Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Earlier this year I was once denied the opportunity to give blood because my BP was to high. That means my BP was above 180/100 which is their max allowed. That is Hypertension Stage 2. So, I had been watching it. I can go on-line to track my BP for all of my donations.
Earlier this year I recorded a 156/100 during a successful donation. Still Hypertension but Stage 1. Eight weeks ago my reading was 142/94. I was still in Stage 1 Yesterday when I donated it was 120/80. That is Prehypertension, but at the very bottom of the range for both. Normal is right around the corner.
I was interesting that my pulse was 58. That is a normal resting pulse for me. I full expected it to be up because I rode my bike the 4 blocks to the donation center. Five months ago I would have been puffing.
To top it off this morning I weighed in below 220 for the first time. I am now down 65 officially.
25 more to go. I am going home for a quick Christmas visit. I have not seen my parents since before I started this journey. They know I am losing weight, but I have not shared the magnitude of the loss. My motivation is to be as low as I can so I can wow them. Like the big reveal on the Biggest Loser. My 84 year old parents are extremely healthy and health conscious and it is a big deal to them. This is my biggest present for them. My fatest picture that I posted on my page is from Chrismas last year.