I had to pick up a refill for my blood pressure medicine today. It is an embarrassing prescription to pick up. The hope is that after several months of cleansing and healing I will be able to wean myself off of the medicine. After I missed two days of pills I checked the BP at the pharmacy self-serve blood pressure torture chair. The numbers were high. I might be able to blame the extreme caffeine mistake I made earlier this afternoon when I ordered a large Brazilian drip and finished it. Its like a crazy big espresso and my caffeine intake has been half what it normally is for the last 12 days. I like that excuse better than the alternative.
When I started this blog and started the vegetable for medicine style of eating, I had already dropped 50 pounds on a low carb diet with all you can eat steak and bacon meals. I can be brave and say publicly that my top number was 336. It is no easy thing to own up to, but pretending it never happened wont accomplish anything. I doubt seriously that my baggie shirts tricked everyone in to thinking I was a big boned guy with a flair for stylish yet comfortable clothes.
Anyone with a calculator app can see that twelve days ago I was 286. This number is no easier to drag out into the sunlight. Sure I’m proud of the loss, and I give myself the Most Improved trophy, but I was really concerned about staying on the Atkins style diet for another 100 pounds. If I had no cardiovascular concerns I might have never given it another thought. Today’s refill and last doctor visit’s cholesterol numbers were enough make me open to a change like this- and this morning’s weigh in at 272 is reason enough for me to continue.