38.8 Lbs Lost and High Blood Pressure

This morning I had a Doctor’s appointment and I was pleased to step on the scale. I weighed in at 285 which is a 38.8 lbs loss since November 26th – not too shabby, not too shabby at all. However, my blood pressure was running a bit on the high side again (132/88) so I have to get it checked in a few weeks and then we’ll discuss what to do from there. Over the last several years my blood pressure has been running on the high side but I’ve been able to control it with diet and exercise so I’m hoping that that’s the case this time around too.

I joined a local gym (it’s $47 a month but that includes all the classes they offer which is what I was looking for because I like taking the Zumba class….this gym doesn’t offer Zumba but they offer what is called Latin Butt Blaster or something like that lol) so my goal is to get back into exercising on the treadmill and elliptical at least 3 times a week. Plus I’m going to do the weight machines too.

I haven’t been putting a whole lot of effort into the “diet” thing recently – the boyfriend and I have ate out a lot plus he’s an amazing cook so that doesn’t help either lol.  But my goal over the next 2 weeks (just to check whether the diet/exercise thing really does help with my blood pressure like it has in the past) is to start eating a ton of fruits and veggies (plus the exercise like mentioned above).

So…that’s where I’m at right now. How are you doing?

Me

2 Responses to 38.8 Lbs Lost and High Blood Pressure

  1. Mission Meltdown (Dre) says:

    Congrats on your weight loss so far! You’re fabulous! Adding weight training will make a difference in your calories burned. Keep on keepin’ on. Looking forward to following your journey.

    • Author (Tishia) says:

      Thank you for your comment. I joined a gym and will be working on the weight machines/with free weights.