Sunday, October 18, 2009

Well, as most people on this site have said - "I've been over weight my entire life." Now at age 53, going to be 54 the first week of December, I got really good news from the Dr. I went to have all annual exams done & a few extra's because my sister just had to have stints put in to clear a blockage to her heart. I had a nuclear stress test done, as well as EKG, and sonagrams with die of my heart. Good results - no blockages, my vessals are all in good shape and are what they should be for someone my age. Also did pulmonary test, no COPD, asthma, or any other problems - the only thing he could find was overweight, and he thought that was what is causing me to be short of breath. He had a funny analygie (SP?), and that is, a guy goes into the auto shop and says, hey my truck's not running so well, it's really bumpy - and the mechanic tells him, well you are carrying a 2 ton load on a half ton chasis, that may be the problem, so goes with me, and I am ready to rid myself of some of that 2 ton load!
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    Hey my Barbara!
    Oh I am soo glad you went to the doc, and doesnt it feel good to know all is A-ok with you? So glad to hear that. Now you know what comes next... get your butt moving!!! WOOHOO , yeah, I know I gotta take some of my own advice. We can do this, I am not moving without ya!!!!!!!!
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    4265 days ago
  • CLUTCH70706
    Dude, I'd call that an "All Clear" from your doctor to start kicking some ass at that weight loss, bro. If it helps, and I hope it does, try and remember every time you draw a fork to your mouth..."Nothing tastes as good as healthy feels"... powerful stuff there, dog, wish I could take credit.

    I'm 51 years old and just starting to realize the best way to stick around for my wife, kids and grandkids is to get selfish about me... I MUST take care of me to take care of them... or as Michael Douglas said in "Wall Street", "greed is good"... or at least it is in this particular context.

    You can do it!
    4266 days ago
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