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Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Tomorrow I go for my bloodwork to test my cholesterol. Crossing my fingers that it has gone down. I think that it has. I've been on meds for three months and the past month and a half have been on a strict low fat diet with exercise. I'm going to talk to my doctor to see if I can get off the meds and retest in 3 months. We'll see what she says.


Ahhh I almost forgot

Thursday, June 07, 2007

So a few weeks ago I had gone to the Cardiologist and he thought I was on the verge of having high blood pressure. I guess it was about a month ago - when I joined spark and started on my 1200-1550 calorie diet with continuing my exercise. I've been reallllly watching my fat intake, especially my saturated fat. Saturated fats are really evil! I need to do alot better with my salt. Unfortunately salt is what so many companies add to make stuff taste better- diet food included. I never thought I had high blood pressure, but maybe I had that "white coat syndrome" where you get stressed from the doctors because the only time it was bad was there. I do have a monitor at home and it's never high. Do you know I went to the female doctor today and my pressure was 110/80? And I had the most stressful and frustrating day ever- as you would read a little about in my previous post. It should have been like through the roof. I was also rushing to my appt. Is it the diet? The exercise? Maybe I just love going to the female doctor?...NAH not that choice. :)



Thursday, June 07, 2007

Today was weigh-in day. What's funny is at the doctor, with my clothes on, it says I weigh 130.5 but I weigh myself on the digital and I weigh 129.8. Who should I believe??? I don't know.

I had someone tell me that people's bodies become ok with a certain weight and it's difficult to lose the weight. It will always come back to the same weight. That's kinda weird to me. I think if you work hard enough and eat the right things that you would certainly lose weight. I've sometimes wondered if it's true because it's so difficult for me to do this.

I'm trying really hard to drink my water. On my good days I can get up to 4 8-oz glasses of water. I still haven't made it past that. This is a HUGE undertaking for me for some reason. It's not that I don't like water, it's just that sometimes I just can't drink it. Like too much of it makes me gag or something. I even tried the flavors and lemon and whatever else and it doens't really help. So I will keep trying to get more and more in me!

And not going to go into much detail, but I'm really getting frustrated with my job. I switched from assisting a merchant to just being an assistant to two directors. One I've worked for before, and the only reason I did it was to learn more and I know I could grow. But there are like no other assistants and everyone is driving me crazy. I was actually happy to leave to go to a doctor appt. That's just really wrong! lol Anyway...I'm trying so hard to just get through this rough patch and I'm really hoping it will get better. I can't move anywhere else until September.

Ok- time to work out!



Friday, June 01, 2007

Can you believe my doctor called me not long ago? It's almost 8:30 at night. Anyway, my stress echo was normal, which I thought it probably was. Cool!

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KIMANDTONY 6/2/2007 12:58PM

    Glad to hear that great bit of news!! Congratulations!!

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Thursday, May 31, 2007

I did it- I lost 2 pounds. I can't believe it! I also lost an inch in my waist and a quarter of an inch in my neck. I'm so glad- I was getting a little frustrated with nothing happening. I just really hope I can lose more. It always seems like I hang around 130 which is where I have been around. I've been doing pretty well keeping in my calorie range and with my workouts.

Yesterday I had my stress echo at the cardiologist. First they took an ultrasound of my heart while I was resting. It was really cool to see the valves moving and the chambers of the heart. Then they put all those electrode things all over me and I got on the treadmill. I was only on it for 10 minutes, but it kept getting faster and the incline went up more. Every 2 minutes they would take my blood pressure. Then I had to hurry up and get back on the table so they could ultrasound my heart again. The doctor that was in there said everything looked good, which I figured I would be fine. I don't see my doctor until the beginning of July to see what he thinks. The ultrasound tech said that my heart was on the verge of growing bigger- I guess they measure different portions of the heart. He said that when you have high blood pressure your heart has to work harder, so it gets bigger. And the doctor seems to think that I'm on the verge of having high blood pressure.

So here's to keeping the heart healthy! In a couple of weeks I'll be going in for a lithotripsy on my left kidney. I have struggled with stones since college. Seven stones in there. 3 in the right kidney, but it's costing me 900 bucks to do one, so not really wanting to fork out 1800 right now. My worry is that I'll get out of the workout habit while I'm recovering, but I hope I can jump back in.

Will catch up later- need to work out :)

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KIMANDTONY 5/31/2007 11:27PM

    Hey!!! I was doing the happy dance for you!!!! I am sooo proud of you. You have worked so hard for those 2 lbs! U keep up the good work and I will keep cheering you on!

Luv ya girl,

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