Philippians 3:12-14 (The Message Bible)

I'm not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me. Friends, don't get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I've got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward—to Jesus. I'm off and running, and I'm not turning back.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Day 66

Oh. My. Gosh. I JUST finished Plyo X and I am EXHAUSTED! That one is always tough for me...but tonight I did a dumb thing and ate dinner first, then sat down and watched a movie that I rented and THEN had to do my work out. I had no energy at all...and then on top of that, right after I got into it, I got a phone call that lasted about 10 I practically had to warm up all over again. It was totally a battle of the mind tonight. I kept telling myself...30 more more exercise...and before I knew it, I was done. Well, I did skip some of the "sports bonus" at the end. I hate those softball pitch and catch ones.
So...I have tried not to say too much cuz I don't want to sound like a whiny baby...but I have STILL been sick with this dumb sorethroat/headache stuff. It seems like it gets better for a day or two..and then gets bad again. So, I bit the bullet and went to the dr. today. She gave me a shot of Decadron in my tush and put me on a Z-pack. I feel a little better already. Of note though was my abnormally low pulse and blood pressure. She asked me if I've ever gotten really low readings like that before. I said not that I know of. So she brought in another machine thingy and checked it again. She also noticed that I had lost 10 pounds since I was there in February ! (yay!) I told her about this program and that I've been doing a LOT of exercising and eating a lot healthier. Anyway, she said we should keep an eye on it and make sure my pulse doesn't drop down in the 40's. It was 52 today. I have no idea what a "normal" pulse is...but she seemed concerned that mine was low. Also, she said my blood pressure was really low...but I forgot to ask her what the reading I don't know. Maybe I'll call tomorrow and ask..just for curiosities sake. Anyway, she mentioned doing a Halter monitor test if it continues.
It's weird....because in February I went to the dr. for a physical and got everything checked...all my labs and stuff. Everything came back PERFECT except for my weight. Which is what actually spurred this whole P90x thing in the first place. I swore to myself 4 1/2 years ago that I would NEVER let the scale hit the 150 mark again..and when I went in for that physical that day...I weighed 150. I knew it was time for a change! Anyway, now that I've been working so hard and eating so seems like my levels should only be improving...not causing alarm. Anyway, I'm totally not worried about this at all...I can I "keep an eye on it" anyway? It's not like I have a blood pressure machine in my house or something!
Okay...well, I really should hit the shower. I can feel the sweat starting to dry on my forehead and neck and it feels DIS-GUS-TING!
For eats today, I had:
Breakfast: Oatmeal with raisins and walnuts
Snack: 1 small peice of bread w/ butter, 5 grapes (the snack they served at VBS at church)
Lunch: Chargrilled chicken and fruit salad from Chick-Fil-A with Berry Balsalmic dressing (only half a packet) , some of Grant's fries.
Snack: Low-fat cherry yogurt, 2 fig newton crisps.
Dinner: Left over Tostada from yesterday (1/2 as much as yesterday though)
Snack; Drank a medium sized protien shake while watching our movie.
(Burned 383 cal. during Plyo tonight)


Teresa said...

If you begin to feel light headed, dizzy, or headachey then that would be a good sign that something is going on with your blood pressure. The target rate for an adult is 120 over 80. You should check it each time you go to Walmart in the pharmacy area or Walgreens or whereever you are...there is usually one. I have one at home b/c of being pregnant and the kidney disease...I had to check mine daily but my problem was too high...not too low. Anyway, call her and get your #'s just so you can keep a good eye on things. Keep me posted okay?

kc said...

I don't know much about it, but i know my pulse is usually around 61 to 65, and my blood pressure is usually around 90/62. My Mom asks me if I'm even alive! ha! Her and my husband have to watch their's for high blood pressure, so they can't understnad how mine can be so low. I don't know either, but i know I pass out easily if there is this past week. I'll update our site soon, I promise! I just have so much to tell, it is a little overwhelming...

Anonymous said...

I just don't know how you do it Jen with that late night workout! I have to hand it to you, after dinner and a movie, That would be it for me. And as far as the phone, you should just let the machine pick it up when your working out...

I'm with KC as far as blood pressure goes, I'm right around where she is in the low range, I always have been. That's a good thing. Pulse though I have no idea...

I would be curious though what your blood pressure was if she considered you to be too low...Let us know... Ü

Miss Got Wings said...

Your pulse (AKA your resting heart rate) usually lowers as you exercise more. Why? B/c your heart has less work to do to get the blood pumping to all of your organs. Yoor organs are receiving all the oxygen they need from you being fit and a healthy heart, so it means your heart is more relaxed than the average person. When people are heavier or out of shape or ill, their pulse is usually higher b/c it is an effort just for them to sit up sometimes. Think of how someone very heavy often has to breathe out of their mouth and they usually make a wheezing sound. The extra weight puts so much pressure on their chest that their heart has to work overtime to pump blood properly, thus the higher heart rate. Make sense?

My pulse is usually b/w 50 and 60 and BP is usually 90/70.

Hope this helps. Keep an eye on it and be sure to tell the doc if you are experiencing faint or dizzy spells.