He went in a week ago to have just a general check up you know cholesterol, blood sugar, blood pressure, skin cancer check etc. He was told then that he needed to lose 10kg and his blood pressure was high.We had to wait until yesterday for the other results. He had also been taking his blood pressure 3x a day for a week.
The news wasn't great. Which we were expecting and why I went with him to the appointment. Basically we have 6 weeks to change his diet and bring down some of his stats. He also needs regular exercise in the the form of walking and running. And of course he needs to limit his alcohol. He isn't a huge drinker but enjoys a couple of beers a night. I mean really who doesn't?? All of this will help with losing the 10kg and becoming healthier in general. Hoping we can regulate it all with diet and exercise to save going on medication.
So I am chief cook, motivator, personal trainer, dietitian and butt kicker. I am more motivated to cook and eat healthier. As you know I had got a bit slack in this area in the past few months. I am looking into low cholesterol and low GI options. Still being able to cook some of our favourites but just in a different way. So glad that we are heading into summer with yummy salads and lighter meals.
This is sooo true. Hubby told me when I first started all this that once I reached his weight he would join me. That was 15kg ago.
While I am not stoked about the situation with his health I am so happy that he decided to get it all checked out and that the Dr was very stern. I am really happy that we are on the same page. Last night for example he came home from work and went for his first run/walk. Then when he got home I headed out for mine. It is a shame that we can't go out together but I think that leaving 3 kids under 7 home alone while we go for a run is probably not such a good idea. Especially with the luck we are having.
If anyone has any tips, recipes or website they can recommend I would love to hear it.