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Fresh Start?

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

I went to the Doctor today for a physical, after having been away for several years. When I last had blood work done, I was 20 pounds heavier, not much of an exerciser, and was put on Cholesterol meds. At some point, I ran out of the prescription, and quit taking the meds. I didn’t get blood work done today, but when I do in a couple of weeks I’m hoping to see that I’ve made big improvements (and not find out I’m a ticking time bomb from not taking my meds emoticon !)

A couple things were notable. First, although I got kudos for looking healthy, exercising and losing weight, I didn’t get the “oh that’s great, you don’t need to do anything else” response I kind of expected. Instead, when asked how much I exercised, and I proudly announced “5-6 days a week!”, I got the response “Every day. Exercise every day. It is so good for you!” Upon review of my height and weight, I got a determination of “you are overweight.” Don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t nasty or discouraging, but it was factual. Then she ordered the blood work, and said “OK, we’ll get the blood work and see where we are, and we will start fresh from there.” A fresh start – I like the sound of that emoticon

I’ve blogged before about how I am kind of on a plateau of my own making. I lost just enough weight to have it be noticeable to friends/family, and I exercise enough that I feel so much better than I used to feel. This kind of anesthetized me into being less conscientious. I have a desire to continue losing weight, but apparently not enough of a desire to regularly make the necessary sacrifices to get to goal. I’ve been focused on the vanity of losing weight, but am now also taking more of an interest in my overall health (thus the Dr. visit). Yes, I think I will take that fresh start and see how far I can run with it.

“You don’t need endless time and perfect conditions. Do it now. Do it today. Do it for twenty minutes and watch your heart start beating.”
-Barbara Sher
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  • GEORGE815
    Do you have many side effects from your cholesterol medicine? My Doctor wanted me to be on statins. I found out from a blood test that all my cholesterol levels were normal however.
    1670 days ago
  • JEWELS571
    You have the power to go all the way with it, you have already proved that, now just make the healthy, positive choices that get you where you want to be. emoticon
    1673 days ago
    Oh i love how you suggested that the newer eating styles and daily exercise has anesthetized you....I think I'm in that same ballpark...great phrasing and as usual, I"m right there with you friend ! I got your burpee ;)
    1673 days ago
  • KAZZIE531
    Holly...I think you look fabulous...... You say you have plateaued....how about emoticon doing a smoothie or two a day. And fruit and/or veggies for snacks. Maybe you can start with a week of smoothies for a week and see how that goes....Just sayin'
    1674 days ago
    Very positive blog, thanks for sharing. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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