Monday, June 28, 2010

The purpose of life is a life with purpose. Robert Byrne

It felt good this weekend to be actually be making some progress on the exercise bike and using some 5# dumbells. My BP was pretty good 147/85 and a heart rate of 84 was good when I exercised bringing my rate up to 130. And then my resting rate dropped to a good 80. That may seem high to some people but for someone who has been a couch potato for such a long time I'm doing good. I am even anticipating my next time on the bike and the weights.

Weekend totals:
Bike - 30 min
DB 5# curls - 48
DB 5# press - 48
DB 5# butterfly press - 48
DB 5# overhead tricep press - 24

Calories,etc - didn't count anything but I monitored more carefully water and food intake. Charting will begin today.

This horrible heat is keeping me indoors for the most part. I managed to weed some on Saturday morning early. The sprinkler was needed as they are suffering. It's been at least 2 weeks since I've had rain and the flowers and fruit trees/bushes are suffering.

Not really much going on in my world today. Busy work day ahead.

Wishing my fellow bloggers a blessed day.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

I did good yesterday - I rode the exercise bike for 15 minutes last evening and I ate healthier. My appetite is still not where it aught to be. My BP last evening was 150/96 with a pulse of 80.

This morning I rode the bike again for 10 minutes. My BP this morning was high - 160/113 and a pulse of 80. I cut my 20mg Lisinopril in quarters and took 5mg. The last time I took 10mg my pressure dropped too much - 89/65. This might not seem low to some people but if you have high blood pressure that is a very uncomfortable. It makes me very weak and dizzy and nausiated (sp).

OK on to something else.

I am not feeling depressed today. Probably because I am so busy. I have an audit next Tuesday to get ready for. In case you didn't know I am a bookkeeper/accountant for a construction company. I hate gathering info for an audit but this not my first - so I am preparing with all of my ammo.

The weather here is stiffling hot. The humidity is so high and the temps are high making it feel like 105-110 degrees.

Today I am thankful that my Pop (step dad - the kindest man I have ever known) is home from the hospital and feeling better.

Ya'll have a good day. Becca

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

A New Day - A Beginning AGAIN

Does that title even make sense. Oh well.

I just picked up my ex's exercise bike and am excited to get started riding. I rode this morning - get this now - 2 min, rested, then 3 min, rested, then 5 min. Heart rate was 130 in the beginning - ooohhhh kinda high. My morning rate is always high anyhow along with the blood pressure so I didn't want to force it too much. I felt so GOOD to ride. Numbers were: BP 156/97 with a pulse of 130.

Next I plan to incorporate the weights in my routine. Listen at me - I don't have a routine. But I will.

It is my desire that I keep up some sort of exercise routine.

My appetite hasn't been so good since I was sick again at the end of May. But that is just now beginning to improve. I've lost a few pounds too.

I also have been feeling depressed. Seems my daily activities - well I have none other than work. I NEED to do something to liven up my life and existence. I ended up calling my last sort of boy-friend yesterday. He came to visit last night and I feel better today and more invigorated. Rrrrrrr.

Maybe we'll go boat riding this weekend or next. We will have to stay inland on the Escatawpa River to stay away from the booms in the Gulf and bayous.

I'm looking forward to riding the exercise bike this afternoon and am expecting company again. That will be good.