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May 30
Friday, May 30, 2014      8 comments

After I posted yesterday's blog, I got the results from my doctors. My HDL was up, my LDL, Triglicerides and glucose were all down. and today when I weighed in, I met my 5% goal for the first time. So the changes in diet have been working in way... Read more
May 29
Thursday, May 29, 2014      8 comments

Some blogs I read today got me thinking about my goals and what I am eating. I have adjusted my diet to include less carbs - around 100 g per day - which is hard for me, since I was raised on meat and potatoes with corn and peas and favorite veg... Read more
May 28
Wednesday, May 28, 2014      3 comments

Odd to the doctor's for an early appointment for an annual checkup. He should be happy that I have lost about 20 pounds since I was in to see him in March - I just miss eating all the various fruits that I cannot fit into my carb restrictions th... Read more
May 27
Tuesday, May 27, 2014      3 comments

We haev had rain for the last two days - about an inch total. We really need a lot more rain. Our local lakes are way down and we are on sever water rationing - we can only use outside water once every other week. When we drove to the East... Read more
May 26
Monday, May 26, 2014      7 comments

Today is the day we celebrate Memorial Day (instead of May 30) We are having some much needed rain here in North Texas.... Read more
May 25
Sunday, May 25, 2014      5 comments

It is the middle day of a long weekend in the US. Thanks to all those who served in any branch of the military. I enjoyed the time I spent on active duty in the Marine Corps and the lessons that I learned from that experience. ... Read more
May 24
Saturday, May 24, 2014      7 comments

One of the challenges I am in has a blog component this week. I do not like to write blogs - I have never been comfortable with it. I have been following my doctors diet advise for the last few months and have lost over 20 poinds since I st... Read more
Habits - Part 2
Saturday, July 13, 2013      3 comments

Habits are hard things to set and hard to break. If you have one that you don't want it can be difficult to break it, especially if you ahve had it for a long time. If you are trying to set one, it can be just as hard. I am trying to break the h... Read more
Knees and Therapy (20130710)
Wednesday, July 10, 2013      12 comments

At therapy today, I learned about using the stairs after a knee injury (or surgery). When going up, lead with the un-injured knee and do one step at a time. When coming down, do the oposite (lead with the injured knee and do one step at a time).... Read more
Habits
Friday, July 05, 2013      6 comments

Bad habit to break - Not putting spoon/fork down between bites Reason - I eat to fast when I don't put the spoon/fork down and probably eat more than I need to as a result. Research - Studies have shown that if you put your spoon/fork down... Read more
Knee Recovery Update
Wednesday, June 26, 2013      8 comments

I went to the first physical therapist appointment this afternoon ā€“ this was to see how I am doing and set up a schedule for the next weeks. Iā€™m to have therapy for the next four weeks, three times per week. The therapist said that I was doing a... Read more
Update (6/21/13)
Friday, June 21, 2013      3 comments

Today was mostly boring ā€“ I got to spend most of the time in bed having my knee chilled and my calves compressed. It seems like the painkiller they have me taking do a great job of putting me to sleep, but the doctor wants to make sure I have no... Read more
Knee Surgery (6/20/13)
Thursday, June 20, 2013      8 comments

This is an update on my surgery. It was scheduled for 3PM this afternoon, so it was going to be a long day with nothing to eat. Then they were running late at the hospital and I did not even get in to start surgery until after 4:30. I was throug... Read more
Knee Problems
Wednesday, May 08, 2013      10 comments

I have been having problems with my knees over the winter. I finally went to an orthopedic doctor to see what was happening. I found out I have osteoarthritis in both knees along with condro-malisia (loosing the cartilage in knees) I did a month... Read more
Knee Therapy, Part 2
Friday, March 08, 2013      7 comments

One other thing that I learned at therapy - the recumbant bike is a great way to get cardio in when you are being kind to your knees. but you need to adjust the seat during your workout to change the position several times. Do not leave it at th... Read more

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