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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Well friends, for those of you who follow me, You know I have been dreading this day, I had to go back to the doctor today and as I wrote yesterday, I was simply dreading it.
I woke up early and got up and fixed my coffee, took my dog out and then got ready to go, I just knew my bp would be up, but I checked it before leaving home and it was 109/78...which is very good for me, especially on a doctors day, because I have white coat syndrome.
Anyway, I had to wait an hour in the waiting room, and was starting to get very nervous, dread was creeping in slowly.
I felt my face was beginning to flush, which is a sure sign my bp is creeping up.
I felt tension in the back of my neck and felt one of those headaches coming on.
But before I had time to get any more worried, I was called back and they weighed me, I had lost 9 lbs in 6weeks....I could have done better, but I was happy it was a loss and not a gain.
My bp was taken and it was 139/ had creeped up a little but not in the danger zone for me.
The doc came in with a smile on his face and told me I was a player..he has a slight accent so I thought he first said..."playa"...I started to say play on playa, but thought better of it, he meant I was playing the game of losing weight and sticking with the program.
He said I hope I am saying that right.
I got the gist of it.
He told me he was proud of me, he said I could have lost a little more, but he was happy and that I was doing good.
I was so relieved, the moment I had been dreading was finally over and I could leave that office with a smile on my face and be glad for that one victory.
But I go back on May 27th, which is only a few days away from my June 1st challenge weigh in, lose 20 lbs by June 1st, so I will know how I am going to do in that challenge ahead of time.
Good Luck to all and to all my friends who sent well wishes, Thank you.....
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    Val, I think that is fantastic! Congratulations. I am proud of you.

    3838 days ago
    9lbs is fantastic. I haven't lost 9lbs since I had my last baby! Good job!
    3839 days ago
    Good for you...I always dread going to see my doc, too and know she is only out for my health and not to slam me...she seems to know what to say to me and I feel okay when I am with her but as I am driving home, I feel so bad because I didn't lose the weight she wanted me to...this time I will...approval from our doctors do mean alot! emoticon
    3839 days ago
  • PCASAS4802
    Saw your blog on my friend feed and thought I'd check it out. Congrats on the weight loss. Nine pounds is nothing to sneeze at. Keep up the good work! Glad your appointment went well - I get nervous going to the doctor. They always say that those in the medical field make the worst patients, and in my case, I guess it's true. I'm working on changing that, though! Again, congrats!!!!! emoticon
    3839 days ago
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    Yeah! I'm so glad it went well. I know how you were dreading it! Way to take care of yourself!!!

    3839 days ago
    It is always nice to hear encouragement from our doctors!
    3839 days ago
    Hooray for good news! Wow! Amazing how a bit of approval from our doctors can really spark up some fresh motivation! Keep going strong, I am hopful for you!
    3839 days ago
  • JAMIEW3700
    Thanks for the comment on my sparkpage. I dont think the skin surgeries are covered here either:( I live in ontario, canada. THe funny thing is that for those that are `100 lbs overweight and have the gastric bypass (which is covered) they also get the skin surgery covered; everyone else has to pay; a friend of mine just paid about $8000 for a total body lift!!

    No doubt I`ll need drastic skin surgery,, my arms are sagging beyond belief. I knew it wouldnt be pretty but i am horrified at what 60lbs has done!
    LOoks like you are doing great, keep it up!!
    3839 days ago
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