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Great Check-up

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Well, yesterday I braved the cold weather and went for my annual check-up. For once I was not dreading stepping on the scale. With my clothes on, I weighed about a pound more than my scale at home which I anticipated. My doctor was very pleased with me. He said "do you know you've lost over 40 lbs?!" I told him, "yes, I know." He asked me what I was doing and I told him. I also told him I had a goal of about another 30-35 lbs and he was in agreement. I had decreased my blood pressure medication in half on my own and he told me that was fine and my new prescription was for the half dose and he is hopeful that with my continued weight loss I'll be able to come off of it completely. I will be heading back in another year.

I did get my lab results back today and everything looked great! My glucose which had been trending up over the years into the high 90's is now 86. My liver enzymes which were elevated due to a fatty liver are now well within the normal range. Also had my mammogram done and on Thursday I'll have my cholesterol done through my company's biometric screening program. That I am not worried about as it was good last year and even after having lost 10 or 15 lbs, my triglycerides were in the normal range.

Then I braved the cold temperatures last night again and went to the gym and had my first full session with my trainer. She is great and I think I'm really going to benefit from this. Home to dinner cooked by my husband and a movie in front of the fireplace. All in all a good day!

Stay warm everyone!
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    1407 days ago
  • _BABE_
    I like that......."do you know you have lost 40 lbs"? I would have said you darn tootin and I deserve every last one of them...gone! emoticon
    1414 days ago
    Wow! emoticon That visit to your doctor must have felt wonderful! It's so nice to see our healthy body work pay off and have others take notice. emoticon


    Sounds like you had a terrific date-night to boot! emoticon

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    1417 days ago
  • MAWMAW101
    How very awesome Noreen. Keep up the good work and continued success at the gym.
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    1417 days ago
  • MSHEL7
    You stay warm as well. I'm so proud of your accomplishments in weight loss and better health. You're an inspiration.
    1417 days ago
    Sounds like a perfect day. I agree with Stacy. You should have looked at your doctor and said, "are you kidding? I never would have known if you didn't tell me" But that is just the smarty pants in me talking. I am glad you had such a great ending to your day as well. You done good!
    1417 days ago
  • STAY39
    That's so funny about your doctor. As if you wouldn't notice 40 lbs lost. Lol! Good for you! That is such awesome news about your meds and improved health! You are an inspiration! What a great way to end the day too! emoticon emoticon
    1417 days ago
    Noreen, That is such great news! Your hard work has really paid off. What a full and wonderful day you had~ you deserve a medal for braving that frigid weather! emoticon (I'm sending sunshine instead of more snow) emoticon emoticon emoticon You are my inspiration and I want to be "just like you" next year! emoticon
    1417 days ago
    Wow, that's a fantastic day. Congrats on your numbers! That's wonderful!

    I had to chuckle about anticipating the Doc's scale registering a higher weight. It's the same for me and seems to be some sort of understood law of the universe, haha.

    Go you!
    1417 days ago
    emoticon That's all great news! emoticon Congratulations on the much healthier you who's starting this new year!
    1417 days ago
    emoticon Incredible Noreen , not only a scale victory but Major NSV 's - I am so happy for you . I bet that physician was pleased . What a great sense of accomplishment - Ok -no problem on the DuPage will at least contribute . The indoor Tri that I am registered for is in your neck of the Woods - will send email - emoticon hugs K
    1417 days ago
    Sounds like a great day! So awesome that you are now reaping the rewards of all your hard work!
    1417 days ago
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