One of the Best Doctor Appointments EVER!!!!

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

So a couple weeks ago I had my yearly physical! As you can tell by the title of my blog it was one of the best doctor appointments I have ever had.

I did have a couple was being light headed quite often when I stand,two- a funny what felt like a lump in the back of my neck, three- my BMI(overweight). So lets start with my being light headed. My doctor said that she is pretty sure that is due to my extremely low resting heart rate. She said and I quote "You have an athletes heart! Your resting heart rate is so low that when you get up its as if your body is waiting for your heart to start "really" pumping and that is probably why you get light headed"! Here I am sitting there and in my head I'm jumping up and down and I'm sure I was beaming with the biggest grin ever....I mean really? really? did my doctor just not only call me an athlete but said I have an athletes heart!!!! Secondly this "lump" in my neck....come to find out its a muscle.....ummm yeah I have those My doctor actually commented on my muscles. She actually called me muscley....umm is that even a word....but she did and I will take it!!!!! Third my BMI....I told her I was concerned because I'm still considered to be "over weight" according to the BMI chart. I explained that I just didn't get the BMI chart that someone else who is the same height and weight as me has the same bmi even though I get up and work out 5-6 days a week and make healthy eating choices(dont get me wrong I dont always eat super heathly but everything in moderation) and they may not....this is when she told me not to be concerned with my BMI. She said she wasn't concerned with my bmi and that what the real focus would be my fat percentage just because my bmi says I'm over weight doesn't mean I really am as long as my fat percentage is in a healthy range that is what really matters. Of course my doctors office does not have a way to measure my percentage of doc told me a healthy percentage for my age would be 30% or under but not lower than 18%. So ever since then I have been wanting to find out what my percentage is! I workout at home in the mornings at 430 before my family wakes up so I haven't been to the gym in a while. But today I went and I knew that they had a contraption that measures your percentage of fat. In my head when I went I was thinking I'm doing this....but then actually hesitated in asking to find it out because I was terrified it would be way higher than what I expected. In my mind I was thinking about 32% knowing I still have some pounds to shed. So I get the guts up and go ask one of the trainers to find out my percentage of fat. Might I add that when I asked she was like Trace you have gotten a lot smaller...(lol I thought her reaction to seeing me was great). Last time I saw her was probably about 15lbs ago but it was nice that she saw such a big difference...definitely brightened my day. But back to finding out my percentage of I am holding on to this contraption waiting for the number to pop up and hoping its no higher than 32% and....drum roll please.......pops up at 30% right on 30%! I know this was the tip top of the healthy range scale but its 30% I am considered in the healthy range HEALTHY RANGE yall....and MUSCLE(y).....and an ATHLETE!!!! Are you kidding me! I was once 373lbs and my exercise was anything I had to get up out of a seat for!!!! Now I'm 171lbs and workout at minimum 5 days a week from 5a-6am! If I can become this person I have dreamed of anyone can!!!! I am the person God wants me to be, the wife, the mom, and the daughter my family deserves....and the person I have worked so hard to be and that I deserve to be! I am so proud! No I'm not done yet my goal is to be around 24-26% fat percentage(forget that dumb bmi business) and I think my ultimate goal weight is going to be 153 which will put me at a loss of 220lbs and I have a pair of goal pants they are size 8 I actually can fit into them and zip them up but I want to fit in them the way they are meant to be worn....not snug! I will get there! Thanks for listening to my happy blog about my healthy percentage of fat....wooohoooo!
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  • CBRIGGS1956
    Tracy you are truly a great inspiration to myself and others, I am glad to hear you are still doing great; I totally understand what you are saying about the time it takes to be on Spark and I am not near as diligent as you. best to you and your family
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    emoticon You rock!!!! Keep up the great work!
    2576 days ago
    So inspiring! I hope that someday I will be able to write a blog just like this! Working on it! :)
    2582 days ago
    You are such an inspiration. Happy Dancing for you! You look absolutely amazing!!!
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    2588 days ago
    You are the prettiest muscley healthy range athlete ever! What a wonderful blog...just what I needed to read this morning. Thanks! You go Girl...those size 8's are just around the corner now.
    2590 days ago
    great job muscley athlete!!! :) emoticon emoticon
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  • MEGANK45
    YAY TRACY!!!!!! i got a little teary eyed for this blog, i'm SOOOO happy for you!!!! Just the inspiration I need right now to get below my 270lb mark!! emoticon
    2603 days ago
    That is so wonderful. I am so proud of you!!!

