Goals Post #4: Reduce Or Eliminate Medicines

Another post of my goals for the second half of year two after I started eating healthy and losing weight. One of the big accomplishments in the first year and a half of this lifestyle change has been my ability to cut my blood pressure medicine dose in half. I actually had a scary moment where I learned the need to do this. I was out painting a fence, and I kept getting overheated and needing to sit down feeling faint. I actually did faint once and collapsed into the yard. It was the Florida heat combined with low blood pressure, because at the time I was taking the dose needed for 500 pound, unhealthy eating version of me.

Well, I want to take another step and see my medicine’s dose reduced again. This will only happen with my doctor’s blessing. I think we are getting to a reasonable time to see it come down. At the end of my journey, I would love to be off the medicine totally, but I honestly don’t know if that will be reasonable.

The second thing I want to eliminate are the Breath Right nasal strips that I wear when I sleep. This helps battle sleep apnea. These slips allow me to get a full night’s sleep. When I was large and not using them, I would find myself falling asleep very easily with no energy. The strips have done wonders, but I look forward to not needing them any more.

My goals for June 9-December 9, 2020:

1. Run a 5k race.

2. Go kayaking.

3. Lose weight to be under 260 pounds.

4. Reduce or eliminate medicines.

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