August 11, 2004

The big four-oh

Yesterday I had a complete physical because I'll be 45 years old soon. My last checkup happened when I turned 40, and isn't what the title of this post is about. According to the official doctor scale, I am now under 300 pounds and have lost 40 pounds since the first of the year. I'd hit that plateau and hadn't lost anything for a while, but just kept up the diet and it looks like I'm dropping the pounds again. The doctor agreed with me when I said my goal is 220, which is higher than the 'recommended' but reasonable for my build.

As for my condition, I am disgustingly healthy despite myself, with good blood pressure. Blood work will be done saturday at the lab, mainly for a diabetes check, count the cholesterol (should be fine), and whatever else they look for (mad cow?).

Here's a tip for you Bill: find a pretty lady doctor with small hands. That part of the exam isn't any more fun than before, but you can pretend it's foreplay.

Posted by Ted at August 11, 2004 05:38 AM
Category: Square Pegs

Congrats on the weight loss.

Posted by: Ted K at August 11, 2004 07:42 AM

Good job, Ted. I like your advice on picking a doctor. Describes my doctor exactly. Yearly exams are no big deal now.

Posted by: John L at August 11, 2004 10:35 AM
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