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blood pressure and glucose numbers

Numbers don't lie. So I have a home test blood sugar testing kit (really reasonable, you can get the cheapest kit for 40-50 bucks at randalls). Get one if you don't have one. It tells you how your body reacts to sugar and meals you eat.

So I took my fasting blood sugar today twice, and it's pretty high 124 and I retook it again: 132. Which is the highest I've seen it. It was lower during pregnancy and those numbers were borderline gestational diabetes. These numbers for a non-pregnant woman is I think borderline diabetes. Diabetes is at 126. Sigh.

Time to start eating better.

I've watched so many biggest loser episodes where the men say: I have to get healthy for my children. And now I feel the same motivation.

My blood pressure numbers have dropped from 140/80 range (which is preclampsia in pregnant women and for non-pregnant it's pre hypertension) to around 110/75. But not back to where I usually am which is 90/60s.

Weight wise, I'm still a few pounds up from before I got pregnant. However, I got pregnant in the higher end of my weight, so I need to lose quite a bit more.

Time to step up the game.



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Sep. 22nd, 2014 06:53 pm (UTC)
My blood pressure has never returned to where it used to be pre-pregnancy, but I don't do cardiovascular workouts anymore since I have too much with aerials, hooping, and flexibility workouts. It makes me a little sad that I'll probably never be sub-100s on a regular basis again, though. It was just a cool little thing to have such a strong system.

I don't understand your blood sugar numbers at all! Is it normal to have such a large difference between the times you took it?
Sep. 22nd, 2014 07:12 pm (UTC)
Yeah I have no idea why the second number went up! Since it was about 40 mins later and I hadn't eaten.
It's the highest I've seen so I am definitely keeping an eye on it.
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