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Re: Well, here I am
13 Jul 2019, 23:02
Hey!, I'm still alive.
I haven't been posting because I'm where I want to be, weight wise. BP pretty much normal now 120s over 70s and 80s ... weight this morning 168 lbs. That put me at the bottom of over weight but I'm comfortable with it and mobility is good. I go up and down the stairs like I could 20 or 30 years ago. I'll probably go down a couple of more pounds over summer and NO more 10 lb sacks of potatoes next fall and winter... or ever.
I'm still 99.9% vegetarian, I did the annual blood tests a week or two ago and everything was in the normal range. A1C was 5.1 I've never been diabetic so it's never been a problem and I don't want it to ever be a problem. The blood bank did cut me off for a while due to low iron but the blood test from the doctor shows it's in the normal range now. Frequent blood donations can be a cause of low iron and I suppose that's what caused it, that and not eating red meat like most people do.
Mom is still in the nursing home and I still go visit her about every 10 day and it's still a 148 mile round trip each time. I'm 70 now and mom is 95. Her dementia seems to be getting better, she almost makes a little sense at times.
Dogs are fine, Maggie and I walk the same old mile most every day, We walk early in the morning this time of year.
I've been going to Overeaters Anonymous, it's only an hour a week and I go for preventive maintenance reasons. There are only 4 or 5 of us at the meetings now and the others are diabetic, some with serious health conditions.
All in all it's been a great trip losing the weight and regaining mobility back to what it was years ago. I haven't taken a nitrostat for chest discomfort in a long time now. I always carry it with me though.
I've been pretty busy fixing neighbourhood lawnmowers and keeping those running. That's a hobby of mine.
I'll post more often, it's not about progress now so much as not slipping backwards. I've though about going down to 150 or 155 lbs but I'm doing pretty well as long as I'm below 170. It seems to be about right for me but the BMI says I'm over weight, not by a whole lot but that's what it says.
I've got some tires to switch around on the car, I guess I'd better go do it.
Later, Folks and thanks for this website, it was one of the things that kept me motivated.
Re: Well, here I am
16 Jul 2019, 03:57
Hi Roscoe!

Unfortunately I learned first-hand about iron count and blood donations. A 24-hour, "I-can't-stop-it!" nose bleed lead eventually to a diagnosis of too much donating for me! The official definition of frequent donor is more than two per year and I've been averaging 6 and a half – that's every 56 days - for far more than 15 years! Seems that good deeds can be punished!

With a sizeable iron supplement twice a day (and NO donations for at least 5 months!) a variety of aches and issues are gone. My weight is up a bit too, but hey, I know how to fix that!
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