Or maybe the title should be A good resolution, no s! It’s not yet New Year to make resolutions that you never stick to.
Here goes. A visit to my doctor ten days ago scared me because it turns out that I have high blood pressure, something that has never happened to me before. And it was not just that particular time, or because I was nervous, my blood pressure has just been high since my previous visit to the doctor’s and that’s a fact. When she told me she recommended that I take some medicine she described my condition with the word ‘systemic’ and I asked her to use a simpler word, one that I could make sense of, to which she said that it simply meant that that’s the way it was, and that it was due to ageing.
I then asked if it had anything to do with weight gain, and she said that four or five kilos off usually meant one blood pressure point down.
Food for thought.
My daily pill 😦
Well, I feel both unable and unwilling to go on a diet. But I am also quite unwilling to end my life as a vegetable, with a seizure due to combined effects of high blood pressure and cholesterol. So take the medicine she prescribed I will.
I have also bought this little thing which is called a pedometer and am using it daily to count my daily steps. I try to walk no less than 5,000 steps and find that around 9,000 is rather pleasant for me.
I am sharing this with you because several of you commented on my last post, mentioning the fact that they felt it was a good idea to walk regularly.
So I try to do this every day, never mind the weather. I’ve found that walking to a movie theatre or a museum is an incentive and better than walking back, which is easier in the summer.
Maybe making it public like this will help me stick to my goal. 😉
Now for something totally different, last Sunday I saw a great show called Le Quatuor (the quartet) and mentioned it on my French blog. You won’t be able to read the post as it is in French but I am sure you’ll like the video clip.