Monday, September 27, 2010

Doctor's Appointment

I went to the doctor on Monday of last week to see if I can be taken off of the blood thinners due to the blood clot in my lung I got while in the hospital last year.  We have also been monitoring my cholesterol, which has been high.  Originally, my cholesterol was 298 (should be lower than 200).  The doctor wanted to put me on medication, but I begged him to give me a chance to lower it myself.  3 months later, it was down 50 pts to 249.  Still not the best, but I asked that he give me some more time.  At the appointment this past week, it was up to 264. 

SO…I really need to get to it.  I am going back in November 15th to hopefully get off of the blood thinners, and avoid the cholesterol medication.  What am I going to do?  I need to watch what I eat, and exercise more! 

In the past, when I lost the 50 pts, I watched what I ate strictly.  I stopped eating shellfish, real eggs, red meat.  Well, this time around, I haven’t been watching what I eat, but have been walking outside with Lana every day (1.25 miles/day).  When I asked the doctor what I needed to do, he said, “It’s simple.  Two things: Diet & Exercise.”
Ugh.  I hate those two words.  BUT, I NEED to stay healthy this year. 

I have a goal.  A goal to lose 20 lbs by my appointment on November 15th.  How am I going to do it?  I will have to watch what I eat.  Consume only small quantities of the “bad” stuff that I love so much (sweets!,) and exercise more.  Drink more water, eat more fiber and raw foods.  Even though I take Lana for a walk every morning, I’m thinking I’m going to have to kick it up a notch and try to do Jillian Michael’s 30 Day Shred a few times a week.  I hate that DVD…with a passion.  Big girls do not do jumping jacks…and push ups? Forget about it!  But I will have to attempt to do the DVD at least 3 days a week.

I will post a ticker on the blog to show my progress.
Would anyone like to join me in my quest to lose some of those unwanted pounds before Thanksgiving?

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