Thursday, October 18, 2012
A few things that have happened in the past few days will keep me motivated to continue pushing to better health:
- Weight: 181.6 at home, scale at the Dr office was 182, pretty much splitting hairs. Goal is 179. I do like the scale ay my YMCA -- it came up at 176!!
- Meds: Prior to WLS, was taking 3 meds, 1 for cholesterol, 2 for diabetes (Glipizide 1x/day, Metformin 1000 mg 2x/day). After my Dr visit yesterday, now splitting the 1000 mg Metformin in half and taking it just at dinnertime. Ha1C is at 5.9, "normal" (what a WONDERFUL word!) is 5.7. I'm almost there! With a little more hard work, I'll be completely off Metformin in January 2013!
- Running: I always like to tell everyone that prior to WLS, I HATED running! Hardly ever did it, and when I HAD to run I despised it! Well, not no more! I enjoy it! I look forward to it! I run 5K's! Etc, etc....
So one of my current goals is to run 3 miles under 30 minutes. This morning, I thought I was there on the treadmill! But to my SLIGHT dismay, I hit an even 30:00!! Just one second off! Oh well, more motivation to achieve the goal!
So I'm feeling good that I'll achieve these goals over the next few months. Of course I'll need to set some new goals, but it just feels good to be knocking on the door, so to speak!
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
I'm sure I'm speaking for LOTS of SP'ers, but I sure do love a good weigh-in!!
Today's weigh-in: 181.6!! Nearly a 3 pound loss since my last weigh-in, and more importantly, that puts me 2.6 pounds away from my goal weight of 179! The "magic" of that weight, for me, is that it would put me in the BMI "normal" range, which I have not been at in at least 34 years! Of course, I never heard of BMI 34 years ago, and while I'm guessing it was around, it certainly was not discussed in the doctor's office.
Here's hoping those of you who read this blog have a good weigh-in now or in the near future!
Monday, October 08, 2012
Not sure exactly what it was, but definitely felt out of sorts yesterday (Sunday). Was clearly sore from mowing on Saturday (did all of the back yard, which is close to an acre), was not thrilled with the colder air that moved in, and in spite of the hard work on Saturday, did not sleep too well that night. One of the things that made me toss and turn a little was finding out for sure that we need to replace our water softening system, which I am guessing is 21 years old (same age as the house). They are CLEARLY not cheap, but a necessary evil with our well water. We'll probably have a few more major expenditures in the near future -- heating system and roof, both of which are as old as the house.
Anyway, I slept MUCH better last night, and am feeling much better today! Busy work day ahead, but am feeling up to the challenge!
Saturday, October 06, 2012
Yesterday (Friday) was one of those crazy good days...worked in the AM, then as soon as I finished a conference call at noon, we packed the dogs in the minivan and headed to the beach. We were in such a rush that I forgot to get some lunch, which at the time we left was OK b/c I was not all that hungry + we wanted to get going. Well, never did end up having lunch, snacked on some Lance crackers on the way home (4pm) just to stave off the hunger pangs, and had an early dinner (pork chops!)
So far so good, but man, about 9PM I got VERY hungry again! And while I was not TOO bad, what stood out to me was that it was the skipped lunch that did me in! My body was not being fooled -- it knew it needed some fuel, the issue is that late evening eating can be problematic.
So, just a nice, gentle reminder, for me anyway, to eat when I am supposed to and not get sucked into bad habits like late night eating. I worked WAY too hard to drop those 82 pounds, and want no part of having any of them come back to visit!
Friday, October 05, 2012
One of the events my DW and I look forward to is "Greyhounds Reach The Beach", which is centered in Dewey Beach, DE, with plenty of activities in Rehoboth Beach as well. Dewey is 45 minutes away, so an easy drive down. Our 3 greyhounds know "something" is up, and they'll get their chance to go down later today (Friday).
While the event is nothing like it used to be (literally thousands of greyhounds, big vendor tents, etc), it still is a great event with hundreds of hounds and now the vendors work out of their hotel rooms and some in the fire house in Rehoboth.
It will be in the low 80's today - PERFECT weather! We've already been down to do some shopping on Wednesday (don't tell my DW, but I got her BD gift that day! A really cool bracelet with a greyhound button from a real Greyhound Bus Co driver's jacket!). I'm sure we'll do some more buying today.
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