April 25, 2010

118 Over 65

'Twas my blood pressure reading yesterday! I believe when it was taken in December at the doctor's office it was around 140/80. Yikes! 118/65 is optimal. In fact, a diastolic reading of 65 is described as being that of an "athlete." Booyah!

I needed that type of reminder yesterday in the midst of more bad choices on my part. While the physical changes on the outside are amazing, the changes on the inside are not only life changing but life sustaining. That is where my focus must remain.

Today I am back on track. So far I have have had 2 servings of fruit, 1 oz. of grains, 1 serving milk, 4 oz. protein, 1 serving vegetable, 2 tsp. fat. So between a snack and dinner I need 4 oz grains, 2 servings milk, 1 serving vegetables, 3 tsp. fat

For the rest of the day I am thinking:


weight watchers smoothie with skim milk: 2 milks
whole wheat pasta with tomato pesto: 4 oz grains, 3 tsp. fat
broccoli: 1 serving vegetable

Okay. Great. That was more for me than anyone else.

I will also need to get a run in today. Think I will go on my 5K route and try to make it without walking. Only 55 days until the Broken Bow 5K!!! My first race ever since high school. Whoohoo!

Thanks for all the encouragement yesterday--although no one scolded me. You all are softies. I was a little disappointed. :)

Movin' on...


Kate said...

We are all our own worst critics. When we get like that, we need no scolding. We need encouragement. And yippee for blood pressure! I have been on blood pressure medication for three years now. I'm hoping my next appointment says we can try without it. Who knows? And I haven't found a 5K here in SD yet. There's one at the end of May, but that's too soon. Whee!

Anonymous said...

Congrats! That is a wonderful reading.

Seth said...

Awesome Reading! Athlete...YES!

CinciMom11 said...

Nice blood pressure reading!

Have a great run!

Physicallee Fit said...

Softies because you screwed up and faced the blame. Softies because inevitably we'll screw up and face our own blame and need support, not criticism.

Focus on the positive, baby!

Anonymous said...

Hi, I just found your blog and it's great. I am on a weightloss journey of my own. You are very inspiring. Good Luck on your journey!!!

Melissa Miller said...

I am so happy for you Keelie! That
is just awesome. *Smiles*

I have just gone through something similiar with my high blood pressure. It is amazing what eating healthy and losing 46 pounds will do for our bodies. Woohoo! I wish you much continued success.

Stop by my blog anytime my friend. You're always welcome to read my story as well.

~Warmly, ~Melissa :)

Anonymous said...

Yippeeee! on the BP! Excellent--and you're right about it being much more important than the "outside" changes.

I had the same experience on Wednesday. My BP was 132/76 and I had taken the meds just a few mintes before it was taken, so they hadn't kicked in yet.

When I was working and weighed 30 pounds more--and the blood pressure pills were in full force--my BP was 201/100. yep. That is not a typo. (I had a stressful job. shrug. And was fatter.)

I'd say that we both had a significant NSV this week! :D

Yay for us!


Tina said...

Way to go girl!

Kate said...

I just had to come here and read this again because I feel disgusting after everything I ate last night.

Jess said...

You are doing sooo good! Way to go dear, way to go!

Will said...

Keep it up, you're doing awesome!

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