Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Six Months

As of yesterday, I've lived six months with a stent.  Which is, perhaps, longer than without, but we'll never know.

What changed in six months?

  • I eat less cheese.  Far, far less cheese.  Including on pizza.
  • I eat practically no chips and salsa.  For me, that is a powerful change.
  • I run 20 miles a week, or so.  That's a lot more than I used to.
  • I weigh 30+ pounds less.
  • My blood cholesterol and triglycerides are far lower than they used to be because...
  • I take more medication than I've ever taken in my life.
  • I'm addicted to LoseIt and RunKeeper to keep track of all of this.
For my 6-month anniversary I went for a 10k run and had lunch with friends (lunch: Chipotle burrito, 890 calories because I splurged and got the 290 calorie tortilla).

Somewhat surprisingly, to me anyhow, is how little has really changed.  Life moves on.  There's a lesson in there somewhere, I'm sure.

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