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Old 10-08-2020, 08:08 AM
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Eliminate excess sugars and increase vegetables. Use smaller plates. Avoid alcohol.

The very best exercise for us ol' wrecks is walking back and forth in a swimming pool. The water takes the weight off joints, provides resistance, and keeps you from overheating. Get a pair of cheap canvas tennis shoes and wear them in the pool - it keeps your skin on the bottoms of your feet.
Old 10-08-2020, 08:12 AM
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That would be nice if I had a pool to swim in. I used to belong to a rec center where I would use the pool for swimming and get a good workout, but it is no longer "on my way" to anywhere. It is a good 35 minute drive away, and there is nothing else even close by. Downside of Country Living. If I had a younger horse, maybe I could get a decent work out, but even my horses are too old and crippled.
Old 10-08-2020, 08:31 AM
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Originally Posted by acdii
That would be nice if I had a pool to swim in. I used to belong to a rec center where I would use the pool for swimming and get a good workout, but it is no longer "on my way" to anywhere. It is a good 35 minute drive away, and there is nothing else even close by. Downside of Country Living. If I had a younger horse, maybe I could get a decent work out, but even my horses are too old and crippled.
Well don't call the glue factory to pick them up they might take you instead by mistake!
Old 10-08-2020, 10:12 AM
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Originally Posted by acdii
That would be nice if I had a pool to swim in. I used to belong to a rec center where I would use the pool for swimming and get a good workout, but it is no longer "on my way" to anywhere. It is a good 35 minute drive away, and there is nothing else even close by. Downside of Country Living. If I had a younger horse, maybe I could get a decent work out, but even my horses are too old and crippled.
Same issue here, and almost the same drive. Worth doing if you are serious about losing weight, gaining strength, reducing joint pain, and having a better quality of life. Do it three times a week for six months and see what happens.

Alternative is buy and install a swim spa, but that's several thousand dollars.

Third option is continue doing what you are doing and getting worse by the day. Harsh - but true. If you want a change to happen, you have to make it happen!
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My brother got the idea of buying a spa I think he used it 3 times maybe! On top of that he wanted one of those redwood enclosures to go around it and finds a one day sale. Rather than get off his fat tookus and measure it he guessed. Naturally after receiving his non-returnable, non refundable, enclosure it was 2 inches too small! His wife turned it into a greenhouse.
Old 10-08-2020, 11:57 AM
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A swim spa is different than a hot tub. It has a current that you swim or walk against.
Old 10-08-2020, 12:53 PM
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This has been interesting reading. Those of you on the mend, I wish you the best and fast recovery. I stay in shape by doing the heavy duty physical work that I do. I have plenty of that type of work. My barn repair is a good example. Moving in and setting up those heavy jacks. Removing old rotted wood. Installing replacement wood. Going up and down ladders hundreds of times. Swinging a hammer hundreds of times. Working up a good sweat and wearing out from a now 5 hour day due to the heavy work. I love the work. The rotted half of the barn is done. Now I need to lift the other half, roof structure, to replace the roof support lumber. Then I can replace the tin. After this, it is firewood time. I have a huge tree the power company cut down for me. I need to cut and process it.

The nice side of outside work is I believe the USAF may be opening that old flight training route. Friday a low flying B-52 made a low pass. Maybe 2-3,000 feet +or- about ľ to Ĺ mile south of me. It was an air show type low pass. What a sight. Yesterday another B-52 flew high over my property. I heard him on the return trip but did not see him. This can get interesting. Now Iím on alert every time I hear a jet engine. But the military jet has a distinct sound.

Yesterdayís flyover.






Old 10-08-2020, 01:48 PM
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Well, I'm four weeks post shoulder replacement, and on the mend. Every day it's a little better. Just had an old internet friend come by - we've known of each other since the RCO days - and pick up the rest of my R/C airplane stuff. He's mentoring some newbies in his neck of the woods, about 120 miles north of me. Couple of kits, couple of motors, a box of goodies, and a couple dozen rolls of covering. It was some very usuable stuff, but I had no use for it. He will make good use of it, and after I retire and relocate I can start again if that looks attractive there and then.

I probably won't drop by much for the next couple of years. Too tempting.

Stay well, stay safe, and have fun!

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Old 10-10-2020, 09:01 AM
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Originally Posted by acdii
When pressed on a diet, I got nothing from them. Seems docs don't want to commit to a diet plan to help lose weight. At the 50 mark, it is a losing proposition. You need to exercise to lose weight, it hurts too much to exercise because you are over weight, Joints ache from degeneration, and excess weight makes it worse, degeneration gets worse when exercising, causing even less exercise. Getting old sucks.