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  • PURPLE180
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    Thanks for the great motivation!! emoticon on your loss!!
    2606 days ago
    Oh my gosh that it all so exciting. I hope you did a little happy dance with all that good news that came your way. Way to go rockstar.
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  • STAYB123
    you are an inspiration to me!!! You should be so proud !!! WAY TO GO!! Enjoy it all girl...enjoy it all. You have inspired me to stop making excuses about working out...I can get my lazy ass up in the morning too and get workouts in!!
    2633 days ago
  • JENIYE_707
    You are amazing. Keep up the good work. Like i said you can do this.
    2633 days ago
    So excited and happy for you!:-) !!!! You are awesome! My Dr's appt is next month.. I remember last year filling the papers out for the gym and the dr saying you be a new woman next time she sees me. I was a little leary, but now here I am 75lbs lighter. Still amazed! Once again you brought tears to my eyes. I so know how you feel! It's wonderful to feel great and be the person we want to be! As always thanks for sharing, your are such an inspiration! emoticon
    2635 days ago
    This blog brought the biggest smile to my face! emoticon
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    FANTASTIC!!!! You are such an inspiration! I am so glad for you and yoru family. Yes, you are who GOD purposed you to be... a light and an encouragement for those of us who are striving to accomplish our natural and physical health and fitness goals.
    2637 days ago
    You are phenominal. Very inspiring! emoticon
    2638 days ago
    LOL! Thanks for the smile you just put on my face, girl! CONGRATULATIONS!!! I am SO happy for you! I can only imagine you must be on cloud 9 after having had such a great day! YOU ROCK!!! I'm so glad that you not only got a clean bill of health, but that you "passed" with flying colors!!! FAN.TASTIC!!!

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  • no profile photo CD12219314
    Such an inspiration! Way to go. It never fails. I have more bad days than good and don't log on very often but everytime I do I always check your page to see your progress and it always makes me feel great and makes me want to get back on track.
    emoticon Keep up the good work!
    2638 days ago
    This is such an exciting blog. Before joining SparkPeople, I would have said you were a living miracle. Now I know that, while not quite miraculous, the amazing changes you have made are very possible with hard work, dedication and consistency. Thank you for giving us such a great role model for success and sharing your journey with the rest of us. Congratulations on your hard earned accomplishments!!!
    2638 days ago
    You are AWESOME!!! What a fantastic bit of news! *HUGS* I have the same "problem" with my heart, and when I was told the same thing, "having a runners heart" I nearly choked, lol! We're doing this girl!
    2638 days ago
    Oh Tracy, that is such wonderful, fantastic news. First, that lumps, bumps, and lightheadedness is nothing bad, but that you are a strong woman! (which by the way I knew by reading your page/blog). I am THRILLED at the % numba, that's GREAT. Good for you. I'm glad you have a 'goal' weight (or pants that fit well), sometimes I think that's better than I NEED to be 110 pounds... crazy.
    Again, congrat's you are wonderful person, and you deserve (and have worked VERY HARD FOR) this.


