May, oh May -- you didn't quite work out how I had hoped in the scale department, but it wasn't all bad.
I increased my exercise by two-fold and saw a dramatic decrease in my
weight loss. For three weeks, the scale didn't go down and actually went
up by 1lb one week. I hadn't changed anything about my food, I had only
increased my exercise.
I got frustrated and played with intake volumes. After bumping to
1600-1700 calories per day, the scale finally moved down again!
The last week of the month, the craziness hit. I felt sick for days.
Didn't feel well enough to exercise and hardly wanted to be out of bed.
Long story short (full story in another blog), I discovered I had
severely high blood pressure!
A terrible scare (blood pressure around
198/113), a night in the ER, a visit to a doctor, and a few days into
June and things are -- thankfully -- settling down.
Even though I only lost 7.4lbs for the month and didn't hit my goal of
3-4% monthly loss, I still had a lot of victories this month!
I started exercising more, joined the YMCA, and met with a Personal
My overall weight loss hit 49.3lbs (39.3 since March 1 + ~10 Jan/Feb
loss), bringing me down over 9% from my March 1 starting weight.
I finally summoned up the courage to go to a doctor! Turns out all my
essential blood levels are good. (Cholesterol test pending.)
I got kudos from TWO doctors on the positive changes I've made in my
I've reached out to the Weight Loss clinic my doctor recommended so I
can get some help/advice from their expert team and nutritionist.
... I know I'm forgetting stuff.
Hopefully, I won't have to kick my scale in the teeth to keep it moving
down, but I'm not above it! haha
It's coming up on my favorite time of the year -- SUMMER! Here's to a