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!