Born, pissing and crapping yourself, gain all this knowledge and skill, then get old, arthritic, crippled, can no longer do what you are skilled to do, then wind up pissing and crapping yourself, then die. Life sucks.
Agreed, but life had some happy times didn't it/............ Now it's pay the piper time
Old 10-10-2020, 09:45 AM
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Can't swear to it but getting out of bed and my easy chair seems much easier and most of my aches and pains have gone or diminished, so maybe the stint they put in me is doing some good.
I still have some blockage they did not repair but I'm hoping all these new drugs and lifestyle changes negates another stint. I got some free samples of the most expensive drug for the next 14 days, I want to see if my "bod" has a negative reaction to it before I pay a hugemongus fee only to find out I can't use them, this happened before and I wasted a lot of money. they won't refund you for the unused pills.

I have to check my blood sugar but the lancet doesn't produce enough blood flow for the tester.

Old 10-10-2020, 06:02 PM
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Originally Posted by donnyman
Can't swear to it but getting out of bed and my easy chair seems much easier and most of my aches and pains have gone or diminished, so maybe the stint they put in me is doing some good.
I still have some blockage they did not repair but I'm hoping all these new drugs and lifestyle changes negates another stint. I got some free samples of the most expensive drug for the next 14 days, I want to see if my "bod" has a negative reaction to it before I pay a hugemongus fee only to find out I can't use them, this happened before and I wasted a lot of money. they won't refund you for the unused pills.
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Sounds like some good initial results from your procedure, Donny. Ditto on the new drugs. I wonder how many other people have wound up flushing expensive, unused medications down the toilet ?

Regarding the Dr. not giving you any diet recommendations, was he a bit on the chubby side as well ? I once had a Dr. who never seemed to advocate diet and he was pretty heavy himself. Maybe he felt is was hopeless and figured everybody else lacked resolve just like him.

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Old 10-11-2020, 08:35 AM
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Yes I think that if I stick to my meds and watch my diet I will come out of this situation in pretty good shape, I think my blood sugar has already dropped.
your right on the diet thing my doc is a bit puggy, but he did tell me to reduce the amount of food intake as well as the type.

I don't intend to waste my money on drugs I can't use, and I am convinced doctors are getting kick backs from the pharmaceutical companies when they prescribe certain drugs, every doctor has these good looking women with shopping cart loads of drugs coming and going from the doctors offices. with mounds of free samples why shouldn't I benefit by getting samples also? I will be asking for more samples in the future.

Meanwhile I am feeling what I consider improvements and I want to continue this trend, I got to get rid of the fat.

Are you affected by all the fires?

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Old 10-11-2020, 09:01 AM
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I was able to make significant progress by logging my weight every morning. I have a digital scale that seems vert accurate, and I weigh every morning at the same point in my routine. I'm 6'3" tall and started at 319lbs. In four months, I got to 270, and am able to stay there while healing from this shoulder replacement (which has limited my activity greatly). Once I can get active again, I'm targeting for 240.

I was fighting edema prior to my shoulder surgery. If I skipped my Lasix, I'd often put on three pounds per day. Since the surgery, I really haven't needed the Lasix. I think the inflammation in the shoulder was triggering my body to retain fluid.

These bodies we inhabit are pretty amazingly complicated. Trouble in one area can trigger symptoms in another, and the relationships can be hard to connect. The more medications we add, the harder it becomes to identify cause and effect. I finally put my cardiologist in charge of overview of ALL my meds, with the goal to minimize meds as much as possible. I've gone from 14 prescriptions to 6, and gotten rid of some really nasty ones. I feel much better and have reduced the roller-coaster ride of symptoms considerably.
Old 10-11-2020, 09:59 AM
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One has to keep in mind that they them selves are responsible for their health. I believe friends of mine are dead today because they did not monitor the MEDS given them. as I write this I am experiencing a numbness on the left side of my face. It is a reaction to one of my MEDS.
Old 10-12-2020, 07:36 AM
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Are you affected by all the fires?

Not directly affected by fires. The biggest fires are a couple hundred miles north of us, but we've gotten a lot of smoke in the last few weeks. I check the local air pollution levels in my area each morning and make a decision on whether I'll be going outside that day. I have COPD, so when the weather report says "unhealthy for sensitive individuals", it's indoors for the day. On the bad days you can't see much of the sun and horizontal visibility is only about 1/4 mile.

