I’m no weightloss unicorn

I get incredibly nervous going to the doctor. I get so nervous that I have frequent trips to the bathroom, headaches and  nausea. So when I get my blood pressure measured I know it’s higher with the doctor than when I’m moving around at home. 

Two years has gone by since I was diagnosed with high blood pressure and it was time for my next follow-up. I was really glad to see my blood pressure has stabilized in the healthy zone. 

By the numbers, my blood pressure is down 30 points on systolic and 20 points on the bottom (that’s the one that I really need to keep an eye on).  I’m down 35 pounds from 2 years ago. My weight fluctuates by as much as 10 pounds in a month. The week before my period I puff up with water retention and it goes away. 

I’m no weightloss unicorn but I’m able to maintain my weight without overly patrolling my food intake. I’m drinking beer and eating potato chips when I want them. 

I’m pretty pumped about this cycling season and my doctor has no concerns about my health or me participating in the 600 km Friends for Life Bike Rally. 

I’m at 50% of my fundraising goal and would love a donation from you!


Thank you!

About natalieh

I'm a self described fat feminist 42 year old mother of two teenage minions who loves her high energy life partner of over 20 years. I love moving my body and sometimes do yoga, triathlons and dance like a fool. My next measure of success will be being more fierce and less fearful as I roll through my 40s.

7 thoughts on “I’m no weightloss unicorn

  1. ainsobriety says:

    I think it’s awesome that you focus on your health.
    I’m cheering you on. 600 km?

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  2. marilyndunk says:

    I love your posts. They are honest, unpretentious and have good perspective. I’m happy to read your good health news!


  3. Good job! It’s great to have health as a primary goal as opposed to weight loss. Too many people (myself included) forget that !

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  4. runmyssierun says:

    Great job!!! It’s almost time for my check up as well and I get the heebeegeebees just like you do! Hopefully, my doc report will be as wonderful as yours! Well done and best of luck! 600km is phenomenal!!!

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  5. Jean says:

    I think you’ll do fine, Nat on that bike ride. The only tough part is the summer weather which might be more humid than needed. Hopefully you can start off a bit earlier in day???


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