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My Doc Approves

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

My doc is so pleased with me! My cholesterol is down considerably - just a wee bit over what it should be. My weight is down 11 lbs since my last visit in May. My blood pressure was perfect!

In the past we discussed my weight issues (in the past meaning before getting serious on SP). I was eating from all the groups and staying in my calorie range. I admit, not able or in alot of cases willing to exercise. He couldn't explain why I wasn't losing a little bit.

This visit was different. I told him I not only track calories now, but sodium, cholesterol, sugars and fiber. I told him I discovered I wasn't getting enough fat in my diet, that once I started adding it things started happening. He was so surprised!

I told him I exercise a minimum of 30 minutes a day. On bad days that may mean 5 minutes at a time, but I try.

"I found what works for me!" I proudly told him. He was all smiles and told me he'll see me in April.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
GRANNYQUINN 7/28/2012 2:19PM

    Eleven pounds since May is Fantastic !! Amazing how all of a sudden it clicks , the calories , fats , sodium , carbs its like a hidden secret. Thanks for stopping by , always a pleasure to have you over for a visit. Thank I am looking forward to the wedding . emoticon Hugs Karen

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LEXIE63 7/28/2012 9:36AM

    Awesome! :-)

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CATDUG19 7/27/2012 4:18PM

    Great to hear you impressed your doctor. You should be very proud of all your accomplishments.

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FUNGIRL81005 7/26/2012 11:11PM

    Really????I should try the tracking thing too??? I bet I am not getting enough fat many many days!!! Cool...THANKS!!

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DANCINCAJUN1 7/26/2012 6:47PM

    You go girl !! so so impressive !! roc
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JEZEBELSK 7/26/2012 2:14PM

    That's fantastic! I know you must be so proud of yourself!

My next cardiologist visit is in January - she has been with me through so much in 8 years: dental surgery (bad teeth are bad for your heart!), lots of weight gain (from 214 to 262!), and a nearly fatal pregnancy (thank God for the best medical teams in KC!). I am so looking forward to seeing the look on her face. If I keep my current rate of loss, I should weigh less than when she first met me when I was 29 and became her patient!!

You are doing such a great job taking care of yourself - monitoring not just calories but important nutrients as well. And then your exercise regimen! -- AWESOME --


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DAISY443 7/26/2012 1:36PM

    You are fantastic! emoticon

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WALKINGBYFAITH2 7/26/2012 7:45AM

    Congratulations!!!!!! Those are the kind of medical visits I don't mind! Keep up all your great work, and enjoy the success. emoticon

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LOVESLIFE48 7/26/2012 7:43AM

    That is so awesome!!! A big congrats to you!!!! Keep up the good work!!! emoticon

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CANDOK1260 7/25/2012 8:37PM

    emoticon ON THE GOOD DOC VISIT

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PAULALALALA 7/25/2012 8:17PM

    Congratulations on the great checkup! Way to go with being diligent and mindful about your tracking and exercise!

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1COUNTRY_GAL 7/25/2012 4:15PM

    emoticon Congratulations the kind of visit we all wish for! You keep doing what you are doing emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Diana

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KITT52 7/25/2012 2:24PM

    great job Bri.....we are all proud of you....

have a healthy day

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KATHYJO56 7/25/2012 2:10PM

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GENEALOGYGAL 7/25/2012 1:14PM

    Excellent!!!! emoticon

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CONNIER64 7/25/2012 11:15AM

    Sooo proud of you Sparked Friend!Wish I could find what works for me.My scale has been stuck forever emoticon

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