I did it but it damn near killed me. I setup my Soloflex so I can start exercising. Christ, just cleaning that thing up, moving it into the house, and setting it up was a lot of exercise. I should just take it apart and move it few times a week.
I've been tracking my blood pressure and heart rate the last couple weeks and for the 2nd time today I noticed my BP plummeted after heavy exercise. My systolic and diastolic both crashed 25-30% as my heart rate went up 33%. I Googled about this and didn't find anything good. I did find that it indicates cardiovascular problems, heart problems, and/or ketoacidosis. I feel fine but these numbers are disturbing. It's not much of a shocker though considering my weight and age.
I wanted to test this falling BP business so I took my resting BP and Heart Rate and then went for a brisk 30 minute walk. I didn't smoke or do anything except drink a few glasses of water after my walk. I don't have the dry mouth, acetone breath, or frequent urination that would indicate ketoacidosis. Nor do I get the lightheaded or dizzy symptoms of low BP. WTF??
156 / 99 mm Hg at 5:30 PM and 96 bpm
30 minute walk
121 / 69 mm Hg at 6:00 PM and 143 bpm
132 / 93 mm Hg at 6:10 PM and 102 bpm
137 / 94 mm Hg at 6:20 PM and 101 bpm
129 / 93 mm Hg at 6:30 PM and 95 bpm
126 / 70 mm Hg at 7:00 PM and 98 bpm (yeah I couldn't believe it so I tested 3x)
Then I sat in a comfy chair, watched TV, and smoked a cigar...
128 / 82 at 101 bpm
So I guess my conclusions are that I should...
-exercise carefully and watch for lightheadedness and dizziness
-watch my BP
-maybe go see my doctor
But right now I'm going to fry some chicken gizzards.
Okay, last time I fried gizzards I washed off the buttermilk and onions they had been soaking in before I breaded and fried them. Now I know why. I didn't rinse them this time and all the almond meal breading just fell off. Now I've got fried gizzards and fried almond meal. Still good. Just not as pretty. Kinda' buttermilky too.