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 :)