Being Healthy

Tuesday, August 31, 2010
I was doing great before I got pregnant. Lots of exercise and eating healthy had finally become the norm. Now, not so much. I am such an emotional eater and I have really been working on that. When I'm depressed, down, stressed, sad, etc. I want to bake or cook, be it brownies, cobblers, cookies, bread, you name it. So not good for me.  I've tried to go back to zumba and I really want to get back in the habit of going, but for whatever reason every time I go my back hurts so bad that I can't do much of anything for a couple days. Maybe I should just suck it up, pop an ibuprofen before and after and go. LOL  Either way, I need to bypass the pizza and burgers at lunch. I might even have a little money in my pocket for once. Ha!

Yesterday was my first day without blood pressure medicine. My bp was 121/72. Not too shabby, right? I'm keeping track of it daily so I can show my OB when I go back for my check-up in a couple weeks. Hopefully, my bp will stay just where it is and I won't have to go back on medication. Are any of you pre-e ladies as bad as I am about taking your blood pressure? I can't stop. Now, I have my husband doing it and my sister (the one that's pregnant) has her husband doing it as well. We all just sit around and pass the blood pressure cuff like it's a bowl of popcorn. It's almost comical. My dad's diabetic and I'm pretty sure at this point I've become so OCD with monitoring my bp that if I was anywhere near his glucose meter, I'd probably be checking my blood sugar all the time as well. Let's hope I don't end up on VH1's The OCD Project or A & E's Obsessed. Hmmm...but if I was to be on one of those shows, I'd have to pick VH1 because it's much more entertaining. It's a lot more like Celebrity Rehab, and I must admit that yes, I watch it. I got hooked while I was in the hospital. Nothing like trash tv to take your mind off your troubles.

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5 comments

  1. I'm an emotional eater too. I was so careful with my diet before and during my pregnancy. Now it's cookies for dinner, lots of carbs, and not nearly enough fruits and veggies.

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  2. I can SO relate to your post. I too am an emotional eater. I was an avid exerciser...now I have to catch my breath after climbing stairs. I wish there was a simple answer, an easy fix...

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  3. Well, so much for being healthy. This morning I've had a chocolate chip cookie and 3 golden oreos. Oh well. LOL

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  4. I stopped eating Bread and lost almost 30 pounds now and of course more fruit and veggies. Good luck I know that stress thing I did that after my moms passing and well back on the road down Good Luck you are too funny love your posts. Take Care.

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  5. I am with you guys, I am an emotional eater too. I should have lost this 'baby weight' a long time ago but it is hanging on...I guess the cookies and ice cream for dinner doesn't help! ;)

    Your BP looks great, hope it stays that way!!

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