Tuesday, January 12, 2010

January 12th - Check Up #2

I started today with a walk...my walk route is a bit of up and down - with the end of it quite a hill up to my street. I ran half of it this morning...well not exactly ran - jogged. But it felt great. Before I had Lainey I ran 12kms a day - 6 in the morning and 6 at night. I love nothing more than a run on a cold winters morning...so hopefully by then I might be nearer to that level.

I had the usual food today - beans on toast for breakfast, ham and salad for lunch and fruit in between. Dinner was really yummo..I made Moroccan Mince and we had it with salad in lavish bread. I had one piece of lavish and I was full! It was very tasty and very filling. The kids had meatballs and fruit and cheese on their plates. I cooked the meatballs in the oven - which is new for me. I have now made the kids meatballs and nuggets in the oven and noone has even blinked!

I went to the doctor today for my second checkup in relation to my blood pressure. My reading was 129/79. The doctor was very happy. I also had a much lower heart rate as I wasn't so nervous this time haha. I told him about still feeling dizzy once I get up and he has ordered blood tests but is confident nothing is wrong - I think he wants a benchmark and he feels the dizziness will resolve itself. I have only been on the medication about 3 or 4 weeks so my body is still adjusting. As long as the bloods come back ok I dont need to see the doc for this issue for 6 months. Thats great! I will get a copy of the blood results anyway to see if my levels of my Triglycerides has lowered. It will be a good comparison. Although Im not expecting much change at this point.

So Im super happy with my BP and if I loose some weight my GP is happy to trial coming off the meds - maybe reducing the amount needed or even changing it. Whatever happens I feel the best I have done in at least 6 months.


  1. Sounding very promising Gilly, well done on your commitment to better health.