Due to a change in circumstances, laziness and comfort food I have piled on the pounds over the last few years and I really do need to get down to an acceptable (acceptable for me) weight.
I am 51 years old 175cm (5,9) high and weigh a little under 95kg (15 stone, 210lbs) so I need to lose about 20kg which is a fith of my body weight.
This was not a problem -more an annoyance- until I had a letter from the doctor asking me to come in to have my blood pressure checked using their automatic BP machine in the lobby of the surgery. I them got another letter telling me I had high blood pressure and needed to be fitted with a 24hr BP monitor. This is happening on Monday. I don't know what my BP is at the moment as I didn;t take much notice of the results because for one, I didn;t really understand them. And for two, I though Hypertension was something that happened to other people. I keep forgetting that I am in my fifties now. I honestly believe I am still in my twenties.
The other thing that happened was I was researching the symptoms of Stroke for a mug I am designing and I realised if I didn't do something right now I was setting myself up for problems in the future.
So, what are your tips and tricks for shedding the pounds and lowering blood pressure.
I have cut out carbs from my diet and have started cycling to and from work again (24 hilly kilometers)