Wednesday, October 25, 2006

The Duchess Returns

Duchess Tuckus returns after an extended absence. Welcome back, Duchess. We missed your poignant humor and your sordid tales of illicit Big Mac runs. How can you not love someone whose avowed life purpose is to save the world?

Hogs and quiches,
Sir Chubalot

Monday, October 09, 2006

Most impressive result yet!

I got the results back from my cholesterol test last Friday.

LDL: 130 (thought they said 113 but than doesn't add up to 171)
HDL: 41
Total: 171
Triglicerides(sp?): 80 something

All normal!

I haven't been so surprised by a test result since I passed the AP physics exam. I was all set to bite the bullet and really push hard on diet changes, but it looks like I'm doing pretty good with the changes I've already made. Hell, I would have put money on me being on Lipitor within 3 years (after my diet and exercise changes failed to being the number down).

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

In the money again

Weighed in last Friday after work. I was exactly 177 in shorts and T-shirt, so all is well. Friday morning I hit a home scale wake up weight of 172. My goal is to try to stay at this number.

Naturally, my weight, somewhat unjustifiably, shot up to 174.5 the next day. This was not due to a after weigh-in ice cream binge, though I did have chicken pargiana for dinner. My diet is generally pretty good though I have noticed a disturbing trend to hit the fridge after dinner. I think I need to get back to the morning breakfast and to hit the rack when I get tired rather than staying up late (and eating).

This marks week 18 of lifetime membership in Weight Watchers. Most of that time I have been above my actual goal weight and have been coming down for a visit as the month end deadline looms.

No Pressure
Hit another goal yesterday. I had to go to the doctors and when they tokk my blood pressure, it came back 110/69. This is way down from the 135/90 numbers I was seeing abck before the diet. I am offically pre-hypertensive no more. While there, I had my cholesterol officially checked. I have a feeling that there are going to be more diet changes in my future related to this. Given this, I immediately went out a had double-cheeseburger while I still could.