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  • TANYA602
    SERIOUSLY COOL!! you've been my inspiration since joining SP and I hope one day my dr has such terrific news to share with me! Go ahead and jump up and down! I can't wait to see a pic of those size 8s and then follow your journey (and advice) thru maintenance! Congratulations!!!!
    2639 days ago
    emoticon What a great blog! You rock!!
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  • CBRIGGS1956
    That's the best news, I am so very happy for you!!!!! emoticon
    2639 days ago
    AMAZING!! You are amazing.
    2639 days ago
    That is seriously the most amazing thing I have heard in a long time! That must have made you feel like a million bucks, and rightfully so! It's so fun to have your success reflected with actual numbers and a doctors opinion, so proud of you! emoticon emoticon
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    I was actually a bit surprised you were at 30%! You look lower than that to me, very lean and "muscley"!!! :-) But that's awesome, nonetheless! So glad you had an awesome appt. That always is great! My goal is to one day go to a doctor's appt and they only have to move their scale to the 100 and something instead of the 150 and something! So 149 completely clothed is my goal in the long run! You are such a great inspiration, I just do not even believe your before pictures are really you! You have always been beautiful, don't get me wrong, but it's so amazing and refreshing to see someone make such a transformation without surgery or being on The Biggest Loser, or some other extreme tactic like that. If you could lose so much weight, I just KNOW with hard work and dedication I can make it to 149 at some point! I'm about 50 pounds away from that goal, but seeing you lose over 200 makes it seem so much more real, that someone as real as you actually lost that much weight! You should be so proud of yourself!
    2640 days ago
    WOW!!! You rock my socks off!!! LOL seriously though that is so amazing. I can imagine what a great feeling that must have been. I have always hated going to the doctor and I have thought about how nice it will be once I am smaller. You are doing such a great job and that is such food for thought on considering something besides just our BMI. Great blog! You rock and I know you will reach your goal. You encourage me to keep pushing for my own goals as well. I also wanted to tell you that you inspired me to run/walk a 5k and I actually did it on Thanksgiving. You are an inspiration and thank you so much for sharing your story, it is one of the things that keeps me going.
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    2640 days ago
    What a great blog, and such a victory!!! Congratulations, you have come so far and done so much, I admire your strength and resilience, you are awesome!
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  • IRISH813
    Congrats!! You have done such an amazing job!!! I am so happy for you!!! emoticon
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    GREAT work!
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    You are so amazing and inspiring!!! I am not at all surprised that you have an athlete's heart, or that you are muscley, or that you are within a the healthy range for fat percentage - you are so dedicated to your exercise! And even if I didn't know how many fitness minutes you rack up each month, I can see you are healthy and beautiful! I am so happy you are acknowledging yourself for your commitment and perserverance, and taking some time and blog space to celebrate the wonderful mother, wife, and WOMAN that you are!!! You have accomplished so much, and have every right to be extremely proud! emoticon
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  • _JODI404
    I am SO happy and excited for you!!! Those are the most AWESOME words to hear from your Doctor!!! And so glad your concerns were all related to being healthy, and not actual problems!! My Dr. last time called my numbers "gorgeous". I thought that was pretty exciting. Muscley, Athlete/Athlete's heart, and Healthy are absolutely fabulous!! I feel your excitement, and I am totally excited for you!!

    Totally pressing "like" on this blog.... but really, they need a "love" this blog button!!

    ! celebrate your awesome accomplishments in reaching good health!!!

    PS: Don't be surprised if you are a size 6 when you get there... if 8 fits now, that much more may very well be down even another size! Either size is perfectly great!!!!

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    2640 days ago
    Way to go you sexy, muscley athelete! :) Seriously though, I am so proud of you!!!! LOVE YOU!!!!
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    emoticon emoticon You've come so far it is totally amazing. It will probably be slow going from now on but I know with your attitude you will achieve your goal. I've been resting on my previous loss for almost a year but after the holidays I'm going to lose at least the 5 pounds I've gained in the past year and try to lose about 15 more. I'm quite a bit older than you so I really will be happy being a bit heavier.
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  • MISSB8604
    This blog made me SO DANG HAPPY.


    That is BEYOND amazing and I am so proud of you!!!
    2640 days ago
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    Your blog got me so excited! OMG an athletes heart...woo-hoo! Thanks for sharing...I am going out to get my body fat checked as well and am going to forget about the BMI...I always thought something was wrong with measuring BMI!
    2640 days ago
    YOU are AMAZING! I'm so excited for you! I can "read" how elated you are!!!!
    Tracy, you have had such an great journey, you are doing so well, and I can only imagine how happy you are!
    (I am gonna get there myself if it kills me! lol!)
    2640 days ago
    CONGRATULATIONS!!! You absolutely are the person you were meant to be: strong, muscle-y, and an ATHLETE! I am so, so SO happy for you. Your hard work and effort and determination and consistency are truly amazing.
    2640 days ago
    Truly amazing!.. So happy for you and I know you will keep pushing until you reach your goal. I need to find the determination like you did.. You decided one day and you haven't stopped since. A true inspiration and you should be so proud.. I do not even know you and I am so very proud of you!.. Keep it up!!

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    YOU ROCK! Love the ethusiam in this blog! Thanks for sharing this story, even when I was a "normal" weight I didn't like the BMI chart, fat percentage is a great goal instead!
    2640 days ago
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