Good news - I've been doing great on the workout front - following my schedule, working on my core, and really trying to push myself to longer and longer jogging segments.
Bad news - I've been to the doctor yesterday.
I am officially BACK on high blood pressure medication.
My doctor and I had a long talk about my training goals and my weight loss goals. She agrees that I'm on the right path - but wants to maintain healthy blood pressure until I can get the weight back off. She knows I've struggled and worked hard at this and wants to support me - and make sure my body is as healthy as possible.
She also suggested that if I'm not seeing the progress I want in the next several months - I might still want to consider using the surgical option as an additional tool to help make what I'm doing more successful.
I did NOT like that idea. Still don't. So I just work HARDER at it. Push harder. Further.
And accept where I am and get to where I wanna be.
I bring this to you - NOT so you can tell me that I've fallen backwards - I KNOW that part - but rather - so you can see where I am - and be inspired as to where I GO. And so you can be supportive.
Two suggestions have come from training buddies lately - and I'm going to use them both.
1) Stay away from the scale until my next doctor's appointment (2 weeks) - just focus on hard work - and let the scale do it's thing in the background.
2) Adjust my sign-off. See - I can make it to Main Street. I've never NOT done that. What I want is to FINISH strong.
So for today (and the foreseeable future):