Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Well...you know that I've been swimming.....a lot.....because I really, really enjoy it and its so wonderful to be out in the heat but not feel like I'm out in the heat. This morning, I realized with my husband's help that I had no car to drive today, (in the shop), so I drove my daughter to work and kept her car so that I could go to the doctor's for a follow-up visit.
I decided to get my laps in early before taking my girl to work. I never usually swim early in the morning, but it was very pleasant. The morning was a bit stressful though, trying to squeeze in what I needed and leave by 9:20am to go to Ocean City, MD which is where my daughter works for the summer. But we did it and she was on time for work!
I drove to the doctor's office and waited and waited and waited. BUT I brought a great book with me that actually has inspiring Bible scriptures that I really enjoyed reading. Finally, my doctor came in and she had this BIG SMILE on her face. "Did you know that you are 11 pounds lighter than your last visit?! And you were here 3 weeks ago! You must tell me what you have been doing! I want to document this." I told her that I'd been swimming everyday except Sundays. I told her about swimming laps and using my diving toys to keep count. I told her about tracking my food on Spark People and that I was controlling my portions AND eating MORE
freggies. She also shared with me the results of my blood test~ everything checks out healthy! I am slightly low in iron so I will need to take a supplement, but that has been ongoing my adult life.
I left the office with a joyful, grateful heart and I have another follow-up in 4 weeks. SO, I'm quite motivated to stay the course and shave off some more excess weight.
I close this post with one of the scriptures I read today: " The mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but God's kindness shall not depart from me, neither shall the covenant of His peace be removed, says the Lord who has mercy on me." Isaiah 54:10