Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Yesterday I had my follow up appointment with my cardiologist. I had a stress done two weeks ago and had an ECHO and appointment yesterday. He was very pleased with my results and gave me a "Perfect" rating
I had cardiac surgery when I was 4 and my father had a heart attack at 40, so that is why I have this regular follow up :) My cholesterol was elevated a couple of years ago and my numbers are now also perfect! But that is where all the praise ends!
He was concerned about my weight
and he has set me a goal of 40 pounds. I have been on a yoyo pattern for a while. He offered to give me pills - I think this is the shock that I needed! I said NO! I can do this! So I go back in October and he will reassess at that visit! So now it is time to get REAL! I have an obese mother and sister, so now is the time! I want to be healthy and I want my heart to stay healthy!
So today, I have taken stock of myself and have put a plan in action. I do not want medication or expensive programs, I know that I can do this with SP and the support here. I have made a plan to include more fresh fruits and vegetables, adding more fiber, listening to my hunger signs and being accountable for the decisions of what I eat.
I have reset my ticker, so here we go........