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June 15, 2009

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June Houck

Oh, your story sounds a lot like mine. I was on bp meds since the birth of my twin girls (for just over 6 years). I got off last July (my doc had me go gluten free). I lost 7 pounds the first week, then very slowly after that; but I lost a total of 30 pounds last year. Unfortunately I stopped exercising and I have not been following the diet perfectly the past few months, and I am up about 5-7 pounds. Thank you for posting this...you have motivated me to be good :)

Made By Mandy

Good luck Christine with improving your BP results. I too am going through a similar thing. I have had high BP and been overweight for 20 of my 37 years. Having suffered from depression my meds contradicted with one another and I very stupidly didn't take any BP meds for 3 years because I felt okay. My reading 3 months ago was 207/167. I was given a tremendous telling off and told if I didn't do something about it immediately I was committing suicide. I am proud to say I am following the GI diet, improving my health on a daily basis, losing weight and have drastically reduced my BP numbers.

I've lost 2 and a half stones in the last 5 months, still got 6 more to go but at long, long last I feel I have my health back on track and heading in the right direction. More importantly, the changes I have made to my diet have made me feel that it is something I can sustain. For the first time in years food does not control my life anymore in a way that 'normal' diets dictate.

I know it's a hard path, but you have lots of people walking it with you and I'll be there to hold your hand.

Monica Robinson

Happy to hear about your improved health. :)
It's really hard to follow diets and we need to look at it as eating healthier and making better choices - including myself. It is easier said than done but I need to apply it to my life too because we are suppose to value our bodies and because we our bodies are not our own but temples of God. :)

Christina

My bf has HBP too. He was on meds, but have since been off with lots of dietary changes. We hardly use salt for anything anymore. Some things I've found: adding cinnamon to your oatmeal was found to be beneficial to reduce HBP. Fish is also great for you. And of course, exercise is key. I hope you continue to be healthier & never need meds again for it!

melita

So glad to hear that you are taking care of yourself! Sorry I haven't been around much! Just been sooo busy! You know how that goes! I have missed visiting your blog and hopefully now that some commitments are ending, I will have more free time to blog hop! Much love!

Patti

Wonderful site--love your music choices. God's blessiings as you work on your "temple"

Allie Gower

I will keep you in my prayers.

Your project is lovely. I used my pinking circles for the first time the other day.

Thank you for the inspiration and the chance to win some fabulous goodies.

Allie Gower
croppinsville.blogspot.com

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