I've been to the Doctor's this afternoon - I'm so devastated (not!) that I had to leave 1/2 hour early from work to make the appointment also.
I went because I need a medical clearance before I can join the gym in town - well I didn't get my clearance and was told no way - not unless my blood pressure came down. It was normal, last reading I had - but I've had high blood pressure in the past and today's reading was quite high - 164/104. Arrgghh!!!!
I did take tablets 2 years ago for a couple of months - but they gave me a horrible allergic reaction so I stopped taking them and the Doctors I've seen since didn't seem concerned and one said they'd never heard of the medication giving someone that kind of reaction - got the impression she didn't believe me, but it looks like I'll be back on another brand before too long.
I've got a leaflet telling me to:
Lose weight - well der, that's what I'm trying to do.
Don't add salt - I don't
Eat a low fat - I try & do that (just ignore last week food intake - we just won't go there!) Low fat milk, yoghurt, cheese, porridge, fruit, almonds, vegies etc.
At least 30 mins exercise daily - I'm getting in approx 1 hour and sometimes 2 a day. With the weather going to turn horrid soon I won't be able to do this and that's why I wanted to go to the gym - I'm not over fond of walking in a heavy downpour!
Drink less - I've cut down and trying to drink on days of the week starting with S only
Don't Smoke - never have
Cut out Stress - I'm not stressed/anxious/worried/depressed etc
Oh well, on the bright side - I don't have to pay a monthly fee for gym membership at the moment!