My health report from the general practitioner is all clear except that my HDL is a little low (27mg/dL), my LDL is a bit high (114mg/dL), niacin levels are decreased, and there is no serum-based evidence for rheumatoid arthritis. That last part is good, I guess, although I was diagnosed with RA when I was 15 years old after arthoscopic surgery on my right knee to remove scar tissue from plying football. I understand that since this was nearly fifteen years ago it may have been misdiagnosed so I am going to see a rheumatologist to get another opinion. Then I get to go and see a sports doc to make sure my poor running form is not killing my body and hopefully I can run again soon. I have not run in over a week and it is killing me mentally, but the good news is that despite not running, I have continued to lose weight. I’m now down to just under 211lbs/95.7kg, I am now only 14lbs/6.3kg from my current goal weight. The doctor wants me to hit my post-high school weight of 178lbs/81kg and I do not think that is simply attainable for me. I remember being that thin and how I felt at that weight, I had some serious body image issues. I would freak out if my size 31 jeans fit ever so slightly too tight and would almost cry if I had to buy size 32 jeans. Now I am only two sizes larger, despite being over 30lbs heavier, and I am so much happier. I do not think I will ever get down to my doctor’s target weight, I will be happy getting to under 200. But with a clear health report, I am happy with my current progress and I am sure that as long as I can keep that yummy tasty beer away, I will keep losing weight.
In other updates, I will be registering for the GFLRRC Freedom 5K that will be in June. I do hope that my body holds up until then and then holds up until the mud run in November. Even if I cannot run, I will just walk them, it will still be fun. I am not looking for a PR since I have never run one of these before and it will a record enough just to complete one of these things in the scalding Florida heat of June. At times, I can barely stand to ride my motorcycle in summer because it is so dang hot. I hope the Freedom 5k has a nice beer tent at the finish line, I will be needing one for sure.
Since I have been given a clear health bill, maybe I can have a beer this weekend. I believe we may be going to see The Hangover 2 tonight after a delicious steak stir fry dinner I just cooked up. The food smells amazing and now the house smells like it, it is making me so hungry even though I ate lunch only 2 hours ago. Other than the movie, I will more than likely be attending the Title Fight/Touche Amore concert tomorrow night at The Talent Farm. Another night of seeing my friends and hanging out with Kevin, the owner, again. I really look forward to that, this should be a fantastic concert based on what I have been told about these bands live. I may be shooting them as well and all the pictures will be posted up on my portfolio site Mikimoro Photography.