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Blood pressure victory!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

I must admit I was very excited with having my bloodpressure checked yesterday – the company nurse came around and I mailed her to bring the extra wide cuff that is needed for me. Breathed some in beforehand and really concentrated in getting myself calm...130/85! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

In the beginning of this summer it was 145/95 and as I have been spoiled with good values despite my overweight, it really worried me. The company nurse was nice enough to be very impressed and asked how I had done this, and I was allowed to brag a little.

Phoned my sister to brag to her as well (she is a retired nurse) and she told me as well that it was tremendous results in such a short time. The lower number is usually a bit harder to change she said and now she is happy that her little sister has a better chance of being around a while longer...

I think three things has accomplished this: weightloss, exercise and mental training.

It will be tough to make it be even lower but that is my goal.

This week I also have to decide what goal to set up for my weightloss for the rest of the year, it occupies my thoughts a lot. The first period is ending friday, when I joined that support group I set six kilos as a goal for fourteen weeks, my main focus on the chance to succeed. It turned out I made it great and I have adjusted my goal two times, first to nine kilos and then to ten.

There is 13 weeks left of 2013. I would very much wish to lose another ten kilos and my achievement so far has shown that it is possible. Bit I don´t know if the pressure will make me go into too much of an obsession.. to lose 0,8 kilo every week is what I have done so far, I am getting more fit and it is easier to exercise, but on the other hand... it is getting darker outside and will be harder to get going with exercise, as I lose weight it is also getting harder to lose more... well I will wait until saturday to decide, depending on if I lose some this week as well. The number will be between six and ten kilos and I will probably go for the lower number....

Today is payday and I think I will spend 149 Skr(23 USD) on the "Numbers" program. A reward to get a program that will enable me to make really pretty spreadsheets with all the numbers I collect in this project....
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  • 1SALMON1
    Another example of you setting a goal, making a plan, and achieving! I too am lucky in the BP area despite being so overweight, so if it does start to sneak upward it's very alarming. Good for you for taking such quick action!
    1635 days ago
    emoticon on the bp - that's a great accomplishment! it gets harder to keep up the good work when the days get shorter, but if we keep supporting and encouraging each other, emoticon
    1637 days ago
    1638 days ago
    Your BP is a NSV that goes hand in hand with your very impressive weight loss. emoticon
    1638 days ago
  • DSJB9999
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    1638 days ago
    Excellent results. You are doing great.
    1638 days ago
  • FIT4MEIN2013
    emoticon Love those NSVs!
    1638 days ago
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    I agree with you on the lower number. SMART goals are achievable and we're headed into a really difficult time of year. If you lose more, that's a bonus and it feels so great to "adjust" that goal for more. You are doing great, it IS about health!
    1639 days ago
    I'm happy for you! As someone who has to watch her bp I really know how great it feels to be able to improve the readings. emoticon
    1639 days ago
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    Wonderful results, Meddy, write it on a note to remind yourself of it later!

    I keep thinking about getting a recumbent bike to use for exercise in winter when it's cold and slippery outside. I would have gotten one already except we don't have enough room in our tiny apartment.
    1639 days ago
    emoticon Oh Meddy you have done wonderfully! Blood pressure, weight loss and exercise! You are a treasure!

    I have a suggestion instead of kilos this time try to reduce measurements around waist and thighs etc. Vary your challenge. Just a thought.

    You are so amazing!

    Love spreadsheets myself! Enjoy your numbers!

    I miss pix of your food!

    Sending you lots of love from Texas.
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