Tuesday, July 29, 2008

I admit it's getting better...

...a little better, all the time.

I've lost 12 lbs. on South Beach, and I'm progressing in the 100 Pushup challenge. I've been on the treadmill a little, and I'm pretty sure I'm going to sign up with 1stMarathon, a national network that prepares newbies to run a marathon--in my case, the PF Chang's Rock & Roll Marathon in January.

It's time to get my cholesterol checked. If it's still high, it's probably time for statins. That's not a bad thing--statins seem to help with prostate cancer (if any is left in me--hopefully not) and in preventing dementia.

I've been taking fish oil supplements, 900 mg each night at bedtime. I found that the ones from GNC don't cause any aftertaste or nasty fish burps like I've experienced with other products.

Maybe the exercise, weight loss, and fish oil will have brought down my numbers, but I doubt it will be enough. I've always had high cholesterol.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Life goes on

I'm on the South Beach Diet now, and my gut is much better for it. I still have some issues post-radiation with the colon being a little over-active. It's very quiet on South Beach, except when I overdo artificial sweeteners like sorbitol (which can affect anyone if they eat enough of it). I lost 8 lbs. in 2 weeks so far on South Beach (a diet that has worked well for me in the past).

Working on the Internet 100 Pushup Challenge, too.

I have to go in before long to get cholesterol results. I have a feeling I'll be on cholesterol-lowering medication before long.

No PSA until November. At that point, if it's still less than 0.1, I'll probably stop posting to the blog and eventually shut it down, as I focus my energies and attention elsewhere and stop obsessing so much about salvage radiation.