What To Do When My Jeans R Getting Tight

Friday, October 17, 2014

I'm feeling a bit bloggish today. A first for a long while. So some random thoughts:

This title came to me and I liked it. Don't know if what follows relates, but it captures one of my concerns this week.

Also this week I had the first primary care dr physical since 2011. emoticon I've switched to a woman dr ('DO' not 'MD' but don't know what DO stands for) 10/24 is my 2 yr follow up appt with my surgeon. Stressing about not being 184 or less, but trying to convince myself that whatever my weight is on that day, it is WORLDS BETTER than where I started!!! (296)

Anyway, she's abt 15 years younger than me and GREAT!!! Patient, asks lots of questions and actually LISTENS to my answers! emoticon emoticon

Altho my weight was up (196 with clothes and shoes), my bp and other vitals were GREAT! emoticon Since I started my journey with HEALTH as my priority and goal, I decided overall, I deserve a emoticon .

This week my food has been better, liquids up. I need to get my walkin' shoes on tho! emoticon Sleep hasn't been so great. 3 nites laid awake for HOURS before resorting to 1/2 Ambien. Probably due to my guilt and resentment about a work task that I've been procrastinating about....Resolved it yesterday, but still needed help to catch 4 hours of shut-eye....

Wed did some batch cooking again after scoring some outrageous deals on ground beef & tomato sauce. Huge pot of meat sauce (for pasta yesterday and chili today), sloppy joe and taco meat. With weather cooling, I'm gearing up for a nice pot of bean soup. My past success was grounded in beans, rf cheeses, nf cottage cheese, Premier Protein drinks, Dannon lite & fit greek yogurt, sf jello & sf puddings. GOTTA get back on that wagon for losing those pesky grief-induced poundage. SLAP my sneaky hand hard when it sidles over to the open cheeto bag on dd#3's lap...

Did I mention I now cook gluten free? DD#1 is GF. Fodder for another blog... emoticon

Happy Friday Dear Sparkfriends!!
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    My dr. is also a DO which is a good thing since i've had some bone issues over the past few years. He's so much younger than I that it's hard not to chuck him under the chin. LOL.

    So. We will all make the effort to eat more healthy food and move our healthy bodies. Right?
    1903 days ago
  • SHARON10002
    I had a similar Dr about 5 years ago. She was both an MD and a DO. Here's the difference:
    "A doctor of osteopathic medicine (D.O.) is a fully trained and licensed doctor who has attended and graduated from a U.S. osteopathic medical school. A doctor of medicine (M.D.) has attended and graduated from a conventional (allopathic) medical school.

    The major difference between osteopathic and allopathic doctors is that some osteopathic doctors provide manual medicine therapies, such as spinal manipulation or massage therapy, as part of their treatment. "

    I liked the fact that she combined what I felt was the best at the time of Eastern medicine and Western medicine. She also used many different alternative and manipulative modalities, and acupuncture. All of these combined were successful in getting me from being in chronic pain all of the time to pain free for most of the time, (meaning I felt that my pain was no worse or frequent than that of an average person), and at that point I stopped going.

    Good luck with her guidance and healing . . .
    1925 days ago
    Sounds like you have a great dr. I hope you get all caught up on your sleep emoticon emoticon
    1926 days ago
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