well for not only yourself and hubby but for all the great things in your life and those yet to come! You can do it. I think I'm gonna start too on Monday being good. Cause I turned 50 and it's about time for me too :) Happy Mother's Day!

chris mckinley said...

Thinking of you and wishing you success! Staying on track is never easy..good luck from another yo-yo dieter!

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

The good thing is, you went to the doctor, who found out what was wrong, and you are handling it. Be proud of that! I have to go myself, have strange headaches and head pain that is scaring me. Sending prayers, keep us posted. Enjoy your doll show!

Musings from Kim K. said...

Take good care of yourself, Viv. Lots of prayers coming your way and please keep us posted on your tests. I hope you are enjoying yourself and the doll show today.

Happy Mother's day too!

Stephanie said...

You can do it, Friend! I am happy to pray for you.

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Think of it as a wake up call to make some changes to make your life better. Caught before anything horrible happened....motivation for health!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

You can do IT with the help of the doctors, prayers, family and friends!!
Happy Mom's Day..
warmly,
deb

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Oh Viv, I am so sorry to hear this news. Thinking about you and you can know that you are in my prayers. I hope that the tests will promising to get this situation controlled. Blessings from Toronto.

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Oh Viv, I am so sorry to hear this news. Thinking about you and you can know that you are in my prayers. I hope that the tests will promising to get this situation controlled. Blessings from Toronto.

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Oh Viv, I am so sorry to hear this news. Thinking about you and you can know that you are in my prayers. I hope that the tests will promising to get this situation controlled. Blessings from Toronto.

Cindy said...

Well, this is weird, Viv! I just got the same news at my Dr. visit on Tuesday! I'm freaking out a little, but I'm determined to lose the weight. Good luck to you!

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

You can do this, Viv! I'll be praying for you! ♥

Diane Mars said...

Viv, thanks for being honest today I think health scares can really be a terrifying experience. I'm glad you did get into see your Doctor, now you can begin to turn things around. Take your diet and weight issues for health reasons who know knowing you your gonna come up with some pretty healthy recipes. And that can be fun. Keep monitoring your progress you will be fine. ox