Just got back from a checkup with the heart doc..Got a fairly good report. BP barely a little high; Cholesterol same.....have to take a baby aspirin for awhile and see what happens....if it doesn't work, in 6 months I go on Lipitor. Absolutely no damaged heart tissue. Whatever has caused my problems in the past has not been heart-related.
Last problem was 3/8/07 so maybe I have turned the corner? knocking on wood
That's exceptional news. I'm curious how much this whole experience has affected your motivation to work on your fitness. You seem pretty dedicated to a serious routine now, but I don't know what you were doing before. I guess the only bummer is that you still don't know exactly what it was that was causing the symptoms, right?
I've always been into working out so that has never been an issue though I needed to drop a few lbs. That HAS happened due to the following:
- eating "a little" healthier, not a lot but at least in a positive direction
- stepped up the cardio workouts to an even tougher level
- dropped off a tad on the weights (was lifting pretty heavy for awhile)
- and drum roll as to the main reason...........dropped off a good bit on the brewskis
I lost another 4 pounds (yipee) from my mid-march appt. I know that's not much, but it is a good trend and is more likely to stay off as opposed to those trendy rapid weight loss diets where you lose 30 pounds in a month and then 3 months later gain 35.
The doc thinks that the improved "diet" plus a SERIOUS decrease in caffein is the main things I needed to improve on. I used to drink coffee ALL DAY LONG at work...now I drink my travel mug on the drive in and 2/3 cup when I get here and am DONE with coffee by 7:30 AM.
That leaves one major issue.....I need to get more sleep...this will be my next issue to tackle.