So I haven’t posted in almost a week. In that time I’ve eaten at Red Robin, California Tortilla, Maggiano’s, the local Chinese carry out, and whatever else I can other remember. I have only gotten short walks in this week. But, at least I kept up my water intake and I am not feeling super down on myself.
Just got my BP numbers checked by my doctor. In one month I’ve dropped from 168/101 to 142/94. He’s giving me 3 months to get down to 129/89. I have to reduce my salt intake and get myself up to a 30 minute walk every day.
The sodium reduction won’t be the big issue. My problem is the exercise. Why do I do this to myself? Why do I out every excuse in front of myself instead of exercising? It’s just a walk. I’ve got all the videos and equipment at home that I need. But I am so apprehensive about going too hard and hurting myself… or failing. It’s right there in front of me. It just needs to be done.
I’ve got one more Red Robin freebie. After that, back to the weekly meal planning. I weighed in at 369 at the doctor’s office with clothes on. Let’s see how I do tomorrow when I weigh in at home. But I need to get myself back into the habit of the daily walk.
Cannot wait to get off these meds. I hope my blood test comes back ok with low cholesterol. I’m sure this week’s eating won’t help, but I will still hope for the best.