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Walking tales (tails)... and a dr's appt

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

The day started out beautiful. Warm enough for shirt sleeves, sunny, and breezy. Walked with Cooper and the small herd of teenage girls I now wrangle on Tuesday mornings (homeschoolers). No moaning about how far we were walking and plenty of laughter. By midday it was cloudy and cooling off. I had a doctor's appointment at 1pm today (more on that later), and by the time I left it was raining. Ran my errands in the rain, and unloaded everything from the truck in the still vaguely warm rain. Got the groceries and supplies put away, played with the dog for a little while and had an early supper, then left to pick up my dad on campus expecting to get another 2 miles of walking in. I pull up out front of the building, wait for my dad, let him take the driver's seat and walk the pooch home from campus. Well, Cooper had other ideas. First he refused to get out of the truck. He's not stupid. Not going out in that increasingly cold rain. Nuh-uh, nohow! I pried him out, and we set off toward home. I made the executive decision at that point to take the shortest route home, as Cooper was stopping to hide under bushes, and in pedestrian tunnels. Once he got going he was a speedy puppy. All he wanted was to get home and out of the by now freezing rain. Happy puppy was bouncing off the walls, and the recliner, and the bed by the time we made it home!

As for the doctor... he was very pleased with the weight I have lost since I saw him last. Even though I weighed in a little heavier today than my scale reads at home, I have to take into account I was wearing clothes and had eaten and gulped down 4 glasses of water. These things affect weight. But best of all was when I went to get my blood work done. The phlebotomist was positively effusive about how good I am looking and how much weight I have lost. It was so heartening to have someone (other than family) getting excited about the changes I have undergone in the last year and a half. Yay me!

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BIGPAWSUP 12/5/2012 3:21PM

    Sorry but in cold rain I would have been with Cooper! Just proves how smart he is!

The doctor's office should have you so PROUD of yourself. You work hard and it shows!

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TRAVELGRRL 12/5/2012 1:57PM

    Wow, great news from the doc! That's AWESOME.

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BRAVELUTE 12/5/2012 11:28AM

    Yes, have you weighed a quart of water and your breakfast? I also think they have their scales set five pound higher in an effort to make us realize the errors of our ways. ; )

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PLANTAGO 12/5/2012 9:37AM

    This is great!! emoticon

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ANGRITTER 12/4/2012 11:54PM

    And that, my dear, justifies those cold walks in the rain and all the other walking that you do. I am happy to hear that they were impressed. I think I am going to sit on my doc the next time I go in to make sure he notices that I am no longer morbidly obese and just obese! I was going to get a T-shirt with it written on there, but am not willing to waste the money!

I will jist take my May report in and make him compare the weights and see what he says. And if he doesn't, I am going to sit on him untli he tells me he is proud!

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PURESTILLWATER 12/4/2012 11:16PM

    I bet he is thrilled with you

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KARIDIAN1 12/4/2012 10:39PM

    It is so good to hear those comments from others about your weight loss. Gives you motivation to keep going.

Was really nice here today. Not as warm as yesterday, but still nice.

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KALISWALKER 12/4/2012 9:55PM

    YAY Chandra! I am so happy for you! Cooper is so lucky to have you walking with him even when he wants to slack a bit LOL.

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CINDHOLM 12/4/2012 9:40PM

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FLORNH 12/4/2012 8:35PM

    Nice! So nice to have that external support in addition to the internal satisfaction!

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KSNANA2 12/4/2012 7:14PM

    Bet those positive comments at the dr's office really made you feel good! You deserve every bit of it!

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RG_DFW 12/4/2012 7:12PM

    Yay you is right!!!
Way to go

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LIVINGFREE19 12/4/2012 6:55PM

    You have done extraordinarily well! The pictures are the proof!
Awesome job, Chandra!

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