I am feeling better and better every day. As I spend time outside in the sun, as I eat healthy foods and skip the sugar and grains, my mood and energy level are lifting significantly. I am getting lots more done, working on all the little things I have put off for so long. It feels excellent.
The only thing standing in the way of my exercise right now is foot pain. I now have orthotic inserts in two pairs of shoes; I am searching for a store that does shoe fittings but not having any luck locally; I may have to wait until I am out of town for something else, because I can't really justify a 6 hour round trip just to get new shoes! I might try ordering some good walking shoes online, but I worry about fit and comfort and how they will feel. I hate to buy shoes without trying them out, even highly recommended shoes.
My blood pressure continues to be elevated, but as I cut back on salt, sugar, carbs, and caffeine it is going down slowly. It started at 143/88 last week and has been around 136/80 for the past two days. Hoping it continues to drop. My doctor is also monitoring things and if it is still elevated in a month we will look at other options.
Today I enjoyed a big Romaine salad with chicken breast and light Ranch for lunch. I had some yogurt, a sugar free decaf latte, and Medifast meals for breakfast and snacks, and dinner will be my favorite meatloaf with mashed potatoes for the kids and roasted broccoli for me.
That's all for now!
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