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Lose 60 Pounds = Blood Pressure 117/72

Thursday, January 16, 2020

I had a pleasant surprise at the doctor's office yesterday when I went for my prescription renewals. Because I take BP meds, she checks my blood pressure. She said you must be very relaxed your BP is 117/72. Beg to differ Dr. I think losing 60 pounds helps. I was first aware of my BP 25 years when I learned it was high and went on meds. 117/72 is the lowest I have every known it to be.

I have been ordering clothes online, a first for me. I am not sure what size I wear and with vanity sizing I may have some interesting fits. I ordered from Macy's and JC Penney's so those clothes will be easy to return if needed. I ordered a few things from Amazon, and I am not sure about doing those returns.

I live on the west coast and we had a snowfall which resulted in storm warnings, road closures, cancellations of exercise classes, social activities, mail delivery, school, ferries, and shockingly the University of British Columbia's annual snowball fight was cancelled due to snow! It paralyzed traffic and kept a lot of people off the road. I have a 4 wheel drive truck with snow tires, and years of experience driving on prairie winter roads, so it's been easy to get around. I am cautious of west coast drivers with limited snow experience. Yesterday I went shopping and later picked up my friend from the airport. She is visiting for a week.

My puppy Rebel is 5 months old and her potty training is going well, though with snow she's had to be very brave and get out there. The sidewalk salt bothers her feet, so we avoid it. Today she lost her first baby tooth. She can do sit, stay, down, and come. Smart girl. At bedtime she is ready to snuggle into her cozy crate. She loves dog school and playing with Royce. They frolic in the yard, zipping around tagging each other and looking for squirrels. Happy dogs!

Later I am looking for vintage silk scarves. I will post pictures of the treasures I find.
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    I'll bet you have an interesting reason for searching out the vintage scarves!!?
    18 days ago
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    29 days ago
  • ELISE15615
    Congratulations on the blood pressure! emoticon
    32 days ago
    Congratulations on your stellar blood pressure readings and congratulations on losing 60 pounds. That is not chump change in weight. Wishing you continued success on all levels !! Take care and God bless, Deb :)
    32 days ago
    32 days ago
    Congratulations on getting the blood pressure down! That's a huge thing 👍
    33 days ago
    Congrats on your BP numbers! That's a big step!
    34 days ago
    Congratulations on your blood pressure results. Woo hoo! And I am sure it is related to your weight loss.

    So glad your puppy is getting housetrained, and that she likes to play.

    I bought new clothes and new sizes, it is a lot of fun. It is very easy to return items that were purchased online. Amazon will give you several options for any returns.
    34 days ago
    My BP dropped when I reduced my carb intake and I went from 3 meds a day down to one and have maintained that. I ate too much processed food back then which is loaded with salt. Good job on the BP.

    I have never ordered clothes. There is so much difference in sizes. I have made enough mistakes in the past by not trying on things.

    Most of the older adults here are used to driving on snow but there is always a new group of 16 year olds. LOL.

    Rebel sounds great!
    34 days ago
    That is emoticon that your blood pressure is at that range!

    This past year, my BP began rising, much to my chagrin. But in Fall 2019 my feet gave me the go-ahead to walk more. This month, I began tracking BP at least weekly, and it is coming down again, below what the doctor would add medication for. I'll do anything to avoid taking medication.

    Our dog house-trained herself. No kidding. Soon after we got her at 8 weeks old, she made a fuss in the middle of the night. I got up and took her out. She looked at me - I swear! - as if to say, "What, you're not yelling at me?!?", and from that moment, she made a practice of making a fuss to get us to take her out rather than decorate the carpet. She communicates!
    34 days ago
    Lower BP??? That's an AWESOME NSV.

    re: clothing...I get to know the fit of certain brands and stick with them. I buy most of my pants from Ann Taylor or Eddie Bauer. Both have a 'curvy cut' option, and that's what fits me.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

