It’s been a few days since the doctor told me I had basically turned into a Pillsbury dough boy since my last check-up with him. My blood pressure was a little high but it wasn’t unreasonably high. At least I didn’t think so. He said that it needed to be lower though since I had a heart attack a few years ago and he wanted to keep the arteries and blood pressure in check.
I want to thank everyone who commented on recommendations on how I can try to accomplish my goal or the doctors goal I should say, of losing 28 pounds by March 9th. I am starting to feel much better already. Yesterday I had scrambled eggs for breakfast and wheat toast. For lunch I had a vegetarian sub loaded with peppers and tomatoes. For dinner I had a large salad with spinach, tomatoes, and other assorted greens. I have also been trying to drink as much water as I can. This morning I ran 30 minutes on the treadmill at about a 4.3 mph clip and also did about 15 minutes on the stationary bike.
I am trying hard to do this and I know that perhaps my blood pressure and cholesterol problems are in fact related primarily to how I have been eating and the pure garbage I have been running through my body. I have never been a heavy person except for a few times in my life. When I was ten years old I had rolls of fat around my stomach area. I would pretend I was Tarzan and grab my rolls and shake them instead of beating my chest like the wild man did in the jungle. The only other time I can remember being on the heavy side was when my wife was pregnant with our daughter. I think they called it sentimental something or another. I think I might have put on more weight than she did during those long nine months. Perhaps it was stress related because there sure was a bunch of that during those months. Maybe it was from all those chocolate malts I drank every week with her. I was sure glad when she had our daughter and I could go back to being able to buttoning my jeans without bulging fat hanging over the sides.
I am glad that GOD gave me another chance at life after my heart attack. I am glad that I have met all of you here. You have all made a difference in my life in one way or the other and I feel truly blessed. I am glad that I am able to blog here and have been able to write a few books along the way during the time I have left. If I have inspired one person or changed someones life in any way, then my time will have been worthwhile. Thank you for being a part of my life!
I would ultimately like to eventually get off all these medications I am taking, and have been taking for several years. I am going to keep this exercise thing going and try to eat healthy because I know there is still more for me to do here.