Saturday, August 13, 2011

Saturday, August 13, 2011..........

Well another week later........

Diet was "up and down" this week! A couple nights on the road eating out, and a special treat last night with Maryann at Maplewood in Vineland, New Jersey. I did gain back a few pounds this week, but I expected worse when I weighed in this morning.

I related a funny story on FaceBook this morning when a gentleman from the restaurant last night bought our drinks thinking he knew me. As he was leaving; he realized I was not his business associate when he came over to our table. This has happened to me so many times over the past thirty years that I believe there are hundreds of short, fat, bearded "John Patten's" all over this country! I personally think that God just liked his design!

We have friends coming this afternoon; Art and Joan West from Allentown, New Jersey. Art and I went to Allentown High School and Del-Val College together, and I was in their wedding as well. They are really "super" people with an amazing set of values! We are looking forward to their visit to just relax with friends!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Yearly Physical.......

Over the past few years; I have scheduled a yearly physical for my birthday on August 5th. Friday morning Maryann and I went to Dr. Ventrella for our yearly ritual. Maryann came through looking good on her numbers, and has an appointment scheduled with Dr. Gupta her Oncologist, for the last day of August.

For the 4th year in a row, my numbers have come back looking good! I had dropped 5 lbs in the past week by trying to be careful with carbohydrates, and my numbers were 155 on the cholesterol, blood pressure of 136 / 64, and more importantly my A1C test was 6.4 this being my blood sugar trend. I need to continue to work on my weight and hopefully get in a position of cutting back on my blood pressure medications.

I am continuing to celebrate my birthday over this weekend and will look to hit it hard come Monday! Lunch today was Chic-Fila (probably spelled wrong!), and dinner was at Toscano's in Mullica Hill with Karen and Tom. It was a very good evening! Sunday will be a "Patten Special" (cheesesteak with onions and sweet peppers) for lunch at the Purple Penguin.