Friday, January 28, 2011

weight update, January 28

I have now lost 30 lbs. on Weight Watchers since I started in October 2010, and am nearing my ultimate goal.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Blood pressure

Since my weight loss, my blood pressure has fallen from an average of 122/73 in October to 114/73 now.

Omron HEM-780 Automatic Blood Pressure Monitor with ComFit Cuff

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

PSA update

My PSA remains less than 0.1, now nearly 4 years after salvage radiation.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Weight loss update

I've now lost 27 lbs. on Weight Watchers.

Weight Watchers Weight Loss That Lasts

Friday, January 14, 2011

blood drawn

Had blood drawn this morning for my 6 month PSA. It has now been exactly 59 months since I was diagnosed with prostate cancer,  57 months since prostatectomy, and 48 months since the commencement of salvage radiation (IMRT).  So far, so good.  PSA has been less than 0.1, which is undetectable on the standard assay.  As I noted before, I'm a little concerned about my white blood cells, and will see what the radiation oncologist says about that.

I had a weigh-in at Weight Watchers today.  I lost 1.6 lbs. this week, 1.8 lbs. the week before, and 26 lbs. since I joined.  My body mass index has just fallen within the healthy range (now 24, was 28) and my appearance has changed dramatically, especially my face.  I feel much better not dragging all that fat around, my blood pressure has come down a bit, and I've lost 4 inches in my waist.  I now get questioned all the time about how I did it.  It's not hard, and I don't feel like I'm depriving myself.  I had a donut from Dunkin' Donuts this morning, for example.  Last week I had a big slice of birthday cake at a party and I have a regular pub night (beer, nachos) with some co-workers.  But I track it all as carefully as I can, and do my best to stay within the allowed number of points.