Lorena took me to my semi-annual checkup today. I was down over 35 pounds from the last time I was there, but after the last visit I gained some more weight so my current position is down a little over 42 pounds from my high. This manifested itself several ways. My blood pressure was measured at 117/78, my pulse rate was at 63 bps, and the yellow deposits in my eyelids that are a result of high cholesterol are gone. The PA who attended me said it would be fine if we started reducing/removing the medications I am taking one at a time to see if I really need them anymore. It felt pretty good. We agreed that I really need to lose another twenty or so, so that is what I am working on next.