Friday, February 15, 2013
In the past the scales was my number one enemy. I have never had anyone or any situation that could change my mood so quickly. When my hard work didn't show on the scales I was very depressed. I think this was a big reason I just gave up on my journey. I have decided that I will just weigh at my doctors office. With my medical condition I am suppose to weigh and watch for fluid retention but I check myself for increased edema and I am really watching my sodium intake. I am on diurectics twice a day but have not had any medication changes in several years. Usually if I have edema I can look back and see the reason...like I had pizza one day and leftovers for breakfast (yes I do like cold pizza for breakfast). I am doing most of my own cooking so I know how salt is being added. Anyway my congested heart failure has been stable for a long time. I am always short of breath with any activities so that does not help me. I only worry when I feel SOB at rest or have lots of edema. For the time being, I think this is right for me. I have a doctors appointment in 10 days so I will discuss this with him; after all I do routinely see him every 3 months for labs and such. I am in the office more than that just to check my PT/INR (on coumadin) so if I feel like it I can hop on the scales. I just don't want to depend on them for my happiness! I can already tell with my clothes that they are not quite as tight as before and I have only been back 5 days with my new journey. For today this is how I feel.