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Some days are better than others

Thursday, January 31, 2013

I'm sure we all have good and bad days. We also have boring days, when the hours pass as we go through the motions. Those days are the ones which lead us to appreciate the super fantastic days when they come around. The boring days are also the ones which give us the results we are looking for, weight loss, inch loss and improvements in health because we do the right thing and make good choices.
Today was a reward day for me. I had an early appt with my doctor. I had stopped taking my blood pressure tablets because my bp had dipped below the normal limits and 3 weeks later was still at the low end of normal (107/66). The doctor was impressed, he said it was very unusual and he didn't expect it to happen but the evidence was there. He cancelled the prescription and also cut my statin medication from 40 to 20mg as the figures are low and my risk factors are almost non existent. Hooray for "sensible eating and exercise"!
Now, exercise....not every fat person's "go to" activity. I have said in previous blogs that the simple words from the doctor "Eat less, walk more" were the wake up call I needed. I did walk, and my faithful dog Flower has been walking too.

The shoes I had done most of my walking in were crocs (and not the branded ones!) but the time has come for something a little more rugged so my walking boots have arrived

I also received some new trainers as I'd worn the soles though on my last pair

I love the pink laces and the air bubble in the heel.

While I was ordering stuff I saw a skirt on offer, I've taken a picture of the label so you can see the discrepancies between the sizes UK/EU/US the comparison of shoe sizes is shown on the boot box

so it seems I am a US size 10! shoe and skirt size.

That is a cause for some celebration. Tomorrow it's back to the same old routine.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
EVER-HOPEFUL 2/19/2013 5:47AM

    congratilations but i am afraid the shoesize is wrong.english 8 is a eu 42 not 41.41 is english 7.5 guess how i know i am an english 8 and depending on the width of a shoe i have to get a 42-43 over here.a 41 wouldn´t go anywhere near me.just incase you wanted to buy an euro 41 without trying it on first.that is great though love to know you are an american 10. emoticon love the pink on the trainers by the way. emoticon

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INFLATED 2/5/2013 5:57AM

    Woot Woot!!! New shoes, boots and a skirt! I like getting new clothes! I read on another site that your walking shoes should be replaced every 3 months. All of my shoes are a couple of years old. In the military, they would tell you to "rotate your shoes." You put on a different pair so that the ones you had been wearing, could air out.

I am so happy for the wonderful checkup, you are rockin' it!

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ANIHAKA 2/2/2013 5:08AM

    emoticon on getting off that medication. I wish you could shout out louder than on here like do a newspaper article on beating hbp and showing that healthy eating and exercise can allow you to be medication free. Love the walking boots and new trainers & the skirt. I'll be there with u when I stop mindlessly eating. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SOLOMUA 2/1/2013 11:15PM

    Hi Sandra,

You are my Spark friend, I remember I'd added you a while back! Excellent progress there friend! Hope you are enjoying the results of your hard work!

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SHELLYBABE2 2/1/2013 11:58AM


You are an inspiration - I too hope to eventually get off my bp meds and statins & as the story goes the only way to do that is to get on with getting on and doing it!

I'm so glad you're reaping your rewards, thoroughly deserved - you have worked hard!


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LIS193 2/1/2013 9:32AM

    Happy new boots and tennies!

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EFFIEANNIE 2/1/2013 8:04AM

    Love your trainers~pink is good. Wow size 10 skirt is great! I need to get busy, have been on a plateau far too long. Congratulations, you are doing so well!
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    That is wonderful news!

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ILIKETOZUMBA 2/1/2013 12:06AM

    Congrats on the great doctor visit and the fabulous health report! :Love those new shoes. :)

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MARITIMER3 1/31/2013 9:23PM

    Love the boots - enjoy some great walks.

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MADAMES 1/31/2013 5:20PM

    So happy for you!!
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JENNA54 1/31/2013 4:45PM

    Loved this Sandra! Good on you, it is so exciting that you can stop some of your medications, I am dancing with joy for you!!!!

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