Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Two in one day?

I finally got a family doctor and it turns out I have high blood pressure, a possible heart murmur and maybe a bad thyroid.

I have to go for blood work next month and monitor my bp. Imagine what it would have been if I hadn't lost those 72 pounds. It really is unbelievable.

I have been overweight and dieting for years and while I've been on a roll since January I am really tired sometimes.

Don't get me wrong. I really enjoy working out now. I do the precor and treadmill, the machines, classes, etc. I try to increase my levels and speeds once a week or so and now I am working out harder than most of the "skinny" people at my gym.

The thing that bothers me is the food situation. I pretty much have to follow a diet right to the letter, and exercise a ton to drop the weight. My dream is to be able to follow something all week and eat what I want (within reason) on the weekends. Wouldn't that be lovely?

Maybe once my thyroid results come in and the wedding is over things with settle down a bit and I won't feel so jumpy-

We leave a week from today and I am beyond excited.


  1. Girl-I can not tell you how excited I was to see your comment! I am so, so glad you are okay. (Well hopefully the Doc says even better!) Seriously I was thinking something terrible happened. If you ever decide to quit blogging please just say-hey woman I am taking a break don't panic. Mmmmkay?

    Seriously proud that you are back on the wagon and I fully expect at least a blog post (or an email) with pictures of your lovely wedding. Big HUGE hugs from me!!

  2. Happy to see you back Candace! Have a lovely wedding/honeymoon and I want to see pic's when you're back!!