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Per My Garmin, Based On VO2 Max, My Fitness Age Is 42 (Actual 65) — 3.5 Months After Knee Surgery.

by Anura Guruge


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This is per my Garmin MARQ Explorer, which I wear 24×7.


It was ’46’ two-weeks earlier!

Yes, I am walking and using an indoor cycle like ‘crazy’ to get back to ‘fitness’.


I had my quadriceps tendon repair surgery,
at ‘
Frisbie Memorial Hospital‘ —
performed by Dr. Charles Blitzer
of ‘Seacoast Orthopedics
on Thursday, March 7, 2019.

There was no pain to talk about
— throughout, from surgery to now.


Well, I am NOT taking this too seriously. I could still keel over and die from a heart attack today. So, I am more sanguine than others (and yes, there was a ‘pun’ in there).

Well, I had to share. But, moving on ….

SMILE.


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My ‘Fitness Age’ Is 19-Years Less Than Actual, 3-Months After Knee Surgery (& 6-Weeks On Crutches).

by Anura Guruge


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This is per my Garmin MARQ Explorer, which I wear 24×7.


I had my quadriceps tendon repair surgery,
at ‘
Frisbie Memorial Hospital‘ —
performed by Dr. Charles Blitzer
of ‘Seacoast Orthopedics
on Thursday, March 7, 2019.

There was no pain to talk about
— throughout, from surgery to now.


I am 65-years old, 66 in September. So, this reading today chuffed me up no end, especially since I am still in recovery from major knee surgery. Just 7-weeks ago I was still on crutches. I still walk with a cane (since it helps, though I can walk without one).

Yes, no question, the knee surgery spurred me to new heights. My VO2 Max was ~36 before surgery and I was nearly 20 pounds heavier! Yes, I lost weight while recovering — mainly by totally revamping my diet. That helped. I have only run once after surgery — and that was last week. I ran 3 miles with 800′ of elevation carrying 11 pounds in weights. Felt a few ‘tinges’ in the knee was decided to lay off running for another few weeks. Walking at least 3.5 miles a day and then making sure to clock at least 10K steps a day. Today I did 16K. So, it all helps.

I am happy. Would have preferred not to have busted my quad tendon. But, it was a wake-up call.

So, there is hope … SMILE.


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Despite My Ongoing Diet, I Am Still Too BIG To Fit Into This Suit Of Armor.

by Anura Guruge


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As you can see the waist is the biggest problem — though height would be a concern too. Saw it in Littleton, New Hampshire. You know I. I wanted it, but only if I could get into it. Bummer and bummer indeed. I will have to keep an eye for XXX suits of armor. There must have been some fat knights. They indulged. Well, I can’t. So, I will continue to try and diet.


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My One Remaining Food VICE — Mediterranean Spinach Swirls (A Variant Of ‘Spanakopita’).

by Anura Guruge



Alas, my supposed restraint when it comes to food still has its limits. I can’t, however hard I try, stop eating these $3 Mediterranean Spinach Swirls from Market Basket. HELP.

It really is killing me — slowly but surely.

Who would have thought that this would end up as my one remaining VICE when it came to food.

Yes, I confess, that maybe once a month, if she grudgingly lets me, I will eat 4 – 5 teaspoons of Teischan’s leftover ice cream (with any chocolate sauce that is lurking around) at a restaurant.

That is it in terms of sweets for the last 6 years (i.e., since January 22, 2013). No cake, no pies, no chocolates, no muffins, no donuts, no ice cream, no cheesecake, no cookies … And I love chocolates, pecan pie, apple pie and ice cream.

I stopped eating nuts 10-weeks ago. And I LOVE nuts.

I drastically cut back on cheese 10-weeks ago. I could live on cheese. I now have a bit every few days.

I dramatically cut back on food 10-weeks ago. I have lost xx pounds in the last 10-weeks. SMILE. Not telling you how much. I am moderately pleased. IF I can lose another 10 pounds I would be orgasmic.

So, during the last 10-weeks these spinach swirls have been my ONLY WEAKNESS! Honest.

Who would have thought. SPINACH — BAD FOR YOU.

Over the last decade I have really acquired a taste for spinach. I eat a LOT of spinach — in multiple forms.

Spinach is said to be good for you.

But, these $3 spinach swirls I eat are killing me. I would be better eating chocolate donuts.

Even the guy at Market Basket, who makes them, told me that they are BAD for ME! 500 calories each.

I have CUT BACK — over the last 10-weeks.

I used to eat 3 every 10-days or so. Sometimes 2 a day. It was KILLING I.

Then 10-weeks ago, I went nearly a month without eating even one. It killed me.

Then I started cheating. One every few weeks.

I had one TODAY — which I bought yesterday.

It is killing.

I am SO ashamed!

This is bad.

I wish I had more control over my diet.

DAMN!

Oh … what happened 10-weeks ago.

That was when I had my knee surgery and discovered my blood sugar had SHOT UP to 103! 103! Damn.

Not good. I am


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British Low-Carb Diet Advocated By The U.K. “Daily Mail”.

by Anura Guruge


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There was no surprises here. This is basically what I have been following for the last 6-years! Yes, 6-years.

Yes, I have cheated off-and-on. Not majorly. Went through a face of snacking heavily on nuts. I have cut that out since my knee injury since that has curtailed the amount of exercise, i.e., running, I can do.

As it says, this is not too hard to adhere to.

Just wanted to share with you.


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The Trump Diet Is Working — Or Was It 10-Nights, On The Trot, With Melania?

by Anura Guruge


Donald Trump on Monday, May 29, 2017 — Memorial Day — at Arlington Cemetery.


Trump has lost weight — during his eventful, 9-day overseas trip. Looks like he is 10 – 15 pounds lighter.

It was hard to miss. I am impressed.

So, this must be the new Trump Diet. I hope they start marketing it soon, though I doubt whether I will be able to afford it — since it will, no doubt, require eating very expensive steaks and other cuts of fine meat. It will also eschew wine and I am sure I can’t stomach that.

It is ALSO possible that it was 10-nights, on a row, with Melania. He probably got in a lot of exercise and I am sure he created his own turbulence on Air Force One.

We will all have to keep an eye on the shrinking Donald. Pretty impressive. I am jealous. I would love to lose 10 pounds


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The ONLY New Year’s Resolution You Should Make For 2017 — Committing To ‘Brain Meditation’.

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All other New Year’s resolutions
that you could probably
ever think of
are ALL subsets of Brain Meditation!


Why?

Because all resolutions require
cooperation from YOUR BRAIN.


You can’t opt to do more exercise, go on a diet, start a new venture, read a dictionary from cover-to-cover, have an orgasm a day, be more tolerant, drink more red wine or whatever, IF your brain does not support you in that goal.

The things that you think of as ‘Willpower’.

IF your New Year’s resolution involves ‘willpower’ IT WILL FAIL!

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With ‘Brain Meditation’ YOUR BRAIN will help you achieve whatever it is that you seek.

Brain Meditation‘ is the KEY.

So, PLEASE, just make ONE, and only one,
New Year’s resolution for 2017.

“I am going to learn about Brain Meditation”.

Happy New Year.


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