Thursday, May 01, 2008
I had to have my physical today and their scale is always two pounds heavier than at the gym, so I was 183#. I've seen this doctor when my dd has had to go to him, but I haven't seen him. He's a civilian doctor at the Navy Hospital, because so many of the Navy doctors are over in Iraq. He told me he was very happy to have the job and he is a very pleasant man. He told me I needed to have my mammogram and mentioned that his wife had had breast cancer at 47 and it was caught early, so she had a lumpectomy and radiation/chemo and was doing well because of early detection.
I told him I'd lost 33# and he asked me how, so I told him about Sparkpeople. I told him I'd tried dozens of times to lose, but I'd lose five pounds and gain it back. He said "Well, with Metabolic Syndrome that is very common." (If you GOOGLE "Metabolic Syndrome the first Five factors fit me.....High Blood Pressure, waist over 35 inches, etc. etc. But, it really hadn't struck me so much until HE said it to me.) He told me "I'm REALLY proud of you because losing 33# in six months is wonderful, so don't think that is poor at all." He said "It is amazing." He told me to come back next week after I have all my blood work and he'd talk to me about medicine and he wanted to know more about SparkPeople.
I guess I didn't realize that we are fighting a harder battle than when we were young. He told me that even being Pre-diabetic was a serious problem, so I am so happy that I found SparkPeople and I can make progress to being healthy.
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for 33 pounds gone! That's almost 5 pounds a month! I'd kill for that kind of weight loss! (Not really just a figure of speech). So very good of your doctor to cheer you on, and recognize all of your hard work! We need more like him!
2129 days ago
I go to my PCP this month. I hope that I am not pre-diabetic this year. I was last year.
Over the course of the year and with the help of RNY surgery...I dropped 156 pounds.
3574 days ago
Great job!!! I'm so proud of you! 33#s is awesome and your attitude is great as ever.
Glad to 'hear' you joined Paul McKenna's I can make you thin. It has helped me alot.
One thing that really helped me lose and keep off that up/down few pounds so far has been weight training. Start slow so you don't hurt yourself, but it really helps.
Good luck and keep up the good work!!!
3599 days ago
Thanks for reaching out to me. You have done more than you know. Please check out my blog where I mention you! Please keep in touch.
3608 days ago
I'm glad you emailed me with encouragement. I just started on Wed. 21 and listed all the food I ate that day. WOW I didn't think it would add up to that. I'm glad to hear you lost 33 # in six months. I started a program in January and I am still the same wt. Up and Down, I had back surgery on March 10th and I am happy that I didn't go up past my original wt., but it is now time to get serious, and with this site I know I can do it! I go back to work (after being off since March) the day after Memorial Day and hope I don't get side tracked. I work at my church in Maintenance full time, its on your feet, but there is a lot of activities and if there is any food left the Maintenance People get it - cake, cookies, etc. Hope you get this and that I'm doing it the correct way. Take Care. Carol
3618 days ago
That's awesome. I've never had a doctor identify a problem that I hadn't come to see them about. Usually I have to come to an appointment armed with a stack of information, a list of complaints, a list of all the possible causes, and yet another list of all the tests that might help pinpoint things. The problem is that they rarely make suggestions outside of what I've already figure out for myself.
3629 days ago
How terrific for you, to have a dr. that listens!!
3632 days ago
I am so proud of you JIBBIE, I am trying my best to get out of this rout.
3633 days ago
That's awesome that a dr would tell you he is proud of you. Don't get me wrong, he should tell you that because you are doing GREAT! Take Care D
3636 days ago
Congrats on your continued success!
3638 days ago
Yippee for you, Jibbie! Having a doctor who will actually listen and be open to your insights as a patient is a powerful encouragement. You are doing really well. By the way, I used to live in the Fla. panhandle when I was a girl...Crestview. My dad was retired Army and taught school. We moved around a good bit, but I remember Pensacola from nearly 50 years ago!!!
3640 days ago
My doc was interested in hearing about SP when he saw my weight loss, too. Wish we could get the entire medical community on board.
3640 days ago
Congrats! I'm glad you have a doctor that is listening to you & seems like he is truly interested in taking the time to make you better. I'll keep you in my prayers for your continued success with everything you do. :-)
3640 days ago
Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.