Tuesday, 13 February 2007

Day 33 -68

I went to the doctors today to be fitted with the 24 hour blood pressure monitor. I feel far too young for this. It's also weird that I've never had a problem with my BP until now when I'm actually losing weight which is meant to help. Oh well, if there's a problem then I need to know about it and at least the doctor was very supportive of the diet rather than knee-jerking me off it.

I worked from home today and have been wearing the monitor since 10.30. It's a funny feeling having something quite constricting around your arm and being wired up to a box on your hip which then takes your blood pressure @ every half hour through the day and every hour at night. Wonder what it will be like sleeping with the damn thing? It's made me a bit ratty to be honest, due to the discomfort and, I suppose, the worry about what the results will be. I shouldn't borrow trouble but you can't help thinking about it.

On the plus side, I woke up and out of the blue decided to go for a run as I didn't have to go to work early. I did the circuit I had been doing before the diet which half killed me. This morning though it was no problem at all. I was puffing of course but I didn't feel as though I was going to die! I also ran much further than the last circuit and included a couple of reasonable hills which didn't phase me. So that was real, hard evidence of how much better I'm feeling and how much fitter I am now that I'm not carrying that 2 stone plus around with me. If that doesn't make me carry on then nothing will.

Anyway, I'm not going out tonight as I don't want everyone round here to know about this thing so I'm going to stay in with my new project - a tapestry cushion! Yep, I'm back to being a granny again even though the knitting is finished but it really does keep my busy and not thinking about food.

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