    34 days ago
    Woo HOO! Your BP reading is sure an awesome testament to your healthy living of late. Congrats!
    Wow - I saw the snow storm on the weather channel. We made it just ahead of the storm and are safely in Arizona. How blessed we feel to not be missing the freeze and cold. Hope your clothes fit nicely on your beautiful new figure. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    34 days ago
    34 days ago
    Great that your healthy habits have rewarded you with good BP results! Exploring new size clothes must be fun. Returns from Amazon can be made at Kohl"s stores now if you have one in your area. emoticon
    34 days ago
  • CATE195
    Great news on the blood pressure! emoticon
    34 days ago
    Congrats to you on the BP and its cause -- the 60 pounds down!!
    Some on line clothing sites have virtual avatar "try -ons" but once you know which brands suit you, you'll be all good!
    Glad you are enjoying your puppy!!!
    34 days ago
    emoticon on the lower blood pressure. Kohl's does take Amazon returns so if you have a Kohl's in your area you can check that out. I can't wait to see you scarves.
    34 days ago
  • LIS193
    35 days ago
    WAY TO GO!
    35 days ago
  • KATIE5668
    emoticon Great news on the B/P! Rebel is doing good..we need a more recent pic of her!
    Yeah being safe on the road is...I am not worried about me..but don't know if the next driver has ever been on snow!! Can be scary at times...Be Safe!!
    35 days ago
    emoticon That's such positive and inspiring news. Good for you!
    35 days ago
    That is just the most amazing wonderful news. Losing weight is enormous but the results are life changing.
    35 days ago
    Congratulations. Great news
    35 days ago
  • GRACIE749
    emoticon on lower BP. I'm hoping to cut my BP meds in half with weight loss during 5% Winter challenge. Weird weather west coast with snow and in my area temperature is 70's - 80's.. We have not had snow this year yet. Love the update on Rebel - such a sweet puppy.
    35 days ago
    ALRIGHT Lynn!!! Have you noticed as I do (if it's the same in Canada) that they NO LONGER Need to use the "big BP cuff"?? I LOVE IT!! I hadn't even noticed until I went in with a friend and they used it on her!! I was SO SURPRISED that I hadn't even realized!! WOOHOO!! CONGRATS on being OFF the BP med!! I have been for a few years, and it's a truly freeing feeling!!! GOOO LYNN!! GOOO!!!

    Amazon is so easy to return things. @Fruityful is right. Before I ever order any clothing on Amazon, JC Penney, etc, I first read thru as many reviews as I can (LOL UPS is only a block away, but I STILL HATE going there! LOL) to make sure what I am buying I double check is it the US Size I'm looking at or China? Etc. It SURE Does make a big difference!! YO!! I bought a dress not realizing it was from China and I was a XL (US size) and I was so SHOCKED how TINY it is!! More like a small (US). But, I did NOT Send it back!! I totally LOVE the dress!! It's BRIGHT Yellow with black trimming. I AIM to be on that dress hopefully in the next 2 years!

    If it says M (Medium) I still look thru the reviews since no 2 bodies are the same to see how it fits those of my waist, breast, hips etc.

    So if you misorder it MAY turn out as it has for me a "I WANT TO WEAR THIS " item.
    35 days ago
    More emoticon news! emoticon emoticon
    35 days ago
    Good progress w/Rebel! And congrats on the blood pressure.
    35 days ago
    Good outcomes !!

    35 days ago
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    My bp dropped from too high to normal after I had been retired for 18 months.
    35 days ago
    amazon returns are easy. Poor Rebel's paws, he needs little puppy shoes emoticon
    35 days ago
    Congratulations on your blood pressure being so low!!! emoticon emoticon
    Maybe with the 60 lb loss you can try going off the BP medication?

    I loved reading about the dogs playing! emoticon emoticon

    35 days ago
    Congrats on the bp and weight loss. Yes the snow is nasty here! Poor puppy with the snow/salt
    35 days ago
    I agree with the reduction of weight (great job by the way!) it does affect BP! emoticon Will watch for the pictures of your vintage scarves---and nice that your puppy, Rebel--is doing well w/ the training! Sure makes life much easier!! Enjoy your day!
    35 days ago
    awesome with the weight loss and the blood pressure way to go
    35 days ago
  • CBASS30
    emoticon Hi emoticon
    35 days ago
    That's great news about your blood pressure!

    I don't know about your area, but when I have to make an Amazon return, I just have to drop it off at Kohl's. It doesn't need to be boxed up and I don't have to print a label. Some items I have to take to UPS, where I have to print off the label and box it. Anyway, there are lots of options if you find clothes on Amazon!

    I can't wait to see the treasures you find! I love scarves!
    35 days ago
    Congrats on the blood pressure.
    35 days ago
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