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!