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Reflections on my Second Week of the Proactive Medical Plan

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Part of my proactive medical plan is going very well.  I have been very consistent about working out with the Kaiser fitness group and getting my blood pressure checked, although I’m still consistently at a blood pressure that is pre-hypertension, I am getting closer to being in the normal/good range.

I have also continued to track my diet well, and I think I’m eating less most days, than I have before, but tonight I went to an all-you-can-eat sushi restaurant with my daughter for her birthday (she is the only other person in my immediate family who likes sushi), and I ate all I could, and thus I went about 1,000 calories over my target of 2,000 and so I’m sure that is going to hurt my weight loss progress.  But, I rarely do this type of thing any more, so it will likely be an “outlier” of a day, but since diet is cumulative, it doesn’t matter that it is an outlier, it will still have a potential long-term effect.   At least now, I’m starting to really understand that at more of a “gut level” (pun slightly intended).

I also will be able to track to see how this affects my weight, and that will probably help me make the more direct connection to help my will power over the next week.

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Written by Jacob Walker

May 25th, 2013 at 9:14 pm

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