I have to admit that I am looking forward to some solid food in the mornings. I will keep the shakes a part of my day and will limit – if not eliminate red meat from my menu. I am on a journey to get my LDL down without statins.
One of the issues I was having was kinda high blood pressure. Not crazy high, but I just could not seem to get it down to where it used to be. Growing up I had what was at the time considered “low BP” but now it’s almost considered normal. I consistently had 115/65 for decades. It started creeping up when I took over my current company and kept creeping when I started dealing with some folks at work on a day to day basis. I was exercising, eating well (I thought), going to yoga, meditating, etc. Nothing really worked.
I was stunned this morning and actually reluctantly dragged out the device thinking “what’s the use”. It has kind of re-energized me. It seems like a little victory but my cardiologist would dance around the notion of putting me on BP medication. “IF it gets a bit higher” and “it’s normal at your age”. Bullshit…. It is NOT normal and I don’t accept that I should just accept taking pills because it is what we old folks do.
I have one week left and I am already planning what to do next. How will I incorporate better eating??