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Dr Visit Not So Good

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Yesterday was my 6 month check up. My A1c went in the right direction but most of the other #s went the wrong direction, including weight. STRESS. Dr finally convinced me to temporarily take a statin to try to reduce my cholesterol levels. He said mom's leaky valves could be due to high cholesterol levels and mine has been high since I first had it checked when I was 30. He did give me the lowest dose of the mildest one to minimize the risk of side effects and said when I lose the weight I could get off it. (I intend to hold him to it) MORE MOTIVATION TO LOSE THE WEIGHT ASAP! Next appointment will be in 3 months instead of 6. I need to start tracking trends more regularly so I can analyze what's actually working and what's not. I haven't been able to do this since I rejoined the workforce almost 3 years ago.(when I stopped losing weight) I think it's time to invest in a new charger for my Surface so I can use it MORE easily and restart all my old spreadsheet charts comparing calories in and out and tracking deliberate walking and weight training so I can see progress on one or 2 pages not shifting from page to page constantly like I have to on the spark and fitbit apps. So last night we had a HUGE Greek salad for dinner, heavy on the veggies with a bit of feta and no dressing. Of course since it was only the second meal of the day for me I added dessert afterwards. (I did manage to stay in my calorie range) I have to work on eating veggies / drinking lower calorie fluids more regularly again and avoiding sweets more. Goals for next visit- 1. Lose 5 to 10# 2. Track everything more consistently 3. Eat more veggies 4. #s down across the board Well it's time to get ready for work again. Hope you have a great day!
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    I'm so sorry to see that there's all this stress in your life. Stress isn't usually a good thing. emoticon
    Good luck with the nutrition goals. Increasing vegetables and decreasing sweets is a step in the right direction. It's hard but doable for you. I have faith in your ability to reign this in. I struggle with sweets also. For me I have to cut them out ruthlessly, I have no willpower to cut back. I try though.
    1097 days ago
    We both have some challenges to overcome. let's do this!
    1108 days ago
  • JANET552
    You can do this!! Great idea to start looking at trends so you can figure out what works/doesn't work.
    1121 days ago
    I believe in you and know you can do it! Praying for you. emoticon
    1129 days ago
    Hope everything works out for you. Sounds like you have good motivation and are determined to make this work!
    1129 days ago
    You can do this. I'm cheering for you. If you ever need to talk... you have my phone #. Sometimes, just being able to talk out the stress helps... of course, you KNOW that PRAYER helps too. Love ya
    1129 days ago
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