March 01, 2010
Well Febraury came and went with about as much fanfare as I get from walking into work each day. poker play was virtually 0 what with cat, illness, cashouts and various other things gnawing at my shins.
BUT things may be turning around for meâ€¦ish.
Bascially long story short some company fucked up what Iâ€™d told them re: life insurance and decided I needed a medical based on my supposed history of Hypertension. (That history being that I was sent to see a consultant cardiologist whoâ€™s firm opinion was that the person who took my BP on my 6â€™ 4" 275lb (at the time) frame with a standard sized cuff needed their head seeing to)
So wind forward to today and tbh I expected the worst, I let my weight get out of control last year, and Iâ€™ve only recently begun to correct it. So obviously all the images beforehand flash through my head of being on beta-blockers etc for the rest of my life etc.
Fortunately the nurse who came was experienced, nice and had common sense. First things first large cuffâ€¦.hooray!! Second thing secondâ€¦my resting pulse rate is strong and steady and my BP while a tad high (like <10 above standard on both cystolic and diastolicâ€¦HA I KNOW BIG WORDS!!) is certainly not out of order considering my body size and what was even more comforting was she said I was confirmed at 6â€™ 4" so Iâ€™ve not shrunk :)
Of course the bad news came in the form of my weight which left me saying â€œBet that makes my BMI look badâ€ and she said â€œyeah, but the BMIâ€™s rubbish and weâ€™re moving away from it and anyone who applied it to you would be a foolâ€¦becasue although youâ€™re a bitâ€¦chubby (she said this while looking afraid I might stomp on her and eat her) there are people with the same BMI who could either be humongously overweight or built of solid graniteâ€â€¦.YYYYYEEESSSSS!!! Doesnâ€™t mean I still donâ€™t have to lose A LOT of weight but at least it shouldnâ€™t hinder me too much. She seemed happy enough Iâ€™m now exercising 5-6 days a week for minumium 45 mins so thatâ€™s ok I suppose. So we just see where that goess.
So March Goals:
1) 40 hours of poker. Still playing 2/4 and below for the moment to get rebuilt as I did sack all last month
2) Start iDiet. Italian based diet with a lot of fish, tomatoes, pasta etc and small portions oftenâ€¦.weâ€™ll see how that works.
3) Continue exercise 5-6 times a week. Sunday now special day where we walk somewhere (5 mile + walk) and have a nice Sunday meal.
Exercise to consist off:
i) Walk/Jog at least 3 times a week
ii) Harder gym workout 2-3 times a week (treadmill, Bike, Rower)
iii) Sunday Walk every week.
Contingency plan if break:
If I must have a take-away no more than 2 in the month and I have to walk to get it (hint closest take-away is over 3 miles away) and get picked up when there so it doesnâ€™t go cold :)
Have a good March everyone