Oh my gosh, bulls are very dangerous and I am glad you lived to tell the story, TalkingRat!!! Whew ~ close call!
Bookgirl BP numbers were 114/74!
That's what I meant to write! Anyway, the nurse was happy with my BP! I meant to tell everyone here that she wanted to weigh me but I said "I don't need to be weighed" and she was very nice about it and said ok. I am still aiming for June 1st to get on the scale and nothing is going to get in my way of weigh in day!!! I am totally not wanting to weigh myself before that day. And I really am going to have to be ready for June 1st. Most of you know I have an aversion to scales. Too much of an obsession with them a few years back. But I am going to do it on June 1st. I am planning on buying a new scale and make my dh weigh himself first to see if it is even close to accurate and then I will step on it in total privacy!!!
Frenata, in working with people in the Zone support group, we had older people who were on BP meds and they had to be taken off the meds. This one man did it himself by cutting back 25% a week till he was taking 1/8 a tablet. He was almost 80 and very happy to be off his. I imagine that your weight loss and use of ELOO has had a wonderful impact on your BP. I am happy for you!
This morning in the newspaper, there was an article on what affects cholesterol and one thing that said didn't have any affect on cholesterol was eating fruit. But I know different. I had a man in the Zone support group who was a total athlete and he ate very healthy following the Zone diet and taking Omega 3 and just doing everything he could to be healthy. He never ate sugar. But his dessert twice a day was an apple. He continued to have high cholesterol. It wasn't until he cut back to half an apple twice a day that his cholesterol came down. The reason his cholesterol came down was because of lower blood sugar. So I think fruit can affect cholesterol. Just thought I would mention that situation if anyone is having cholesterol issues. But then with all of us taking good ELOO, we are all less at risk of high cholesterol. Yeah!! Thank you Seth!!