Well, I had a partial blood analysis done by my heart doctor; it had been about 10 months since the last time. During the past year I have tried to reduce my intake of meats (beef, pork, chicken, fish), sweetners (natural & artifical), carbohydrates, and processed foods in general. Also, I eliminated the salt shaker on the table and in the kitchen.
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Everything is going in the right direction, and hopefully all of this biking exercise is paying off. Unfortunately, my weight has stayed virtually the same, fluctuating between 195 – 210. In general it runs about 205. The good news this year is that I will not need to work off the 10 pounds or so that I normally put on over Thanksgiving/Christmas.
I have decided to try a vegan (total plant based) food program for the next two months and see what happens. There are several reasons for doing this, one of which is a further attempt to improve the types of food that I eat. I went to a vegetarian (no meat, but cheese, eggs, and dairy) food program some years ago (for about 2 years) and really didn’t mind the lack of meat. Eating out was sometimes a pain, and sometimes my special order plate of vegetables ended up costing more than a menu item featuring steak.. One thing I do remember is eating beef the first few times after I quit; it tasted absolutely horrible.
It would really be nice to get off the Lipitor, or at least cut the amount down. Anyway, I’ll see what happens at the end of February.