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Friday, November 15, 2013

Life is good ! Retirement makes it good! Good health is the product and result of a good retirement for me anyway so far!
Last year at my annual physical my doc prescribed high blood pressure meds and satins. I had no history of high blood pres., but had a long cultivated exercise ethic. I was retiring and switched docs to a guy who was more compatible with my ideology of being med free indefinitely.
My high cholesterol was marginal at best. HDL 39 instead of above 40. My blood pressure was high for one reading in my life. F that! I did my homework and verified my position and shopped for a new doc.
Months later after my self-devised exercise and nutrition plan I bought lab studies and had positive results. My new doc wanted to see me in the fall. I found Sparkpeople in March, Fitbit in May and six months later the positive results continue: down 40+ pounds more or less , total Cholesterol 164, HDL 47, BP 120s /70s; all other items in the positive range too, etc.
Gold stars from the doc!
Maintenance it is after the last pesky 15 pounds. My goal from the start is to vary between 175 -180 till Iím 80!
My short term goal by 12/31/13 is to be 185.
Hit the gym for strength training at least 2x a week.
Meet with at least one old (or new) positive friend at least once a week over a meal.
Exercise jointly with a new or old friend once a week. ( could be a depressed friend or group too).
Continue to keep my wife involved in nutrition and fitness.
Do 100,000 steps a week min/ 10,000 steps a day min.
I want to post goals weekly and how I have done for accountability purposes!
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CASEYSAUER 11/17/2013 11:48AM

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Your numbers and goals are realistic and beautifully organized. I do not understand the "loyalty" some people have to their doctors. Doctors are only human. I am a HUGE believer in being proactive in my own health care. I ask questions and I don't stop until I get an answer! Good for you for being so proactive. emoticon

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BELTONWALKER67 11/17/2013 10:31AM

    Good for you! It is so important to remain active during retirement. You are doing an emoticon job! emoticon

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KAYYVAUGHN 11/17/2013 6:46AM

    emoticon on your healthy lifestyle.

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144AUTUMN 11/15/2013 6:43PM

  You can do it!!

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144AUTUMN 11/15/2013 6:42PM

  woo-hoo!!!

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MAVERICKDR 11/15/2013 6:27PM

    What can I say other than, I am very impressed with the results. Keep at it.

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SLIMMERJESSE 11/15/2013 5:54PM

    Fabulous! I stay as far away as possible from all things medical.

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DR1939 11/15/2013 5:46PM

    emoticon

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