Lately I've been under a lot of stress. It has taken a toll on my body. In general I feel OK, but my blood pressure has increased greatly over the past year. I've tried to donate blood and all four times have been denied because my blood pressure is too high.
I guess it is time to make an appointment and get lots of things checked out: blood pressure, cholesterol, thyroid, knees, hips and feet, etc.
I'm an everything eater. I eat socially (dates, parties and gatherings), absently (like while watching TV), because I'm bored (like while on the computer), emotionally (like when I'm sad because ice cream makes everything better), and with stress (usually caffeine and chocolate). I've been trying to exercise more to work off the stress instead of eat my problems away. I wish the following statement were true.