Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Wednesday, July 8

Why is 6 afraid of 7? Because 7-8-9!!! Happy 7/8/09!

Today was a good day. I went to the doctor yesterday for a yearly check up, and it wasn't pretty. I hadn't been to the doctor in almost 3 years, and in those 3 years, I gained 23 pounds. My blood pressure was high, 130/100. I'm a little nervous because this is the first time it's been high. So now I'm ultra determined to get healthy! But now that I'm back in my normal routine, my diet was good, my exercise was great, and I'm looking forward to losing some weight!

I'm working out late at night. I'm not a morning person, so it's great for me to work out. BUT... it's around 9 p.m. before that happens. Thankfully, it helps me go to sleep and rest well. But I wake up just completely starving and end up being really hungry for lunch early in the morning. So tonight I ate a slice of toast before bed, hoping it helps get me through the night until my oatmeal in the morning. Is a slice of toast really the best snack? What about a bar with fruit and nuts?

1 pack of oatmeal with 1/2 tablespoon Flax Seed Oil stirred in

Half sandwich from Publix: Wheat bread, turkey, American cheese, lettuce, green bell pepper, onions, pickles, mustard

1 ounce of cheese, 8 Triscuits

Boneless chicken breast seasoned with Mrs. Dash's lemon pepper, 1 small can of green beans, salad with shredded cheese and 2 tbsp Tuscan Italian Dressing
1 Pepperidge Farm Fruit and Nut Granola Cookie

S: slice of wheat toast with 1 tbsp Nutella

Large glass of milk, 1 Mountain Dew, 3 large glasses of water

25 minutes on the stationary bike, 10 minutes on the treadmill, a few arm exercises


  1. Did they put you on meds for the high blood pressure? I started feeling better when started taking BP meds.

    You're doing great!

  2. No, my doctor didn't ask me if I would like anything, and I was a tad too ashamed to even bring it up. I'm going to keep checking it regularly to see if there is any improvement. If not, I'll go back and ask for some meds. But it was a real eye opener; that's for sure!