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The price of life

My recent encounter, an annual checkup with blood tests and pressure, my height against weight are all carried out to check my bits are working and put back the time where I cross Heaven's gate. I could tell porky pies* and thus possibly fiddle the whole diagnosis and how it turned out but the cholesterol count, and the flab round the middle meant the nurse wasn't fooled and results held no doubts. I've got to cut down on the red meats like bacon, and white meat like chicken has proteins and fat I thought cheese was OK, but no, I was mistaken and pastries and biscuits? Forget about that. So into the future, a healthier lifestyle me confident now all the boxes are ticked, you'll spot me, no ignoring the pale looking,boring guy sat on his own with a celery stick. ( *Porky pies- 'Lies' . Cockney rhyming slang)

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Date: 6/3/2018 6:53:00 PM
G'day Viv … what a depressing poem Viv, although to me, meat pies, pizza, hamburgers, rice etc. all look like celery - thanks for the giggle Viv - Lindsay
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Date: 10/16/2017 9:06:00 PM
Good one, Viv: Love your funny take on the usual Battle of the Bulge. Thanks for the giggles. SuZ
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Viv Wigley
Date: 10/17/2017 11:08:00 PM
Yeah, middle age spread is slowly winning the battle, Suzy. Thanks for dropping by, Viv x
Date: 10/8/2017 1:57:00 PM
Poor Viv...midlife catching up is it? My cholesterol is also high. Two angiograms declare my coronaries cholesterol free. Hee..hee.
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Date: 10/17/2017 11:09:00 PM
Must be that Irish lifestyle and diet, Jean. Easy on the prune juice, now, eh? Viv x
Date: 10/8/2017 3:48:00 AM
Such a humourous outlook on life, you sure made me smile Mr Viv, the local dietitian told us everything in moderation but it is so tempting to finish that box of choccies - in fact I still have chocs from easter and my birthday in January which have not been opened as once they are woosh they are gone!:-) hugs jan xx
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