10,000-14,999 SparkPoints
LEAVNTHEW8BHIND's Recent Blog Entries

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.


Then I found this good section on the same page - www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/conten

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

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

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!

Report Inappropriate Comment

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.


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. :)

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

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?

Report Inappropriate Comment
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

Report Inappropriate Comment

How was YOUR weekend?

Monday, May 04, 2009

1 p.m.

I hate the weekends - at least when it comes to the food part of it. I just CAN'T control myself. Not that I did really bad this weekend, but still, I'm up about 2 lbs from Friday.

I'm sure a lot of it is watergain. Saturday, hubby's tummy wasn't feeling good, so no eating out - I had a peanut butter sandwich for lunch and baked potatoes for dinner. Then we went to DQ - I really was ready to skip the baked potato, but hubby wouldn't let me. He wanted something besides just the sugar from the Blizzard (which he later regretted eating). Yesterday, hubby SAID he was going to do the BRAT diet - so I made him some rice while I had pasta (there's the 2 lbs!) I thought that was going to be it for the day (I could have lived with that), then hubby asked about grilled cheese & ham sandwiches - I thought he was making them for himself also, but nope - ended up making me 2, while I supposedly guilted him into staying on the BRAT.

So there's my 2 lbs. I just bloat up with carbs - WHY!!!! ???? THEY ARE MY FAVORITE!

I'm continuing to read "Secrets of a Former Fat Girl". I'm liking it. It totally makes sense to me. I'm putting the secrets on my page to remind me. I still need to do some of the thinking exercises that she mentions (basically your food habits - so that you are conscious of them).

It hit me today that I need to get going to make my goal weight by September. The days go by way to fast. I also want to go to the doctor and get my blood checked for everything, eyes & hearing checked, etc.- "the 40K checkup"!

At least then I'll have a starting point.


How do I keep the motivation going?????

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

9:50 am
I say that because I know I'm not really committed. emoticon At least I don't feel like I am.

I'm about half way through "Secrets of a Former Fat Girl". NOW - I'm enjoying the book - because the author has done the journey and I understand some of her "secrets". Number 2 is keep it a secret - meaning do not share with family, friends, etc EXCEPT one that is supportive and not nagging. They mean well, but if they keep reminding you "should you be eating that", etc. - that's nagging. I think that's where I got sucked in. That secret hit home. Now if I could get #1 - get moving and #3 - It's Not An Option to hit home.

I hate to say it, but I'm drinking more diet coke - I had 3 cans yesterday and I feel so tired today. I've had one so far today. Trying to wait until lunch for another one. I have drank quite a bit of water already. As long as I keep that up - especially first thing in the morning - I'll be happy.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

LEAVNTHEW8BHIND 5/4/2009 10:31AM

    Thank you for the input!

The "cold turkey" on the diet coke was basically because I got sick and just didn't want it. I am drinking some now - about 2 cans (sometimes 3 cans) a day, but I've REALLY upped the water intake - especially first thing in the morning.

I know I really need to get moving - that's the biggest thing - that's the motivation that I need to kick in!

Report Inappropriate Comment
ADLINS 4/28/2009 8:40PM

    Motivation is a tricky thing and it varies from one person to another. What I do believe is that it comes from within. I don't think you can get the motivation from anyone else. I knew for close to a year I was gaining and did nothing. Then one day I finally got on that scale and just "knew" it had to stop. That's what did it for me. I never thought I could track food, but I did.

I did lose that motivation around last September. I'd done really well, very close to goal. I moved. I was doing okay. Then somewhere between January and the end of March it went South. I gained. Again, my motivation was seeing that I'd reversed what I'd worked so hard for.

Maybe trying to motivate for weight loss and go cold turkey on the diet coke isn't a good combination. Maybe aim for reduced soda intake, but still give yourself permission there. Focus on tracking your food. Set small, attainable exercise goals. Look deep, deep down and ask yourself why you are doing this. Hopefully, the simple answer is for you, not for an event or someone else. Simply for you. I did only share with a few people. I also allowed for special events and knowing that some days it's not in my control.

Sorry to ramble on... Hang in there. You'll find your motivation.

Report Inappropriate Comment

First Page  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 Last Page