Still Fat But Not Obese Anymore

Recently, after losing about 60 lbs., I crossed the line from obese to overweight. First crossed that threshold ten years ago. Saw the doctor Friday and due to reduced weight, blood pressure, and glucose we eliminated the statin; eliminated the uric acid reducer for gout; halved the bp medication; and if bp still below target in two weeks will eliminate it too. Since there isn't as much of me to lug around all day anymore I don't need the inhaler for COPD either. So all I'll be left with is a multivitamin and baby aspirin. :)

Losing another 30 to 35 lbs will put me in the upper portion of the normal range which is where he thinks I belong since old folks can have a harder time recovering from weight loss due to illness. So hoping to be down around 175 by my next Dr. visit in the spring. In the meantime will be looking in to improve overall fitness, strength, and endurance as well as weight.

"Eat food, not too much, mostly plants." Michael Pollan


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