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and flunked my class A DOT physical....

Damn, getting old sucks.

I guess I have to go on a diet, stop drinking, and avoid any enjoyment whatsoever....

Life is good.....

Bottom BP number (whatever you call this particular number) when up 40 + points since my last physical. I have 3 months to correct it or I find another driver.

Maybe if they didn't drug test me, I'd do better on my physical
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Old 10-09-2012, 04:27 PM
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Dropped BP, Cholesterol and 60 lbs by following http://www.marksdailyapple.com/prima...#axzz28jb7bUjl It is a lifestyle change and the first week or two it is hard to break old habits.

Or http://whole9life.com/ but I think it is a little stricter.

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I hit it this Saturday (10/13)

Hit me last year, I had to go on BP medicine and did change the way I eat for the most part.
Dropped 35 lbs in 6 months and have maintained it pretty well and do 6-12 miles a week on treadmill, Admiral sets a Corona on the floor in front of me
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Originally Posted by bsmit24 View Post
It is a lifestyle change

Good Luck!
Lifestyle Change, two words that are very tough.....I probably need one though..


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I hit it this Saturday (10/13)

Hit me last year, I had to go on BP medicine and did change the way I eat for the most part.
Dropped 35 lbs in 6 months and have maintained it pretty well and do 6-12 miles a week on treadmill, Admiral sets a Corona on the floor in front of me
Hey T...Happy Birthday! How have you been? Since I'm 31 days older then you, I probably should have started the program last month!

Doc yesterday says "do you sleep well and have no stress in your life"?

Who fits that profile anymore?

I put about 15 pounds on since last winter, I'll take that off...I've got three months to get right or they yank my CDL...On the other hand, if they take my Commercial Drivers License, that alone will drop my BP....I'd have no way of getting to work
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Welcome to the club.

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No BP meds yet.
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Here is the real bad news

You can't possibly exercise enough to burn up the calories of all the food and drink you want. In general diets don't work and in the long run simply don't work. gotta do somehting reducing calories IN. Can't seem to change the basic foods and drinks but have had some success with just doing a little more exercise and eating and drinking a little less - if you can do that for a while then go a little/little again it may work. It always takes a health scare for me to do even that. I am also very scared of all drugs after watching my parents age. Also maybe a little less sauces or maybe that extra bread on the grinder with no meat near it can go - and little things like that.
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I will be 50 in may . So far I cause high blood pressure and the doc always really likes my #'s so far ? Hope it holds !
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Originally Posted by Mike Boehler View Post
Damn, getting old sucks.
It took you to age 50 to figure that out?
I must be a lot smarter than you - I had that figured out by age 40

Better to work on it now, than after your first stroke or heart attack.
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Originally Posted by t4000 View Post
I will be 50 in may . So far I cause high blood pressure and the doc always really likes my #'s so far ? Hope it holds !
Mine was perfect also for my whole life. Possibly on the low side 98/58...That was last year.

Today 140/105
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Originally Posted by LI32 View Post
It took you to age 50 to figure that out?
I must be a lot smarter than you - I had that figured out by age 40

Better to work on it now, than after your first stroke or heart attack.
At 40 I felt the best in my entire life, somewhere about 45-46 I started feeling the difference...
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Start one of those heart medicated baby type aspirins every morning as well it helps maintain low BP. I went last week and I was 120 over 60 and poor baby turn 50 hell your just a young en I never thought I'd hear myself saying that
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Turned 50 this past Monday - best shape since HS. No real secret just lots of exercise to the tune of 90 min a day mixed aerobics/weights 5 days a week for the last 4 years. Dropped 35# doing this and have kept it off. Still need to cut back on my beer intake though. BP is fine, cholesterol good, no meds etc. there is life after 50.
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Turned 50 this past Monday - best shape since HS. No real secret just lots of exercise to the tune of 90 min a day mixed aerobics/weights 5 days a week for the last 4 years. Dropped 35# doing this and have kept it off. Still need to cut back on my beer intake though. BP is fine, cholesterol good, no meds etc. there is life after 50.
I've tried this lifestyle, but it only works for me in the winter when I'm not working.

