I've got more right to be proud of myself than I thought
Friday, October 01, 2010
My doctor's office is through one of our local University Hospitals. They have a website where patients can check lab results, make appointments, message their doctors, check on their appointments... pretty much any kind of routine thing that you might need to call for.
I was on the website today to check with my doctor about getting my flu shot when I have my yearly physical in November. While I was there, I thought I'd take a look at my reports, hoping that it would show what my weight was the last time I saw her. I thought my heaviest had been around 260 and that I was close to 20 pound down from that weight.
Instead, I found that on 1/5/10, I was up to 272 pounds. Today, I weighed in at 241.4. I have lost over 30 pounds in 9 months. That's more than my two year old weighs. And all of this was without intentional exercise or dieting. It AMAZES me that I've lost so much. My doctor has been concerned with my weight for awhile. At my lightest (since I've began seeing her, at least), I was 212 pounds, and that was right after I had my eldest. I kept going up from there. She wanted me to lose weight and I was having a hard time doing so.
I'm hoping that at this next visit, she'll be very pleased. After all, I'm already down by 30 pounds from my heaviest and that was without a plan. Now I actually have a plan for exercise and diet that are going to help me not only lose weight but continue to keep it off.
This is giving me the mental boost that I need right now. For all that I've tried to stay positive, there are some times when I am afraid that trying won't make any difference. But if I can do this much without trying, the next few months should be phenomenal!