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We're Making Progress - Bill & Becky part III

Friday, February 07, 2014

Here’s an update on my progress. About four weeks ago my wife, Becky, discovered that her blood pressure was running abnormally high, at least for her. Our parish nurse checked and the pressure was 140/110. The next Sunday it had gone down a bit but not substantially, the reading was still 140/100. Since both of us have been off the wagon so to speak with our nutrition and exercise we decided that we would climb back on, try to get the weight down and do more exercise. It was also decided that Becky should go to the doctor for a physical which she hasn’t done for years. This prompted us to go on a modified South Beach diet moderated by some SparkPeople input.

We are now at the end of our two week phase with nothing white; no bread, no pasta, no rice, no potatoes. Also no fruit and an attempt to avoid anything with added sugar. Additionally, I have been tracking my nutrition on SparkPeople which gives us both an idea of what we are consuming as far as calories, carbohydrates, fat, protean, sodium etc. We have noticed some weight loss, not dramatic, about 5 or 6 for her and about 6 or 7 for me. As yet we have not introduced any exercise beyond what we get naturally but starting Monday we will begin.

When I was going heavy on SP several months ago I had a great routine of cardio and weight training three days a week. Part of the cardio routine was to work out with one of the SparkPeople 10 Minute video’s. Next I had several core building and strength building floor exercises I did. I never felt better in my life. So I intend to get started on that again. I’ll have to drag Becky screaming and yelling with me. But I intend to have a long life with her and I am not going to let a sedentary life destroy that goal.

So there it is. More about Bill and Becky than you really needed to know but I just wanted to get it out there. It’s in print and it is published on the Internet so it must be true.

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    Thanks for the comment on my page, Bill! My husband recently retired and we are both refocusing on our eating lifestyle...we both exercise but I think we give ourselves permission to eat more because we do! We both have high BP and are on meds that we would love to get off of. Being consistent is key and we are determined to stay on track. Here's to your success and ours!!! emoticon
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    1531 days ago
    I enjoyed reading about both of you. Keep up the good work
    1532 days ago
    I applaud you both! It's always difficult to get back on track, & you've both taken steps in that direction! Good for you!!! One day at a time, my friend! One day at a time! We CAN do it!!!

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    1532 days ago
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    1533 days ago
    You are determined, dedicated, and on the right track.
    1533 days ago
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