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Finally off Blood Pressure Medication!!!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

UPDATE - Week 14 of the weight loss quest is in full swing and things are going great! I saw the doctor today and I’m off blood pressure medicine completely….finally!!!!! I ran out of meds 2 weeks ago so I bought a machine to take my BP to monitor it and wrote down each time I checked it (twice a day). He looked at the logs and coupled with my reading this morning said that I was doing fine without the meds and it was unneeded so long as I kept working out and watching the food.

My sugar was also good, it’s supposed to be 100 or less after fasting and mine was 81!!!! That’s the best it’s been in all of the years I’ve been working out! Also, I weighed in 16 pounds lighter than I did 6 weeks ago. So yeah it was a great visit. Let’s just hope the next one in 3 months is as good of a one! I still have to wait and get my cholesterol level in a few days but I imagine that should be fine considering I’ve been eating so healthy for the last few months now.

I am still logging all of my food and exercise on sparkpeople and attending weekly meetings with TOPS, a weight-watchers type club. This past week I was e biggest loser of the week with a 5.8 pound loss!! It was a great accomplishment, beating all those pudgy older ladies, heh heh.

This is my last day of the weight loss challenge @ the gym. If I beat the guy I’m up against I will win a free month of gym time. I’m on target to hit about a 10 pound weight loss in the past 4 weeks so I’m pretty confident I will win (but still concerned of course). We weigh in today at 12:30 so I’m about to head to the gym to get in one last big workout to try to get that last pound or so.

I’m 269 now with 49 pounds more to go to hit my goal weight!! #1 with a bullet straight to the top!!
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    Wow! Congratulations! You are making lots of strides on the path to good health and well being. :D
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