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Lecture from the Doctor

Monday, November 26, 2012

Trying to figure out what to name this blog entry.... Maybe it should have said "first visit to doc in a year - she's not happy"... lol

The good news! blood pressure was 116/78. a lot of times it's around 125/80 or something like that... so, that is good.

The 'not bad' news... I've lost 4 lbs in the last year. should be more, but we'll work on that.

the bad news... my A1C=9.1 She wants it at 7.0 or less. It was at 7.4 in Feb 2011 and 8.1 in June 2011. 9.5 in Oct 2011 (my last visit) So it's come down since my last visit but it's not where it should be.

So... What I need to do:

My BP is okay, so I don't have to do much there as other things will keep that in check.

My weight - this is the biggest thing because I know that if I can bring down my weight, everything else (bp and a1c) will fall into place. I have a goal. I want to lose 59 lbs by Sept 18 2013, to get to what I weighed when I got married 20 years ago. I wasn't skinny, but I was probably a little heavier than average... but so much better than where I am now. So I have to lose about 1.5 lbs per week (1.4 and change) to get to my goal.

A1C needs to be under 7.0

How am I going to achieve these goals?

I have to do better at what I eat (less crap, more nutrition)

Meet with a dietician or nutritionist

drink more water

start exercising
*Swim class
*exercise machines/treadmills at Rec Center

Well, there it is... the good, the bad, and the ugly.

Now I just have to develop a plan to get there...

Wish me luck - and say a prayer if you're so inclined to do so...

Thanks for reading... Merry Christmas, Happy Hanakuah, Happy Holidays to everyone
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  • MIRAGE727
    It's that simple really! Go all in and make it happen! Stay strong and focused!

    2034 days ago
    Kudos to you for going to the Doctor and having lost weight over the past year ( or think about it the other did NOT gain weight). So move on. Don't try to do it all at once (diet, exercise, etc.). Make one small doable change that won't make you feel like you cannot participate in life as you know it. Then add another when you are ready and you will start to find momentum!
    2034 days ago
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