Three times on and off. Same reading each time. Nice round number. 3.2 lbs off in the 4 days since Sunday. Woo!
Talked to doc on the phone yesterday. She said to halve my dose of BP meds until I see her Tuesday. So, began the half of the half. My low dose Ramipril had been halved in January, now I'm on a quarter of my original dose I've taken for years. I can see no BP meds in my very near future. :D
I don't have any other "can get off them if I lose weight" meds left. I ditched statins years ago due to myopathy and liver issues with Pravachol. And I was happy to be off it. My brain fog cleared up. My chronic muscle pain cleared up (my husband couldn't even touch my arm or leg with a finger push without me crying out in pain.) It was like being taken out of quicksand. Amazing. Those statins made me feel like crap.
All the meds I have left are meds related to medical issues I've had since infancy--asthma and allergies--and ones I need for my hypothyroidism (I don't take the latter, I die; I don't take the former, and I will wanna die cause I'd be unable to function.)
I hope that with my continuing health journey nurturing better general health and fitness that I may be able to need LESS of the allergy/asthma meds, but who knows? I keep the hope.
My organic, grassfed beef from Idaho arrived yesterday from Alderspring ranch. I have never liked grassfed beef. BUT...this ranch's meat was doing great in taste tests online (you can google to see a couple of the taste tests, one in SLATE). And hubby loves beef. So, worth a shot. Grassfed means lean beef, higher Omega 3 beef, more CLA meat (and CLA has been tied with improving weight loss), and just better nutrition. If I like the taste, then I'll invest in eating less beef, but better quality by ordering it from humane, organic, responsible providers. It costs more, but I'd rather eat health-increasing meat than cheaper health-destructive meat.
I'm marinating natural, human-raised pork chops for our supper. Just some salt free organic Kirkland seasoning and lemon. I have asparagus and Swiss chard for sides, and I have berries for our supper dessert. Well, strawberries for hubby, and a melange of strawberries/blueberries/blackberries (organic) for me.
Allan of Almost Gastric Bypass announced the sign-up for Phase 6. After being on the journey since Phase 1, I hate not be in in it, but I cannot follow the plan to the letter, so I won't sign up. BUT...there will be a Phase 6 "preview": Allan and one of the Phase 5 Challengers (Kelly) will be showcasing how Phase 6 will go for a whole week. That should be interesting to watch, right?
I wish Allan and ALL future Phase 6 challengers the uberbest. And I am totally grateful to Allan for coordinating these challenges that so many of us have found inspiring, helpful, and part of a profound journey of learning and self-discovery for me.
Easter is almost here, and that's certainly a holy day associated with new life and miracles. I feel like I am experiencing that in my relationship to food and my fat-loss struggle. And one milestone is that I bought DRESSES. I have not worn a dress to any event in a while. With my big belly apple shape, wearing skirts was an issue and dresses tended to look like I was a walking sphere of fabric. Now, I have a waist and my belly is flatter and I can wear a dress without looking like a floral-decor barn.
So, I bought 3 cheapo dresses with floral prints and am gonna wear something happy (not black) and girly (not athletic) for Easter. Hooray! I just gotta find sandals to wear, since my shoes and sandals are too big.
I want us all to get to goal and better health and conquer this fat mountain. Go, EVERYONE! Let's do it! Let's be RESURRECTED into a new life that's not food-obsessed, but is overflowing with energy and self-respect and new health...
What's for your dinner tonight? Are you gonna do Phase 6? And are you gonna wear something bright and pretty for the holiday?