145/120 to 117/64 in 19 Months
All the pictures in the world aside, these kind are my favorite:
I uploaded this picture to my Facebook page a couple of days ago.
This isn’t a fluke, these were my average blood pressure levels after taking the test several times. In my experience, levels fluctuate +/- 15 at any given time.
It’s always good to take the average.
This is my public service message of the day: next time you think you’re just affecting your waist line when you sit down for a greasy plate of salty, fried food, think again. Those numbers up there were literally counting (up, in this case) to my daeth. There are absolutely zero symptoms to high blood pressure, even severe high blood pressure — you won’t know it until you’re tested or lying in a hospital bed. Or worse.
I don’t mean to sound like your grandmother (or mine, God bless her), but you’ve got to sit down and take charge of your life. I can preach all day long about losing weight to have more fun with your kids, husband/wife (grr, baby), look better at the beach, fit into “regular” clothes, do normal things, etc. Some days this provides enough motivation and inspiration for you to change your ways, most days it doesn’t affect you in the slightest.
Most days, it’s, “oh, I’ll start tomorrow. I’m too busy/tired right now to change.”
It’s so, so frustrating. I hear from far too many people on a daily basis who found my blog 6 months ago, read for a week or two while they tried to lose weight, then lost interest and came back months later. “Oh, I started a new job/school” or “Gosh darn, it’s just hard!” I’m nonchalantly told.
Well, and this is said very nonchalantly: get serious and change your life.
Or, you might just end up losing it.