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So, I’ve lost 10 lbs. Still a long way to ago, but it’s a good start.

It’s funny that when you lose weight, you tend to think about when it was you last weighed “X”. After the first week on the diet I was back to before I went on my major vacation earlier in the spring. Now I’m back to where I was in 2004.

But losing pounds can actually help your body, and specifically your heart, be younger.¬†Texas Health Presbyterian¬†(and some other medical organizations) have an online resource that lets you calculate your heart’s age vs. your chronological age here. It’s a bit disconcerting to know that my heart is old enough to draw Social Security while the rest of me has a few more years to wait.

Of course, RA and OA patients all know the benefits to our joints of a healthy weight, so I won’t say more on that subject, except that losing weight can also help turn back the clock on our knees and hips.

I was excited enough about my weight loss that this weekend I went to one of my favorite shops in the hopes that I could get back into the next size smaller pants. (I had given up and bought “fat” pants last fall.)¬†The waist fit well, but the pants were just a bit snug in the hips. Another five pounds, THEN I can go shopping.

I hope that the time you spend today is enjoyable and filled with those you love.

Thanks for checking in.