Thursday, January 10, 2008
I had a wonderful day yesterday. I did lots of exercise and so thoroughly enjoyed it. The only down side to my day was taking my blood pressure. Its remaining elevated and I'm concerned. I've made an appointment with my gp and will see him next week. I had hoped that doing all of this exercise and losing weight would start bringing it down. It hasn't done anything yet and I don't want to wait until it does. I need to lower it sooner than later. Perhaps when I get closer to my goal it will reduce.
My body is trying to adjust to the new lower weight. There hasn't been any downward motion this week which is what I thought would happen. It will probably be next week before I start to see downward motion again. Pretty normal for me. I know I'm on track as far as diet and exercise. I'm still very strongly motivated to do this. This time I'm doing it because I want to be healthy. I'm not doing this for external reasons. This is a first. I'm very pleased that I've found internal motivation for a change. I've always tried to please everyone else and this time I'm working to be happy with ME.
Hubby and I have entered the *nasty* time of year. Its tax season, and you can only truly appreciate this if you live with an accountant. I am virtually alone until late April. He comes home to collapse in his chair and try to get a bit of sleep. He has no time for much besides work. I know he hates this and its taking its toll on him. I know I hate it because there is little *life* at our house for several months. And then, the rest of the year he worries about the next season. This year I hope he can/will find some form of outlet so that he feels better within himself. I'm spending the time working hard to carve a new self, physically and emotionally. I know I will come out of tax season stronger.