Archive for October 5, 2008

Doctor’s Visit

I have not been on this thing for a while and I must apologize to my many fans for that.  It’s not that I have been especially busy, but more so that I have been sleeping in on the weekends.  Not to much has been going on since my last post which was highlighted by the video of my Sunday morning breakfast.  Some of my friends found that to be rather interesting (all got a good chuckle out of it), and one even defended the healthiness of my meal.  I would like to say that was just a weekend treat and my wife and I do not normally eat like that.  We try to eat as healthy as possible during the week and on the weekends we treat ourselves to a cheat meal, usually Longhorn steakhouse which is our favorite.

There is one thing that did occur since my last post and that is I went to see a doctor for the first time since departing the Navy.  Eight years had passed and my wife had beed pressing me to get a check-up and I had been procrastinating so she scheduled it for me.  We went together which was nice and it actually turned out to be an eye opening experience.  I learned something about myself that really supprised me and kind of worried me at the same time.

It turns out my weight had gotten away from me to the point where I am at the heaviest I have ever been.  This is really not good.  I was totally surprised by what the scale read, and  even though the assistant said the scale was off by 10 pounds, it was still way above my previous high.  What worried me was that I was comfortable, which is not the best word to use so maybe I will go with “at ease” with carrying the weight.  I had recently quit smoking, so I knew that I had put on some weight, but if someone had asked me how much, I would have never in a million years guessed that much.  My wife and I knew that we had put on some weight, so we had started going to the gym regularly (5 days a week), and cutting back on the Cold Stone ice cream.  I guess now I will have to throw some cardio work into my work out which is really going to suck, but I think it may be necessary.  We have a scale that shows your weight and body fat and I set it up so that we both could use it.  Expect updates on the weight lost progress, not that you will be interested, but it will give me something to do with the results.

Well, until next time……..