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Offline Rusty Edge

Re: Rusty's Ramblings
« Reply #225 on: June 04, 2018, 05:36:45 PM »
Progress, not perfection...
Sounds great...

You always have a nice way of getting to the crux of the matter. Yes, it does feel great.

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Re: Rusty's Ramblings
« Reply #226 on: June 05, 2018, 12:59:37 AM »
You might want to try a few sit-up's now, just to help tighten up that belly some...  Go easy at first, but see if you can do a few every few days...
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Offline Rusty Edge

Re: Rusty's Ramblings
« Reply #227 on: June 10, 2018, 06:56:48 PM »
Sunday weigh-in 235.2, which brings my BMI down to 32 ! I may have to track down some old driver's licenses to figure out how far I've turned back the clock on my weight. I feel like a different person, but I haven't decided if I'm a "new me" or an "old me". I've started stretching before my daily walk, and I've raised it to 1.75 miles. I tried sit ups a couple of times, but got very light headed. While it interferes with the exercising, it's not all bad. It reminds me that most of my life I had some low blood pressure issues, common to my mother's side of the family. I haven't had that problem for many years, so it makes me suspect that my veins and arteries are returning to "normal" ( at least for me ), too. The belly is still pretty big. It was the first to fatten up, and will probably be the last to lose completely, the way things are going. I think I'm even starting to lose chest fat.


As for my dad, the brain surgeon says that he's healing nicely, and see him again in 6 months. The plastic surgeon appointment is coming up, so if all is well the helmet should follow that visit. He reached another determination/classification in physical therapy, now that he has been concentrating on the walker and the cane only. That means that the sessions are fewer now but he trains pretty hard on his own. We're thinking return home at the end of the month.


I'd like to put a word in for my cousin. He had a great idea. You know how sometimes when there's an illness friends or family offer to help, but nobody knows exactly how they can? Some people live too far away, some people have no free time, etc. Usually the immediate family  says "Thanks, I really appreciate the offer, but I don't know what you can do." Well, my cousin who is some kind of a HVAC project manager offered his sky miles and Hilton points. When he's not working, he'd rather be home relaxing anyway. This has made it possible for my Mom to afford being close to my Dad, and one of my sisters, who is more flexible on time to fly in from Florida to support my Mom. My sister had eye surgery complications, so she can't drive. This generosity has made more people able to contribute, and makes everybody feel better. It's a great idea.


I got the car out of the garage this morning to make room for the boat. Loading this year should be a breeze, as I have all of the boxes numbered, inventoried, spread-sheeted, and sealed in clear plastic trash bags to keep out dust and insects. It should be a simple matter of opening he bag, pulling the box off of the shelf, and placing them in the boat. Then adding the fishing gear. Well, we'd have to get two suitcases from my mother-in law, too, but then it would be ready to tarp.

Well, I 've goat a beef roast to get started. That's all for now.

Offline Rusty Edge

Re: Rusty's Ramblings
« Reply #228 on: June 11, 2018, 03:01:47 AM »
Got some driver's licenses.

As recently as 2003, I was still in the mid 170s.

2006 was "200"

2007 was "210"

2014 was 255lbs. I know that was realistic. Well, even conservative by a pound and a fraction. But I also know that I was being fanciful on the previous two licenses, wishing and hoping that I could reverse the trend and back into those weights at the time. By how much, I don't recall.

Just got the fishing license today, so I got to enter an accurate weight on that. Yay! Life's little victories.

Offline Rusty Edge

Re: Rusty's Ramblings
« Reply #229 on: June 13, 2018, 10:50:16 PM »
I just re-read this thread.

1) I really miss Valka on this board.

2) I said that this should be a lucky year for me, because I started it with a bad case of flu/dry heaves/diahrrea so it could only get better. Well, it certainly hasn't been easy, but I do feel lucky based on eventual outcomes.

3) Early on I was lamenting my challenges in organizing the clutter in my basement. I wished I was younger or multiple people. It occurs to me that my diet is making me "younger" so that I can accomplish more. I will have to resume the battle of the basement when I return from fishing.

4) As for exercise, I've been walking a mile and 3/4ths every day so far this week and all of last. I stretch before I put on my shoes. I think I'm ready for more, but my dog is not, unless it gets cooler. Maybe I can carry some extra weight on my walk instead. I'm doing neck stretching exercises while she "checks her messages," to overcome the stiffness that comes from computers and other e-devices.  My back and knee joints feel much better. My wife credits my weight loss, I credit the COSTCO Triple Action Joint Health, but it could just as easily be the diet, which is high in anti-inflamatory Omega-3s. As for strength, I've started curling and pressing using a boat anchor in each hand.  I think push-ups and situps are going to wait, but I can try some trunk twisters.


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