Progress so far...

June 30th 2009 - 22 stone 4Ibs. Current weight - 17 stone 1Ib. Weight loss - 5 stone 3Ibs. Commuting miles - 3389.
Non commuting miles - 359. Mileage this week - 101 miles. Total mileage - 3748 miles.

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

At the Docs...

Went to the Docs this morning and had the results of my blood tests. All normal and my BP is still normal. So that's good. Even my cholesterol is low, which is to be expected given my diet.

The only slight downer is that I'll have to keep taking the meds, not for my BP but for a slightly enlarged heart wall muscle. He did go into the technicalities but I kind of faded out a tad while he was telling me.

Simply put, apparently this is caused usually by excessive anaerobic excercise as a youngster, which I did due to my rugby or being a fat bastard. The Doc isn't sure which, but it could be either or. More likely in my opinion a mixture of both.

He said to think of the meds as a heart repair drug now and not a BP drug. I'll take that. I still need a BP check every 6 months with him though.

The results of lethargy and gluttony. Learn by my f*ck ups!


  1. That sir, is very good news and I agree - the medical doctor inside me is telling me its a mixture of both.

    Unless your comments aren't working ;)

  2. Thank you Dr Spragg, I fully endorse your 7 years of Medical College and your opinion is noted. :-)

    Oh and as for yesterday's comments drama? Who knows what happened? One minute the comments were there, the next not.

  3. Hmmm, interesting, I will have to find more out about enlargement. I was diagnosed with an enlarged heart and the conclusion was don't worry, just a result of excersising. I do enjoy overeating I might add. Have a good day.

  4. Well that's good news really, isn't it? I like your doc's positive take on the "repair" drugs! I also have to take "repair" drugs every day for my malfunctioning thyroid - for life. A bit of a bind, but thank God we have access to them.

  5. Overall, it is good news. You're on the right path and I'm sure your doc is very proud of you. Enjoy your day and Enjoy Your Ride.


  6. That is good new! Sounds like your right on track :)

  7. Too late to learn from your f*ck ups, I'm sad to say. We've just got to keep pedalling and taking the tablets!

  8. I went off the tabs for BP when I did a long stint on the Atkins Diet. Big weight loss, normalized BP, but the trouble was, who wants to eat just meat and eggs all day? Soon as I started back on 'normal food' (and not binge eating - just back with the carbs), BP up and back on meds. Ho hum...

  9. That's good news overall. Keep up the good work.