Thursday, April 07, 2005

Thursday was my day!!

Well I went to the nurse thursday morning, checked my blood pressure and it had dropped... ok when I went to them 5 weeks ago ... it was 160/95 and since I have a history of High Blood Pressure in the family they were concerned .. she said if I didnt bring the blood pressure down I would have to go on the pills for the rest of my life... well !! As some of you well know me and how dedicated ... no no strict ummm dont think that is right either ... well lets just say I have willpower that wont quit!!! I went on a strict diet / exercise and no alcohol regime. It paid off...
walking every morning and I mean every morning. Dijanne came with me when she was over from Australia (wave wave ) Well I can happily say my blood pressure is down to 130/80 almost normal woohooo just goes to show you that if you really stick to it .. it will work and it does pay off.... I have also lost weight about 12 pounds in that time... soooooooooo needless to say it was my day .... ok to top that off I find out I GOT THE JOB IN WINDOWS SYSTEM ADMIN that I applied for YIPPEEEEEEE ....
then that evening went to play cribbage .. we lost the first two games and came back and won 3 TO WIN ...... Not sure I can top that day off.....
So good news all around .

9 comments:

Liz said...

WELL DONE, Sandy!! Brilliant. You must be over the moon.

Liz

dijanne cevaal said...

Wooohoooo Sandy!!!!! I am so impressed you stuck to the regime and that it paid of way better than we thought it might!That is a lot of points for your blood pressure to drop! Congrats on the job and weight loss. Now I have to go onto the sticter regime- still walking, still dieting will have to quit the drinking-grin Well done you!!!

Lisa, Procrastinator Extraordinaire said...

WoW! That's a terrific day all right! And you didn't buy a lottery ticket (or whatever they call them over there)? Congrats on all your hard work. Just don't backslide now. Keep up the great work.

gabrielle said...

Hey girl, kudos on both accomplishments....and it can only get better. When I became an exercise addict, my bp, which was always okay is now 116 over 70 with a resting heart rate of 64 so there is no end to what you can do....go girl.

Debra said...

Brilliant! Sandy, Simply Brilliant!!

(sorry I love this series of Guinness commercials on tv. can't stop saying Brilliant!!)

and congrats on the new job.

all reved up said...

Well done Sandy, this is really outstanding and gives me the eoncouragement I need to get going. Congratualtions on new job too. have just come back form Committed to Cloth retreat and have to say this is life changing stuff.

Sandra said...

Hey Sandy, CONGRATS!!

Anonymous said...

you go girl, canadian girls kick ass. oops hope i can say that,
more notches under your belt, congrats on the job and all you have done. Proud of you is all i can say. yahoooooooo
lv sue

Anonymous said...

sandra
Very proud !!!! well done.


Look into flaxseed oil for lowering blood pressure,I dug it up and if you arrrrre interested get back to me.
Lifestyle is a great accomp.
love sis shirl