Health Project: Week 11
Another odd week, when my body took over where my mental abilities were lacking. A random sleep pattern ensued over the last seven days, partly because I am so busy at work and partly because of the randomness of the weather (Monday’s snowstorm causing traffic chaos in the south east, replaced within a matter of hours by warm almost springlike sunshine on Tuesday, leading to the 4-6ins of snow disappearing as speedily as it had come.
The detox continues apace (although I’m not sure if it can still be classed as a detox after 69 days), although separate cravings for both a Domino’s pizza and sweet desserts kicked in during the week. I haven’t run this week – my evenings have been too busy – but a long walk around London balanced that out to a certain extent, and an equally busy week this week means that I am unlikely to do so this week either. This, I know, will lead to a level of apathy on my part, and that’s where I start faltering. I do still need to keep running, but I need to get my brain motivated before my body can follow suit.
Apathy has hit another area too, as my disinterest in things technological continues. I’m seriously considering dumping Facebook – most of the wafflings on there are now getting my goat rather than being of interest and, while I have used that to keep in touch with a number of far-flung friends, there are other methods to do so that won’t wind me up as much. I popped on there yesterday for the first time in ten days to see if I had missed any messages, and just as quickly I popped out of it again.
Okay, then, back to the physical health side of things, and I have just realised that my stats for last week did not post, so those first!
- Blood Pressure: 120/67
- Pulse: 75
- Weight: 12st 9lbs (80.3kgs)
- Blood Pressure: 132/69
- Pulse: 80
- Weight: 12st 7lbs (79.4kgs)
A continued drop in my weight is a good thing, and certainly hitting 12.5st is a psychological barrier broken. Blood pressure and pule for both weeks can be readily explained – last week was a relaxed rate having meditated for 15mins, while this week was higher as I had just got out of bed and my heart was trying to push the blood round my body for the first time that day.
And so, as the rain pours down outside the window, on it goes!