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Good News: Less Weight = Less Medication

I haven't been a very energetic bunny lately! Photo courtesy of Wikipedia
I haven’t been a very energetic bunny lately!
Photo courtesy of Wikipedia

Anyone who knows me, knows that I’m usually a speeding ball of energy, however, for the past week, or so, I’ve been running at low speed.  Something just hasn’t felt right.  Yesterday, I skipped the gym and the day before, I felt like I was going to pass out after two miles on the track.  I thought perhaps my low consumption of calories was finally being overtaken by my higher level of activity.

Yesterday’s doctor visit at my bariatric center confirmed for me the enormous importance of using Optifast only under the care of a physician.  Several blood pressure checks confirmed that my average blood pressure was 100/59.  No wonder I’ve felt like the Energizer Bunny short of one battery! I’ve been on a beta blocker for a rapid heart rate, PVCs, and slightly elevated blood pressure.  Now that I’ve lost over 20% of my body weight and become significantly more active, my body no longer needs the same amount of medication that it once did, so my doc has began cutting back my dose.  Being able to reduce the number of medications that I take was one of my original weight loss goals.  Yay!

Speaking of weight loss, my weigh in revealed that I’ve lost 2.5 pounds this week!  It’s coming off slowly, but surely!

Later today, I’m having my fitness review for my weight loss program at the wellness center. My trainer has already warned me that she’s going to make me do push-ups, so keep me in your thoughts, dear blogging buddies!




21 thoughts on “Good News: Less Weight = Less Medication”

    1. Thank you! The doc told me in the beginning of things that my dose would eventually need to be reduced, but it just sort of crept up on me! I’m glad my fatigue has been for a good reason. Luckily, I woke up early this morning with some energy after skipping last night’s dose. 🙂

    1. Pushups are not a normal part of my workout routine! When I first signed up for this program, they made me try one, and I plopped flat on my face! However, after all of the arm and shoulder work I’ve been doing, I can do a few. I practiced last night just to be sure I didn’t shame myself today! 🙂 Thank you for your encouragement!

    1. Thanks so much, Rob! It’s good to know that my exhaustion wasn’t from any of the testing done by the grays! I hope by the end of today to be my normal, hyperactive self! 🙂 Have a great day!

    1. The bunny has almost made a comeback! My blood pressure was back to normal when I had it checked at the gym. I did my cardio and weight routine after my fitness evaluation and felt very energized! Thank you so much for your kind words! 🙂

  1. LIl’ Cutie, imagine…just imagine…if instead of the gradual changes, you experienced them all at once. You would feel like you were on a different planet’s gravity, with the sudden loss of a quarter “g”! And the elimination of at least one medication is just as huge, in the holistic scheme of things.

    I am so very proud of you, every moment of every day. And I love you immensely!

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