Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Health Goals

In order for me to reach my goals, I must have goals.

Long Term Goals

  • Based on my BMI, I should weight 170 lbs.
    • This is my goal, I think it's going to take me a year to get down to that weight.
    • 52 weeks * 2 lbs = 104lbs - 280 = 170lb
    • Goal to reach by June 30 2009.
  • Controlled Blood Pressure.
    • My average blood pressure should be 120/80.
    • Get off of Blood Pressure medicine.
  • Controlled Lipids levels
    • Good test now, but continued good levels.
  • See my kids graduate college
    • My youngest, the twins will be 22 in 2029 when I'm 63.
  • Reach retirement age to collect Social Security in good health
  • Controlled stress and depression
    • Need to work on this.
Short Term Goals
  • One Serving of Dinner
    • Two servers of dinner at night is too much
    • No snacking after dinner except very rarely.
  • Reduce amount of Coffee and Diet Coke I drink.
    • Caffeine reduction.
  • Start Diet and Exercise program
    • Join Health club and go after work for weight training
    • Write down what I eat to see calories and reduce.
  • Lower Set point
    • Take Olive Oil between meals to lower set point.
  • Take measurements
    • Blood Pressure
    • Follow-up Lipid tests
    • Weight self once a week.
Practices I already do
  • Made appointment for Heart Calcium CT Scan
  • Made appointment for Stress Test
  • Take medicine every day
    • BP Med
    • anti-lipid med
    • Aspirin
    • One a day men's
  • Walk to work about 80 minutes
  • Lipid blood work from doctors indicate everything is okay.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

first day of new diet

I'm starting my first day on my new diet. I'm trying the Shangri-La Diet. My current weight is 280 and I have to do something.

This morning I had a bagel and cream cheese and some coffee. I walked to work. I'm suppose to drink a table spoon of oil after an hour of non-eating. It's gross, but not as bad and I thought it would be.

I went to the doctor's last week, so these measurements are based on that.

Current weight: 280 lb
BP: 140/80

Thursday, May 15, 2008


I'm depressed.