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Oh no - the doctor's office called

Friday, May 15, 2009

10:15 am

Just talked to hubby and he said the doctor's office called for me to make an appointment and go over my bloodwork - ohoh emoticon.

Oh well - can't worry about it - just need to go forward....

Of course, it lead to hubby saying "we really need to eat better - we're getting older you know" and that he's worried about me getting diabetes. He even said if I needed him to go with me he would.

Appointment is set for 3:45 p.m. on Monday.

  
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GINABRYAN 5/16/2009 7:45AM

    Hope all goes well....

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Another day and the challenges continue

Thursday, May 14, 2009

9:15 am
Hubby was home last night and made dinner - I think I did pretty well considering! No seconds and the hubby asked "why? Didn't it taste good?". See what I have to put up with - if the leftovers aren't eaten, "What's wrong?". BUT...I would rather have him say that than say "you shouldn't have seconds".

Pups is at daycare today - the challenge of passing by Roy's will be there - one of these days I will just have enough of it.

I've reviewed my goals already today. That's a step in the right direction - it's already reminded me that I put down that I can stretch while watching tv at night.

Here's to moving forward.....

  


Went to the doctor's today...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

1:15 p.m

This has been the plan for awhile - I know it's time to get the bloodwork done and check for diabetes and the cholesterol levels. My mom basically died from complications of diabetes (heart gave out after waking up with fluid in her lungs). My dad died of a heart attack 4 months later - both were 65. Anything you can think of, my mom had - high blood pressure (luckily, my is good - except when I take decongestants - today it was 128/82).

Today at the doctor's was the "physical" - testing my movement and getting my blood and urine work done. I did tell the doctor that the goal is to lose weight and she gave me a goal - 15 lbs. I let her know that at one point I was very close to 200 and pups and I are starting "power" walks. She was happy about that.

So - now the doc is telling me to lose weight - can't wait for the blood and urine test results emoticon I'm going to be negative here - I bet it will give more ammunition emoticon.

So, time to REALLY get serious. Hopefully there will be nothing in the tests - if there isn't, I need to keep it that way!

2 p.m.
Meant to add this link - the doc mentioned this article to me this morning re: Vitamin D.

www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/conten
t/article/2009/05/11/AR2009051102099.html


Then I found this good section on the same page - www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/conten
t/health/special/9/index.html


Check it out....

5 p.m.
Oh - I have to add another doctor to the check up list - dermatologist - my doc wants a couple of mole checked out on my back. While I'm there, I'm going to ask about my face (the agespots).

My original list was the regular doctor (regular checkup & bloodwork), eye doctor, eye/ears/nose doc (for hearing). My girly checkup is in July and that will also include a mammogram. I forgot to ask the doc about a bone density test.

Here's to the 40 year old checkup! emoticon

  
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ADLINS 5/13/2009 7:21PM

    Good to get things taken care of. I actually found out a couple of years ago that I had a Vitamin D deficiency and it was causing some problems. I was surprised, then I read that it's fairly common. I now take about 1000 IU most days (at least 5 days; I'm not a Vitamin zealous on the weekend) along with my other vitamins. Who knew?

I hope all the results come back good!

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Still can't run to save my life

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

1 p.m
So last night, pups and I started our walk and about a block from the house, it started to rain - just a couple of drops - no biggy - figured we might get back in time before the rain - NOPE!

We got about half way in our (15 minute) walk and the rain started - it wasn't bad. I figured I'd get pups going and jog a bit - HAH! I can't jog for more than 50 feet! Pups was all upset because she couldn't sniff and then it started coming down a little harder - That got pups going - she was almost pulling me.

We made it home - RIGHT before the downpour - and I mean downpour - as soon as we got on the porch.

Man - it probably took me a good 10 minutes to catch my breath. IT SUCKS! I keep thinking - I would die if someone was after me (like in a horror movie).

I really need to try to do this jog/walk thing with pups. At least she would never make fun of my junk jiggling! LOL! emoticon

  


My body hates hamburger.....

Monday, May 11, 2009

11:15 a.m.
You would think I would learn the first time - I KNOW that's why I was so sick about a month ago.

So last night, we went to our neighbors for a cookout - WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL. Hamburgers were great - until afterwards. I was SO, SO, SO full. When I went to bed, I knew the feeling....I haven't gotten sick though - I STILL feel SO, SO, SO full! I don't get it!

I'm sticking to a lot of water today. I finally broke down and have had one diet coke and a small muffin (how can my tummy be growling???). I won't be eating much today....I think I need to go for a LONG walk and maybe that will help.

Long story short - NO (REGULAR) HAMBURGERS FOR ME EVER AGAIN!

3 p.m.
I forgot to mention that one of the cleaning ladies, who sees me EVERY day, asked me "are you losing weight?" That made me feel really good. I have one some pants that were tight on me and it seems like every time I put them on, they are looser (maybe the washing and wearing is stretching them out!). Anyway, it felt so good to hear the compliment. :)

  
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CACTUSFLOWER* 5/12/2009 11:09PM

    Stop eating the hamburger meat as it is one of the worst meats in the world to eat. It is very fattening ! Maybe a little chicken, or fish. Beef is fattening.
I eat only a very little meat during the week.
Hope you don't mind my comment?
Cacatusflower



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OBRIENMEDIA 5/11/2009 2:03PM

    I love hamburger too, but even the fat-freeist of them all (93/7) has 8g of fat per burger! I can't remember how long it's been since I had a regular burger, but I bet you body wasn't used to all that goodness.

Thumbs up to the water :) Hope you feel better

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