Transformation Day 2012: Update for 01/16/12

public domain image of a butterflyWeek 25 of my Transformation Day 2012 challenge is done, and I can definitely say that things got interesting!

I weighed 252.8 pounds this morning.  That’s 26 pounds in 25 weeks, and had it not been for the 7 pound vacation gain, those stats would likely be a bit better.  That’s OK though.  At least I’m being proactive!

I started exercising last week, and I plan to keep that up.  Right now, I’m just following some Leslie Sansone Walk Away the Pounds DVDs.  I love her stuff because they’re fun and easy to follow for uncoordinated folks like myself.  Lately, I’ve been using the Walk Away the Pounds Power Mile without weights.  When that gets too easy, I’ll add weights.  When that gets too easy, I’ll move on to a harder DVD.

I also experienced another interesting change last week.  For now, I’m not taking my blood pressure meds because I fainted last week.  I’ve never fainted before, and I have to tell you that I hope I never repeat that experience again! It was really quite horrible! I exercised on Tuesday evening, and I probably didn’t have adequate time to hydrate before bed.  At about 4:20 on Wednesday morning, I woke up to a Charlie horse.  I didn’t think much of it (other than, “Man, this HURTS!”), and after rubbing my calf, I got up to use the restroom.  I remember finishing my business.  I remember standing up and taking at least one step.  After that though, the next thing I remember was waking up on the floor, not knowing where I was with my husband asking me, “Sarah, did you fall?”

Last October when I started the blood pressure meds, I had scheduled a 3-month follow-up appointment for today, actually.  Since I’d never fainted before though, I called the office and they told me to stop my blood pressure meds until I was able to come in and talk to the doc today.  MOST of the time, my blood pressure has been OK, but now I’m back to noticing all the irregular heart rhythms, and even without the blood pressure meds, I nearly fainted again at Wal-Mart this weekend.  Good thing I’m going to the doctor so I don’t have to self-diagnose. :)

Getting healthy is a complex process.  There are so many facets to something that seems so simple.  I’m determined though, and as always, you’ll all find me pressing forward rather than hanging back! Keep on keepin’ on, and as always, remember that what you do matters!

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