December 30th, 2004

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Move more, eat less

This is the first of what I intend to be regular updates on my weight loss maintenance and blood pressure control exercise and diet programme.

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That's all by way of background. The situation now is that the weight has remained stable at 8st 9lbs (± 1lb) for 2 years. Likewise the blood pressure has remained fine while the cholesterol has remained resolutely high. Except that recently I managed to reduce the cholesterol, but I think it was at the expense of putting the blood pressure up. So, partly because I've put on a couple of pounds over Christmas and need to get back to my target weight and partly because I want to investigate what, if anything, affects my cholesterol level and whether the red yeast rice tablets (which worked on the cholesterol, but which I've stopped taking for the moment) did, as I suspect, result in a raised blood pressure, I'm going to try being my own guinea pig and will start conducting dietary experiments, the results of which I'll post here, in case they're of use to anyone else.
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Move more, eat less

Current weight (without clothes): 8st 11lbs (123lbs)
Target weight (without clothes): 8st 9lbs (± 1lb) i.e. for non-Brits 120-122lbs
Amount of weight to lose: 2lbs

Today I did some exercise! The darkness and wetness, combined with the strange wobbly 'fluey illness, has kept me indoors, but today I went for a 1 hour walk along the old railway. I though I'd stick to the flat, owing to the 'fluey illness, so though I walked briskly, it was quite gentle really. Also boring. I must get the bike oiled and the tyres pumped up again because it's much more fun to cycle along here than to walk. Collapse )
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