Saturday, August 07, 2010
First of all I went to the sleep apnea folks yesterday and brought along the memory card from my machine. I was very happy with the results even though I knew that I was more than the 70% compliant. I was 88% compliant and I attribute the days when I wasn't compliant to when I had the nose only mask instead of the full face. I was also told that previous to my treatment I had on average of 12 apneas per hour but with the machine its dropped to .9 per hour. That's point 9. Less than 1 an hour. That is awesome!! I can certainly notice a big difference in how I feel in the morning. I have more energy and it's not such a chore to get my a$$ outta bed.
I also found out that my x-ray was normal. There's nothing wrong with my knee. I don't believe that it's correct since from what I've read, many of the ligament related issues aren't always discovered on an x-ray, they usually need an MRI for that.
So after getting the green light and coupled with the fact that I haven't walked in like forever I went out this morning and walked about 1.4 miles. I walked for about 25 minutes, got the heart rate up, and of course I got to sweat a little bit. I truly forgot how good it feels to sweat! So far everything feels good, no knee discomfort and the new shoes feel good on the feet.
I will have to watch the blood pressure though as the therapist advised me that as the apnea gets better, my blood pressure should start to drop and normalize. This could be a point to keep an eye on as I'm on bp meds plus a diuretic.
I've also been light headed when I stand up recently and there have been a few days where it's felt like I was hit by a truck! I had absolutely zero energy. If I didn't know better I woulda thought I had the flu or something. I was really tuckered out! I'll keep an eye on it and if it doesn't improve, then I'll mention it to the doc and see what he says.
Today we're going to get a treat... we're planning on driving down to Dover (about an hour or so ride) to stop in and get a Chicago original... Pizzeria Uno! I haven't had their pizza in soooooooo long! It's about 770 cals and about 55 g of fat for 1... yes one slice. Is it worth it to blow the cals on it??? YES!! I believe so. I'll just cut back and eat tomatoes for the rest of the day if I have to.
I think I deserve a stinking treat! I'm 16 weeks into my adventure and I've lost 35 pounds so far. I have had a few moments of weakness, but for the first time in my life I'm not beating myself up about it. I used to sit around and sulk if I ate something bad which made it worse and then I wanted to eat more to suppress the feelings of guilt and that's how it became a negative spiral back into the world of fat. Now if I have a bad day, I just forget about it and move on. I can't dwell on what I did yesterday or what I'm going to do tomorrow. I can only worry about what I'm going to do right now, this very second. As long as I continue to make the right decisions (or most of the right decisions) I know I will succeed and I will achieve my goals!
Every day is one step closer to your dreams! Take care!!