Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Update 2.5

I am excited to share this update with all my readers. Over 10 years ago I found out that I was having kidney problems and high blood pressure. So, for over 10 years I have been taking medicine to control my blood pressure every day. After Malakai was delivered last fall, I was taking 300 mg of Labetalol 2x daily and 5 mg of Enalapril. Today, I am so excite to announce that I am now only taking 2.5 mg of Enalapril. The does is so low they don't even make 2.5 mg tablets, so I have to chop my pills.
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Not only has my blood pressure come down drastically, but my pulse has also come down a lot too. Back in November my pulse was over 90 beats per minute, and that's high. I have also lost 20 pounds since November. A lot of the weight was water weight, but I have lost all my pregnancy weight. I am very proud of myself.

This is so encouraging to me and I am so thankful that God is doing great things. He has placed people in my life to help me learn and research what I could do to help my health improve.

What have I been doing differently? I cut out refined sugar like white sugar, high fructose corn syrup and artificial sugars. I also have been gluten free for about a month now. I also challenged myself to not eat out for 30 days, so that eliminates a lot of processed foods. I have been exercising several times each week too.

A friend shared these encouraging verses with me last week:
Psalm 62:5-8 - "Let all that I am wait quietly before God, for my hope is in Him. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress where I will not be shaken. My victory and honor come from God alone. He is my refuge, a rock where no enemy can reach me. O my people, trust in him at all times. Pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge."
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  1. Congrats on the great news. I may have to do the gluten free thing so i am sure I will have many questions for you. I love your heart and desire!!
    ~Tara Osborne

  2. I am so happy for you friend! You are always in my prayers. ~Tonya

  3. Wow what progress you have made! You are so self disciplined, and here is just a piece of your reward!