So yesterday I went to the doctor for an annual check up. Part 2 will be when I get my new lab results back.
My weight, minus shoes and the battery for my prosthesis was around 238. My blood pressure was 150/92. I’ve been taking my pressure at home so we were able to talk about it some. Normally it runs around 145/90+ even after resting for a few minutes. Needless to say I have been placed on Blood Pressure medicine. I had a feeling it was coming due to family history (my dad was placed on meds much younger than myself) and not dropping this weight. To be honest with you, I’m a little scared. I am hoping this gets me in high gear for losing the weight. I have other reasons for losing this weight. A quick look back at my last lab results, done a few years back, show I was close to becoming diabetic and my triglycerides were high. I am expecting those numbers to have gotten worse. I seem to be headed straight down the same path that my deceased relatives went down.
I don’t want to die. I want to live! I want to grow old with my wife. I want to watch my little boy grow up into someone awesome! I want to experience the joy of being a grandfather!
I used to be 165 pounds. I had an accident and became disabled and ballooned to my current weight. I want to get back to pre-accident weight!
Got to cut out fast food and late night snacking. Have to watch my portions. I already drink nothing but water and coffee.
I took my first pill this morning before 7am and at 9am I checked my blood pressure. The difference is amazing! My second reading was 125/83 I think. That was after 1 minute of sitting and the first reading. I was going to rest for 10 minutes and check a third time but the batteries died. They are recharging now.
I had my usual coffee this morning, medium coffee from McDonald’s with 3 Splenda and 1 cream. Normally after two hours I feel like I need to sleep but I am sitting here feeling wide awake. Could this be a result of the lowered blood pressure? I dunno. I am keeping a record of my morning readings to show to the doctor at my follow-up appointment at the first week of November.
Haven’t had any breakfast and it’s kinda too late for that. Will have lunch soon, a Chicken and rice meal I made a few days ago loaded with veggies. For dinner I am smoking a pork butt on the Big Green Egg. I will have to make some veggies as I tend to over eat when it comes to smoked pork sandwiches. A trip to the store is in order I guess.