Hey gang. I've been gone for quite some time, but I'm back. I've had some health issues that I needed to address. I was feeling pretty rough for sometime last spring and messed around and almost waited too long to deal with it. Last Sept. I went to the Dr and we discovered that I was Type 2 Diabetic!!!
So the starting stats were: 47 years old, 330# @ 6'4", A1C was 13+ and fasting was 389!
Now: 48 years old, 278# (52# lighter!!), A1C is 6.2 and fasting this morning was 91.
I also found I had a thyroid problem and with pills and diet the above stats were achieved. I feel so much better now.
I haven't touched the bike in over a year, but this week it's going to the shop for a tune-up and new tires and is my next weapon against this hurdle.
Tentative goal: lose another 50# and do a half-century by 2012!!!!!
It's good to be back.