Well happy freakin' new year! OK I've now got a new years resolution even though I didn't intend to...lower the BP already! For so long my BP was a healthy 112/80. In recent years it's crept up (Dad has had it so not too surprising as I hear it's heriditary). Since I've had it checked by my dr + my own monitoring, I can't get it under 135/90 for the life of me. That's right about in hypertension (high BP), stage 1. I guess I can't resolve the fact my resting heart rate is 64 which is pretty good but BP is high? So, I'm now on a low dose of Lisinopril for the next month or so to see if that helps. I hear it can cause drowsiness or dizziness so to be on the safe side I'm taking it at night before I go to bed (rather than in a.m. with my vitamins), as I can't afford to be off kilter in the slightest at my new job. Any other tips besides cutting back on salt and dropping a few pounds? I admittedly could and should do both...showing my cards here...I'm 5' 4 1/2" and 165 lbs. Sounds huge perhaps? For some reason I'm no string bean but I am a size 8/10 still at this weight believe it or not. I guess I'm just pretty solid (you can see me kinda in the avatar). Believe me this is not a post to say "oh you look great, don't lose weight." I don't need that b/c I do want to get back to a better weight even though I FEEL great and energetic. But admittedly I have packed on about 20 lbs in the last two years. Any other advice here on BP would be most humbly welcome. TIA!