After 10-12 hours of pouring concrete for 8 months a year, the last thing I can do is go back to the motel and start working out. I've usually skipped 2 meals by dinner time, Than I eat whatever is not nailed down.
So basically, the harder I work, the more weight I gain, because I can't (or won't) be sensible with my meals.
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Originally Posted by Mike Boehler View Post
and flunked my class A DOT physical....

Damn, getting old sucks.

I guess I have to go on a diet, stop drinking, and avoid any enjoyment whatsoever....

Life is good.....

Bottom BP number (whatever you call this particular number) when up 40 + points since my last physical. I have 3 months to correct it or I find another driver.

Maybe if they didn't drug test me, I'd do better on my physical
Nothing above 140 over 90. (pre hypertension) If you get on blood pressure meds your only good one year at a time
Since i quit driving mine has dropped to 126 over 70

Sleep apnea is the big thing now with the physical.If you are over weight they can request you get a sleep study.

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Originally Posted by Thalasso View Post
Nothing above 140 over 90. If you get on blood pressure meds your only good one year at a time
Since i quit driving mine has dropped to 126 over 70
Yeah, they gave me a 3 month card until I get it worked out. Meds have their own issues, go to once a year like you mentioned, I will also have problems with my Class III aviation medical the day they issue the prescription.
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Originally Posted by LI Sound Grunt View Post
Here is the real bad news

You can't possibly exercise enough to burn up the calories of all the food and drink you want. In general diets don't work and in the long run simply don't work. gotta do somehting reducing calories IN. Can't seem to change the basic foods and drinks but have had some success with just doing a little more exercise and eating and drinking a little less - if you can do that for a while then go a little/little again it may work. It always takes a health scare for me to do even that. I am also very scared of all drugs after watching my parents age. Also maybe a little less sauces or maybe that extra bread on the grinder with no meat near it can go - and little things like that.
You can reduce the carbs and eat fatty food or no fat and consume carbs. One or the other. No sugar.
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Originally Posted by Mike Boehler View Post
I've tried this lifestyle, but it only works for me in the winter when I'm not working.

After 10-12 hours of pouring concrete for 8 months a year, the last thing I can do is go back to the motel and start working out. I've usually skipped 2 meals by dinner time, Than I eat whatever is not nailed down.
So basically, the harder I work, the more weight I gain, because I can't (or won't) be sensible with my meals.
Which is bad for your glucose.(sugar). This they test for also for your CDL when you pee in the cup
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Originally Posted by tprice View Post
I hit it this Saturday (10/13)

Hit me last year, I had to go on BP medicine and did change the way I eat for the most part.
Dropped 35 lbs in 6 months and have maintained it pretty well and do 6-12 miles a week on treadmill, Admiral sets a Corona on the floor in front of me
Kinda like the Rabbit at the dog track huh?
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Originally Posted by LI Sound Grunt View Post
Here is the real bad news

You can't possibly exercise enough to burn up the calories of all the food and drink you want. In general diets don't work and in the long run simply don't work. gotta do somehting reducing calories IN. Can't seem to change the basic foods and drinks but have had some success with just doing a little more exercise and eating and drinking a little less - if you can do that for a while then go a little/little again it may work. It always takes a health scare for me to do even that. I am also very scared of all drugs after watching my parents age. Also maybe a little less sauces or maybe that extra bread on the grinder with no meat near it can go - and little things like that.
Basicly what Bob said works for me. Cut down your intake, especially meals. You don't need all those calories. Some one once told me the feeling of hunger is your body burning off fat and calling for more fuel intake but the feeling can be trained so it's not necessarily a bad thing to feel a little hungry at times. Drink a lot of water to offset the feeling. And try to to keep that metabolism up as much as you can, you'll feel it but you'll also feel it if you start turning into a sloth because chit goes down hill alot faster now. It's all in your head.
Welcome to the half century club, your 2/3's of the way there.
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Originally Posted by Mike Boehler View Post
and flunked my class A DOT physical....

Damn, getting old sucks.

I guess I have to go on a diet, stop drinking, and avoid any enjoyment whatsoever....

Life is good.....

Bottom BP number (whatever you call this particular number) when up 40 + points since my last physical. I have 3 months to correct it or I find another driver.

Maybe if they didn't drug test me, I'd do better on my physical
Happy Birthday.
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