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Positive reinforcement

Postby twolfgram » Tue Feb 10, 2004 12:22 am

by twolfgram (388 Posts), Tue Feb 10, 2004 12:22 am

Just looking for a little positive reinforcement here. I haven't been walking on my treadmill like I should because I am so tired after work I can barely keep my head up, but I know I need to exercise more to try to lower my bp, sooooo I've been trying to take the stairs more at work and today I went up twice - my desk is on the third floor! It's halfway decent today (20 degrees and mostly sunny) so I think I'll take the dog for a walk tonight. Thanks!

Therese Mom to
Jonathan - born 10/4/95 at 28 weeks due to HELLP
Angel in Heaven - Erik 12/20/02 due to placental abruption
And "Baby dot" - EDD 9/11/04!
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Re : Positive reinforcement

Postby mada » Tue Feb 10, 2004 04:50 pm

by mada (4081 Posts), Tue Feb 10, 2004 04:50 pm

Hi Therese,
How is the ol' BP? DOing little things like taking stairs and a quick jaunt with the dog is great!!! Whatever you can do is good..it's so hard to find time and many people would just leave it at that, but you are making adjustments to everything and that's awesome!! Keep it up girl!!![:)][:)]

Mada Harpster

Sam 6-29-00 36weeks P.E.
Ben 11-03-01 No P.E.
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Re : Positive reinforcement

Postby twolfgram » Tue Feb 10, 2004 04:56 pm

by twolfgram (388 Posts), Tue Feb 10, 2004 04:56 pm

Thanks, Mada!

I haven't had the bp checked since last week, but I used the home cuff I bought and it was very normal, even with the small cuff. I have the large cuff on order, so we'll see what happens when I get that! I did walk on the treadmill tonight - 20 minutes!

Therese Mom to
Jonathan - born 10/4/95 at 28 weeks due to HELLP
Angel in Heaven - Erik 12/20/02 due to placental abruption
And "Baby dot" - EDD 9/11/04!
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Re : Positive reinforcement

Postby laura » Tue Feb 10, 2004 07:22 pm

by laura (5139 Posts), Tue Feb 10, 2004 07:22 pm

Doggone it Therese, I was trying to think of ways to positively reinforce all day, but I've been so studiously ignoring my elliptical, I feel far too guilty to say anything[:I][:I]

Ah, yes, and I did send you an email to the account listed here just now...

Laura
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Mom to Alicia (severe PE) 5/98 and Camille (htn, oligo) 4/03
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Re : Positive reinforcement

Postby akemt » Wed Feb 11, 2004 12:42 am

by akemt (4961 Posts), Wed Feb 11, 2004 12:42 am

Therese,

Just a little tid bit about what I know about wrong cuff sizes. When I swelled and gained pg weight I had to move from regular to large. My smaller cuff was consistant in it's readings but was a little high...like 10 pts above the "true" reading...so even if we used the smaller cuff, we had a fair idea what my bp was. My point is: If you're getting normal readings with your smaller cuff when you should be using a bigger cuff, your bp is probably great. YIPEE! LOL

Catherine (22), Moderator (pregnant again)
DH Britton (27)
Emma Margaret (03/02/03) 37 weeks from PIH & oligo
Baby #2 due August 11, 2004
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Re : Positive reinforcement

Postby twolfgram » Wed Feb 11, 2004 04:17 pm

by twolfgram (388 Posts), Wed Feb 11, 2004 04:17 pm

I like your point, I was thinking the same thing! Thanks for the reinforcement!

Therese Mom to
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Angel in Heaven - Erik 12/20/02 due to placental abruption
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