Spread the Spark to my Doctor

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Today I had a routine annual check up. As I expected, I'm perfectly healthy but my doctor wanted to talk about two things: family planning and my weight. The good doctor knows I'm a newlywed, so he wanted to know what my family plan is. Fair enough. He assured me that I have "a little time," which is exactly my take on it. (I'm 32.) His main issue, in general and particularly in regard to pregnancy, is my weight.

Now, I fully expected him to get after me about my weight. He usually does. But the pregnancy thing is a new angle for him. I'm at 189 right now, and he'd like to see me in the 160s or 170s before I get pregnant. I told him my goal is to be in the 150s, and he reiterated 160s or 170s. So that made me feel better - my goals are higher than what is medically necessary. emoticon

The doctor asked me a series of questions about my exercise and nutrition habits. I told him what I'm doing and then mentioned that I'm using SparkPeople. He'd never heard of it, so I explained it all and told him how useful it was to me. And that he might want to recommend it to his other patients. He wrote down the web address and said he'd check it out. emoticon

Oh, and the doc also said that my plan is right on the money. He was pleased by the type and quantity of my exercise and happy with my nutrition habits. He also seemed impressed by the fact that I'm signed up for a 5K and he liked my overall goals.

emoticon I couldn't have made this much progress without it!
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    Doesn't that make you feel sooo good! He is right about family planning. I felt so much better with my first 2 pregnancies being only about 10 pounds overweight than with our last 6 years later when I was about 40 over. You are smart to be losing it now.
    I have told several of my patients about spark. So many of our breast cancer pts. struggle after treatment or while they are on oral meds. I tell them to cut themselves a break for a while but if they are ready, to try Spark. Several have had success.
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    Yeah! It's great when the "professionals" sit up and take notice. Good for your doctor for being supportive too.
    3892 days ago
    Sounds like a fabulous visit. Good for you. And thanks for encouraging comment on my status. It always helps to know that I am not alone.
    3892 days ago
    Wahoo! I love it when you can educate your doctor!
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    YAY !!!!! emoticon
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