I beat diabetes.
Last Nov, in time for Thanksgiving, I learned I had diabetes. I put myself on a diet to reverse it.
Last week, the results of the blood work performed that week came in, and I kicked its ass. I'm so not diabetic now.
I went from 230 lbs in Nov to 160 lbs now, and I do feel considerably better.
I lost nearly 100 lbs. It's NOT easy.
Fantastic guys. Congratulations on your accomplishment!
It's a test of one's willpower, to be sure. At the office, Friday is bagel and donut day, and I had to smell that every time I walked into the breakroom, testing my will to resist it, heh.
Funny thing is, I could safely eat those now, but I intend to continue avoiding them. I think the tricky bit, at this point, is figuring out how much I can properly eat without losing or gaining weight.
My small achievement, on the other hand, is that I signed up for a gym where the personnel there actually take the time to train you. Like everyone's heard of using rollers to roll out muscle tissue and working out kinks and stuff. How many people actually spend an *hour* doing that, in pain, with tears welling up because it hurts so much? It's cliche; it reminded me of those kung fu movies where they hyper-stretch new students, but at the end of it all, it was worth it and required. My legs are sore from just the rolling, but hot damn if the coach wasn't right -- they are far more limber than they were before, and overall I feel substantially better.
(He says, at this gym, average new-comers spend about a month just learning how to properly roll and for the pain to subside as the body gets used to the process. *NO* 24-hour fitness ever told me any of these things.)
Huh... that sounds interesting, kc5tja.
I don't know if we have a gym in the area quite like that. But then, knowing the people in this area, it'd only get abused somehow. The folks here aren't the nicest individuals you could have as neighbors. When I retire, I definitely will move from this place.
"Rolling"? Is this some form of massage?
Foam rollers. Particularly useful for the iliotibial band.
Body weight massage is helpful the same way. There's a technique where you can put most of your body weight on your elbow, and use that to massage your partners gluetes/hamstrings/IT band. Builds lots of pressure.
I also learned yesterday some neck stretching using the same roller that frankly almost put me to sleep snoring. I walked into the gym with a migrane, and walked out without one. (Though it came back later in the day.) That's how effective those stretches and rolls were. No doctor has helped before.
No chiropractor. No diet (save for the keto diet). Nothing.
I'm quite pleased with this gym. For the price I thought I was paying the typical bay area rich-part-of-town tax, but I can see that they're worth more than I had expected.
Huh... I didn't think of that.
Move to the SF Bay area for an enforced diet.
Oh, and also that people poop in the streets. But that might just be hearsay.
I think it was the elite poop in the street and the cost of living exceeds the people.
the income of the people.
(Now that citadel isn't networked you can add the edit feature.)
Grats on finding work, kc5tja!
2018-07-21 19:26 from IGnatius T Foobar
Well yes, but I keep hearing that the cost of living in that area
exceeds the income of all except the ultra-elite.
True only if you live in San Francisco proper. The suburban areas (e.g., Hayward, Oakland, etc.; but don't tell them I call them that) are substantially more affordable. Still expensive, mind you, but you can get by.
That said, if your idea of a good job is working at the local OSH, you're either retired from normal work-a-day stuff anyway, or a teenager still waiting to hear back from Stanford University or Berkeley on admission status. If you really hit rock bottom, you end up moving into the red regions of California, where cost of living is extremely affordable, but you then have to put up with rampant crime, every other home being a meth lab, etc. Basically, the further east you go in California, the cheaper it becomes, up until you reach the Nevada border, where again prices rise due to it being a campers mecca.
Oh, and also that people poop in the streets. But that might just be
That also happens in SF. Not *as* much in the outer cities. Most of the homeless folks that I've spoken with seem to be ex-military, however. There are a few technical folks that have lost their homes, but they're relatively rare.
My small achievement for today: I finally got my pressure washer running again.
The last time I had it running was spring of last year. It had been getting harder and harder to start, and then one day it stopped cold dead while it was running. I ass-umed it had a problem with the fuel intake, perhaps a blockage that finally turned into a full clog. But after my injury last year I didn't come back to it for the rest of the year.
Yesterday I took the whole damn thing apart. I disassembled and cleaned the fuel tank, the carburetor, and the throttle body. No joy.
If I wasn't such a bonehead, I might have tried replacing the $5 spark plug at the beginning of the weekend. That fixed it immediately. But at least now I know everything is clean.