I mentioned on Twitter, that I went to the doctor yesterday for a physical. It was the first time I’d been to her for a physical since I’ve only had her as a doctor for a short time. We talked about my health and my goals to change my blood pressure medication because I wanted the safest one for pregnancy (don’t get any ideas, we are not trying, it’s just our ages that we’ve started to think about it), and she looked at my kidney function and the fact that I hadn’t taken my medication for two days at that point(my prescription ran out, and I knew I was going to see her), and nonchalantly said, “why don’t we try and see how you do without the medication.” I was flabbergasted, to say the least, because my old doctor always gave me the impression that once on blood pressure medication you’re on it for life.
Last year was the year of learning how to deal with being gluten-free. This year will all be learning how to lower my sodium levels. The goal is no more than 1500mg of sodium in a day. I’m not exactly sure what that will look like in a day since I have never really looked at the sodium levels in food. All I know right now is no more prepackaged foods, no more chips.
It’ll be a new shift in the way I eat, but I’m so excited that I am medication free that I don’t want to screw it up. I’ve downloaded an app to help me track my sodium levels for the day. I’m also ACTUALLY going to start doing moderate exercise.
Have you made any significant changes to your diet this year?