Monday, March 30, 2009

Monday Milestones

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Overall, I was pleased with my progress this week.  I didn’t quite meet my goal of working out…I worked out three days instead of four.  However, for those three sessions, I pushed myself to burn more calories than before. 

I lost three pounds this week.  That brings my total to 28 pounds in nine weeks. 

This past week up through Easter weekend, I need to get more organized with my personal meal planning.  Due to lots of extra rehearsals for The Passion combined with a booked calendar of appointments and play dates, much of my eating will be done away from home.  That means every morning I must take the time to pack what I need to eat for the day. 

I had a monthly check-up appointment at my doctor last week, and I was pleased to see my blood pressure is continuing to drop.  I’ve gone from average readings around 140/90 (pre-diet) to the most recent reading of 117/70.  I’ve never taken medications for this, so it is nice to see that this can be managed with diet and exercise.  And that’s the real reason I am doing this…to be healthier.

My first goal this week is to make sure I am eating the daily nutritional requirements of my HMR program and nothing outside the box.  This will require planning due to my busier schedule this week.  Also, my goal for exercising is to have at least three good workouts.  Hopefully after Easter, I will get back to 5-6 days per week. 

1 comment:

Larry said...

You are doing great! I am proud of you. It takes commitment and, yes, it takes a lot of planning. I drug a blender, meals, shakes and bars through 4 airports in March, got searched at DFW, Albuquerque and Orlando, but stayed in the box. Here's to being healthier! Godspeed.