If you have followed my blog peterjemmett.blogspot.com/ you will know that I have been following a fairly strict exercise and diet plan.
I think I may have hit a bit of a cross-roads lately and starting to find motivation a little harder. I’m starting to give in to temptation a little too easily and having the odd chocolate, cake or beer where I’ve resisted before and also the drive to keep up the level of exercise is getting harder.
When I set out on this mission my drive was (and still is) to prevent further heart problems, it was just 3.5 years between my first stent (angina) and my second (heart attack) and that short time frame scared me, I didn’t want a repeat in another 3.5 years – I’m now half way through that time period and too frightened to stop what I’m doing in case I lose the motivation, but I’m tired, feeling run-down and finding harder to keep going.
I have had some other minor problems this year which may also be effecting my drive, in June I had some minor surgery and had intermittent runs of AF during the general anaesthetic, a follow up 24 hour holter monitor failed to show any further AF but I do still occasionally feel slight fluttering. I have also been recording a low heart rate all this year with it averaging between 40-45 bmp, again I've been on another 24 hour monitor to investigate bradycardia, but still waiting the results of this test.
I don’t know if the new anticoagulant pill I’ve just started is making feel less energetic, but I wouldn’t have thought so.