Blood Pressure versus Coffee

I have high Blood Pressure!

It’s just a fact of life for me I guess, considering I have been on Beta-Blockers for over three decades now.

My Reasoning;

Even if I were able to isolate myself from the growing number of idiots who dominate the news networks,

and even if the government lowered my taxes

and if we started making all of the freeloaders in our country get jobs and pay their own way,

I would still be one of those people with High Blood Pressure who loves to spout a good rant every now and then.

The Effects of the Pills;

So, after having my Butt chewed out by one of my Doctors back then; I got on board with them and I have dutifully taken my prescribed BP pills each day, over all of these years now,

And that’s OK, too. It seems my body wants to run at 80 miles per hour, but within a half an hour or so of taking these pills my body shifts down at least one gear and keeps me loping along at 55 miles per hour for the next 6-8 hours.

So I Cheat;

My Doctor rolls his eyes when i tell him this, but I cheat. In fact, I have cheated for all of those long years I have taken the Pills.

You see, every morning I drink Coffee. I mean I drink real coffee, not some chemically altered concoction that they call decaffeinated; and I Love It!

Sure, I know I’m not supposed to do things that will raise my blood pressure, but I’m addicted to my morning Coffee. And, I have found that if I take my required dosage of meds, and then drink my morning coffee, my brain can then absorb and react to what I see on the news, or the web, or in meetings with others and not just sit there with my chemically numbed brain lagging behind everyone else.

I know! I know! This  insane habit of mine is not a good one, but it works for me.

I take my meds to protect myself from the side effects of potential high blood pressure situations, and then once I am out and about, I have my morning Coffee. This combination of letting my meds kick in, but at the same time having a couple of Coffees seems to be working for me.

I do take my own BP readings every couple of days, and when I am visiting my Doctor, my BP readings  are always a little high but within the acceptable range for people my age. My Doctors  continually tell me that; “at your age, you need to be reasonable about how much Coffee you drink”, so I do try to manage my Coffee intake.

I’m down to only one pot of Coffee, each morning!

by Don Bobbitt, All Rights Reserved

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Eat Cheap – Tips for the person who needs food but is short on money

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Bulk Buying,

Out of Date Foods,

Canned Foods,

Root Vegetables,

Dumpster Diving,

Hobo Soup, and more.

Sometimes, you can end up a little short on cash before your next paycheck, or you might just be out of a job and need to scrimp everywhere you can; and you still need to get decent healthy food for yourself, and maybe your family.

When this is the case you need to know how to save a lot of money on the food you do purchase by being a Smart and Savvy buyer.

Click below to read my article on HubPages

How to eat healthy when you are short on money!

by Don Bobbitt, 2014

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Plant those Tomato Seeds Now!

 

Just a note to you gardeners out there.

Right now is the beginning of the time for you to plant your tomato seedlings for your garden.

Basically, most people will plant their seedlings inside using the last couple of year’s final frost date as a reference for when to transplant them into the garden.

So, get ready for Spring by taking care of this little chore soon.

by Don Bobbitt, 2015

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Diabetes, The Facts explained simply for everyone.

My Best Cheeseburger! Ever!

OK, as a Diabetic, (Type-2 Diabetic that is) I often get a little frustrated with having to explain why I can’t have that slice of Pecan Pie, or that large piece of Red Velvet Cake covered with several scoops of Ice Cream, etc.

Being a Diabetic, I have to stay on my toes when it comes to my daily food selections, and certain things are not allowed.

Most people just do not understand Diabetes, and I wrote the article below for you, so you can appreciate the disease itself as well as what a Diabetic must do to maintain a healthy body, every day.

So, click on the link below to read my HubPage article if you want to understand Diabetes and how to manage it.

Diabetes, Facts for the Newbie

by Don Bobbitt, 2014

Copyright, DonBobbitt, 2014, All Rights Reserved

Showers and Vodka

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Afternoon Heat,
Racing Clouds with Black Bellies,
Bursting across the fairways.
Rain Blowing, almost horizontal.

And Me?

Just sitting on the Lanai,
Vodka for me and
White Wine for my Lady.

Laughing at Mother Nature,
her sense of Humor,

and her Consideration

of our Comfort by cooling us down.

Thanks Old Girl!

Don

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ZILMAX Feed Additive in Beef

3c360-cheeseburger_01 Although temporarily suspended, by Merck and Tyson, this new feed additive has strange effects on the animals taking it.

Drugs like this are a good reason to take more care in knowing what you are eating when it comes to meats, especially beef.

Click below to read the article.

Another reason to avoid Beef.

by Don Bobbitt

 

Average Sit-Down Meal Calories

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One of our national News networks, just stated a little new flash for those of us wondering why we have such a time controlling our weight.

The Average meal in a sit down restaurant chain in America contains 1128 Calories according to a recent study.  This is 56% of the RDA for an Adult.”

So, if you are smart, you don’t just plan to go out and eat a meal, you plan your whole days meals!

OINK OINK

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I was just THINKIN’ #2 Dr. OZ says these are the very Best and very worst foods to eat.

Just Thinkin’

I know, I know. Ho Hum!
This is more of a trivia thing than any earth-moving news flash, but it is interesting and I want to share it with you,

The BEST FOOD- According to the famous and very popular Dr.OZ, of TV fame, the absolutely best food for everyone to eat is BROCCOLI.  According to the article, Broccoli had indoles.
Indoles are a class of plant based compound called phytonutrients.  Eating Broccoli aids in cleansing the Liver, and is so low in fats and high in fiber that so we should all be eating more Broccoli.

The WORST FOOD- And, of course, the worst culprit in our diets that should be eliminated, totally, is; FRENCH FRIES. Their only redeeming value is that they taste SO GOOD!. But, we should stop eating these greasy, tasty fat generators immediately.

SO, Eat more Broccoli and less French fries and you are taking at least a small step towards improving your health.

Nuff Said!

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Don Bobbitt