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Suggestions on healthy weight loss and lowering high blood pressure


Hi I'm new to this always thought I was in fairly good health but I turned 40 in May and I've now got high bp and need to get rid of a bit of weight and I feel awful I'm a mum of 4 and I'm just looking for something to help with the anxiety of worrying about my health which I am determined to improve my youngest daughter is only 6 and i want to get healthy so i can enjoy being a mum i need some help with suggestions ideas about losing weight healthy and hopefully lowering blood pressure and just a place I can come to when I feel worried . I'm active we have horses and a family dog so I'm not a couch potato but I'm obviously going majorly wrong somewhere i do suffer from anxiety which causes stress anyone out there who has the same worries I would be so grateful to hear from you please no negative things in already on melt down i can't stop crying a fellow nurse friend suggested this forum please help if you can

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Great to have you join us Dressagerider

Welcome and enjoy the forum...

You don't have time to be on the couch with 4 children and your horses and dog.. I am sure you will get a great amount of encouragement on here.. Be as active as you can be and you will soon feel the forum family effect! 😉

Please check with your health professional regarding your actions to lose weight and get their support locally to compliment this wonderful forum...

I'd like to invite you to read our Newbie Post - which is what I call the sat-nav to the benefits of the forum, here's the link:

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Cheering you on to reach your goals 🎉🎉🎉

Thank you so much for your reply my partner works away and my eldest daughter has suffered with anorexia so sometimes I feel alone in so worried i won't be around its probably not helping my blood pressure I'm so glad I've found a place where I can chat and get things of my mind . X

Minniewinny5 stone in reply to Dressagerider

You will find us all a friendly bunch 😉

I totally understand your concerns - being a mum is full time for your lifetime.. But with rewards along the way along with the trials.

Look after yourself and be the example that you want your children to follow.. You know you can do this.. And with the support and encouragement on here, you never need to be alone!

Budda72Restart January 2021

Welcome Dressagerider to the site, as a fellow high blood pressure sufferer I do understand what you are going through. My first answer to it is don’t panic or stress about it, I know that sounds easy to say but it will help you if you stop doing either of them.

You seem to have a very active lifestyle and you must find that there isn’t enough hours in a day but you have to be selfish and make time for yourself as that is when you will be able to focus on what you want.

Don’t think of this as a diet site as this is more like a lifestyle change that you want to make, you have your motivation sorted as you have said you want to do this for yourself and your children I use the same motivation for myself.

You will find as you join in the site that there are a lot of helpful people here who will help you along the way so don’t feel scared to ask anything as someone will have tried it and can give you what they learnt from it just remember though we aren’t medically trained (well maybe some are) so we can only offer help but we will advise you to see your dr or anyone like that who will be able to offer that type of help.

I’m going to say welcome again and stop boring you as you have enough information to go through but I look forward to seeing you around the site joining in where you can.


Good to have you here, Dressagerider . Don't put pressure on yourself. Step by step you can find a healthier path.

Have a think about what you're doing now and what you could change for the better. Portion size? Snacking? Sweet stuff? Eating mindlessly? Alcohol? You will know what trips you up, so use that as your starting point. Don't be in a rush. One change this week, one next week and they will all add up 😆

Join a weekly weigh in to get (and give) support - giving is as valuable as receiving on here. The Daily Diary will help with meal planning. Joining in with posts, discussions, chats on What's Happening, will all keep you focused.

Welcome, slow and sure with everything, healthy eating and ease yourself into exercise is good advice for you. Good luck.

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