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Health Update November 16, 2009

Posted by Mitchell in Diabetes, Health.

Hola mi amigos et amigas! It’s been a while since I rapped at ya so let’s get to it!

Things are going really well in this department. As of last Saturday I’ve dropped a total of 75 pounds since I started in late June, which is pretty good I think. I still have a long ways to go but I’m definitely well on my way. It’s funny, but you’d think that after getting rid of that much weight I would feel lighter or something. You know, like as if I were on the moon. It doesn’t though, which is a little disappointing frankly. Oh well.

I just had a three-month check up last week and it went really well. We reviewed my latest blood sugar readings on my tester (I forgot my graph dangit!!) and the doctor said I was doing very well and can pull back to testing my blood sugars to three days per week. I’ve decided to go every other day just make things easier and keep my graph nice and smooth. As part of my checkup I also had some blood drawn for some tests and I just heard back today that my fasting blood sugar levels are officially back to the normal range as are my cholesterol levels! I can stop taking my cholesterol medication now! WHOOT! I plan to celebrate with a grapefruit after work tonight. (Grapefruit is forbidden when on that particular medication so I actually am pretty excited about this.) 😀

Unfortunately my visit did not result in entirely undiluted good news. I’ve had a bit of pain off and on in my left shoulder for several months now and after wiggling my arm around a bit the doctor informed me that I have a bit of arthritis there. I’ve been holding off on doing very much upper-body exercise in an effort to let this problem “heal” but that’s not going to happen. I’ll just have to learn how to be careful with it I guess.

That’s it for now, but I plan to get back to regular posting so check back soon!



1. Pupster - November 17, 2009

75#?!? Holy crap Enas, that’s awesome!

I do a little bit of backpacking, and for an overnighter my pack is usually 50-55 lbs. Everytime I strap it on I image ‘this is how much fat I’m lugging around 24-7’.


Pupster - November 17, 2009


2. Enas Yorl - November 17, 2009

Thankee Pupster!

3. Steamboat McGoo - November 18, 2009

Good goin’, Dude! Congrat!

4. geoff - November 18, 2009

I’ve decided to go every other day just make things easier and keep my graph nice and smooth.

Yes, it’s all about the graph. The graph knows all, tells all, rules all.

Good news on the numbers and the weight. See you in the Spring.

5. Lipstick - November 19, 2009

Great news, Enas! Congratulations!

6. Lemur King - December 3, 2009

Good with the sugar!

The not-so-good part? I’m noticing similar things. I’m told it is part of this “getting old” thing.

Why must it sound so much like a piece of cheese in the fridge that you can no longer recognize for all the fuzzy stuff growing on it?

“Getting old” should carry happy feelings, like fluffy puppies or warm underwear out of the dryer.

7. Steamboat McGoo - December 3, 2009

Getting old – and being old – sucks quite a bit fairly continuously. But one must keep a good attitude! Truly – youth is wasted on the young.

Enas – I noticed your snow is back on! It reminded me to go turn mine on! Thanks!

8. Steamboat McGoo - December 3, 2009

em? I meant “me”. Fixy?

9. Enas Yorl - December 4, 2009

Thanks y’all! I took some time off from the diet and exercise regimen a bit and haven’t lost much in the last couple of weeks. The blood sugar is still ok though since I still watch the carbs & whatnot.

Welcome back McGoo! We all missed you.

10. Steamboat McGoo - December 5, 2009

It’s them carbs, Enas.


The get you while you sleep….

IMHO, Kraft Dinner is the Ambrosia Of The Gods and always has been. Kraft Dinner should be called Karb Dinner.

But – alas – it is on the loonnnggg verboten list now.

Congratulations again for getting control of the ol’ ‘personal meat transport’, i.e. your body. You’ll live longer and healthier.

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