Thanks, everyone!! If someone like me can improve my numbers, then anyone can!
And Joe, I know someone like that too!! She looks like the epitome of health and beauty but she eats crap and has awful bloodwork. People would assume I had the bad bloodwork!
Originally Posted by Keep Moving Forward
Those are some awesome changes! If you don't mind my asking, how has your blood pressure changed? I had to start BP meds about two years ago because my rapid weight gain had elevated my BP a bit & my dr didn't want to let it get out of control as I was only 25 @ the time. I'm hoping losing 100lbs will eliminate the need for meds.
Hi KeepMovingForward! Thanks! My blood pressure is wonderful right now (runs about 117/80 pretty consistently--when I have a chance, I'll go through my paperwork and get the numbers, I keep a weekly log.) To compare it to my weightloss might be a little tough as I have awful WCS (white coat syndrome!) and in the beginning I was very nervous about a lot of stuff so it was elevated due to stress and anxiety. Even last week with my small gain my blood pressure went through the roof (171/90) and the nurse flew to get the doctor (he knows I get nervous very easily) and it was normal before I left their office. The day of one my surgeries my blood pressure was 177/100 and again a nurse was like "Are you ok?" So I never had to take BP meds, mine is all anxiety driven but a note on my chart says "hypertension", it should say "afraid of all of you"
. If I get my BP done at places like Walgreens or CVS with the self-serve monitors it's always normal and I mark those down to show my doctor so they can put it in my chart. Also if I stop by their office for paperwork or whatever, they take it randomly as I'm in a calm state. It's like once I know I have to sit on the exam room bed, through the roof it goes! But in your case, 100lbs will be a drastic improvement!!!