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Good Dr. Visit

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Yesterday was my three month re-check with my Primary care Dr. She had time to spend with me and saw that I had lost 9 lb. since May when I was last there. She asked what I was doing and I told her about Sparks and that I had chosen to do the South Beach plan as it had worked for me before. emoticonI told her about all the support I receive and how my Spark Friends are such inspiration and motivation. emoticon
Two of my Spark Friends Jill0313 and Tortillaflats are doing the plan with me and really keep me accountable. emoticon She is going to do Fasting Blood work and see how my numbers are. She was thrilled that I have worked hard at the weight loss even with all the health issues I have going on. She is hoping for another 10 lb. by December. emoticon
I go tomorrow for my 4th vein procedure. I have anxiety about them even though the worst is over and they have given me so much relief from the pain that was in my legs. My B/P dropped very ow last time but I am hoping that we can head it off this time. The nurse says it is an adventure each time I come in as I have not responded as expected to any of the procedures. They are emoticon and a emoticon part of my medical team.
Well I am off to begin the day. I sat a new record for myself yesterday with 37 minutes on the recumbent bike and am wondering if I should try to increase today or maintain. I will not be able to ride for a while and will be in a recovery time for a few days. Work should be fun and I hope for a trip to the library.
Have a Sparkling Day my Friends! emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LINDAMARIEZ1 11/2/2012 11:30AM

    You are a winner! Keep Sparkin!


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WIFEALF 9/5/2012 2:48PM

    Good news

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TUDI4480 8/27/2012 12:46AM

    Thanks for posting on my blog about the Virtual Walk across America. It's good that things are going well and getting better. Health challenges can be difficult. But, it sounds like you are a stalwart person and determined to move forward. That is awesome. You know...just because they CALL it Virtual Walk/Run/Cycle doesn't mean that you can't translate what you CAN do and what the exercise you DO into a numerical number that is equivalent to mileage. If you want to do the Virtual Walk as you have done before...I say "Why not just do it." emoticon

BTW, I added you as a Spark Friend and I'm sending lots of positive info your way. Enjoy the journey.

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MOMFAN 8/22/2012 10:51PM


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GEORGIAGIRL26 8/22/2012 8:34PM

    I am so glad to hear you had a good Doctor's appointment.
Hoping that the vein treatment will go just as well tomorrow.
Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers my friend.
Have a great night! Your friend in weight loss,
Holly emoticon emoticon

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BELDONDOG1 8/22/2012 2:45PM

    Nola, I hope that your surgery went well for you today--and nothing unexpected happening this time. I'm glad you're doctor was happy with all your hard work!
Please take care and let us all know how you are feeling--we are all praying for you.
(hugs) Noel

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ARTJAC 8/22/2012 12:31AM

    great news emoticon

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EATVEGAN 8/21/2012 10:54PM

    May the Lord encircle you with His love, protection, and peace as you go in for your surgery. Congratulations on your wt. loss and better health. That may help for things to go even better. emoticon emoticon

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VAMANOS 8/21/2012 10:33PM

    Your doctor SHOULD be thrilled. I'd bet there aren't two people out of a thousand who work as hard as you do with all your health issues. She should be proud of you, and so should you!

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ILIKECACTI 8/21/2012 8:55PM

    Sounds like all is heading in the right direction! Way to go!

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    Good job on the weight loss!

I hope the surgery goes well.

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JILL313 8/21/2012 6:49PM

    Hi Nola, I hope this surgery won't be too bad and you'll be up and around very soon. You're doing an awesome job and I have no doubt you'll make your December WL Goal. I love South Beach and only wish I had started it years ago. I can't thank you enough for sending me the book, hugs. The last day of Phase 1 for me is this Friday so I'm thinking of adding a slice of 2 of whole grain bread on Friday and wait and see if my weight will increase or still drop. My Blood sugars have dropped about quite a bit lower than they were and that is great! My Dr. is going to be happy with my changes. . . I did join the South Beach Team but haven't taken the time to really check it out--but I will soon. Have a great evening and week.

Love You,


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JINLYNN 8/21/2012 6:13PM

    Glad to hear that things are going so well for you Nola. You have worked so hard even with your health struggles. You are an inspiration to me.
Best wishes for tomorrow's proceedure.

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LAURELSPARK 8/21/2012 5:24PM

    Sounds like things are going well for you. emoticon

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SUSIEPH1 8/21/2012 5:01PM

    You my Lovely Friend are amazing ..
You have fought adversity and are winning .. good luck with your procedure today I am sure you will feel much better once done !!
No more pain!
I would just do what you can acheive without over doing it ..
Rome wasn't built in a day and you have to watch your breathing !!
Much Love .
Always in my thoughts .. Love Susie emoticon emoticon emoticon

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POPSY190 8/21/2012 3:20PM

    You have lost weight and become fitter. No wonder your doctor was pleased - you have made her job so much more rewarding. Love the idea of the "adventure" patient. Anxiety is natural but you have confidence from the other procedures' success. emoticon

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IOWAGRAMMA 8/21/2012 2:48PM

    Best wishes for an uneventful surgery and recovery, Nola! Keep up the great work--you're doing so well. Hugs, Jeannie

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YELLOW09RED 8/21/2012 2:39PM

    emoticon Nola
praying for you.
Congrats. on your weight loss #.

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MELLYBEANS0919 8/21/2012 1:14PM

    Way to go with the weight loss! Hope the vein procedure goes smoothly too. Thinking of you! emoticon

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NEW-CAZ 8/21/2012 12:35PM

    Praying all goes well Nola.

emoticon on your weight loss- here's to better health hun, I'm rooting for you emoticon

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CINDYSDAY 8/21/2012 11:32AM

    Praying for you that everything goes well! it is awesome that you have some people to keep you accountable!

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TORTILLAFLATS 8/21/2012 10:54AM

    Nola, my prayer for you is that this vein procedure goes uneventful and you will be surprised at how easy it was. Then on to shed those next 10 pounds. emoticon
Have a wonderful day! Here I go Day #5, emoticon

Hugs, Gail

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PYNETREE 8/21/2012 10:16AM

    Wow..Look at you! You are doing it! I'll bet the Dr. was thrilled, at how well you are doing, and to have a patient who is actually working at following her orders! Continued Good Luck on the South Beach! emoticon

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FELINA 8/21/2012 9:08AM

on the 9 pounds lost ! That's fantastic !
Wishing you luck with this next vein procedure and a quick recovery.

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VTMAID 8/21/2012 8:48AM

    Good luck with the next vein procedure! Really proud of your weight loss--people who don't have to lose weight cannot understand how hard it is to lose pounds!
Good for you!

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