I haven't been posting regularly like I should because I've been busy at work.
Things are still going well except for two things.
First, a minor issue: I ate at a mexican restaurant for lunch, and went off the path. Sometimes you must have a treat, and today's treat was not too terrible. I had a chicken taco salad (no sour cream) plus lots of salsa and chips. Also, I had an unsweetened tea to drink. I will hit my marks the rest of the week, and drink tons of water. Hopefully the sodium won't kill my weigh in.
Now the scary part: My heart has been racing today. I can feel it beating in my chest. I guess it's called palpitations. I went to the doc. (My bp was up, temp normal, and pulse normal) She said that my heart sounds fine, and I told her about reducing my sodium, and I told her about losing 19 pounds last week. They took blood, and she thinks that it's an imbalance of electrolytes. She recommends that I drink a powerade every day because of my reduced sodium and sweating during exercise. So I will try that and wait for the test results, which will be Monday. By the way, I found a no calorie, low sodium powerade, which I'm very pleased about.
I read about what causes palpitations, and I have three areas that could be causing this: caffeine consumption, not consuming enough sodium or potassium, and too much thyroid being produced. We'll find out from the blood work whats causing this, and yes, I will worry about this until Monday, of course, unless the palpitations stop.
Have you ever had palpitations? What was the cause? What was done to stop them?
I'll post the results as soon as I know something.
If you are considering reducing your sodium intake, please consult with your physician.
I'm learning that I have to be careful with how I do this weight loss thing.
Have a great Wednesday!