I just got back from a doctor visit and he informed me that my blood pressure was a little on the high side and he wants me to lose some weight. He said I had gained about 22 pounds from the first time I saw him and that taking the weight off would help to lower the pressure. I am about six feet tall and I weighed in today at 208 pounds. The doc said he wants me down to 180 pounds when I go back in two months. Twenty-eight pounds! Come on doc! How in the world am I going to do that?
He recommended that I do some stationary bike riding and get my heart rate up to about 130 beats per minute for at least 10 minutes a day. He also instructed me to watch my diet and that I need to practice an exercise called “the push away.” Push away from the table! I guess I will have to cut back on the pasta as difficult as that is going to be. That is going to be a little hard to do since my wife is half Italian and we eat a bunch of pasta around this house. Her food just tastes way too good!
I had no idea I had gained that much weight since I don’t own a scale to weigh on. I did notice that my pants have been a lot harder to get on these days. I can hide a lot of weight with my height but the pants seem to always be a tattletale on how much good food I have been packing in.
Does anyone have any good ideas for diets or ways to lose some weight before I have to go weigh in on that doctor scale in a few months? I don’t want to have to look him in the eye and say I failed miserably and ate too much pasta again. I am not exactly sure what I am going to do about my Italian wife. I am looking for any advice you can pass my way.