My $.02.......You have been given great advice already. I can't understand how you cannot be a tad overweight, if you are 5' 2" and have a waist line of 35". Wait control, blood glucose control, a heart healthy diet and a good exercise plan will keep you off of the medicines, I'll bet. Remember that with each pill, there is a little poison with it.
Have you ever heard of the "white coat syndrome"? Some believe it exists. Keep a track of how your BP is trending. Stop at all the marts and pharmacies that have the BP machines, when time permits, and start to notice it.