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A reasonably big update

I haven't had much time to post lately, and when I have I haven't had my head on straight. Here's hoping I can cover most of the topics on my mind today.

Saw my new primary doctor for a physical on Friday after work. Since I saw him the first time, some of my medical problems have gotten better...but I have new ones to make up the difference. He gave me some courses of action...some of which involve new medicine. I had already had medicine for my arthritis, my acid reflux, and my allergies, among other things too unpleasant to discuss here...but now I'm going to start blood pressure medicine.

To me this is not a surprise. Both of my parents have high blood pressure, and I'm not in as good cardiovascular shape as I've been in the past...not to mention that I'm at an all-time high for weight. So hopefully the medicine will help...and so will going to the gym & doing something about my diet.

As for diet, I'm not happy about how much I weigh. (Who is? Okay, shut up, Jon.) I've done Atkins before, and its effects were good...while I did it. When we went kosher, it was something I didn't think I could restart, due to the expense. However, if it's the only thing that will help me lose weight before the wedding, I'll do it again. If Karen and I did some diet plan together, that would also be fine...but it'd be hard for me to do a non-Atkins diet by myself.

As for wedding stuff, we have some problems with the hotel. Karen's going to call them on Monday and give them a piece of her mind. We're meeting with the rabbi later today to get some stuff ironed out, and I'll hit the gym afterwards (no time now...woke up too late) and then there's some house-cleaning to do. Yee-ha!

I'll mention work later. As for vacation, I'm going to Toronto for 5 days starting the 10th, for my pharmaceutical fraternity annual convention. It'll be good to get away from the chaos at work for a bit, and it'll be nice to see all the folks in the fraternity. I also have a friend in Toronto that I know over the net but haven't met in person, and I plan to meet him for a game of cards while I'm there. 8^)


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Jun. 30th, 2002 09:26 am (UTC)
Jon, me? I'm not happy about how much I weigh. There's 40 more pounds of me since 1991.

Of course, if it's some other Jon, I'll be suitably embarassed.

Jun. 30th, 2002 01:16 pm (UTC)
No, he's talking about the Jon that commented below you. *THAT* Jon isn't happy with his weight because he doesn't weigh *enough*. Don't you feel badly for him??

Jul. 1st, 2002 08:01 am (UTC)
Ah. You see, I'm so used to you saying "shut up, Jon" to me that I thought you might have rubbed off on your husband.

Glad to see that it's a more common phrase.
Jul. 1st, 2002 08:21 am (UTC)
Jul. 1st, 2002 04:11 pm (UTC)
If you want, we can tell you to shut up...but methinks before we do that you should try being more obnoxious... 8^)
Jun. 30th, 2002 11:34 am (UTC)
Believe me...
None of us are happy about what we weigh.

We just have different reasons for not being happy.
Jun. 30th, 2002 01:19 pm (UTC)
Re: Believe me...
well, if you won't switch problems with me, won't you at least meet in the middle somewhere? ;)
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