For the past couple of days the air quality has been very good. Wind direction has a lot to do with it.

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Old 10-12-2020, 08:46 AM
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Not directly affected by fires. The biggest fires are a couple hundred miles north of us, but we've gotten a lot of smoke in the last few weeks. I check the local air pollution levels in my area each morning and make a decision on whether I'll be going outside that day. I have COPD, so when the weather report says "unhealthy for sensitive individuals", it's indoors for the day. On the bad days you can't see much of the sun and horizontal visibility is only about 1/4 mile.

For the past couple of days the air quality has been very good. Wind direction has a lot to do with it.

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We had a similar situation here sometime back, in Bastrop tex. our eastern horizon glowed orange at night for several days and smoke during daylight but the winds favored us so we suffered no real affects.
Old 10-12-2020, 02:26 PM
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Speaking of fires, we were out on our last weekender of the year camping up in WI. Great times. I walked nearly 5 miles on the trails with my daughter and put in 10626 steps yesterday, about half that on Saturday. While we were away a neighbor two doors down, who has Alpaca, had their barn burn down. I think it was their hay barn because the pile is still smoldering and it stinks here now.

Well now I have to get the trailer prepped for winter, which means removing linens, blankets, pillows, etc. Blowing the water lines out and pump RV antifreeze in, draining the water heater first of course, and giving it a roof down washing before putting the cover on it for winter. Since this is a new trailer, I don't know how much of the pink it needs, and I never covered one before, this one doesn't fit in the barn, the old one barely fit and I had to remove the cover off the AC so it would. I also have to crawl under it front to back and look for any openings a rodent can enter and seal it up.
Old 10-12-2020, 03:13 PM
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Hay can spontaneous combust. If hay gets wet or accumulates moisture the potential is there. Taking heat measurement may help identify the problem. I had a hay baler who rolled wet or moist grass. His stored hay went up in flames. My current baler also tends to roll too soon IMO.

While you are under the trailer, check for any exposed wiring. Rodents love to gnaw on wiring. Iíve had to rewire my tractor instrument panel 3 time due to rodents.
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Originally Posted by ETpilot
Hay can spontaneous combust. If hay gets wet or accumulates moisture the potential is there. Taking heat measurement may help identify the problem. I had a hay baler who rolled wet or moist grass. His stored hay went up in flames. My current baler also tends to roll too soon IMO.

While you are under the trailer, check for any exposed wiring. Rodents love to gnaw on wiring. Iíve had to rewire my tractor instrument panel 3 time due to rodents.
One of my shop cats sleeps on the tractor's seat. Sure keeps down the rodent problems!
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Cats are good. I donít have any, anymore. I have a pet cemetery for those dear friends.
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that should scare the rodents
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Cats are good. I donít have any, anymore. I have a pet cemetery for those dear friends.
There are always some in need of homes. My rodent control crew were all freebies off Craigslist, and our housecat was about three months old when someone dumped him at our place. He's the best cat we've ever had - very sweet to us, can't stand anybody else.
Old 10-13-2020, 05:08 AM
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I am not a hay person but I was told round bales do not combust wet or otherwise only square bales when they are stored with too much moisture content or get wet and begin to rot producing heat. I do know a round bale once burning is hard to put out. most here just let then burn. and never stored them in doors.

As far as rodent control I usually don't know they are around until I smell the rot. I keep poison rat food out most of the time, occasionally one will build a nest on the engine of my car and chew the wiring but eventually the rat bait gets them.

I hope this isn't too political ........ I just received a call that the line for voting is around the building but moving.
Old 10-13-2020, 05:29 AM
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Donny, your statement isn't political no mention of any specific candidate just your civic duty. I voted (as did the wife) by absentee ballot this year, the county election board has a website you can check to see when it was received and processed (counted). I am very careful to mark it exactly as instructed so there are no difficulties in counting it. They waved the notary requirement due to COVID this year but you had to attach a copy of a state issued photo ID to a specific spot so we did. To prevent fraud the ballots go in an envelope marked "Ballots" which goes into an "Affidavit" envelope which must be filled out and signed, which in turn goes inside an outer pre-addressed personalized envelope for mailing. Its a tad complicated but the instructions are easy to read and follow.

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Old 10-13-2020, 05:56 AM
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I am Leary of the mail voting, two times I tried and two times I failed. I will be standing in line this year, never had any problems with that. voting, especially now is too important for slip ups.

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