teskandar's Journal, 15 December 2012

Hello all! Finally got access to the computer (kids are still in bed), so I thought I should share a bit of my week.
Thursday morning I went to the doctor for a 2 week follow up visit. Blood pressure was down, a lot! Doctor thought check up anxiety had contributed to such a high reading last time. Also I had it taken a few times at home and those readings confirmed it wasn't as high as we first thought. He wants it to be lower because it is still a bit too high but I don't have to take meds!! That makes me so happy. Now I have even more resolve to exercise regularly, watch sodium and lose some pounds! Also, all my cancer screenings were negative.
I spent basically the rest of the day cleaning the house and putting up the Christmas tree and decorations. My good checkup gave me lots of energy! The doctor put my info (age, sex, cholesterol, non smoker etc) into a software program that predicts how likely you are to have a heart attack in 10 years. It said I had a 1% chance. Pretty good odds I'd say. Dr. said my low chance was mostly attributed to being female, not smoking and having a very high good cholesterol number (ldl I think). He called it little scrubbers cleaning the plaque caused by the bad cholesterol out of my arteries. He is such a cute Dr. :)
Yesterday my youngest daughter, who is going to graduate school in New York, came home. She is staying for a month! This makes me so happy. I think we will have a wonderful holiday.
I am grateful for my family being together for the holidays
My health being good
Excellent weather
Morning coffee and oat bran
My FS Buddies
Have a wonderful weekend everyone! xoxo

Diet Calendar Entries for 15 December 2012:
1371 kcal Fat: 65.11g | Prot: 84.92g | Carb: 108.35g.   Breakfast: Blueberry Waffles, Fried Egg, Sugar Free Low Calorie Maple Flavor Syrup. Lunch: Pumpkin Seed Cheddar Flatbreads, Dried Apricot. Dinner: brown rice, salmon, lima beans. Snacks/Other: pure zone peanut butter pretzel, Smokehouse Almonds. more...
2962 kcal Activities & Exercise: Shopping - 1 hour and 30 minutes, Walking (moderate) - 3/mph - 30 minutes, Resting - 1 hour and 50 minutes, Sleeping - 7 hours, Standing - 4 hours, Sitting - 5 hours and 20 minutes, Stretching (yoga) - 20 minutes, Housework - 1 hour and 30 minutes, Desk Work - 2 hours. more...
on diet TLC / DASH  


Hi, great to get all those good results healthwise. My nurse has always to take my blood pressure twice to enable me to settle. Lucky you, good cholesterol, keep up the good work. So nice to have the family together for Christmas, have a lovely time together. xx 
16 Dec 12 by member: sazy
Wow that was a good check up. So glad you don't have to take those blood pressure meds, they make you tired and weak.  
16 Dec 12 by member: fatoldlady
Wow, what great news. Have a wonderful holiday with your daughter. 
16 Dec 12 by member: ranchwoman


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