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    Re: I am genuinely curious ....

    Quote Originally Posted by Patrickt View Post
    I'm old so there's a limit on how healthy I can be. I have arthritis but other than that, I'm plugging along. I can walk miles each day, and do, but I wouldn't want to have to dig ditches for a living again.

    On the other hand, I'm not a hypochondriac like many old people. I sat and listened to a woman who when greeted with, "How are you?" would proceed to tell each inquirer how she was. Finally, I said, "Have you considered just printing it up and handing it out?"

    The last physical I had was about 20 years ago and I was fine. On the other hand, when I was 10 the doctor gave me six weeks to live. I'll go out on a limb and say he was wrong.

    You sound in in good health imho from across the aether if you are walking mikes each day.

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    Re: I am genuinely curious ....

    Quote Originally Posted by NitroHangover View Post
    I was severely overweight and unhealthy in my early 20's. I weighed over 300 lbs and binge drank a lot. Most of it came from blowing out my knee in HS football and subsequently being immobile, and depressed for a long time about that and other things. I was able to turn my life around at about 24, got a little therapy to help with the depression, lost 100 lbs with healthy eating and exercise, and quit drinking hard alcohol.

    Today, at 31, I am in very good shape. I'm 6'2" and about 210 lbs with a lot of muscle. I'm lucky to have a job where physical fitness is a requirement, and part of my duties are lifting and doing cardio every day, in addition to a lot of very rigorous physical training. I run 5 miles every other day. I do sometimes allow myself to eat junkfood, but I am still very meticulous about my calorie intake, as well as regulating my intake of protein and carbs. I take a lot of vitamins. I have to basically force-feed myself vegetables like a little boy, but I do it every day. I am required to undergo regular checkups and physicals, and the results are always pretty immaculate.

    All that said, I do still have a couple of vices. I am a light smoker (about a pack a week), and I do drink beer in excess from time to time.

    A lot of men in my profession own side businesses, or have second jobs because we have so many days off. Sometimes I think about maybe getting certified as a personal trainer, and doing a little of that on the side. The effect that getting healthy had on me, mentally and physically, was overwhelming. It's just unbelievable how much it improves literally everything, from your physical well being, to your mental well being, to your entire outlook on yourself and life in general, to your disposition towards others. I think it would be very fulfilling to help other people who are struggling with improving or maintaining their health. And knowing what it's like to be in their shoes, I think I'd be pretty good at it.

    That is completely awesome!

    I think I know what you do for a living yet of course I will say.

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    Re: I am genuinely curious ....

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    I could stand to lose 10 lb. and I could do that by cutting down my beer ration. I enjoy weight training, free and machine. Running bores the hell out of me, though for some reason I don't mind the tread mill at the gym. Hiking trails and mountains are fun. We'll do more of that now that the weather is tolerable, as we do every "fall" and "winter".

    Stress really is a nasty, nasty thing. I consciously work to avoid as much of it as I can. That includes avoiding stress carriers, drama mamas, toxic bastards and stressful situations I can avoid. You're going to have some stressful people and situations you cannot avoid, but I work at keeping them to a minimum. Meditation has greatly helped me to handle the stress I cannot avoid.

    I have elevated cholesterol. The Doc put me on Zocor. I tried for a week. I can't stand drugs. I take maybe 2 aspirins a year. Blood pressure is good. Other emergency retinal surgery for a retinal tare I've never had any surgery. I did have Melanoma, stage two dug out of my right arm, but that's really it. Non-disease related, I have bi-lateral hearing loss since Vietnam.

    Years ago I smoked, until I hated it. I wanted every cigarette to taste like the first one. They never did. I still smoke cigars from time to time, but I don't inhale.

    Overall: good health. I'm just fortunate as I can't take credit for most of it.

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    Good woman. Most important. She keeps me real.

