Prune picker

This is the blog site of an old man. As a native born Californian I call myself a prune picker. I live in a fifth wheel trailer. My front door is 25 steps from my daughter’s front door in the piney woods of North Louisiana. My blogs are often silly and or trivial, and some times educational and serious. I hope that some are interesting. None are long.

Preparing these blogs seems to fill a need in my life. I am compelled to do it. It helps fill the time until I die. I always have a job to do.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Vital measurements taken every Tuesday plus miles walked the previous week.

I want to be in shape for my up coming trip to England and France. I do not want to miss anything because of not being in condition to walk. I am on a diet (small portions) and have started an exercise walking program. As a goad to my determination I am going to post data on my progress each week. Last year I posted everyday for several months. But that was too much. This year I am going to post weekly as of Tuesday. The table below is for every Tuesday this year. The columns from the left are; Date, Weight in pounds, Waist measurement in inches, Temperature in degrees F, Blood pressure high, Blood pressure low, Pulse in beats per minute, and Miles that I walked in the previous week.

I am doing pretty good and feeling good. My walking has increased from about a mile a day to about 1 and a 1/2 miles per day, except for the middle of February when I was fighting a persistent cough and feeling punk.  I am proud of my weight loss and I think that I have lost an inch around my waist. Where did it go?

I want to get my walking up to two miles a day and hope to lose another ten pounds before the trip day of May 15.
 
Date Weight Waist Temp BP High BP Low Pulse Miles
1/3/12 252 50.8 96.9 134 66 69 8.5
1/10/12 248 50.1 96.8 136 63 67 7.6
1/17/12 247.4 50.3 96.2 135 62 74 7.5
1/24/12 252.4 50.9 96.4 141 70 66 8
1/31/12 248.2 50.3 96.3 134 61 68 10.7
2/7/12 243.8 50.1 96.5 130 64 64 11.1
2/14/12 241.2 50.9 96.6 133 66 75 9.5
2/21/12 240.2 50.5 96.6 121 62 70 6.3
2/28/12 239.2 50.5 96.5 140 61 62 11.6
3/6/12 234.8 49.7 96.2 128 60 62 11.8
    







   






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