Monday, November 20, 2006

BigAssSuperstar: Un-Weighted: Week Nine

Another decent week with a few trips to the gym. Cardio stuff. I've dropped down to my "skinny" pants. Not that skinny -- 38 instead of 40, but it's a change. My existing regime of pants are getting too saggy in the butt and loose around the waist.
I went to the doctor for some blood work. Just wanted to see where my cholesterol, blood sugar, vitamins, transmission fluid and antifreeze levels were at. Hopped on the scale and got official medical confirmation that I'm down several pounds from my last visit. And, I asked for a quick blood-pressure test. What a surprise!
Here's how my BP has scored at doctors visits in recent history:
  • June 2002: 140/90 (Stage 1 hypertension)
  • January 2003: 120/90 (Prehypertension)
  • May 2005: 130/90
  • June 2006: 120/90
  • Now: 110/70 (Normal!)
So, I guess eating well and exercising can have a pretty swift effect on blood pressure.
Thanks for all the feedback and encouragement, gang! Doing this in public has been part of the motivation for success. I must give some credit to Amanda, who's also been making weight-loss efforts, beginning around the time I decided to try out for X-Weighted Season 2. She led the way with the healthier eating. And it's working well for her so far -- she's lost an amazing 27 pounds to this point! She doesn't have a blog (yet) to showcase her efforts and get the same cheering section, so here's a big hip-hip-hurray for her!
Start weight: 220 pounds
Last week: 217
This week: 216
Change: -1
Total loss: 4 pounds

2 comments:

  1. Amanda... 27 pounds.... Way to go!!!!!! Keep up the good work. I know how hard it can be :(
    deborah rent

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  2. Okay totally unrelated ...


    http://www.swfcollector.com/main.php?p=49

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