    Good dogs. Very important. They are non-judgemental and essential to good mental and physical health. Their love, like my wife's is unconditional. You can have too many wives, but you can't have too many dogs. Dogs never complain about your driving habits or your farting in bed.

    Living where the life suits me. I'm happy where I live. Yeah, I'd love to live in France, Boulder, Vancouver, New Orleans, Athens, Ga., Portland, Seattle, Missoula, Banff, Ireland, UK, Puerto Vallarta, San Filipe, Montevideo or Tucson, Sante Fe or Austin. But, you can't live everywhere. I love where I am.

    Lifestyle.

    Laughing to me is very important. I never miss the chance, especially when I'm laughing at myself, which seems to be more and more these days. I even laugh when I am alone sometimes. Why not?

    I haven't owned a suit or a tie except for once in 20 years. (I had to go to traffic court in Ajo for criminal speeding when coming back from Mexico after a long weekend. Criminal speeding in Arizona is 20 miles over the speed limit. Good cop, great judge, traffic school and I have kept my word to the judge in Ajo to never speed in his town again. Also, at his request I've stopped in Ajo on occasion and spent time in the town and have had the pleasure of meeting some of the people there. I'm a better man for it.)

    I don't hate anyone, or anything, to my knowledge.

    Limited television viewing. Sports, an occasional movie and an occasional British comedy. I do not watch network television. I do not watch television "news". Not watching television is a great stress reliever.

    Vitamins and herbs. I take vitamins, herbal supplements, Krill oil, probiotics and resveratrol.

    Music. I listen to good music as often as possible, especially at work when i don't have to talk to people.

    Travel. The world is full of wonderful people. Most of the people in the world are friendly and kind, even when you can't share a common language. Travel has helped me love the world and life in general.

    More than anything I'm a lucky sumbitch. I have no idea why. Neither does anyone else, i might add.
    Mind, body and soul it seems you have it going on ... your positive energy comes across the aether.

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    Re: I am genuinely curious ....

    Quote Originally Posted by Dion View Post
    That is completely awesome!

    I think I know what you do for a living yet of course I will say.
    Heh, well I didn't mean to be cryptic or secretive about it. I just don't want to be one of those dudes who try to work it into every conversation, and never leave the house without a T-shirt that lets everybody know. We're all proud of what we do, but some guys act really braggy and douchey about it. Anyway, I'm a Firefighter.

    And thanks!

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    Re: I am genuinely curious ....

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    you should stop smoking...........
    WTF? I don't smoke.

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    Re: I am genuinely curious ....

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    WTF? I don't smoke.
    Oh, come, now.

    Everybody knows you're smokin, DiAnna!
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    Re: I am genuinely curious ....

    Quote Originally Posted by Dion View Post
    Do you think you are in good health ... if so why? If not why?

    WHO

    Funny...but wellness or wallet or anything of the sort has never made me curious... may be I should be more curious that way!

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    Re: I am genuinely curious ....

    Last time I was at the doctor (a few months ago), I had a checkup and some blood work (blood sugar, thyroid, cholesterol, etc.), and everything came out normal, so I guess I'm in pretty good health! I also TRY to exercise every day and make home-cooked meals, so I think that helps out a lot too. The sodium content in some boxed foods (like stuffing or rice meals) is outrageous, so I just make my own. I think that is the much healthier way to go, and you control the salt and fat content.

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    Re: I am genuinely curious ....

    Quote Originally Posted by NitroHangover View Post
    Heh, well I didn't mean to be cryptic or secretive about it. I just don't want to be one of those dudes who try to work it into every conversation, and never leave the house without a T-shirt that lets everybody know. We're all proud of what we do, but some guys act really braggy and douchey about it. Anyway, I'm a Firefighter.

    And thanks!
    I knew it! Everyone loves firefighters!

    Okay ... I live in a state where firefighters have the utmost respect!

    Thank you for your service!

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    Re: I am genuinely curious ....

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    WTF? I don't smoke.
    sorry , i thought you smoke
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