Friday, February 3, 2012

Waddling into the New Year: Not the best month ever, but...

Not bad. Far be it from me to whine, but...waaa! It's hard to walk a long way in Xtra-Tuffs! Fortunately, after a few days of typical Portland Winter Weather, our pattern returned to dumping snow on AlaskaMari and left me in the almost-dry. I did manage a respectable 262.05 miles, averaging just short of 8.5 miles per day.

On the last day of the month, I paid my annual visit to Dr. Rachel S. Graves, MD. As readers of this column know, I both dread and welcome the visit, currying the favor of the young physician like an old dog with his owner, and at the same time, being suitable defiant--"Well, I can't take ALL of your advice...2 beers a day? You have to be kidding!" But, she was impressed with the graphs of the waddling that I showed her, and with my War on LARD! A whopping 70 pound loss since 2 years ago. I also posted some impressive numbers in the lipid panel, but of course, that's partly better living through chemistry. Cholesterol 153, HDL 69, Triglycerides 41, LDL 76.

More about the visit with Dr. Rachel S. Graves, MD to come.