I had my annual physical yesterday and my doctor and I decided it was time to try medication for my blood pressure. It has been slowly creeping up for years- actually since I had trouble with my blood pressure when I was pregnant with I13. At that point I ended up on bed rest until they could safely induce labor (not fun- I'll tell you). But, anyway- I'm now on blood pressure medication. Other than a headache today, I really can't tell any difference, but it's early days yet.
But, there need to be changes. There is a chance that losing some of this extra weight I'm carrying around will help things out. Not a guarantee- since my blood pressure was elevated some even before I put on the weight- and both my parents have trouble with it as well. So, diet changes and exercise are now coming up. At least J16 and I are already signed up for our bellydancing class starting next week. It's something.
I'll be posting reports about my progress periodically to keep my honest.
Wish me luck.