Thursday, May 01, 2008
I had to have my physical today and their scale is always two pounds heavier than at the gym, so I was 183#. I've seen this doctor when my dd has had to go to him, but I haven't seen him. He's a civilian doctor at the Navy Hospital, because so many of the Navy doctors are over in Iraq. He told me he was very happy to have the job and he is a very pleasant man. He told me I needed to have my mammogram and mentioned that his wife had had breast cancer at 47 and it was caught early, so she had a lumpectomy and radiation/chemo and was doing well because of early detection.
I told him I'd lost 33# and he asked me how, so I told him about Sparkpeople. I told him I'd tried dozens of times to lose, but I'd lose five pounds and gain it back. He said "Well, with Metabolic Syndrome that is very common." (If you GOOGLE "Metabolic Syndrome the first Five factors fit me.....High Blood Pressure, waist over 35 inches, etc. etc. But, it really hadn't struck me so much until HE said it to me.) He told me "I'm REALLY proud of you because losing 33# in six months is wonderful, so don't think that is poor at all." He said "It is amazing." He told me to come back next week after I have all my blood work and he'd talk to me about medicine and he wanted to know more about SparkPeople.
I guess I didn't realize that we are fighting a harder battle than when we were young. He told me that even being Pre-diabetic was a serious problem, so I am so happy that I found SparkPeople and I can make progress to being healthy.