Yesterday morning I went to the gym. Healthquest was having a “member appreciation day”. All kinds of things were going on. Upon entering the facility there was a “Jester” there to welcome me. I personally dislike clowns (another blog), they are so evil and creepy. The problem with Jesters, they too much resemble clowns, so I only was able to give him a brief glance and hurry away. A DJ was playing music, the place was decorated with colorful balloons, lots of free food and beverages plus free water was given to you before you started to exercise.
I entered the track area and was bombarded with crazy LOUD music and about 100 women doing zumba on the first floor. It was interesting to watch as I walked around the track. I came to the conclusion that I really wouldn’t enjoy doing it. I wound up walking 3 miles and then I was ready for the gym itself.
I met up with Jess and she had me work primarily upper body. She is no longer lenient with me, pow!! she brought it on. By the time I was done, I thought my arms were going to fall off. This is okay though because my football player arms are shrinking to a normal size.
Next was the weigh in. I was nervous. I felt I did well with my eating and at home exercising, yet I kept thinking about the restaurant we went to with Linda and Rich Saturday before. It was no holds barred, I had whatever I wanted including the chocolate giant brownie with whipped cream. I will say though, I was too full and afterward as I lay like a beached whale in bed, wished I didn’t eat so much.
I got on the scale, closed my eyes and she said “look!!”, 3 lbs!! I am now officially down 30 lbs!!!, I never thought I could do it. I am so happy and am definitely feeling and looking better. Next, week I will post a picture.
I had a doctor’s appointment following the gym. I need to get my blood pressure checked every few months. I have been on blood pressure medication for 14 years. Even on medication my pressure is on the high side. The nurse took my pressure twice and both times it was 118/69. I haven’t had a low blood pressure in years. When the doctor came in and saw me he was shocked. I was such a mess both physically and mentally the last time I saw him in November. When I go in the nurse usually takes my pressure and I don’t see the doctor. This time he wanted to see me. He couldn’t believe how much weight I had lost and doing it on my own. After speaking with me and reviewing my chart he decided to take me off one of the blood pressure medications. I was thrilled. I have to go back in 1 month to check but if the pressure is still low I can stay off it and possibly work coming off the other one.
I am proud of my self and energized. There is no doubt I am going to do this because for the first time in my life, I WANT to do it for me. I know I am down at least 2 sizes because the jeans I bought a few weeks ago are now too big. I am glad I only bought 2 pair. I look forward to the day I can go shopping for normal clothes. I am going to Paris in July and will need new clothes. So Dave, credit card here I come!!!!