I earned my lifetime membership in Weight Watchers this past week, by maintaining my goal weight for 6 weeks. I'm down 37 lbs from the start in October.
I continue to ride my bike pretty often, and longer each week. Today I rode 21 miles, and would have gone longer except that it was a very windy day.
Although I got Casey started on the 100 push-up challenge, I have not gone as far as he has! I can't get much past 80 push-ups, and the quality is terrible, but I'm not giving up. I continue to increase, albeit slowly, in pull-ups. I now work out with three sets of 9 reps each, without assistance (I started out by using a resistance band for a boost).
I lift dumbbells 2-3 times a week--various presses, rows, curls, squats. I've seen some progress there over the past few weeks.
My blood pressure has fallen since I started all of this. I try to take it a few times a week. Here are stats from the tracking software I use:
122/73, 73bpm - over the month, 5 months ago - from 30 October, 2010 to 30 November, 2010
112/68, 70bpm - over the last month - from 3 March, 2011 to 3 April, 2011
I'm still on blood pressure medication, but I'm hopeful that in the future, I'll at least be able to reduce the dosage.
My next physician checks will be a CBC for medication refills in a couple of months (where I'll be curious to see if my white blood cell count has returned to normal) and PSA in July.
I'll be 50 in less than a year, which means I'll have my first colonoscopy...
Dx Feb 2006, PSA 9 @age 43
RRP Apr 2006 - Gleason 3+4, T2c, NX MX, pos margins
PSA 5/06 <0.1, 8/06 0.2, 12/06 0.6, 1/07 0.7.
Salvage radiation (IMRT) Jan-Mar 2007
PSA 9/2007 and thereafter <0.1pcabefore50.blogspot.com