Ya'll may not know this but, I have not been feeling well. So, I went to the doctor with full knowledge my blood pressure is back up. YUP the 'silent killer' let me know by giving me a roaring headache and a constant static noise in my ears. Seems my BP was fine until I got pregnant at age 31 with my first child and not only caused problems with that pregnancy but with my second as well. Here I am at age 44, with BP never went back down to it's normal before I had children.
For years on active duty, I kept it controlled with diet, exercise, and low dose medications. I had taken myself off the medications for 5 years -- yes my weight crept up without the constant direction to exercise en masse with my unit under everything but gun point because unlike Texan; I hate running. SNORTING OUT LOUD seems my hefty girls don't like to be jostled on 2 miles runs and the back aches were killer.
Now, I have taken on the task of homeschooling seems my stress levels are up and thus -- my BP went back up. So I am back on meds. Did I say I hate taking pills. LOL Well pills over a coffin any day is my reasoning. Though I am having troubles adjusting to dizziness and fatigue; I am sure once I get used to the effects and my BP falls. I will be right as rain.
What I do like is my cholesterol is great, I have lots of good as compared to bad. A ratio of 2.4 to 1. Seems the food choices I make are pretty dang great as far as that is concerned. Now if I can get hubby to listen. (UNLIKELY)
I also miss Lisa being here. Having another woman in the house was a total blessing. She was so helpful to have around and I enjoyed watching the boys follow her about and vye for her attention. Please come back soon. Sorry we were unable to go the the Texas State Aquarium on Memorial Day weekend; my medication had me feeling pretty bad and I did not think I could deal with the crowds or noise. Next time you stay; we will take you there. PROMISE to the best of my ability.
I am only two weeks away from getting half way through my master's program. It's another milestone I can not wait to finish. We have fresh tomatoes almost daily now. What a blessing because this fruit is chock full of ltrace elements which helps with not only aging but other health concerns. http://www.thefruitpages.com/charttomatoes.shtml and for info on other health benefits since tomatoes support gland functions as well. http://www.crazynut.theshoppe.com/feature-aminoacids.html
Next, the giveaway as this is my 500th post. Like I have written before; we will have a drawing:
The winner will receive: (2) Hand Crocheted Hanging Kitchen Towels, Up In the Air, 1 lb of mesquite bean flour meal, chili petins from our own farm and other goodies I so deem.
Off to chill...........since it will be near 100 today with heat index.
NOTE: Drawing winner will be announced on the 10th of June; we are busy with new keats, homeschooling, mowing, building new coops, and my own end of term exams. Each blogger who comments will earn five entries if you post a link your blog -- you will earn an additional five entries.
Drawing will be done by the sleeping angel in this photo.