September 30, 2006

Outta Shape

It was pointed out, on my last trip home, that this stay in Florida seems to have done me some good. This was told to me by numerous folks, and I can't really argue with that.

I now drink well over a gallon of water a day (you have to, or you'll die), flushing out the ol' system. From what I understand, this is good for you.

I am a Coke fiend (not the powder, but the soft drink... and the specific brand, not all soft drinks), and I used to guzzle 6 to 18 cans in a day, when the mood struck. Down here, I haven't had a Coke in... well, a long time. I can't remember having one. I'm told this is good for you, as well. The "no coke," not the fact that I can't remember. That could be both good and bad.

My blood pressure seems to have dropped, though that's kinda hard to tell. But the old "bloody nose" indicator hasn't been going off lately. And I feel a bit better, too. Kinda suprising with the frenzy that always seems to be going on.

Finally, my beer intake has dropped drastically. I usually only drink on Thursday nights, when I head out to the local watering hole with my cousin in law. That's not exactly every week, either. This has been said to be a good thing, but I'm thinking that it's closer to a sin.

So, I'm down here feeling good, getting healthier, working out regularly with the CIL. (Hell, once it cools down a little more, I'll be rulking... already laid out a three mile route.) This should be a good thing. In the big picture, I'm sure that it is. But in the "I'd like to go out Friday and get stupid drunk" picture, this is bad. Gott im Himmel, is this bad. Actually, Throbbing Headache in the Morning, is this bad.

All this good health is bad for one trying to stay in drinking shape...

Posted by That 1 Guy at September 30, 2006 03:27 PM | TrackBack

No bloody nose? What what will we all do for entertainment at parties now?!?!?


I think that's excellent news. All around. Good for you!!!

Posted by: Tammi at September 30, 2006 03:48 PM

There is a lot of sodium in Coke, so I have no doubt your blood pressure has dropped.

I'm glad you are getting into better shape!

And don't worry about the drinking shape...It will come back as soon as you need it to!!!

Posted by: drc at September 30, 2006 05:24 PM

I am sure that you'll be in fine "drinking shape" when the time comes. It just like riding a bike! (Only, You probably shouldn't be riding after you've had a few....)

Keep taking care of yourself!

Posted by: Richmond at September 30, 2006 08:32 PM

so glad to hear you are DOING better, for you feeling better for you....

the cool weather helps, I can attest. I am finally able to walk for days when the mood strikes me.

Excellent ews, will i even recognize you?

Posted by: Armywifetoddlermom at September 30, 2006 08:45 PM

Don't sweat the drinkin' shape. I got your back man... I got your back.

Posted by: RedNeck at September 30, 2006 10:12 PM

Looking forward to your next trip to these mountains... we'll have a BLAST... don't you worry. I'll make sure I get in better shape so I can keep up with you...

Posted by: RSM at October 1, 2006 10:30 AM

You're going to LOVE our winters. You really will.

Posted by: Bou at October 1, 2006 08:06 PM

i'm scared that our blog family is reaching such health nut status. are we in a massive group mid life crisis, or something? i look forward to seeing the new you when we get together for our meeting. we can beat this!

Posted by: shoe at October 2, 2006 05:58 AM

Dude, water? No coke? Beer only on Thursdays? Is the world coming to an end?

Posted by: oddybobo at October 2, 2006 08:52 AM

Good work, keep it up because you were looking FINE when you came thru Alabama! ;-)

Posted by: Alabama at October 2, 2006 10:18 AM

Wonderful news!!!!

Posted by: vw bug at October 2, 2006 03:48 PM

A mighty struggle to be sure, but maintaining your studly muffinish demeanor takes work, dedication and intestinal fortitude.

Posted by: tree hugging sister at October 2, 2006 09:32 PM

Glad to hear of all these great positive changes. I'm a former coke addict like you and as I race up the 2 flight of stairs to the train past my neighbors. I'm grateful that I"m adding healthy years to my life. 'cause who wants to be a sick geezer!

Posted by: michele at October 4, 2006 10:29 PM