Today was post-program measurement day for an employee fitness program i signed up for when i first started this new job. Despite increasing my physical activity for the past six+ weeks and eating healthier (and less!) all my measurements increased. Including blood pressure. How depressing.
At least the college student who did today's measuring was cute & beefy. Maybe that explains the higher BP? i assured him (and myself) that i was going to continue to increase my activity levels and eat healthy. Still, it's a bit hard to stay motivated when it seems the numbers are heading the wrong way.
The subjective truth is that i feel much better, people are saying "You look like you've lost weight," and my clothes are fitting much more comfortably. Damn the numbers. i'm not going to measure anything other than amount of physical activity and food labels for the next two months. Something objectively measurable will have to have changed for the better by then.