Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Tuesday, September 2nd

I picked up yet another side hustle. This time at a facility in Raleigh not too far from my place (Hallelujah). The only thing I had left to do was get my drug test and employment physical. No problem! They scheduled me up at a local urgent care on 9/2.

I went. I urinated in the cup. I read some letters on the wall. I raised my hand when I heard the beep. I showed them some physical movements. Then I got my pressure taken....


That was not a typo! WTH? I have always been a large person, but I prided myself on having good medical numbers. Just to make sure, I asked to chill out for a few and have them take it again. They obliged...

160/110 *insert mental curse words*

The very nice P.A. recommended that I see a M.D. for a medication prescription. I politely smiled and nodded while in the back of my mind I already knew that I was not going to take a blood pressure pill. That moment was also my "wake up call". You know when you watch people with dramatic weight loss stories/transformations the person usually mentions the wake up call that kick started their journey? Yeah, sitting on that treatment table staring at the numbers was mine.

I have tried almost every weight loss method/program around and the only one that really worked for me was keeping a food log. Many moons ago I had signed up for My Fitness Pal, but I was too lazy to start actually using it. Right now, the app is one of my best friends. That friend that knows about all about your measurements and weight! LOL!

I also started Tae Kwon Do with Pooka. It is harder than it looks! That's all I will say about that, LOL!

As of this past Sunday, I am down 21 pounds and my blood pressure is back to "normal" on a consistent basis! I am taking baby steps because I want this to be the last time I ever see my current weight or hypertension level blood pressures ever again! For some odd reason, I have this gut feeling that this time is gonna be the real deal, long term, healthy living lifestyle transformation! Coming from someone that has started a million and three diets in her lifetime, this time it just feels different!


blkbutterfly said...
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blkbutterfly said...

Congratulations on the weight loss!

I really needed to read this post. I've had dental work done over the past few month or so and my BP has been high every single time. I'm also not keen on the idea of taking medication.

My mom actually passed away due to hypertension related problems at 43. So, that knowledge, combined with your post are the motivation that I need.

Freaky Deaky said...

I know about the high blood pressure. Doctor looked terrified at one of my readings many years ago. It has since improved. I think some of it is due to my personality. I need to try meditation again.

So what's this job number 14 or 15? You do your Hebrew/Jamaican ancestors proud. Keep it up and other races will complain about you taking all the jobs. LOL. Congrats!

Are you doing roundhouse kicks above the instructor's head yet?

Woot, woot on the weight loss!

Gorgeous_Puddin said...

So very scary! Glad you've taken the initiative to get those numbers down!

Congrats on the weight loss! I'm a yo yo so I know the struggle.

You are always about your hustle girl! Get money!

Ladynay said...

BB, you can do it! I know you can! Too much is at stake for your heart to be tapping out on us!

FD, meditation is wonderful! I have 5 employers right now. My load is full. Not filling out no more apps no time soon, LOL!

GP, It really scared me to the core! I have a hustlers spirit, always have! :)