Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Good health is a blessing...

...and a bigger blessing.

My health has greatly improved since chemotherapy has killed 90% or so of the lymphoma cells in my body. I look better, my skin conditions have largely disappeared, I have energy and I am motivated to get up and go. I am very grateful for this improvement. At this time of life, when I have the time and a few dollars to do things and go places, it is wonderful to have good health that gives me the energy to do so.

Previously, when my body was struggling to fight lymphoma, I could eat whatever I wanted and whenever I wanted and not gain weight. Likewise, my cholesterol number was always nice and low. I could exercise a little, a lot or not at all with no ill effect.

Now that my health has been restored to normal, that is, the same as normal humans, my reaction to too many calories and too little exercise is also normal: weight gain. I seem to be plateaued at about 12-14 pounds above my ideal weight.

I sure do miss those 3,000 calorie breakfasts!

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