Day 83 - Week 12
Its been 11 complete weeks now and here are my numbers:
Weight: 214.6 down from: 217.8 started at: 261
BP: 120/71 up from: 104/64 started at: 153/92
Pulse: 48 down from: 67 started at: 88
BMI: 29.1 started at: 35.4
Didn't take my blood pressure or pulse yet. Need to have my wife help me with the cuff so I can get an accurate reading. Hopefully later today I'll come back and edit in the numbers*. At any rate, I'm still steadily losing weight, another 3.2 lbs the past week. That rate is more than I need to stay at to get to my next goal so I'm quite happy
I am hoping to maintain 9-10 lbs/month to reach my next goal. I know that's aggressive but should be doable.
*Note: I took my BP and pulse about 2 hours after eating lunch and in the middle of my work day. It seems a bit higher than normal which basically shows the variability in the number depending on when you test and other factors such as eating/exercising/stress level/etc...But my pulse seemed really low at 48. I'm wondering what the normal variability is during the day and what the best time to take it is? Early morning after waking up or later at night before bedtime when I'm relaxed?
B: oatmeal with flax and cinnamon
2 cups herbal tea
S: herbal tea
L: mex veggies with corn and salsa
D: baked potato and sweet potato
E: 45 mins walking - 5222 steps. total steps for day - 7740 steps
M: 10 mins
Felt great in the morning. Strong and energetic. Legs a little tight around the hips, just a tad soreness. Towards lunch I was feeling a bit bloated, like I was retaining water. But that went away by the time I got home. Day was uneventful and rather boring. It was a struggle to keep my attention focused on anything. Took my walk after I got home and felt better but was feeling hungry also. Ended up going to bed early as I was just so tired. Felt run down and sleepy by end of day.
I also failed to notice that the 28th is memorial day and my lab for my bloodwork is closed then. So now I need to decide whether to go on Friday this week, the 25th or wait till Tuesday the 29th. I think I will go in on Friday just to get it over with