Re: fluctuating diastolic
Thanks for the reply. I've lost about 7 lbs in the past two weeks and have been wathcing the sodium as closely as I can. You're right, it seems to be pretty high in most packaged foods so that means that I've had to take over more cooking duties since my wife is in the habit of buying all canned vegies which tend to be high sodium (we've found only a few offered as "low sodium"). Also, she doesn't like seafood so, in my efforts to eat more deep sea fish for my high cholesterol, I've had to start grilling it outdoors just for me. It's difficult to change one person's diet without impacting the whole family, isn't it.
By the way, I'm over my BMI (body mass index) ideal weight by 30 or 40 lbs but I don't think they allow for variances in body type and muscle mass and things like that. I do 20-30 minutes of cardio workout followed by another 30 minutes in the weight room, five times a week so I don't think the BMI weight is realistic for me. The weight I've shed is just from changing my diet since I've been working out all along.
Anybody have thoughts on what a good measure of ideal weight is???