Cliff and I each lost 1/2 of a pound this past week. Disappointing, isn't it? But it beats gaining a half-pound.
The really good news is Cliff's cholesterol. Although his total cholesterol was never high, his good cholesterol (HDL) was too low, and he's been taking Niaspan for that problem. At one time he was told to double up on the amount he was taking daily, although he never did, because he hates taking pills.
Yesterday we got a call from the doctor's office, and Cliff's HDL is in good shape; the doctor said, "Tell him to keep on doing whatever he's doing."
It's the walking we're doing that's turned things around, I'm sure. Some of those hills in the pasture are KILLERS! Cliff's thinking about ditching the Niaspan, and seeing how his next blood test turns out.
He'd hoped to eventually get off at least one of his blood pressure meds, but the doctor told him that's highly unlikely; it seldom happens that a person can get off blood pressure pills.